LSBF Media and Press
Joining global media group Haymarket in 1994 as a temporary consultant, 21 years later Kevin Costello holds the CEO position of one of the UK’s most successful media organisations. Mr Costello is responsible for overseeing the company’s divisions in the UK, Germany, India, Hong Kong and the US. He sat down with Nadim Choudhury, Head of Careers Services and Employability for London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) in a recent interview as part of the Great Minds series.
With publications such as FourFourTwo, AutoSport, Brand Republic and F1 Racing in its portfolio, Haymarket started as Cornmarket Press in the 1950s. The partners split in 1965 and the company was renamed Haymarket Publishing. Due to its growing presence in online media and live events, it was rebranded as Haymarket Media Group in 2007.
LSBF students on the GGSB MSc in Finance programme recently took part in a week-long course in financial market trading to complement their degrees, gaining practical experience in risk managing real-time trades in live markets. The programme was delivered in partnership with the London Academy of Trading (LAT) in Tower Hill, London.
During the programme, each student was given their own trading terminal to learn real-life trading skills. They covered several topics, including fundamental and technical analysis, trading psychology and risk management, plus experience-building in multi-asset class exposure and career development. With live squawk audio feeds from LAT’s trading floors, they also gained practical knowledge in areas like equities, foreign exchange, commodities, fixed income, and multi-asset trading.
As part of its sustained efforts to shape the next generation of global business leaders, London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) is proud to launch a new executive programme aimed at helping ambitious professionals develop their own leadership skills. The Leadership Development Programme is an intensive, week-long course focusing on maximising participants’ strengths as inspiring leaders.
Targeted at managers with at least three years of professional experience, the programme will cover two essential areas: leading and coaching. Delivered using practical and analytical techniques, the subjects will help participants find out more about their own leadership style, and how to use their skills to empower colleagues and inspire teams to achieve better results.
Great business leaders know how to surround themselves with good people – that is the secret to a successful career in business according to Amy McPherson, the CEO of Marriott Hotels Europe. Having been recently interviewed for LSBF’s Great Minds Series, Ms McPherson spoke about the importance of soft skills to shape the careers of better, more effective leaders:
As a centre of education excellence, LSBF strives to provide students with first-class experience and academic development. Reflecting those efforts, LSBF in Singapore received a score of 77.8 in the latest Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore (CSISG) survey. The figure is well above the private education average of 66.3 and also exceeds the overall average customer satisfaction across all universities in Singapore, which received a score of 73.5.
The CSISG report, which is produced annually by the Singapore Management University’s Institute of Service Excellence, is a landmark measure of customer satisfaction cutting across sectors and sub-sectors in the services industry of Singapore.
In 2010, Jill McDonald was appointed CEO of McDonald’s UK. Since then, the brand has continued to see a growth in sales and profitability and, more importantly, an increase in trust of the brand and its products. In an exclusive interview with LSBF, Ms McDonald discussed some of the challenges that have faced the world’s biggest restaurant brand in recent years.
“We have to work hard as people become more and more interested in food; what’s in it, where it comes from,” she told Nadim Choudhury, Head of Careers Services at LSBF. “We’ve worked very hard to reassure our customers about the quality of our food. That has been something we’ve been focused on.”
Students, academics, corporate partners and business leaders today gathered in Tower Hill to join His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent as he opened a new campus in one of London’s most remarkable addresses. The campus will provide business and management courses for students of the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) at the gateway to the City of London and Canary Wharf.
London School of Business and Finance won two PQ Magazine Awards at this year's ceremony, which was held on 10th February in London. Both LSBF faculty and students beat the competition and won the awards in the Accountancy Lecturer of the Year (Private Sector) and Newly Qualified (NQ) Accountant of the Year categories.
London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has launched brand new ACCA Study Manuals for all papers. The manuals, produced with the help of LSBF’s ACCA faculty, reflect the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants’ latest syllabus and are available to both LSBF and external students.
Authenticity is the essence of a great leader – that is the view of Andrew Miller, CEO of the Guardian Media Group (GMG), the latest guest to be interviewed by LSBF in its Great Minds series of videos. Mr Miller, who has been GMG’s CEO for almost five years, disregarded the metaphorical idea that every great leader has a magic potion.
“Good leadership is very hard to define. The core essence of leadership in the current world is authenticity; loving the company you work for and enjoying the brand you’re involved in."