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NBS Business Leaders Series

Behind every great company is a great leader. Nottingham Business School strives to learn from the first-hand experience, advice and knowledge of some of our high-achieving network - this is Business Leaders.

Nottingham Business School Business Leaders Podcast

For 2020/21, Business Leaders takes the form of a podcast, presenting a series of regular conversations with inspirational business leaders you won't want to miss.

Rob Darby

Episode sixteen: Rob Darby

Entrepreneur Rob Darby is CEO of the 200 Degrees Coffee business that has 200 staff, 15 shops and an annual turnover of £10m. But he started roasting beans in a friend’s garage, only nine years ago. Here he tells the Nottingham Business School Business Leaders’ Podcast how 200 Degrees survived lockdown – and the leadership lessons the pandemic taught him.

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Previous Nottingham Business School Business Leaders lectures

Our engaging series of guest lectures from business leaders offer valuable insight into a variety of topics and sectors. Take a look at some of our previous events below and watch recordings of the lectures.

2019 lectures

John Finch, Chief Information Officer at Refinitiv - The Future of Business

We are living through an age of exponential growth in technology capacity and capability, powered by big data, cloud and artificial intelligence – how can businesses accelerate beyond the speed of this change together with their customers?

Nathan Bostock, CEO for Santander, UK - The importance of support for SMEs, internships and entrepreneurship to the regional economy

Nathan Bostock discusses the importance of support for SMEs and entrepreneurship for the regional economy, and how internships can play a role in this.

Frances Haque, Chief Economist for Santander, UK - Where is the UK economy heading – what might the future impacts be?

This talk addresses the current state of the UK economy - what the economic indicators are telling us about how well the economy is faring, and from this what can we insinuate about its immediate prospects.

Professor Sir Ralf Speth, CEO for Jaguar Land Rover - Driving sustainable mobility through innovation

Personal mobility has transformed society. In his lecture, Professor Sir Ralf Speth discusses how innovations in the automotive industry and elsewhere can pave the way to a future of sustainable mobility.

Mary Hunter, Chief People Officer for Columbus - Your Future is Formed Today!

Drawing from her personal experience and expertise, Mary offers advice on how to leverage personal strengths to enhance your future, with the confidence to control and navigate the emotional journey from student life to employment.

Sharing knowledge and experience is the key to success. We’re eager to offer our expertise, research, experience, and professional contacts with businesses and professionals alike.

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