Sir Norman Stoller to give insight into business success at Mahdlo breakfast

HEAR from one of the region’s most successful businessmen and philanthropists at the next Mahdlo Business Breakfast on Thursday, January 17.

Sir Norman Stoller CBE KStJ DL will be sharing his fascinating personal and business journey story, from his time in the Air Force to leading the world-renowned Seton Healthcare Group. 

Guests will also hear more about his philanthropy through The Stoller Charitable Trust and his passion for “giving something back” and providing an inspiration for young people to follow.

Running from 8.45am to 10.30am at the Egerton Street youth centre, the event is free to attend and open to all business owners, leaders, managers, entrepreneurs and students from across Oldham. 

Lucy Lees, Deputy CEO at Mahdlo, said: “We are delighted Norman has agreed to start our 2019 series of Business Breakfasts and share his incredible story with the people of Oldham.

“We are anticipating a packed audience and are advising guests to book well in advance.”

The breakfast event, sponsored by Ideal Unified Communications, will take a Q&A format with Norman being interviewed by Mahdlo Chairman Terry Flanagan. 

If attendees have any questions, Mahdlo asks they are submitted prior to the event by email to

Opportunities to ask questions will also be available on the day. 

Matt Dobson, Managing Director at Ideal Unified Communications, commented: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Mahdlo Business Breakfasts for the next 12 months. 

“There’s more to supporting Mahdlo than seeing how your money is used to support young people – there are many benefits to your business as well and I’d encourage businesses of all sizes to get involved.“ 

Claire Crossfield, Development Manager at Mahdlo, added: “Huge thanks to our Matt for sponsoring the event and all our speakers who give up their time to enable us to run these events for free.

“However, as a charity we are asking if guests would consider making a voluntary donation of £5 on arrival or at time of booking. This donation would be used to provide a year’s free membership for a young person who in in care or who otherwise could not afford it.”

To register for the event or to submit a question, email or call Claire or Lucy on 0161 785 3862.

Opened in 2012, Mahdlo is a registered charity and state-of-the-art Youth Zone which provides positive activities and practical support for young people aged 8 – 19 (25 with disabilities). Yearly membership is just £5 and entrance to each session is just 50p. 

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