Roo Green Ventures CEO to share his expert advice on shareholder value

Brian Davidson of RooGreen Ventures will be sharing his insights on how businesses can create shareholder value during an upcoming talk.

brian-davidsonAddressing a business audience at Lancaster University Management School on Thursday, September 29, Brian will be delivering a presentation which examines the definitions of shareholder value and how corporate social responsibility (CSR) impacts the issue.

RooGreen Ventures is a unique solution for corporates in need of capital restructuring and turnaround. With a track record in leading some of the UK’s most successful operational turnarounds and turnaround investments achieved at CEO, chairman and Private Equity Partner level, RooGreen Ventures brings first class operational, private equity, capital restructuring and asset management skills all under one roof to help turn round under-performing companies.

The talk is part of a new series of inspirational business Masterclasses hosted by Lancaster University Management School and supported by NatWest and Lancashire Business View. The series is open to all business owners and managers from across the North West. It is the second year running Lancaster University and NatWest have partnered together for the series.

Brian said: "Shareholder value means different things to different people. Is it all about maximising the cash return to investors or are there other imperatives? Should management and investors consider the longer term effects of their actions? Further, does the business have a corporate social responsibility? I am honoured to have been asked to speak at the Masterclass and welcome the opportunity for wider discussion on the issue.”

Helen Fogg, head of business engagement international at Lancaster University Management School, said: “Brian is the perfect speaker to kick start our new series of masterclasses. As a former Lancashire Entrepreneur of the Year and UK CEO of the year, local business owner-mangers will have the opportunity to hear Brian’s invaluable knowledge on the mechanics of driving shareholder value from a management perspective.”

Sue Haslem, relationship director at Nat West, said: “We are delighted Brian is speaking during our first Masterclass of the new academic year. He will no doubt offer some fascinating insight on how businesses of all sizes can add shareholder value.” The Masterclasses are free for SME business owners and managers to attend but places are limited and must be reserved by contacting Jen Melling on 01524 510769.