Find Your Course
Liverpool Hope Logo

Liverpool Hope Business School

Hope Business Gateway

Welcome

‌...to Hope Business Gateway

Hope Business Gateway is the single access point which connects businesses and external organisations to the world class talent, programs, ‌facilities‌ and resources available within Liverpool Hope University.

With a dedicated team of academic and industry experts, we provide a high quality service and innovative solutions to help businesses achieve economic sustainability and business success.  

Our remit is simply to develop strong business partnerships and collaborations for the delivery of knowledge transfer and consultancy and professional services to drive economic growth at local, regional and international level. 

Located in the University’s Business School, Hope Business Gateway also supports and develops employment and enterprise opportunities for our students and graduates (add link to student life)

Read more about our services

  • Research and Consultancy Services
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Student Placements and Employment Opportunities
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Enterprise Support and Opportunities for Businesses

Events

Hope Business GatewayHope Business Gateway hosts business conferences, seminars, workshops, programmes and networking events.

These events bring together an extensive network of key decision makers, social entrepreneurs and thought leaders from across the country. With a dedicated theme for each event hosted, businesses and organisations can capitalise on a number of excellent sponsorship packages that offer further profile raising opportunities. Sponsors can enjoy a designated speaker slot alongside a keynote representative, selected advertising slots for their brand banner and full advertising support from the Hope Business Gateway team.

Young Enterprise

Young EnterpriseThe opportunity to work in teams to set up a business during the second year of the Business Management programme

Carol Buckman (Business Gateway Manager) liaises with the Young Enterprise team to facilitate the programme in the Business School. This includes coordinating the timetable, setting up speakers, developing networking links and working closely with the Business Mentors to give students the greatest chance of success in setting up their own business.

Carol organises visits to businesses for students to gain opportunities for employability skills, as well as an understanding of visual merchandising. All students taking part in this programme will get the chance to take part in a pitching competition to see who will go forward to the regional finals to represent the university against students from other universities across the North West. If successful at the regionals there is an opportunity to go forward to the National competitions and possibly the European competition. A great opportunity to gain "real life" business skills.

 

The mentors involved in this academic year's 2016-17 programme are:

 

Rebecca WaterfieldRebecca Waterfield

Rebecca graduated from the University of Sunderland in 1999 with a BA (hons) in Media Studies and 2 years experience as a freelance journalist.

From there she worked in a number of radio stations before moving to the Wirral in 2001 to present a Breakfast Show on Wirral’s Buzz. After 8 years on air she then came off air and worked as a Programme Organiser before taking control of 4 stations which she looked after for 18 months and oversaw the transition to what is now Capital and Heart FM. During that time she became interested in the events industry, having organised a number of events for the station launches.

In July 2011 she took the plunge and left her radio career to work full time on her event management business; Funky Sunflower Events. During the last 5 years, she has worked on over 700 weddings and events ranging from private dining experiences to awards dinners and product launches.  

 

David McTagueDave McTague

David McTague‌ is an experienced and innovative manager, promoter and publicist. He works with a range of organisations on creative and arts-led projects, with his expertise encompassing marketing, publicity, and curating and producing events - primarily in the music, arts, and cultural sectors. He has been responsible for assisting the creation and development of numerous businesses and projects; co-ordinating marketing campaigns and delivering events including festivals, exhibitions and live music.

David is a founder and director of One Fell Swoop - a boutique publicity and marketing agency, with current clients including Africa Oye, Threshold Festival, Fairport Convention, Liverpool Book Art and RedHouse Originals Gallery. Notably, David has worked with the Africa Oye festival for over a decade, as it has grown in terms of both stature and attendance, and heads the organisation's marketing and partnerships. He also founded the city's popular Mellowtone live music night and record label, and works with the "Next Stop New York" project; an exploration of the arrival of American music in Liverpool, featuring exhibitions, panels, workshops and parties.

David has worked as a mentor with Young Enterprise for over 4 years, supporting students on various programmes. 

 

Hems de WinterHems De Winter 

Hems de Winter founded de Winter PR in 1989 after fifteen years as a journalist, local government press officer and PR practitioner.

Born in Holland, Hems spent ten years as a journalist and at 25 was appointed Editor of the former Liverpool Weekly News. He moved into local Government working as a press officer with Cheshire County Council for three years before joining a small public relations agency.

