Prestigious business lecture hailed a success

The Crystal Lecture is a joint venture hosted by University of Wolverhampton Business School in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and was also attended by staff and students.

Terry Last, Chief Executive of global company Tarmac, was this year’s guest speaker and was presented with a piece of glasswork designed by Matthew Bate, who graduated from the University’s School of Art & Design this year, as a thank you gift.

The topical lecture focused on how to run a modern business in hard times, and Terry Last spoke about how to run a successful business and what was needed in order to achieve this.

Dr Anthea Gregory, Dean of the Business School, said: “We were delighted that Terry took the time to come and speak at this event. We gained valuable insights into the challenges facing businesses and also ways of maintaining success in difficult times. He was very inspirational. It was a very enjoyable evening.”

Terry Last has worked in the industry for 43 years, starting with three years at Doncaster Mining College whilst working for Wimpey Minerals.

He has since worked for ARC (now Hanson), Aggregate Industries and Tarmac, and is now CEO of Tarmac, whose headquarters are in Ettingshall. His career has taken him to many places around the UK, including Northern Ireland, and he has also worked for periods overseas in the Caribbean Islands and in Africa.

The Crystal Lecture took place on Tuesday (October 18 2011) at the Wolverhampton City Campus and this was the 18th year the prestigious event has been held.

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Picture: L-R - Gerwyn Jones, Wolverhampton Branch Chair from the CMI and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton Professor Geoff Layer present Terry Last, CEO of Tarmac, with a piece of glasswork by recent graduate Matthew Bate.

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