Date: 07/05/2019Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Cotton Exchange Building
At this month’s #LivTechMeetup we’ll be discussing the future of leadership. Our panel of experts are from businesses that lead with a purpose first and foremost. They will be sharing industry insights and advice from their own leadership journey.
At our monthly meetups, InnovateHer & Agent Academy CIC, will bring you exciting new content, enhanced networking opportunities and of course inspirational speakers to motivate, educate and inspire.
This meet-up is for you if you want to discover what it’s really like to work in the tech and creative sector, would like to network with like-minded individuals, would like to learn about emerging technology, or if you are passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion.
We encourage you to tweet during the event and to tag us using #LivTechMeetup.
Panel Members – more coming soon
Ciara Keeling, CEO Bruntwood Works
Tony Richardson, Director IGOO
Robyn Dooley, Director OH This Way
Paul Corcoran, MD Agent Marketing
Nicola Forshaw, Mindfit
Speaker Bios – more coming soon
Ciara Keeling, CEO Bruntwood Works
Ciara Keeling is CEO of Bruntwood Works, who create, own and manage inspiring environments that help businesses thrive, delivering everything from individual coworking desks and meeting rooms to fully managed offices.
Ciara joined Bruntwood in 2005 as an Asset Manager. She provided strategic services while adding value to Bruntwood’s Manchester city centre portfolio circa £400 million. She worked on all property related transactions (rent reviews, lease transactions, acquisition and disposal work) while also helping with the company’s 5 year business plan.
In 2007 Ciara qualified as a chartered surveyor and started a new team for Bruntwood where she became Head of Customer Retention across Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, Leeds and Birmingham. In 2013 Ciara became Head of Asset Management for Manchester, leading on a portfolio with a value of £450m which involved acquisition and disposal work including the prestigious sale of City Tower for £132m and acquisition of a number of key city centre assets including Bruntwood’s new HQ, Union.
Ciara was appointed as the Director of Asset Management in 2017, working across the Bruntwood Group. She worked on upskilling the asset management team and supported them in their development while also driving value across the investment portfolio and oversaw strategic plans for all regions. Ciara and the city centre team led on the transformational redevelopment of the Neo which relooked at new ways to rethink the future of the office both in terms of the design from a customer and commercial perspective.
Most recently Ciara was appointed as CEO of Bruntwood Works a portfolio worth 1 billion, her role involves responsibility for driving the business forward by becoming even more customer focused, maintaining relationships with over 2,000 customers which employ over 55,000 people in 61 buildings across our four regions. Ciara also sits on the Bruntwood Group board and works closely with the wider team to ensure delivery of the Bruntwood Works plan but also the wider Bruntwood Group strategic plans.
Tony Richardson, Director @ IGOO
An experienced digital professional who has worked with global brands such as Vodafone, Bentley, and RBS. Previously a business change consultant specialising in technology adoption and workforce engagement for digital agencies throughout the UK. Having worked in the digital sector for the last 12 years Tony has witnessed the evolution of digital systems and has a keen interest in the future of the workplace, particularly the wide-ranging effects technology is having on our health.
Robyn Dooley, Director @ OH This Way
Robyn creates memorable learning experiences that transform careers and better prepare individuals and businesses for the future of work. Robyn works with businesses and city districts to co-design and facilitate alternative education programmes that enable talent engagement and attraction, culture transformation, and junior-level leadership. She cares about people, lifelong learning and unlocking opportunities. Openly admits she has no idea what she’s doing most of the time, and she likes to take risks.
18:00 – 18:30 – Welcome / Networking
18.30 – 19.15 – Panel Discussion
19:15 – 19:30 – Audience Q & A
19:30 – 20:00 – Networking, more drinks and close
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