Entrepreneurs in Residence
Our Entrepreneurs in Residence bring real-world expertise and entrepreneurial practice to students, academics and the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) who receive support from UCLan’s Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise (LSBE).
To enhance the student experience, the Entrepreneurs in Residence contribute to teaching, learning and employability. This could be through engaging in any of (but not limited to) the following ways:
- masterclasses, keynotes, Q&A sessions
- providing an innovative project for students to work on
- advising on curriculum relevant to industry
Meet the network
Please note: views and opinions of members in the network are their own and not that of the University.
Michelle (Mich) Bondesio is the founder of Growth Sessions, a freelance writer and communications consultant, and the host of the Creating Cadence podcast. Prior to starting her solopreneur journey in 2018, Michelle built a 20 year career in communications and project management, working across digital and creative industries.
Prior to starting her female owned consulting business, Joanne has had 25+ years’ experience working with Fortune 1000 companies in the global technology and IT sector in both a senior leadership and board member capacity.
Following an earlier career in vehicle rental, Rupert established CoolKit in 2005, which has since grown to become the UK's largest, multi-award-winning manufacturer of refrigerated vans. Sixteen years later, as industry leaders, CoolKit employs more than 120 invaluable colleagues and expect to produce more than 2,000 vehicle conversions and sell more than 500 complete refrigerated vans.
Glen is an electronic security and business intelligence entrepreneur. He has over 30 years’ experience as a security industry professional, having worked for and with some of the biggest names in the industry. In 2009 he founded Business Insight 3, experts in human, vehicle and object detection, with the aim of providing cutting edge technology to all sectors and types of business.
Russell is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur, with a special interest in equality, diversity, and inclusion. He ran a successful business for 25 years before entering the world of academia and community engagement and his expertise in entrepreneurship, lifelong learning and active citizenship is now recognised both nationally and internationally.
Pam is the founder of Monarch Personnel Services Ltd, which provides recruitment services with the correct mindset at the forefront of the process. With over thirty years of experience in her industry, Pam has a passion for sourcing candidates who share the same values as an organisation and thrive in the correct cultural fit.