Blenheim Palace Breakfast why becoming a B-Corp might be for you
This panel is an opportunity to interact and discuss with two local businesses that have been through the journey and two experts from the B-Corp support ecosystem.
Many more firms both large small and are becoming B-Corps or considering starting their B-Corp journey. This panel is an opportunity to interact and discuss with two local businesses that have been through the journey and two experts from the B-Corp support ecosystem. Our Panel will be:
- Lillie Jamieson CEO, Send It To Alex, who achieved B-Corp last year
- Jesper Jonsson Director, Owen Mumford and a member of the IoD
- Grant Hayward, OSEP and Co Chair Oxfordshire+ B Local
- Mary Johnstone-Louis, Chair, B Lab UK
Please join for what should be a likely and interesting breakfast at Blenheim discussing and exploring B-corp.
Dr Mary Johnstone-Louis
Dr Mary Johnstone-Louis is a Senior Research Fellow at Said Business School, University of Oxford. She is Head Tutor for Oxford’s Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme and has worked on five continents including fieldwork in Bangladesh, South Africa, and across Latin America. She is a World Economic Forum Global Futures Council Fellow and Chair of the Board of B Lab UK.
Grant developed his career in business specialising in sales, procurement, IT and operations and was involved in a management buyout, also acquiring other businesses and eventually selling to a competitor. In 2008 after 30 years working in that sector, he relocated to Oxfordshire, and began to question his purpose and became determined to use whatever experience and expertise he had gained to help promote and support business as a force for good.
Jesper Jonsson is the Director of Medical Devices at Owen Mumford, bringing decades of leadership experience with a focus on expanding operations, revenue, and certifications for businesses across several industries. Jesper is responsible for growing the medical device business at Owen Mumford and leading the evolution of the portfolio as the company embraces technological and sustainable advancements.
After leaving secondary school at 15 without GCSEs and a series of short-term stints working in retail and hospitality, Lillie established herself on an Executive Assistant career path. She went on to work for small organisations in cross-functional roles encompassing marketing, operations and administration and providing Executive Assistance to business leaders.
Lillie returned to education at the age of 27, where her tutor identified consistent errors in her work which lead to a formal diagnosis of Dyslexia. Empowered by the diagnosis and adjustments that followed, she saw a significant rise in her grades and graduated successfully with BA Hons in Creative Writing and English Literature. It was a further 10 years of miscommunication, comments on her lack of facial expression, masking her identity in the workplace, and disassociated anxiety and panic attacks, before she was exposed to the female profile of Autism and was able to identify her differences.
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