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BE... Unplugged 2019

Audience at BEUnplugged event

The BE... Unplugged panel event returns to the University of East London on 23 October for #MakeItHappen

BE… Unplugged is an evening that brings together a panel of game-changing influencers, disruptors and trailblazers who saw the world not as it is but as it could be and found success against the odds. From visualising big ideas to connecting the dots that others didn’t see, this is an opportunity to learn from those who fearlessly defied the status quo by pushing boundaries to bring their big ideas to life. This event will help you to take your personal, career or business development forward with confidence.

23 October, USG.17 USS, Stratford

5.00pm - registration, refreshments and networking / 6.00pm - discussion starts

Register here.

Paige Cakey

Paigey Cakey is an East London based rapper and actress who emerged as an influential voice in the urban music scene in 2011. She’s released five mixtapes, multiple singles such as Geko which has over 6.5 million views on YouTube. She starred alongside John Boyega in the cult classic Attack the Block, had a recurring role on BBC drama Waterloo Road, appeared in the BBC’s critically acclaimed Secrets and starred in the 2018 movie VS.

Sol Campbell

Sol Campbell is the current manager of League Two club Macclesfield Town and former Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Portsmouth, and Newcastle United player who had a distinguished career total of 73 England caps. In 2006 Sol became the only player to have represented England in six consecutive major tournaments including the World Cup and Euros. Sol’s club honours include winning the Premier League twice and the FA Cup three times.

Sian Gabbidon

Sian is the Leeds born, Apprentice winner 2018, fashion designer and owner of swimwear brand Sian Marie. This is a brand that offers bold, bright and unique pieces which aim to accentuate the feminine figure and empower the wearer by letting them 'make it their own' through the use of reversible and multiway styles combined with innovative hand drawn prints.

Lorraine Wright

Lorraine Wright is an award winning business woman and an Executive MBA Graduate from the University of Oxford, who has and continues to make her mark both in the corporate and music world. Lorraine became a Director at UBS - a Swiss global financial services firm - within 4.5 years from graduating from Brunel University. She is committed to impacting and transforming lives through the power of music which she does through her businesses including UV Talent and the annual University Gospel Choir of the Year event.

Farrah Storr

Farrah Storr is the Editor-in-Chief of ELLE UK and the former editor of Cosmopolitan UK. Having worked on several UK magazines such as Women's Health and Glamour, Storr was one of seven BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) women to be included on a 2017 list of the 1000 most powerful people in the United Kingdom. Storr is also the author of The Discomfort Zone: How to Get What You Want by Living Fearlessly, released in 2018.

Tim Campbell MBE

Tim Campbell was the first winner of BBC's The Apprentice. He was awarded the MBE for his Services to Enterprise Culture in 2012, is a motivational conference and after dinner speaker who is passionate about the power of business. He is the founder of the highly successful Bright Ideas Trust enterprise charity, owner of his own small business, co-author of one of Amazon’s Top 10 business books for 2010, ‘What’s Your Bright Idea?’, mentor and most recently Head of Client Services at International Talent Acquisition Outsourcing company Alexander Mann Solutions.

Evans Mensah

Founder of Laaghas, a Waffle sandwich shop based in Croydon. Evans entered UEL’s E-Factor in 2018 and finished 3rd in the competition. His waffle shop turned over a quarter of a million pounds before the end of its first year and now has 5 members of staff.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019
17:00-20:30

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