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Innovation Network: Leading Innovation & Change
Wed 1 March 2017, 08:30 – 10:30 GMT
The Innovation Network is a series of free breakfast events delivered by Leeds Beckett University in partnership with The Yorkshire Post. Events focus on innovation as a key driver for growth and sustainability – as well as the challenges faced by businesses looking to innovate.
In addition to hearing from expert speakers, the Innovation Network offers a great opportunity for knowledge exchange and to gain new business contacts. Events are free to attend and are targeted at businesses, policy makers and anyone interested in innovation, technology and future trends. The next event will address Leading Innovation & Change.
Speakers at the event are:
Regional Director, Institute of Directors (IoD)
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has been supporting businesses and the people who run them since 1903 and now has 34,500 business members. Natalie has been Regional Director for the IOD since 2014, and in that time has played a key role in supporting this prestigious and historic organisation to innovate and modernise its offer to businesses. Natalie will talk about some of challenges they have overcome and the initiatives they have introduced within recent years to ensure that they continue to innovate and to offer invaluable business networks, training and development to their prestigious client base for many years to come.
Leadership Development Consultant, Leeds Business School
As part of the Leadership Centre at Leeds Beckett University Lorraine is an experienced Leadership trainer, with expertise in facilitating cultural and organisational change in businesses. Lorraine will be sharing some helpful advice about how to create a culture of innovation within your own organisation to help support business growth.
Professor Martin Reynolds,
Leeds Business School
Martin will provide a brief overview of the benefits that Degree Apprenticeships may be able to offer your business and the current funding that is available for these. Including the University’s new Business and Management Degree Apprenticeships.
Founder and CEO, Journey Further
Robin is an alumni of Leeds Beckett University and launched his first agency, Epiphany Solutions in 2005 with the help of the University’s Enterprise and Innovation Hub. As one of the UKs fastest growing Digital Agencies the business grew from 2 to 160 staff in 8 years, turning over in excess of £9 million from offices in Leeds, London and Sydney. Robin and his fellow directors sold Epiphany Solutions in 2014 for £18 million. Robin will share his story and some of his tips for innovation and success, as well as his plans for his newly launched digital marketing agency venture, Journey Further, a PPC and Programmatic Marketing Agency.
Innovation Network events are free to attend.
Refreshments and pastries will be served.
The nearest car parks are situated on Whitehall Road.
The event offers chance to network as well as to hear from our inspirational speakers. We hope that you will join us for this enjoyable event. The topic for our June event is Making Export Easy.