Calderdale in a Global Perspective
for Calderdale Council at Halifax
06 June 2008
Richard Scase gave the Keynote Speech at this Breakfast Seminar held for local business and other influential leaders. He outlined some of the major trends in the global economy and assessed the likely impact of these for the local business environment. He stressed the need for there to be the creation of a vibrant entrepreneurial culture in which young people are able to feel they have the support and the self-confidence to set up their own businesses. He emphasised the importance of developing 21st century entrepreneurship, based upon collaboration between private and public sector organisations as well as among business owners themselves through networking and exploring joint business opportunities. He illustrated his talk with examples drawn from the experience of enterprise in other European countries.