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School Business Management Conference

Event date: 13 June 2017

Education and the world in which the business manager operates is constantly evolving. We are working in an environment where we are being asked to do more with less and drive efficiencies but we are also in a world where there is no ceiling for a business manager and there is the opportunity to become a CFO, COO and even a CEO of a large academy trust! So, we need to challenge ourselves to embrace the opportunities and find the right path to be able to achieve the ambitions for ourselves and for our pupils. The conference will provide guidance for business management colleagues on how to navigate through these challenges and be ready to support their schools through this transition. The conference will offer learning from peers, workshops and discussion with an expert panel. It will provide the opportunity to focus on challenges faced in school, for aspiring established business managers and those aiming even higher. There will also be a motivational speaker Nigel Risner to inspire us to be even more effective in the role by adapting our preferred style for communicating with others.

By attending the conference participants will:

  • Be given the opportunity to focus on challenges faced in school for aspiring and established Business Managers and those aiming even higher
  • Participate in ‘hot topic’ workshops learning from colleagues and facilitators

Nigel Risner

The only motivational speaker in Europe to have been awarded Speaker of the Year from The Academy for Chief Executives, The Executive Committee and Footdown Nigel is a respected author, television presenter and a prolific speaker.  He speaks with authority: his own life having veered perilously away from comfortable norms at times. He has learned that positive results can come from negative experiences, and that we often learn best from situations which are unfamiliar and even uncomfortable.

As one of the youngest CEO’s of a financial services company in the City of London, Nigel knows business as well as he knows life and more importantly he knows what it takes to lead a successful business!  He has the ability to translate - with electrifying effect – that hand’s on experience into a coherent, compelling and exciting philosophy.   His books The IMPACT Code, It’s a zoo around here, You had me at hello and Ten heads are better than one  new have sold in their thousands and are literally transforming lives around the world.

Nigel’s career began when he was 16 years old when he joined a Commercial Finance Company.  After a spell of Tennis Coaching in Israel, he returned to the UK to set up his own Independent Finance Brokerage at the age of 21 with the total sum of £12.80 capital.

With massive growth that made him one of the youngest CEO’s he subsequently brought his partner out for £1.5 million and raised equity finance of approximately £2.5 million

After securing venture capital his Company Milbourne become the largest independent brokerage in the Country.

This became the first of many companies that Nigel set up.  He has not only had the  experience of working with people but dealing with challenges that thankfully most people have not had to experience.  When the financial crash in the late 1980’s occurred, instead of complaining he did the one thing that he now teaches all Chief Executives to  do – take a risk and do something completely different.

He started mini-cab driving in his Company Bentley until such time as he set up a new business.  These events have now given him all the tools to show companies and their staff how to emerge in difficult situations.

All his presentations are inter-active, memorable and most importantly life changing.

For further details on how to book Nigel contact


Hatfield, Fielder Centre, Hatfield


Book online: Conference code 17SBM/011A

For further information tel: 01438 845111 or email: