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Dr Stephen Brookes nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Stephen Brookes QPM has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award as an ex-member of British Forces in Business. The awards will take place at Grosvenor Hall in London next month. 

Stephen is currently CEO and founder of Compass Leadership Limited and also Honorary Reader at Alliance Manchester Business School. Having taught at Alliance Manchester Business School for 15 years, one of the programmes that Stephen coordinated with Malcolm Smith was the famous Negotiation Skills module on both the Full-time and Global MBA programmes.  

He joined the Royal Navy at the age of 15 in 1970.  After serving in the Royal Navy, he spent thirty years in policing and the Home Office.  During this long public leadership career, Stephen was influential in persuading the government to change the law concerning offenders who committed crimes whilst on court bail.  He also pioneered policing and community safety improvements.  He was awarded the Queens Police Medal in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours, 2002, for distinguished police service.  Following the award of his PhD, Stephen was appointed Associate Professor at Alliance Manchester Business School researching, teaching and consulting on leadership and negotiation.

Dr Stephen Brookes said:

I am delighted to have been nominated and shortlisted for this award.  When you reflect on your lifelong career, you realise how much impact your military background has on shaping your values and work ethic. No matter how short your service, this is a lifetime of influence”.  

Fifty years after he began his career as the youngest member of HMS Intrepid ship company in Singapore, he finished his formal employment with the University of Manchester in the country.  His activity in Singapore (and other global centres) included designing and delivering a master’s International Healthcare Leadership programme and co-leading a practically based Negotiation Skills Module on the Global MBA.