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Business @ Breakfast

The School of Management presents Business @ Breakfast - a brand new monthly networking meeting focusing on best practices in business.

  • 23 Mar 2023, 8.00am to 23 Mar 2023, 10.00am GMT
  • Pavilion, 10 East, University of Bath
  • This event is free

Business @ Breakfast, our exciting new monthly networking meeting, brings together academics from the School of Management and professionals from Bath, Bristol, and the surrounding areas for informative talks, networking, and discussion around best practices and any issues facing businesses.

This event is suitable for:

  • Company Directors
  • Senior Managers
  • Founders
  • Individuals responsible for learning and development/HR within a business
  • Talent Directors

We want our future sessions to be guided by you, focusing on the topics that you feel would be beneficial for your business, so please let us know what you would like to hear about at subsequent events.

Future sessions

All confirmed dates for future Business @ Breakfast sessions are as follows:

  • 23 March 2023
  • 20 April 2023
  • 25 May 2023
  • 22 June 2023

Register for our March session using the link below.

Our next session

Our next session will feature Michele Rees-Jones, Alison Sturgess-Durden, Ruth Waterfield, Emily Quinn and Taryn Burden from Mayden who will discuss management and working differently.

Concerned that the constraints of conventional line management structures might stand in the way of exceptional innovation and unrivalled customer service, Mayden decided to break free from traditional approaches to people hierarchies and take a liberating, exciting and sometimes rocky journey into the extraordinary instead.

They have created a successful, dynamic, future-focused company that no longer relies on an outdated blueprint of traditional hierarchical management to get things done. What they have learned can benefit any organisation that's looking for more forward thinking ways of working - ways that have the potential to unlock remarkable levels of empowerment, creativity, collaboration and productivity.

An interested audience for this event might be comprised of organisations that are interested in working differently, that may have considered taking some steps towards this but are lacking confidence or belief that it can really be done, and even other organisations that have made the leap and are looking to share learning with other organisations who have embarked on the same journey.

Michele Rees-Jones

Michele is an accredited and certified Business and Personal Coach. Michele oversees the ongoing development of Mayden's internal coaching programme and coaches both individuals, teams and groups. She believes coaching can be a genuinely transformational feature of organisational development.

Alison Sturgess-Durden

Following a career in the health service Alison is one of Mayden's four directors overseeing both organisational and business development. Alison has been instrumental in building an open and self-managing culture at Mayden.

Ruth Waterfield

Ruth is an experienced software developer and Scrum Master for one of Mayden's software teams. She is a keen advocate of Scrum methodology and agile working principles. Ruth has been with Mayden since graduating from the University of Bath in 2017.

Emily Quinn

Emily recently joined Mayden's Market Discovery team as a researcher having completed her studies at the University of Bath’s School of Management. Emily spent her placement year immersed in Mayden's way of working.

Taryn Burden

Taryn curates and facilitates our efforts to build the kind of company we want to work for and is a passionate advocate for Mayden's way of working. In addition, she is Scrum Master for Mayden’s Market Discovery team.


Leaders in the latest business thinking

Portrait of Michele Rees-Jones

Michele Rees-Jones

Portrait of Alison Sturgess-Durden

Alison Sturgess-Durden

Portrait of Ruth Waterfield

Ruth Waterfield

Portrait of Emily Quinn

Emily Quinn

Portrait of Taryn Burden

Taryn Burden

Event registration


This event takes place in the University of Bath School of Management building

Pavilion 10 East University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

Get in touch if you have any questions about Business @ Breakfast.