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CEO Risual Ltd & Chairman of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent LEP
Alun Rogers co-founded Stafford-based IT firm risual with business partner Richard Proud in…
(continued) 2005, building on his previous experience as an IT consultant. The duo self-funded the launch of the business, which has gone on to win numerous awards and become a Microsoft strategic partner for public and private sector clients.
The firm provides IT consultancy, systems management and service support, plus a suite of IT systems, and today employs some 120 staff. Beginning with Stafford College, risual has partnered with a range of FE colleges across the country to set up risual academies providing training in digital and IT skills.
Dr Nick Gostick
Director of the Smart Innovation Hub.
Nick joined Keele University just over a year ago as Director of the Smart Innovation Hub and Head of Keele University Science and Innovation Park…
(continued) Nick’s career has focussed on the interface between business and academia and he has worked at a number of universities, most recently Birmingham and Warwick, been a founding director of 12 Innovation led startup businesses and was part of the team that created the BioCity Nottingham bioincubator.
Entrepreneur in Residence – MCIL
Annette has 35 years of experience running businesses and as a board executive in a wide range of sectors including public…
Along with four others she established a company back in 1990 growing it from four to 5,000 employees over 20 years with a final turnover of £350m. For the last eight years, Annette has run her own business and worked with over 40 SME’s and large corporates as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Keele University Business School.
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