Meet Ruby McGregor-Smith, Chief Executive of MITIE Group plc

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The private sector is being relied on to generate growth in the UK.  Where will the new businesses come from and how will they grow and create employment? Ruby will consider alternative ways for entrepreneurs to fund new businesses, choose partners and look at what key attributes will be needed to succeed.

Event details:

Thursday 09 February 2012, 18.00-20.30
2B020 - B Block
University of the West of England
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY

Biography:

Ruby McGregor-Smith is the Chief Executive of MITIE Group PLC, the strategic outsourcing and energy services company.

She joined MITIE in 2002 and was appointed as CEO in 2007. She is one of a small number of women holding the position of Chief Executive in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 and is the first Asian woman to be appointed in such a role within that group of companies.

Since joining, she has seen MITIE grow its revenue from £0.5bn to £1.9bn, continuing its unbroken track record of profit and revenue growth.

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