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POSTPONED: In Conversation With Gordon Black CBE DL and Martin Vander Weyer, Business Editor, The Spectator

Northumbria University

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PLEASE NOTE: This Public Lecture has been postponed, due to the recent coronavirus (COVIC-19) outbreak. If you have registered for any this lecture, we will be in touch when a new date is confirmed.

The Good, the Bad and the Greedy

A conversation between Spectator business columnist Martin Vander Weyer and veteran entrepreneur-investor Gordon Black CBE DL on purpose, sincerity, sustainability and the fair balance of rewards in the modern world of business.

About the Speakers

 

Gordon Black CBE DL was born in 1943 and educated at Bootham School, York and Clare College, Cambridge, where he took a degree in History.

He joined Peter Black in 1965 and became Chairman in 1977. Peter Black Holdings was a major supplier of footwear, toiletries, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and logistics to the UK’s leading retailers, with annual sales of £300 million and around 3,000 employees. It was a plc for 25 years and was then taken private in 2000. The remaining companies were sold to Li & Fung, a Hong Kong-based global trading company, in 2007.

Gordon Black now runs Black Family Investments with his brother Thomas, and was awarded a CBE in 2005 for services to business and charity.

 

Martin Vander Weyer is a British financial journalist, business editor of The Spectator, and a leading figure within the British-American Project.

 

He spent 15 years in investment banking, working for Schroders and Barclays in London, Brussels and the Far East, before turning to writing. As a journalist, Martin is known for writing extensively about business, economics and financial morality in a distinctively accessible and entertaining style. He is the business editor and “Any Other Business” columnist of The Spectator as well as editor of the monthly Spectator Business. He is also a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, and was previously City editor of The Week.

Martin has also published 2 books: Falling Eagle: the Decline of Barclays Bank (2000), and Closing Balances: Business Obituaries from the Daily Telegraph (2006).

 

Refreshments will be available from 6pm with the lecture 6.30pm - 7.30pm.

Event Details

Northumbria University
Lecture Theatre 002, Business and Law Building
City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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