Speaker Series with Mark Stormont, 21 January, 18 GMT

Entering the world of the arts as a young professional may seem like a daunting prospect in the wake of COVID-19. Or, it could be viewed as a great opportunity to forge a path in world clamouring for the culture and experiences of which it has been deprived.
Mark Stormont (alumni ‘09), started his career in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis. Leaving Durham he began his journey as a professional drummer before becoming an entrepreneur, employee, and ultimately a business owner with an annual turnover of £1.5m.

In this talk he will share stories and secrets born from a 10 year career in the arts and business that are fundamental to forging a successful and reliable career outside the confines of the traditional professions.

To obtain login details please email [email protected] by Thursday 21 January 2021 at 2pm.

  • Mark started his first business at Durham, establishing a music agency which provided entertainment to almost every single college and local hotel by the time he left. He has since built 3 hospitality companies to an annual turnover of £1.5m. 
  • Mark’s company Stormont London is a leading event entertainment agency for the UK’s event agencies and prestigious venues. Accredited at over 30 venues across London and representing over 1,500 acts and artists, Mark’s clients include Google, Amazon, Disney, Wembley Stadium and more.

Find out more the Speaker Series and its past events at https://www.dur.ac.uk/leadership-framework/speakerrecordings/ 

Emerging Leadership Event, 30 January, 10-14 GMT 

Our upcoming Emerging Leadership event is open to ALL members of the JCR/SCR Executive. We would be grateful if you could share this opportunity and please get in touch at [email protected]