In Conversation With ...

In Conversation With ...

In May 2021 the Business School is launching ‘In Conversation with….’, a series of online discussions with business leaders. These bitesize events are aimed at providing direction, assistance and hope during these uncertain times.

The events will take place from 9am-9.30am (BST) on the first Wednesday of every month and are open to business leaders, alumni and students.

We look forward to welcoming you to join our conversations!

Previous events - In Conversation With...

In Conversation with Colette Backwell, CEO of CLAN Cancer Support - What is your why?

The inaugural ‘In Conversation with…’ event was held in May 2021. Professor Martin Meyer and Colette discussed ‘What is your why?’, how you can make a difference to the people around you and the organisation you work for.’



In Conversation with Gary McEwan, CEO of Elevator- What can your business learn from start ups?

The second ‘In Conversation with…’ event was held in June 2021. Dr Adam Smith and Gary discussed ‘What can your business learn from start ups?’, and making sure you have the right team around you.


In Conversation with Dee Bleakley, Mindset Coach- Motivation: 3 truths and a lie

In July we welcomed Dee Bleakley, Mindset Coach to discuss how he motivates himself and others, top tips to stay focused & how to change your attitude.

In Conversation with Graham McWilliam, The Royal Seal of Approval

In August we welcomed Graham McWilliam, MD & Custodian of Glencraft Luxury Mattresses to discuss the power of celebrity endorsements including holding a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the importance of team work in building a successful business.


In Conversation with Emeka Emembolu, What next for the North Sea?

In September we welcomed Emeka Emembolu, Senior VP of the North Sea for bp. Emeka discussed What next for the North Sea? delving into the future of oil and gas/energy transition and what that means for people, skills and the city.



In Conversation with Stuart Mackenzie, Marketing in Scotland's Oldest Business

In October we welcomed Stuart Mackenzie, Head of Communications for Tennent Caledonian Breweries. Stuart discussed 'Marketing in Scotland's Oldest Business' delving into one of the nations biggest brands, Tennent's and highlighting the past, present and future of the brand.


In Conversation with Folake Soetan, Disruptive Leadership

In November, we were delighted to welcome Folake Soetan, CEO of Ikeja Electric to discuss Disruptive Leadership. Dr King Omeihe, Head of Business Management for the Business School and Folake discussed leadership, what it means to Folake, the importance of inspiring people around you and how leadership has changed over the years.