Tes Nayani, one of the most significant operators at the heart of Manchester United’s global business operations in recent history, gave UCFB Burnley students a truly unique insight into the workings of a footballing giant this past semester.

A seasoned public relations and communications professional and a central figure under the Glazer family ownership of Manchester United for six years, Tes’ work underpinned the successful growth in the club’s commercial partners worldwide.

The public relations guru was responsible for advising on the club’s financial communications, delivering Manchester United’s global commercial PR strategy and initiating media relationship building during the club’s overseas tours to Asia, North America, the Middle East and South Africa.

Aside from his stay at United, Tes has a strong portfolio of working within international organisations, and was able to provide students with advice for during and beyond their journey at UCFB.

With second to none industry experience, Tes’ guest lecture and Q&A were an unrivalled opportunity for UCFB students to acquire knowledge from his wealth of experience. Visiting UCFB for the first time, Tes was extremely impressed with the passionate students and state-of-the-art facilities, stating his intentions to return in the near future.