The Harrogate Business Luncheon attracted record numbers of attendees at the first of its three events of 2016.
More than 500 business leaders and experts from the town and region gathered at the Pavilions of Harrogate at the Great Yorkshire Showground last Friday.
Guest speaker was four-time Olympic gold medal winning rower Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE.
Past speakers have included Kriss Akabusi, Alexander Armstrong, Brian Blessed and Lord Jeffrey Archer.
The luncheon was sponsored by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, and growth manager Alistair Forbes gave the vote of thanks.
Two more Harrogate Business Luncheons will take place on Friday, June 10 and Friday, October 7.