In 1989 he left the agency to launch de Winter PR. Twenty-seven years later the business has evolved into an award-winning agency with 18 people working across UK meeting the PR and marketing needs of several global brands.

de Winter PR is now listed in the UK’s top 40 agencies outside London and was recently voted North West agency of the year, one of 16 awards that team de Winter has been awarded over the last five years.

Six years ago, he led the transformation of de Winter from a small, parochial lifestyle business into an award-winning agency with global clients, European representation and offices in three cities. Hems has since become passionate about sharing the lessons from the journey with businesses and business leaders across many different sectors.

He now lectures, runs workshops and serves as a trustee of several charities.

 

Rich PontefractRich Pontefract

Richard is currently working as a freelance marketing, events and project manager, with Liverpool-based publicity agency One Fell Swoop, and also for a number of festivals and organisations, including the Liverpool International Music Festival, Tate Gallery and Africa Oye.

He has a wealth of experience designing, researching and implementing marketing campaigns, across numerous platforms, including print, online and face to face. Working with established regional marketing agencies, he has worked closely with arts organisations, charities, CICs, health initiatives and independent businesses to realise the potential of their offline marketing campaigns, and his current work with One Fell Swoop has widened the scope to include digital media channels, commercial partnerships and nationwide publicity.

Richard also has a strong background in the events industry, having worked in varied capacities for the last 15 years. Starting with promoting club and student nights in the early 2000's, he has gone on to work with a wide range of different organisations, including Hotels, Universities, Festivals, Galleries and major Conferences. His recent work on the Liverpool: Next Stop New York project has been an exploration of the arrival of American music in Liverpool, comprising exhibitions, panels, workshops and parties. He has worked with Young Enterprise for over 5 years now, and really enjoys supporting students on their first forays into business.

Blog

Working at ComputerThe Hope Business Gateway Blog...for students, by students

The blog can be viewed in full by clicking here.

Contact

018 Mrs Carol Buckman

Business Gateway Manager: Mrs. Carol Buckman

Hope Business Gateway

Tel: 0151 291 3285

Email: buckmac@hope.ac.uk

Welcome

‌...to Hope Business Gateway

Hope Business Gateway is the single access point which connects businesses and external organisations to the world class talent, programs, ‌facilities‌ and resources available within Liverpool Hope University.

With a dedicated team of academic and industry experts, we provide a high quality service and innovative solutions to help businesses achieve economic sustainability and business success.  

Our remit is simply to develop strong business partnerships and collaborations for the delivery of knowledge transfer and consultancy and professional services to drive economic growth at local, regional and international level. 

Located in the University’s Business School, Hope Business Gateway also supports and develops employment and enterprise opportunities for our students and graduates (add link to student life)

Read more about our services

  • Research and Consultancy Services
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Student Placements and Employment Opportunities
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Enterprise Support and Opportunities for Businesses

Events

Hope Business GatewayHope Business Gateway hosts business conferences, seminars, workshops, programmes and networking events.

These events bring together an extensive network of key decision makers, social entrepreneurs and thought leaders from across the country. With a dedicated theme for each event hosted, businesses and organisations can capitalise on a number of excellent sponsorship packages that offer further profile raising opportunities. Sponsors can enjoy a designated speaker slot alongside a keynote representative, selected advertising slots for their brand banner and full advertising support from the Hope Business Gateway team.

Young Enterprise

Young EnterpriseThe opportunity to work in teams to set up a business during the second year of the Business Management programme

Carol Buckman (Business Gateway Manager) liaises with the Young Enterprise team to facilitate the programme in the Business School. This includes coordinating the timetable, setting up speakers, developing networking links and working closely with the Business Mentors to give students the greatest chance of success in setting up their own business.

Carol organises visits to businesses for students to gain opportunities for employability skills, as well as an understanding of visual merchandising. All students taking part in this programme will get the chance to take part in a pitching competition to see who will go forward to the regional finals to represent the university against students from other universities across the North West. If successful at the regionals there is an opportunity to go forward to the National competitions and possibly the European competition. A great opportunity to gain "real life" business skills.

