Meet Our Speakers - ENT ED Talk

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

Our ENT ED Talk Series which is talking place on the 12th of August from 1pm to 3pm has a variety of speakers from different backgrounds and expertise. Have a look at our panelists below.

Alan Murray is an award winning Lecturer in Business and Enterprise at University of the West of Scotland teaching enterprise and business subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  He is the programme leader for the BA Management and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Alan has extensive industry experience in the field of enterprise. Prior to coming to UWS he was a business adviser for the lead enterprise agency in Scotland; Business Gateway.  In this role he delivered enterprise training and advisory support to over 1000 businesses from all sectors.  Prior to this Alan was a Regional Enterprise Manager for the main provider of enterprise support for young people; the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust.  In this capacity he assisted over 500 entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.   Alan is also is an experienced entrepreneur in his own right having run his own adventure recreation business.  Alan’s research interests include; enterprise education, academic entrepreneurship, business venturing and the role of transformational technologies in education.  

Prof., Dr Veronica Scuotto (PhD, FHEA, MBA, BA-Honour) after working at the University of the West of Scotland (UK) and then at the Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in Paris (France) as an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, she joined the University of Turin (Italy). Her research interests are focused on SMEs, entrepreneurship and digital technologies. Her work has been featured in several peer to peer international journals and books. She is Editorial Assistant of the Journal of Intellectual capital and editorial board of journal of knowledge management.

She worked as a commercial manager at GNS China (consultancy company) based in Beijing (China), she was a marketing consultant for a fashion publishing and advertising agency, Ichnos Srl in Naples (Italy), and digital account manager at P.O.S.H. marketing agency in Glasgow (the United of Kingdom). If you want to talk with her, tweet @VeronicaScuott

Dr Robert James Crammond is a Lecturer in Management, and Programme Leader (BA (Hons) Business) at the University of the West of Scotland. Originally from an accountancy background, his academic interests now lie in enterprise and entrepreneurship education, and progressing contemporary, enterprise-centric stakeholder theory. To date, he has presented at numerous international conferences and published in many journals including the Baltic Journal of Management and Education + Training, with a focus on the educational and industrial contexts associated with entrepreneurship. Additionally, in early 2020, he released his debut book with Palgrave Macmillan, which focuses on Advancing Entrepreneurship Education within Universities, appreciating aspects of teaching delivery and institutional support. Dr Crammond also supervises a number of doctoral studies, and is an editorial board member and reviewer for multiple journals spanning entrepreneurship behaviour and education, management, intellectual capital and property management, knowledge management, and teaching practice fields.

Frank Gormanley founded ‘Forever Great’ in 2017 with a vision of supporting others to achieve their objectives through creative Marketing and Business Development activity. With a wide, versatile cross sector skill set Frank has worked within the business industry for twenty years. From Retail, Education to Economic Development, Frank has supported various organisations over the years developing their visions and helping shape their journeys.With a BA in Business Management, Postgraduate in Further Education, Vice President at Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, Vocalists with band Angelstar and business contributor to the Ayrshire Magazine, Frank is always pushing and encouraging enterprise and young people to develop, innovate, and to adopt-attitudes and behaviours to become Forever Great. Frank lives in Irvine with his wife Claire, Kids, Dylan and Afton, not forgetting Eve the French Bulldog.

John Strachan has spent six years with Business Gateway, delivering strategic growth advice to businesses from all sectors across a wide geographical area. Prior to that, John spent twelve years as head of business development for a well known FMCG brand (Spar) as well as running his own business for a period of time.

Dr. Kingsley O Omeihe is currently a Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and the Deputy Leader of the Graduate Apprenticeship Programme. He is the co-founder and Chair of African Studies at the British Academy of Management (BAM). He also serves as Chair of the Entrepreneurship in Minority Groups at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). Dr. Kingsley is a former Chair of Professional Development and past council member of the British Academy of Management .From 2006 until 2016, Dr. Kingsley held various managerial positions in Banking at Standard Bank, Access Bank, Zenith Bank and Standard Chartered Bank where he oversaw the growth of the Commercial and Private Banking Portfolio.

Moran Middlemiss is the Operations Manager for the Prince’s Trust, South West Scotland. She is responsible for planning and organising programmes and dealing with partners to achieve a common goal of helping young people while managing contracts and budgets. The use of technology and adapting to change has been paramount, alongside her personal growth and development. She also has a BA (Honours) Law and Business and a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management. If you would like to te register for our event click here.