Free public lecturer series brings top level business leaders to Bristol

Media Relations Team, 09 January 2019

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The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is pleased to announce the latest programme of speakers for the forthcoming Bristol Distinguished Address Series. The lecture series has now been certified in principle for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes by the CPD Certification Service*.

Now in its tenth year, the Bristol Distinguished Address Series is well regarded by the City's business community as the leading place to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series is free to attend and open to members of the business community.

The line up of speakers for the Spring 2019 is:

Wednesday 16 January 2019

John Allan CBE, President of the CBI & Chair, Tesco & Barratts

'Britain - What Does the Future Hold'

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Warren East CBE, Chief Executive Office, Rolls-Royce

'How Can the UK be a Natural Home for Global Engineering and Technology Champions'

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive, Stonewall

Achieving Social Change

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Joe Garner, Chief Executive Officer, Nationwide Building Society

Leading for Mutual Good

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Laura Wade-Gery, Non-Executive Director, John Lewis Partnership, British Land, NHS Improvement

Human and Digital - The Challenge and Power of Harnessing Both

Please contact the Media Relations office if you would like to request a media seat or have a media query about this event, email

The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCABristol City CouncilBristol Junior ChamberBristol Law SocietyBristol MediaBusiness LeaderBusiness WestCBICIPDCIPFACMIFSBIoDICAEW and the West of England Combined Authority.

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

Series organiser, Professor Nicholas O'Regan says, “We are delighted to announce that the series is now CPD accredited. 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.”

Find podcasts, video interviews, photos galleries and media coverage from past Bristol Distinguished Address Series events. Follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures

*For delegates who wish to obtain a CPD Certificate of Attendance, it is the responsibility of delegates to register their details with a member of the events team at the end of the event.

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