Find out how advances in communications technology can drive businesses forward


A detailed look at how technology has evolved and changed the way companies operate will form part of the 13th annual Humber Business Week programme.

Cobus Communications Group has organised its Back to the Future event at the Hallmark Hotel in North Ferriby on Tuesday, June 6, from 11am to 1pm.

Attendees will be able to learn more about advances in communications technology and the benefits that will drive businesses forward, as well as reminiscing over old telephones, computers and gaming consoles.

Guest speakers from market leaders NEC will demonstrate the benefits that current and future communications can make to unifying work teams, growing productivity, increasing bottom line efficiencies and providing real costs savings by having a working communications and IT platform which integrates e-mail, CRM, file sharing, intranet and much more. 

The event will also offer the chance to receive 50 per cent off a new NEC telephone system up to the value of £20,000.

Cobus Managing Director Mike Smith said: “We’ll find out the how, why and where technology is heading, so your business isn’t left behind.

“I believe Humber Business Week provides a great stage and focal point to allow businesses of all sizes and sectors to showcase their key attributes and present themselves in the best possible way to other businesses,” he said.

“It allows businesses like Cobus to concentrate their efforts and really sell themselves while demonstrating what we have to offer and why businesses should be engaging with Cobus to benefit their business operation.”

Mike joined Cobus in 1991, which was his first job, and rose through the ranks to become sole shareholder and Managing Director in 2013.

He will share his journey at the event, recalling a love of technology from a very young age and memories of fixing anything electronic.

Young people who are receiving support from the Prince’s Trust will also benefit from an event hosted by Sewell Group as part of Humber Business Week on Wednesday, June 7.

Sewell has teamed up with the youth charity to deliver a unique spin on speed interviews, giving young people an opportunity to network with business leaders from across the region.

Fifteen young people will interview business professionals in a speed style scenario, providing an opportunity for today’s business leaders to give something back and support the next generation, as well as providing an insight into what they look for in a new recruit.

The afternoon will help the young people to develop their skills and confidence to support them as they look to enter the world of work.

Paul Sewell, Managing Director of Sewell Group, said: “Anyone who is aware of the Prince’s Trust must know the great work they have done in helping disadvantaged young people who need a leg up.

“They have probably had less than a decent start in life, but the Prince’s Trust steps in to appreciate that problematic start and helps achieve positive endings.

“We are delighted to be able to host this event and work with the young people during Humber Business Week, and delighted that so many prominent business people who themselves didn’t perhaps have a great start, will come and give them confidence.

“You don’t necessarily have to have a great start to win. These young people are already on the way to changing their lives with support from the Prince’s Trust.

“Just because you maybe didn’t have the best start, it doesn’t mean you have to let your past dictate your future. We have great role models for these young people and we will show them that in the hope they become role models themselves.”


Gary Pepper