Interested in Successful Entrepreneurship?


Then SAVE this date – Thursday 6 June – to participate in Richmond Business School’s Wellbeing Research Centre event

This is your chance to join a small group of talented academics, entrepreneurs and practitioners to explore whether successful entrepreneurship can be taught, is there a formula for success?

Entrepreneurs provide the economy with its engine for innovation and growth. So, can we assume that successful entrepreneurship is a prerequisite for an economy that has innovated and grown? What do successful entrepreneurs have to say on this? Can we learn from their experience?

These questions and more will be addressed at a Wellbeing Research Centre (WRC) event taking place at Atlantic House, Kensington campus, on Thursday 6 June from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

The session, which will be opened by Richmond President, Professor Lawrence Abeln, will include illustrious entrepreneurs, among them Mark Allen, Founder and Chairman of the Mark Allen Group of companies, which he founded in 1985, having initially bought two medical magazines in a management buyout. Today the group has more than 70 brands in different sectors – healthcare, education, B2B, music and leisure – and is actively involved in exhibitions and conferences. Mark is a Visiting Professor and Trustee at Richmond. He is also an ‘ambassador’ for the homeless charity, Alabaré.

Mark will be joined by Michael Mueller, CEO of Form 3, which he formed after spending more than 25 years in management positions with Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays. Most recently, he was Global Head of Cash Management and a Member of the Corporate Banking Executive at Barclays, where he had responsibility for the product management and distribution of the bank’s payment, corporate deposit and customer access products. For many years Michael has been passionate about driving digital change and innovation in global banks and has sponsored many key initiatives in this area, including white-labelling, biometric security, mobile payments (Pingit) and portal and mobile banking technology. More recently he has been actively involved in industry-level discussions about central bank digital currencies and the application of distributed ledger technology in financial services. Michael holds a degree in Organisational Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.

Richmond Business School’s highly experienced faculty will be taking centre stage, with Hamad Khan, Associate Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship, speaking on Teaching Entrepreneurship and Nastaran Norouzi Richards-Carpenter, Associate Professor of Marketing and Programme Director of MA Luxury Brand Management, focusing on Bored of masstige? Are we running out of ideas for luxury products?

They will be joined by Richmond’s Dr Parviz Dabir-Alai, Professor of Economics and the WRC’s Director, Dr Nicola Mann, Associate Professor of Communications and Visual Cultures, Dr David Munyinyi, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Dr Sabine Spangenberg, Professor of Economics and Associate Dean at the Richmond Business School, and Professor Adrian Wilkins, Dean of Richmond Business School.

Richmond Business School’s Wellbeing Research Centre provides a platform to encourage discussion and debate on the relationship between wellbeing and the economic condition.  At the Centre, wellbeing is defined in its broadest sense, encompassing business, economics, finance, management and marketing.

For more details on the event see:, please email if you are interested in attending.

Deadline for RSVP Thursday 30 May