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Nottingham Business School launches podcast series featuring inspirational insights from business leaders

A new series of podcasts which offer insights into how the leaders of some of the UKs most successful and creative organisations achieve success through innovation has been launched by Nottingham Business School (NBS).

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Business leaders will share their experiences on the new NBS podcast

Hosted by Nottingham Trent University Honorary Visiting Professor, Mike Sassi, the podcast will be broadcast every fortnight and will feature local and national leaders and high achievers discussing the lessons they have learned.

The first in the NBS Business Leaders Podcast series introduces Lee Kidger, Managing Director of Raleigh UK:

Lee took up the role in early 2020 at the age of just 31.  Starting his career serving customers in a cycling shop, less than a decade later he now manages the world’s best-known bike brand. In the debut episode of the Business Leaders’ Podcast series, he talks to Mike Sassi about the importance of doing something you love – and of being in the right place at the right time.

Future episodes will feature Pentland Group President EMEA, Charlotte Cox, who led the development of the Canterbury international rugby shirt worn by England at the 2019 World Cup in Japan; Robin Foale, former banking executive with Barclays and Santander; and Sara Blair-Manning, Chief Executive of Nottingham Castle Trust.

Executive Dean of NBS, Professor Baback Yazdani, said: “For many years we have welcomed some of the world’s most successful and innovative business leaders to Nottingham Business School for our annual lecture series. We can’t do this in person this year, so our new podcast series will ensure that we can still hear stories from inspirational leaders – from Nottingham and beyond - and learn from their experiences.”

Mike Sassi added: “Nottingham Business School's fantastic network includes hundreds of leaders who all have interesting stories to tell. For example, few business schools can count the MD of an iconic brand like Raleigh among their students! This podcast will share candid, colourful, real-life stories of how leaders have achieved their success. We also hope it will inspire the innovators and entrepreneurs of the future."

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    About Nottingham Business School at Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Business School (NBS) at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a world leader in experiential learning and personalisation of business, management and economics education and research, combining academic excellence with positive impact on people, business and society.  NBS has an unrivalled level of engagement with business, public and voluntary organisations and thus is known as the business school for business. With more than 6000 students, NBS is also one of UK’s largest business schools.

    NBS is accredited by EQUIS and AACSB, which are internationally recognised hallmarks of excellence and quality for business education. NBS courses are ranked in the Top 20 for Accounting and Finance and for Economics in The Guardian Good University Guide 2021. The School is one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.

    NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With nearly 32,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. With an international student population of more than 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was awarded University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019.

Nottingham Business School launches podcast series featuring inspirational insights from business leaders

Published on 8 January 2021
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