Barry Speker’s Lifestyle

NIBE Director Barry Speker OBE, contributes to Lifestyle magazine:        

Is Disney still Frozen in a world of make believe?

On a cold winter’s night in Durham what better thing to have than a sprinkle of Disney stardust. Master sorcerers of the proceedings were Prof Mark Learmonth and Dr Martyn Griffin who deftly worked magic with the findings of their research on the effect Disney may have had on generations of children. Can you remember […]

Living water, loving customers, safeguarding the future.

Northumbrian Water Group (NWG) were the welcoming hosts in September, for a joint event with NIBE. In an environment of heavy regulation the NWG is the only water company to be on the World’s Most Ethical companies list seven years in a row (2010-2017) and is currently the UK’s Utility Company of the year.  But […]

Family, fairness, and a can do attitude!

Like loads of others, I’ve just returned from my summer holiday and time away from the north east has really made me think about what’s important to me and why I’m so lucky!  The reason is family!  This year we celebrated 50 years at our annual holiday destination in Cornwall – there were about 54 […]

Landmark Memorandum with Northumbria University, Newcastle

We are delighted to have partnered with the University of Northumbria, Newcastle and to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Northumbria is one of the world’s top 50 Business School for Business Ethics publications and a United Nations PRIME (Principles for Responsibility in Management Education) Champion and with their support, we have a strong […]