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Steve Fraser

UCLAN GRADUATE TO MANAGING DIRECTOR, UNITED UTILITIES

Steve Fraser graduated from Management Studies in 1996 at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). An advantage for Steven during his studies was being close to home so he could carry on working.

Since graduating, Steve now runs United Utilities, the biggest listed water company in the UK. The most interesting part of his career is working with graduates and apprentices, to bring youngsters into the business from places like the University, developing partners and getting the best from people.

Steve reflects on his time at UCLan and how his degree set him up for life “My time at UCLan gave me a great foundation for what I do now. I worked in a group that was very diverse, focused on very different things and very different beliefs. We came together both socially and in our studies to try and get the best out of each other.”

His advice for today’s graduates is “Work hard and play hard but make sure you get the balance right."