man behind one of the country’s most successful house builders gave
staff and students an insight into his business career at an event
at the University of Wolverhampton.
Steve Morgan spoke to a 100-strong audience at the City Campus,
at an event organised by the University of
Wolverhampton Business School (UWBS).
Mr Morgan is chairman of Redrow, the Bridgemere Group and of
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.
He is also one of the University’s honorary graduates and was
made of Doctor of Letters by the School of
Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure in 2010.
During the 90 minute talk on Wednesday he shared the highs and
lows of his business career, including how he returned to Redrow in
2009 after stepping down from the company nine years earlier.
The avid football fan also discussed his passion for Wolves. He
said although the club was relegated this year it was in a sound
financial position with no debt, a new stand and new academy on the
way and planned to bounce back as soon as possible to the Premier
Dr Anthea Gregory, Dean of UWBS, said: “It was inspiring to have
Steve talk to our students and to hear where he has come from and
what he has done in his business career.
“I hope that hearing first hand from an entrepreneur about how a
business can be created and run can help them, both as part of
their studies, and afterwards.
“It is vital that we provide as many opportunities as possible
for our students to forge close links with business and get a real
view on what it is to run and manage a business and what it takes
Following the talk Mr Morgan took questions from students and
staff. They covered a range of topics including what his biggest
challenges have been, Government policing on new housing and why
entrepreneurs get involved in football clubs.
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Picture: Dr Anthea Gregory, Dean, University of
Wolverhampton Business School, Steve Morgan and Steve Grady,
University of Wolverhampton Business School
Date Issued: Friday 11 May 2012
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