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University students to grill Business experts

22 February 2006 @TeessideUni


How can people make Middlesbrough more attractive? Is 24 hour drinking a problem for our communities? Is global warming an issue for local business?

These and other topical questions will be answered by a diverse panel representing business, a local council and academia during a Business Question Time event, held at the University of Teesside. The event will follow the format of BBC One’s Question Time and take place on Monday 27 February from 12 noon to 1.00pm in the Europa Building Lecture Theatre, off Woodlands Road, Middlesbrough. There will be an opportunity to take photographs of the event. For more details please contact Stephen Laing on 01642 342962, email

The questions have all been devised by first year students studying at the University’s Teesside Business School as part of a professional development and employability module. The event will be chaired by Professor Alan Lawton, Assistant Dean (Research) in the University’s Teesside Business School. Panel members will include:

Councillor Barry Coppinger-Executive Member for Community Safety & Leisure, Middlesbrough Council Jon Rokk-Assistant Vice-President SembCorp Jonathan Lamb-Head of Marketing & Operations, Business Link Ted Fuller-Professor for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium – sized Enterprise Development, Teesside Business School at the University of Teesside. Lesley Mulcahy Senior Lecturer, Marketing and Retail in Teesside Business School said: “I hope that this event proves to be a really useful experience for the students. They will have the opportunity to discuss business matters, which affect them locally, with some of the decision makers and business leaders in the area.”