Bristol Distinguished Address Series: the certain challenge of managing in uncertain times

Issue date: 11 October 2016


Audience at the Bristol Distinguished Address Series

Date: 12 October 2016

Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ

Time: Reception: 18:00 - Lecture: 18:30 - Networking and Supper: 19:30

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People and organisations are living in uncertain times. Brexit has compounded this uncertainty. Lucy Armstrong, Chief Executive of The Alchemists, will urge people to take the long view: plan for the future and prepare for changes at the next lecture in this autumn's Bristol Distinguished Address Series.

In her presentation Lucy will state that things will not "settle down", that turbulence affects all businesses from the small and very small to medium sized businesses, as well as global organisations and that no one is immune from the challenging waves of uncertainty.

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series provides a unique opportunity to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership. The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA,Bristol City Council,Bristol Junior Chamber,Bristol Post,Business West,CBI,CMI,FSB,IoD,ICAEW and the West of England LEP.

An audience of over 200 is expected including over 100 leaders from the business community, as well as local government leaders, UWE Bristol academics and alumni.

Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for the audience to put forward their issues and questions at this event.

The series of talks continue throughout the year and will feature Chairmen, CEOs and institutional leaders representing a variety of sectors. Forthcoming speakers include:Vicky Pryce, Board Member, CEBR (19/10) ; Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Chair of the institute of Directors (9/11) and Michael Ward, MD, Harrods (16/11).

Series organiser, Professor Nicholas O'Regan says, “We are delighted by the calibre of this year's speakers, the series is an excellent opportunity for members of the business community in Bristol, as well as our own students, alumni and staff to hear directly from inspirational figures in industry with a wealth of strategic experience and leadership skills at the highest level.”

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series is free to attend and open to members of the business community. Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures

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