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Alumni networking event and book launch

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We are delighted to invite you to a networking event to give you the opportunity to meet and network with some of our postgraduate alumni and Alumni Fellows. We will commence at 5pm with a guest talk and book launch of The Growth Director’s Secret by Andy Brent, followed by a relaxed networking event from 6pm-8pm.

  • From: Wednesday 1 February 2017, 5 pm
  • To: Wednesday 1 February 2017, 8 pm
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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We would like to invite you to NBS and the Newton / Arkwright building on Wednesday, 1st February, 2017, for a networking event and book launch to give you the opportunity to meet and network with other NBS alumni and students.

As part of this event we invite you to the launch of ‘The Growth Director’s Secret’ by Andy Brent. Andy will be signing copies of the book, which will be available to purchase on the night.

Andy Brent is a management consultant and writer who has held senior marketing positions in some of best known brands nationally and internationally. He spent 13 years at P&G, which culminated in running one of the three UK Divisions. He then spent six years directing Strategy and Marketing Operations for Hutchison Whampoa, based in Hong Kong. He returned to the UK initially as Chief Marketing Officer for Burger King International and then held CMO roles in the UK at Boots, BSkyB and Barclays Bank. He has also spent time running / advising on small start-ups and medium sized businesses in the Private Equity sector, and is a Non Executive Director of Connect Group Plc.

In his talk, Andy will present an overview of his book which focuses on the 'Growth Paradox': while most companies agree that the single most important attribute a business can have is sustained, significant top-line growth, most businesses are very poor at delivering it. He will argue the two key reasons why businesses are so consistently poor in such an important area are: i) Their structures and cultures mean they usually fail to take growth seriously ii) Most businesses misunderstand how consumers shop and make a common Big Growth Mistake: A failure to understand consumer decision making. Finally, Andy will present the outline of a 'New Growth Paradigm', challenging much conventional business thinking and proposing new ways that companies can organise themselves and approach the development of strategies to deliver significant, sustained, profitable growth.


5pm: Registration

5.30 - 6.30pm: Guest Speaker Andy Brent

6.30 - 8pm: Networking with drinks and canapés

Booking information

This event is free to attend, please confirm your attendance by 30th January 2017 by emailing:

Location details


Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street


There is no parking available at the University itself, but there are many car parking facilities within a couple of minutes walking distance. The nearest car park is Talbot Street Car Park. If using this car park please exit onto Chaucer Street.

Travel Info:

If you are travelling to Nottingham by car the fastest and easiest way to get to the Newton building is by using the city's park and ride tram service. NET Trams depart every ten minutes from the Phoenix Park and Hucknall sites and takes you directly into the city within 20 minutes. The cost of a day travel ticket is £3.50.

The tram is also convenient if you are travelling by train. Trams also depart from Nottingham Train Station at ten minute intervals. You can alight at either the Royal Centre or Nottingham Trent University tram stop as they are equidistant to the Newton building.

For further information about the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) service please refer to their website.

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