Thu, 27 Apr|
University Academy 92
CEO of University Academy 92. ‘Building a Business with Social Impact' With a successful 30-year career in consumer retail across the UK, US and Europe, Sara has developed a reputation for strategic brand management and accelerating brands into the digital environment.
Time & Location
27 Apr 2023, 09:00 – 11:00
University Academy 92, Brian Statham Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PU, UK
About the event
Sara Prowse is CEO of UA92, a groundbreaking higher education institution co-founded by the Class of ‘92 and Lancaster University.
With a successful 30-year career in consumer retail across the UK, US and Europe, Sara has developed a reputation for strategic brand management and accelerating brands into the digital environment. She has held senior positions at Debenhams and Shop Direct before becoming MD at Lands End and most recently, CEO at Hotter Shoes.
After meeting with Gary Neville the founder she was quickly brought into the vision to transform and modernise higher education. She joined as CEO of UA92 in May 2021.
Based in Old Trafford, Manchester, UA92 is committed to making higher education accessible to all no matter the background, through its founding principles of accessibility, social mobility and inclusivity. Ensuring the institution not only paves a new path for education but supports the local community, Sara has implemented a raft of successes at UA92, and has helped develop partnerships with the likes of Microsoft, TalkTalk, KPMG, Trafford Council, Lancashire Cricket Club and Manchester United.
Sara is a refreshing voice for the UK education sector and regularly discusses the need for greater accessibility and inclusivity within higher education, especially in disadvantaged areas of the North West where admissions to higher education fall below the national average.
Come along, be inspired, catch up & re-focus on your business connections.‘Building a Business with Social Impact' Sara will be speaking alongside Tim Heatley, co-founder of Capital & Centric. Both Sara & Tim live locally in Manchester and are keen to encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into the workplace, both through accessible higher education at UA92 and involvement with industry specific projects that they’re developing in our city. Places cost £25+VAT per person to include a breakfast roll or yogurt & granola pot served with tea & coffee.
Places are limited and will close on Friday 21st April or when places sell out. Please email email@example.com with any special dietary requirements by Friday 21st April.
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CEO of University Academy 92 ‘Building a Business with Social Impact’Price£25.00