Lynn Sheppard is Director of Manchester Enterprise Centre
(MEC) at Manchester Business School, a leading Centre that operates
across the University of Manchester. The Centre connects enterprise
teaching, research and engagement; and encourages individuals and
businesses to have the confidence to develop innovative ideas.
Before joining the Centre in 2000, she spent most of her career
working in advertising and marketing, during that time establishing and
managing a number of companies. Lynn has a strong connection to the
region and for over a decade was a senior member of the business
development team at Trafford Park Development Corporation, which in that
period attracted private sector investment of over £1.7billion. She
also worked on the establishment of its various successor organisations
such as MIDAS and Trafford Park Manufacturing Institute.
Her particular interests are in the applied areas of corporate
innovation, business acceleration, entrepreneurship and customer-led