Business audience captivated by football's first lady

Photo of Staffordshire University’s Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Michael Gunn with football’s first lady Karren Brady.

ONE of the UK’s most prominent businesswomen gave a talk to a packed audience at Staffordshire University last night.

The first lady of football and Apprentice star Karren Brady spoke about her career in the male dominated sporting world and the secrets of her success. She also highlighted the importance of developing employee skills to achieve business goals.

An audience of nearly 200 high-profile businessmen and women from around the Midlands attended.

It was part of the University’s Talking Business – Staying ahead of the game event, which also included workshops led by representatives from large public and private sector organisations, including: Alstom, Veolia, Network Rail, the RAF, Britvic plc and Johnson Tile, among others.

Cathy Gilbert, Director of Sales and Student Recruitment at Staffordshire University, said: “I would like to thank Karren Brady for a great talk. She gave fascinating insights into her career and I hope the audience took something away from it.

“Our links with businesses regionally, nationally and internationally are important to the University. We have a great deal to offer, helping companies to grow and develop in new and exciting ways, and we hope with events such as Talking Business we are able demonstrate the benefits that working with Staffordshire University can offer.”

Professor Michael Gunn, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University, added: “Talking Business has been a great event for building partnerships and networking with the region’s business community.

“I want to thank everyone who attended and I hope we can continue our current collaborations and develop new links with other enterprises.”


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