Yesterday evening Bastion Estates sponsored an event with Huddersfield Town Football Club and what a great night it proved to be. Called THREE UP FRONT three local business owners were asked a series of questions about football, life, business and aspirations from host Sean Jarvis (Commercial Director of the Club) in a chat show style event.
I was up first, quizzed accordingly by Sean and conversation ranged wildly from lederhosen, life, football memories, league predictions, business, buy to let and back to football. Joined then by Andy Needham from Approved Foods who as always is entertaining and amusingly direct and then by Mark Young of John Walton Machine Tools Ltd who delivered his replies in a similar style. Whilst all three businesses were very different it is interesting that the three of us had similar opinions on what is important in business.
With an audience of around sixty people predominantly made up of other business people the evening went well, was amusing and hopefully informative. It was great to get some very complimentary feedback from those who attended who said they found it amusing and interesting.
Twitter activity went a little crazy during and after the event and one specific quote from me was Tweeted (with a terrible photo) “Straight talking might not win you friends all the time, but you have to be honest“. Whilst there was more to the conversation and this was one snapshot it does demonstrate a solid point and one I repeated a few times whilst on the sofa.
Another interesting Twitter comment was – open, honest and thoughtful – 3 fellas to be proud of Huddersfield. Not sure I’d entirely agree but good to read.
In summary, great evening with some great people and some good publicity.