[vc_row type=”full_width_content” full_screen_row_position=”middle” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” full_height=”yes” columns_placement=”stretch” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom”][vc_column centered_text=”true” column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][image_with_animation image_url=”2363″ alignment=”” animation=”Fade In” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”padding-8-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color=”#ffffff” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_animated_title heading_tag=”h1″ style=”color-strip-reveal” color=”Accent-Color” text=”Mandy Parkinson”][nectar_animated_title heading_tag=”h2″ style=”color-strip-reveal” color=”Extra-Color-1″ text=”Head of Business and Public Engagement, Manchester Metropolitan University”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1527000807626{margin-top: 30px !important;margin-bottom: 30px !important;}”]Mandy Parkinson has many years of commercial, marketing and business development experience across all elements of the education sector. Tenacious in building new business, securing customer loyalty and forging strong relationships with external business partners.

As a highly qualified and experienced business professional, she is currently undertaking a research programme of study in order to gain a PhD, Mandy is qualified to Masters level in Business-Systems and Marketing, as well as being a member of both the Chartered Institute of Marketers’ and the Institute of Leadership and Management. In addition, she is also a qualified and experienced Business start-up advisor.

During her career, Mandy has worked in various commercial and employer engagement roles supporting business to realise their potential. This has included advising on training needs, as well as apprenticeship and enterprise opportunities, working with businesses to inform the strategic delivery of the programmes to meet the needs of the labour market.

She is also an experienced Higher Education lecturer, with a specialism in business and marketing. In addition, an experience of working within a senior-management role with an SME, this experience gives her a special insight into the demands and needs of small and micro-enterprises which she is now able to address as part of my role at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Mandy has also led a variety of teams to engage with and facilitate relationships between education and business. Fostering strategic partnerships external to the institutions, which support and promote the development of commercial income streams.

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