The Birmingham Business School Advisory Board Guest Lecture

Birmingham Business School Main Lecture Theatre (G12)
Thursday 3 December 2015 (17:30-19:00)
Andy Street

Regional Renaissance, origins, opportunities and lessons

Andy Street CBE Managing Director of John Lewis & Chair, Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

Speaking from his unique perspective as Chair of GBS Local Enterprise Partnership since its inception in 2011, Andy will demonstrate how Birmingham has become an exemplar for manufacturing, exports and digital business, and explain how this is to be leveraged to achieve sustained economic growth for the region.

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About Andy Street CBE

In 2014, Andy was named the ‘Most Admired Leader’ of the year by business magazine, Management Today. During his eight years as Managing Director, John Lewis's gross sales have increased in excess of 50% to over £4bn. It has opened 18 new shops, and the business has seen annual sales of over £1bn making the department store one of the UK's most respected and successful retailers.

Andy is Chair of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the body tasked with driving economic growth in the region. He is also Vice Chairman of Performances Birmingham Limited, which is responsible for running the city's Symphony and Town Halls and he was a member of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group.