Leadership and risk in business an event round up

Dr Angus Robson, lecturer and team enterprise coach at Newcastle Business School, discussed leadership models and how they relate back to banking, during his presentation ‘What went wrong in Scottish banking? How not to choose bad leaders’. He discussed transformations leadership and authentic leadership, whether they were good models and could they be applied to […]

How ‘good’ is Newcastle?

  Leading figures from business, local government, academia and the church took part in a public debate on ‘Newcastle’s Future as a Responsible City’ at Northumbria University on 25 April. The debate is the latest in Northumbria University’s ‘Responsible Business Seminar Series’ run by Newcastle Business School in partnership with the North East Initiative on […]

Universities leading the way on Business Ethics!

Did you go to University? I went in 1977 so hence a love of punk music. It was great going off on a new adventure and the best thing was that I could re-invent myself as no one knew me from before. New starts are fantastic as they create new energy and usually new visions. However […]

The Purpose of the Company

In 1987 ICI, one of the leading chemical conglomerates at the time, described its purpose as follows: ICI aims to be the world’s leading chemical company serving customers internationally through the innovative and responsible application of chemistry and related science. Through the achievement of our aim we will enhance the wealth and well-being of shareholders, […]

What ethical challenges is your business facing?


NIBE, in partnership with Newcastle Business School at Northumbria, hosted their first event of the academic year last night. The event was titled “What ethical challenges is your business facing?“. The event was well attended by businesses, academics, social enterprises and students. We had two speakers – Dr Jenny Davidson of Northumbria University and Ted […]