Insider Media: Marching on Together Event

Insider Media recently hosted a ‘Marching on Together’ webinar featuring a range of speakers, including Ascensor director Andy Firth. 

The event discussed the impact of Leeds United’s promotion to the Premier League on the city's economy. 

Speakers contributed their views on the economic and social benefits the Premier League can bring, not just for the club and the area surrounding Elland Road, but the city of Leeds and the wider West Yorkshire region. 

Much of Manchester’s success in recent years has been credited to its football clubs’ fortunes and now across the Pennines, Leeds is firmly on the map again!

The panel featured a range of professionals who have links to the club, the sports industry and Leeds business life.

The speakers included:

Kevin McCabe

Founder of global real estate organisation, Scarborough Group International and former owner of fellow Yorkshire club, Sheffield United.


Eve Roodhouse

Chief Officer of Economic Development at Leeds City Council.


Andrew Firth

Director of Leeds-based digital agency, Ascensor.


Mark Haywood

Head of Regions at international law firm, CMS.


Peter Dodd

General Manager at ibis Styles Leeds City Centre Arena.


Stuart Dodsley

Head of Commercial at Leeds United football club.

You can watch the recording of the webinar below to hear about the impact that Leeds United’s promotion could have on the local economy.


Watch the Marching on Together event here!


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