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Surrey Talks Business

Surrey Talks Business, sponsored by Unitemps at the University of Surrey, is a great way to network and meet clients at the home of sport in Surrey.

Previous Events

July 2014

The final event in the Surrey Talks Business series was titled: "The Great Debate: An Evening with Entrepreneurs".

The evening was led by a panel of 3 entrepreneurs, who shared their business experiences and tips on how to form a successful business, as well as debated the pitfalls and possibilities.

The panel consisted of Charlie Davies from iGeolise, Dr. Tom Frame from Fourth State Medicine and Nick Sharples from TorqBak.

April 2014

The third instalment of the Surrey Talks Business Series saw Vernon Hill discuss 'Re-Inventing Business' on Thursday 24 April 2014.

Vernon Hill is the CEO and chairman of Metro Bank, a UK retail bank with 20 branches launched in 2010.

In April 2013, Hill was awarded the Institute of Economic Affairs' Free Enterprise Award, whose previous winners include Sir Richard Branson and Margaret Thatcher, for his work at Metro.

Hill shared his knowledge and experiences of the banking and business sectors, including re-inventing the banking sector.

January 2014

The second instalment of the Surrey Talks Business saw David Seall and Dr. Andy Adcroft discuss strategic thinking in 2014 on Thursday 23 January. 

David Seall is a specialist advisor on manufacturing, process improvement, strategic thinking and corporate guidance.

Seall, Chairman of the Institute of Directors, Surrey, shared how his experience and expertise of the manufacturing and engineering sectors provide him with the insight and knowledge pertinent to the challenges faced by senior management teams.

Dr. Andy Adcroft, Deputy Head of Surrey Business School, also shared his experiences and knowledge of strategic thinking and strategic change management.

October 2013

The inaugural event of the series saw BBC's The Apprentice 2013 star, Neil Clough, share both his business and life experiences to inspire and motivate individuals on Thursday 24 October. 

Clough, dubbed the ‘Right Man with the Wrong Plan’ by Lord Alan Sugar, also shared some entertaining Apprentice stories from the show, including the tough audition process, making the Final Five and his relationship with Lord Sugar himself.

To conclude the evening, Clough offered the following advice: “If you believe in yourself, then you are already half way to achieving”.

Clough stated: "It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to share my life and business experiences with businesspeople from all backgrounds at Surrey Sports Park, including University students from Surrey Business School. Surrey Talks Business is the perfect way to network with like-minded individuals in Guildford."