The Business Engagement team are currently working remotely, during restricted opperations on campus due to COVID-19. At this time, the best way to reach us is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Business Engagement
email@example.com +44 (0)121 414 6649
Gurmit leads the Business Engagement Team in the delivery of its strategy, setting KPIs and monitoring progress against targets across all the Colleges.
Deputy Director of Business Engagement
Vickie supports the delivery of the Business Engagement strategy, as well as managing marketing and communications for the team.
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Alasdair Maclachlan - Strategic Business Engagement Partner
firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)7920 878578
Alasdair is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the business engagement strategy within EPS and ensuring that resulting opportunities are delivered with key internal and external stakeholders. He supports the University’s business engagement in the sectors of Advanced Manufacturing (both material science and engineering), Transport, and propulsion focussed Energy research.
Jack Tasker - Business Engagement Partner
J.B.Tasker@bham.ac.uk +44 (0)7970 987037
Jack supports the following sectors: smart infrastructure, fast moving consumer goods, energy systems and healthcare technologies.
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Richard Fox - Strategic Business Engagement Partner
email@example.com +44 (0)7964 908 616
Richard is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the business engagement strategy within the Medical and Dental School as well as with Birmingham Health Partners and leads the business engagement team across these areas. Richard is also responsible for industry stakeholder engagement for the Birmingham Life Sciences Park.
Florence Gannon - Business Engagement Partner
firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +44 (0)7920 088772 Direct line: +44 (0)121 371 8475
Florence is responsible for the development and implementation of the business engagement strategy within MDS. Florence covers the following areas:
- Cancer and Genomics
- Immunology and Immunotherapy
- Microbiology and Infection
- Clinical trials
Joanna Smith - Business Engagement Partner
email@example.com Direct line: +44 (0)121 371 8476 Mobile: +44 (0)7967 771 347
Joanna is responsible for the development and implementation of the business engagement strategy within MDS. She identifies opportunities to collaborate with industry and has a keen focus on promoting the translational aspects of research. Joanna is currently working closely with the following Institutes:
- Inflammation and Ageing
- Applied Health
- Health Data
Jessica Stede - Business Engagement Partner - MDS
firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 7966 996429
Jessica works across the Birmingham Health Partners medical campus, helping to bring investigator-led research collaborations to fruition. Jessica's focus is on:
- Cardiovascular Sciences
- Metabolism and Systems Research
- Clinical Sciences
College of Social Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences and College of Arts and Law
James Sharp - Business Engagement Partner - CoSS
James is responsible for the development and implementation of the business engagement strategy within CoSS with a specialism in AI and emerging technologies.
Andrew Miles - Corporate Relations Manager - Birmingham Business School
email@example.com 0121 414 6254
Andrew leads on the delivery of Birmingham Business School's corporate strategy, as well as managing key accounts that contribute to the University of Birmingham's business engagement mandate. Andrew works closely with the different research centres at the Business School to identify the best means of creating external partnerships and matching graduate talent, research expertise, and academic consultancy to a range of businesses and not-for-profit organisations. He also manages the Business School’s Advisory Board activity.
Holly Searson - Business Engagement Partner - LES
firstname.lastname@example.org + 44 (0)7970 397 568
Holly is responsible for the development and implementation of the business engagement strategy within LES focusing on areas such as healthy ageing, air pollution and mental health.
International - Asia
Bing Liu - Business Engagement Partner
email@example.com +44 (0)121 414 8647
Sam Hickman - Degree Apprenticeships Manager
+44 (0)7976 230 204
Sam is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the Degree Apprenticeship strategy at the University. Working with teams across the University and its constituent Colleges, Sam develops and supports relationship and contract management with employers involved in the provision of Degree Apprenticeships. Sam also leads on Continuous Improvement activity within the Business Engagement team.
Marketing and Communications Team
Helen Toft - Head of Marketing and Communications
H.M.Toft@bham.ac.uk +44 (0)121 414 8100
Helen focuses on the business engagements team's communications strategy, including digital.
Lauren Davies - Events Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0)121 414 4002
Lauren focuses on partnership events and external exhibitions.
Laura Myatt - Events Manager
(currently on parental leave)
L.Myatt@bham.ac.uk +44 (0)121 414 4002 Laura focuses business engagement and College-led events.
Kim Ekste - Communications Officer
K.S.M.Ekste@bham.ac.uk +44 (0)121 414 8921
Kim focuses on the business engagements team's content engine, covering the website and social media.
Tracy Shepherd - Business Engagement Administrator for CoSS EPS and LES