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craig_bentley.jpgCraig Bentley


Course: Executive MBA
City of residence: Leicester
Employer: Bentley Management & Consulting
Interests: Football, rugby, gadgets
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When were you at Warwick?
I studied the Exec MBA, which meant going to Warwick for 5 day blocks every 6 weeks or so between 2006 and 2009.

Do you have any fond memories?
Lively debate within our groups led to some great lectures, I probably learned as much from my colleagues as I did from the teaching! I’m still in touch with a lot of people I met on the MBA, and some of those contacts have led to consulting projects. I cherish the time and people I met at Warwick, many of whom I’m still in touch with.

Where did you live while you were at Warwick?
I lived in Leicester but stayed on campus during my 5 day modules.

Were you a member of any societies?
It wouldn’t have worked for me as I was on campus so infrequently, but did volunteer as a Staff Student Liaison Committee member.

What are you doing now?
I set up my own consulting business in 2014, offering management consulting services to both commercial and education based clients.

Why did you decide to become an ambassador?
To continue my connection with Warwick, and help promote the outstanding work WBS does. Speaking to existing and past students really helped me to choose Warwick, in fact that’s what made the difference, and I’m happy to do the same for prospective students starting on their journey, and alumni wanting to stay connected.

Anything else you care to add?
Warwick is a special place. There’s lots of ways alumni can get involved, or stay connected, I would encourage anyone to get back in touch and continue their 'Warwick experience'.


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Jo Ford

Joanne Ford


Anderson HirstAnderson Hirst

Course: MBA

City of residence: Stratford upon Avon

Employer: Selling Interactions Limited

Interests: Fell running, triathlon, yoga, backpacking, craft beer production, sailing
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When were you at Warwick? 2006 – 2010

Do you have any fond memories?
The delicious smell of take away pizzas being delivered to the business school at 10pm as we worked late into the night on a group task on the entrepreneurial finance module. And having my brain stretched in all kinds of interesting directions by the diverse MBA course content

Where did you live while you were at Warwick? It was a distance learning course, so worked from home apart from the fun Warwick Weeks

Were you a member of any societies? I was a member of the doing a full time job while studying an MBA society i.e. any spare time reserved for family and recovery!

What are you doing now? Running my own business which was started up as a direct result of my time at Warwick, specialising in helping companies improve their sales by creating world class sales organisations

Why did you decide to become an ambassador? The Warwick MBA is truly exceptional and has transformed my working life for the better. I want to share that enthusiasm with others

Anything else you care to add?

The last year of our University experience can be the end of an era or the start of one: There is an amazing network of friends, experiences and opportunities in the alumni of Warwick. It would be mad not to use it!
Alan Mason

Alan Mason