New collaboration to support leadership development in Essex

  • Date

    Thu 26 Jul 18

Essex Business School Building (Colchester campus)

Essex Business School at the University of Essex and Vistage, the global executive coaching and business advisory membership organisation, have joined forces to support leadership development in Essex and the Eastern region.

The collaboration will provide an opportunity for Essex and Suffolk based companies to join Vistage groups for Chief Executives, Managing Directors and Senior Managers. The groups provide an opportunity to build connections with professional peers from a diverse range of non-competitive businesses and backgrounds and to share leadership expertise.

Members of the Groups will also benefit from exclusive offers on the University of Essex’s executive education open programmes.

Commenting on the new partnership, Professor Tazeeb Rajwani, Head of Executive Education at Essex Business School said: “The University of Essex always explores new ways of thinking and working to add value to our business community. We are excited to be working in partnership with Vistage to support the development of senior leaders and managers in Essex and across our region, and to enable them to benefit from our unique portfolio of executive education courses that are innovative, research-led and intellectually challenging.”

"We are very much looking forward to working with Essex Business School to support the further development of executives in Essex and the region.”
Stuart Smith Chair of the Vistage Chief Executive and MD Group 

Stuart Smith, Chair of the Vistage Chief Executive and MD Group explained that the aim of the Groups was to: “create a unique environment that provides each member with individual insight, coaching, strategies and leadership skills to help them make better decisions and achieve better results for their company. We tailor each Vistage private advisory group programme to ensure that each member gets the maximum benefit possible.”

Vistage Worldwide, Inc. is a peer-to-peer membership organisation for CEOs, business owners and executives of small- to mid-size businesses. Vistage has more than 21,000 members in 20 countries.

For more information on the collaboration please contact Ville Karhusaari at the University of Essex on 01206 874559, email, or Stuart Smith at Vistage on 01362 693347, email