 

The mentors involved in this academic year's 2016-17 programme are:

 

Rebecca WaterfieldRebecca Waterfield

Rebecca graduated from the University of Sunderland in 1999 with a BA (hons) in Media Studies and 2 years experience as a freelance journalist.

From there she worked in a number of radio stations before moving to the Wirral in 2001 to present a Breakfast Show on Wirral’s Buzz. After 8 years on air she then came off air and worked as a Programme Organiser before taking control of 4 stations which she looked after for 18 months and oversaw the transition to what is now Capital and Heart FM. During that time she became interested in the events industry, having organised a number of events for the station launches.

In July 2011 she took the plunge and left her radio career to work full time on her event management business; Funky Sunflower Events. During the last 5 years, she has worked on over 700 weddings and events ranging from private dining experiences to awards dinners and product launches.  

 

David McTagueDave McTague

David McTague‌ is an experienced and innovative manager, promoter and publicist. He works with a range of organisations on creative and arts-led projects, with his expertise encompassing marketing, publicity, and curating and producing events - primarily in the music, arts, and cultural sectors. He has been responsible for assisting the creation and development of numerous businesses and projects; co-ordinating marketing campaigns and delivering events including festivals, exhibitions and live music.

David is a founder and director of One Fell Swoop - a boutique publicity and marketing agency, with current clients including Africa Oye, Threshold Festival, Fairport Convention, Liverpool Book Art and RedHouse Originals Gallery. Notably, David has worked with the Africa Oye festival for over a decade, as it has grown in terms of both stature and attendance, and heads the organisation's marketing and partnerships. He also founded the city's popular Mellowtone live music night and record label, and works with the "Next Stop New York" project; an exploration of the arrival of American music in Liverpool, featuring exhibitions, panels, workshops and parties.

David has worked as a mentor with Young Enterprise for over 4 years, supporting students on various programmes. 

 

Hems de WinterHems De Winter 

Hems de Winter founded de Winter PR in 1989 after fifteen years as a journalist, local government press officer and PR practitioner.

Born in Holland, Hems spent ten years as a journalist and at 25 was appointed Editor of the former Liverpool Weekly News. He moved into local Government working as a press officer with Cheshire County Council for three years before joining a small public relations agency.

In 1989 he left the agency to launch de Winter PR. Twenty-seven years later the business has evolved into an award-winning agency with 18 people working across UK meeting the PR and marketing needs of several global brands.

de Winter PR is now listed in the UK’s top 40 agencies outside London and was recently voted North West agency of the year, one of 16 awards that team de Winter has been awarded over the last five years.

Six years ago, he led the transformation of de Winter from a small, parochial lifestyle business into an award-winning agency with global clients, European representation and offices in three cities. Hems has since become passionate about sharing the lessons from the journey with businesses and business leaders across many different sectors.

He now lectures, runs workshops and serves as a trustee of several charities.

 

Rich PontefractRich Pontefract

Richard is currently working as a freelance marketing, events and project manager, with Liverpool-based publicity agency One Fell Swoop, and also for a number of festivals and organisations, including the Liverpool International Music Festival, Tate Gallery and Africa Oye.

He has a wealth of experience designing, researching and implementing marketing campaigns, across numerous platforms, including print, online and face to face. Working with established regional marketing agencies, he has worked closely with arts organisations, charities, CICs, health initiatives and independent businesses to realise the potential of their offline marketing campaigns, and his current work with One Fell Swoop has widened the scope to include digital media channels, commercial partnerships and nationwide publicity.

Richard also has a strong background in the events industry, having worked in varied capacities for the last 15 years. Starting with promoting club and student nights in the early 2000's, he has gone on to work with a wide range of different organisations, including Hotels, Universities, Festivals, Galleries and major Conferences. His recent work on the Liverpool: Next Stop New York project has been an exploration of the arrival of American music in Liverpool, comprising exhibitions, panels, workshops and parties. He has worked with Young Enterprise for over 5 years now, and really enjoys supporting students on their first forays into business.

Blog

Working at ComputerThe Hope Business Gateway Blog...for students, by students

The blog can be viewed in full by clicking here.

Contact

018 Mrs Carol Buckman

Business Gateway Manager: Mrs. Carol Buckman

Hope Business Gateway

Tel: 0151 291 3285

Email: buckmac@hope.ac.uk