Business Networking Breakfast
  • Graduation Marquee, The Hoe, Plymouth

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The University's Faculty of Business, in partnership with PwC and the Chartered Management Institute, are proud to host the third in a series of networking breakfasts during Graduation Week on the Hoe.

For this event Gaenor Bagley, PwC, along with Dr Victoria Hurth (Plymouth Business School), Mark Beresford (Plymouth University Careers & Employability Service) and Jacqui Franklin (Plymouth University Degree Apprenticeship Account Manager) will discuss the emerging concept of business ‘purpose’ and what it means for attracting and retaining talent.

The event will also provide an opportunity to meet staff, students, alumni, and partners of the Faculty of Business, and network with business leaders from across the region. 

As places are limited, all registrations are required by Friday 16 September via the above link.

Speaker biographies

Gaenor Bagley
Gaenor is a partner at PwC. On 1 July 2016, she was appointed to a new role as Head of Corporate Purpose. Prior to this, Gaenor served for five years on the Executive Board of PwC. In this role Gaenor was responsible for all HR matters, including recruitment, training, performance management and engagement relating to the 20,000 employees of PwC in the UK. She was also the Executive Board member responsible for CSR. For three years prior to joining the Executive Board she was the Market Leader for private equity tax.

Dr Victoria Hurth
Victoria is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Sustainability in the Plymouth Business School. She has a commercial marketing and consulting background with 3M and Accenture and has spent the last ten years combining academic research, lecturing and consulting on sustainable business transformation. Currently she is working with colleagues from Cambridge Judge Business School on the ‘What, Why and How’ of purpose-driven organisations, interviewing some of the biggest household names who are undertaking a ‘purpose’ journey.

Mark Beresford
Mark is a Careers Consultant within the University. He currently leads on several employer engagement activities including managing the careers events team which support employers coming onto campus to meet students, the employer face-to-face mentoring scheme to support professionals to engage with students to develop their career ideas and commercial awareness, and also the Student Jobs service that supports students finding paid part-time work to fit around their studies and improve their employability skills. With an extensive background within the careers sector, from working in schools, further education, higher education and the commercial sector, Mark believes strongly in how real work experiences can make a difference to both students' and employers' future development.

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