June 14, 2017

6:00 PM - Newcastle

To introduce the brand new home for The Business Clinic at Northumbria University, this event will present two case studies: Special iApps and Parker.

The presentations will show how partnerships have developed between the Business Clinic and their clients, how the students have progressed and how talent has been retained in the region.

Beverley Dean founded Special iApps, a not-for-profit social enterprise, in 2011 with her husband, Colin. Their younger son, William, was born in 2005 with Down syndrome and Hirschsprung's disease. Bev recognised the potential of devices like the iPad for helping children with learning disabilities, but couldn't find apps suitable for William, so she asked Colin to start writing some for him.

Business Clinic students have helped grow the SME to what it is today through a number of projects.

Parker is the global leader in motion and control technologies, providing precision engineered solutions for Aerospace, Climate Control, Electromechanical and Filtration. Les Graham recently secured a job with the company, who he conducted a consultancy project for through the Business Clinic in 2015.

CPD category: Monitoring and measuring effectiveness
Duration: 1.5 hours

This event is kindly sponsored by NRG.

Registration and networking is from 18:00, the event starts at 18:30 and finishes at 20:00. If you are non-EU resident please call the Network Support team to make your booking.

Contact us

To contact a member of our Network Support team please call +44(0)1628 427340 or email cim.events@cim.co.uk.

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The Business Clinic
Northumbria University
97 New Bridge Street
Tyne & Wear
United Kingdom

Sector: Non-specific

Region: North
Map link: click here

Speakers: Beverley Dean and Les Graham


  • Member: £0
  • Studying member: £0
  • Student: £0
  • Non-member: £15