The Humber Business Week Steering Group is proud to present a week-long series of interviews led by one of the original founders of the week 16 years ago Dr Paul Sewell OBE.
His ‘Elevenses’ series will include interviews with journalist and television presenter Steph McGovern, who was previously the lead presenter of BBC Breakfast’s business news, respected local business consultant David Hall, and a ‘business focussed’ joint interview with Hull FC and Hull KR owners Adam Pearson and Neil Hudgell.
Also takiing part is Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, the former Conservative Party co-chair who became the first Muslim woman to serve in the British cabinet and held the roles of Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister and Minister of State for Faith and Communities.
The week of interviews will round off with the tables being turned on Mr Sewell, who himself will be interviewed by former Labour Hull West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson about his own career leading The Sewell Group – one of the region’s most successful firms - and his business memoirs ‘Half a Lettuce’.
Paul said: “As one of the original founders of what ultimately became Humber Business Week as we now know it, I have been delighted to see the week continue to flourish for 15 years, and I really wanted to play a big part this year as it returns to the fold.
“I did an interview with John Prescott a couple of years ago and it went down really well, so that got me thinking about doing something similar this year.
“Then I thought that I’d approach a number of interesting people I have been fortunate enough to get to know throughout my career - people who have great stories to tell about their varied working careers and business – to create an interview series for the week.
“I am delighted with the quality of people who have agreed to take part and the aim is to make these interviews entertaining, engaging and informative, and something people can choose to tune into on a coffee break each day, between the many other excellent events being staged. I’m aiming for a mix of Parkinson and Piers Morgan!”.
Today’s interview: Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
A lawyer, a businesswoman, a campaigner and a cabinet minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles, but she is best known for being the first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet. In August 2014 she resigned from Government citing the Government’s “morally indefensible” policy on Gaza.
One of five girls born to immigrants of Pakistani origin in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, Sayeeda studied law at Leeds University, going on to work for the Crown Prosecution Service before setting up her own legal practice.
Date/Time10 June 2021 11:00 - 12:00
Who is it aimed at
Anyone interested in the lives and careers of interesting people