For anyone who was in Yorkshire this weekend it would have been impossible to miss the most incredible scenes of 2.5 million people lining the route to support the Peloton as it passed through some of the most beautiful countryside imaginable.
We are based in Harrogate and couldn’t have had a better experience. The Fan Park packed in 20’000 revellers and the centre of town was packed with thousands more hoping to that Mark Cavendish would win in his mother’s home town.
Reflecting after the event it was a proud day for Yorkshire and the county showed the world just what it could do.
That is precisely what we are doing at Yorkshire Apprentice. Working with businesses and individuals to grow the skills and knowledge needed to further develop the region. There are now so many IT businesses in Yorkshire offering amazing services that companies in London, other parts of the UK and internationally are sending work to Yorkshire – ‘Yorkshoring’. But this is only sustainable if we have the pool of talent, grown locally, developed locally and kept locally.
The legacy of the Grand depart in Yorkshire will go on for a long time. The region will benefit financially from the money spent over the weekend and from the inevitable tourist growth and general interest in the county. But why don’t we add to the legacy, as we are all feeling proud, that we can develop our businesses and people further and build on this amazing exposure.