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Impact Series: Economic Growth & the Rural Economy

Andy Haddon, Earth Doctors Ltd, will explore his experience as a social entrepreneur with a unique breadth of experience developing new businesses locally and internationally. With guest speakers Ammar Mirza CBE and Colin Bell, Business Growth Director.

Date/Time: Tuesday 22 November 2016, 17:30

Venue: Newcastle University Business School Partners' Room

Join us for an evening to discuss how sharing a vision and emergent strategies have helped Andy develop businesses in a challenging economy.

It is a well known fact that businesses need to grow in order to survive, while technology and changing market conditions challenge companies to reinvest and reposition. During this seminar we will explore how economic growth has specifically effected rural economies, with Andy exploring his background of being a business owner, start up entrepreneur and economic development practitioner.

We are also joined by owner of AmmarM (UK) Limited and 2015-16 Goldman Professor, Ammar Mirza CBE, who will be speaking alongside Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

The structure for the seminar will be:

17:30 Registration
18:00 Welcome by Dr Anna Tilba, Director of Corporate Engagement


Dr Robert Newbery, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise & Innovation

Key note guest speaker:

Andy Haddon, Earth Doctors Ltd

18:25 Guest speakers:
Ammar Mirza CBE, AmmarM (UK) Limited
Colin Bell, Business Growth Director
18:50 Q&A
19:00 Networking


Impact Series: Session 2 Speaker Biographies (PDF: 1,710 KB)