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Business Week Celebration Dinner 2022

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Welcome to the University of Hull’s Business Week Celebratory Dinner.

Please find tonight's menu below, together with biographies of our speaker and Opera North performers.

We're delighted to be joined this evening by Stewart McKinlay, Vice President of Global Research and Development for Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management, and Opera North will no doubt end our evening with a stirring performance.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership, and enjoy the evening.

  • Humber Business Week Dinner Menu


    Duck Terrine - confit leg of duck set on a herb base, topped with duck liver pate and a redcurrant jelly served with fresh pea shoots, cherry chutney and chive oil.  (gf)

    King Oyster Mushrooms - sautéed king oyster mushrooms with asparagus cappuccino, fresh peas, poached morels and marinated asparagus tips.  (v, vn, gf)



    Pork Tenderloin Roulade filled with leek and spinach. Alsace cabbage, potato mille-feuille, charred carrot, wilted greens, ham hock bon bon, caramelised Bramley apple finished with a café crème sauce and crackling stick.  (gf except bon bon)

    Butternut Squash - trio of squash including a butternut squash, sage and mushroom tian, risotto filled squash with parmesan tuille and an individual squash pie with sweet potato mash served with wild mushrooms and toasted chestnut sauce.  (v, vn, gf)



    Strawberries and Cream - white chocolate mousse with a strawberry mirror glaze, basil fluid gel, strawberry & balsamic ice cream, white chocolate powder, strawberry and black pepper macaron, micro basil.  (v, gf)

    Charred Pineapple cooked in Malibu with toasted almonds, lime jelly and sorbet.  (veg, vn, gf)


  • Biographies of speakers and performers

    Stewart McKinlay

    is the Vice President of Global Research and Development for Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management.

    Smith & Nephew Wound Management has world class research and development teams and their facilities in the US and here in Hull are the Global Research & Development Centre for Advanced Wound Management. Nearly 200 scientists and engineers work across early research, technology partnering, new product development, project management and clinical trials. Stewart has spent 18 years at Smith & Nephew Wound Management with 14 years of leading research and development. Stewart has personally overseen over 50 new product launches in the Wound Management sector across dressings, active antimicrobials, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, electro-mechanical devices, Biologics, sensors, Data and Mobile Apps. He has over 30 years of Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and flexible film manufacturing and research and development experience. Smith & Nephew is the UK’s largest Medical Device Manufacturer with 18,000 employees worldwide and started in Hull 160 years ago.

    Gillene Butterfield

    is originally from Swindon and has been a member of the Chorus of Opera North since 2006. She studied at Trinity College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Roles for Opera North include: Julie Jordan Carousel, Strolling Player Death in Venice, Despina Così fan tutte, Zorah Ruddigore, Masha The Queen of Spades, Second Woman Dido and Aeneas, Rosaura the Puppet The Adventures of Pinocchio, Cinderella Into the Woods (co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse), First Mendicant Suor Angelica, Sylviane/Valencienne The Merry Widow, Pat Not Such Quiet Girls, Papagena The Magic Flute, Rose Maurrant Street Scene, Elle La Voix humaine and Mrs Nordstrom A Little Night Music (co-production with Leeds Playhouse). She has also performed with Opera Holland Park, Opera Minima, Much Loved Productions, British Youth Opera and the National Youth Music Theatre (Into the Woods). She was part of the chorus for Grimes on the Beach at the Aldeburgh Festival and has also sung at the Salzburg Festival, Bregenz Festival, Buckingham Palace, the Linbury Studio and at the Handel House Museum.

    Richard Mosley-Evans

    was born in Wales. He studied Engineering and worked in the steel industry before studying at the RWCMD in Cardiff. Opera includes: Dulcamara L’elisir d’amore, Bosun Billy Budd, Doctor/Herald/Servant Macbeth, Shepherd Pelléas et Mélisande, Amantio di Nicolao Gianni Schicchi, Dancaïre Carmen, Fifth Servant Capriccio, Steersman Tristan und Isolde, Servant Lulu, Inn Keeper/Naval Captain Manon Lescaut, Zaretsky Eugene Onegin (Glyndebourne Festival); Don Pasquale, Frank Die Fledermaus, Benoît/Alcindoro La bohème, Doctor Grenvil La traviata, Stagehand The Makropulos Case (Glyndebourne on Tour); Dr Gravid The Virtues of Things (Linbury, ROH); Foreman/Mayor Jenůfa (Opéra de Lille); Don Alfonso Così fan tutte, Kaiser Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Arthur The Lighthouse, Gianni Schicchi (ETO); Sacristan Tosca, Imperial Commissioner Madama Butterfly (Raymond Gubbay at RAH); Marcello La bohème (Opera Box); Father Hänsel und Gretel, Sharpless Madama Butterfly, Germont La traviata (Henfield Opera Project). He is a member of the Chorus of Opera North, and his roles for the Company include: Talpa Il tabarro, Second Mate Billy Budd (Aldeburgh Festival), Usher Trial by Jury, Cristiano Un ballo in maschera, First Soldier Salome, Sciarrone Tosca, Second Armed Man The Magic Flute, Guccio Gianni Schicchi, Kostandis The Greek Passion, George Jones Street Scene, Grail Knight Parsifal, and the Opera North/West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production of Berlin to Broadway.

    Martin Pickard

    (piano) studied at Cambridge University, where he graduated in Modern and Medieval Languages, and as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music. He began his professional career as a repetiteur, conductor and chorusmaster in the opera houses of Kiel and Nuremberg. In 1989 he returned to the UK and joined Opera North. He has since conducted more than 30 of Opera North’s productions. Between 2008 and 2015 he was the company’s Head of Music. Martin has also worked with English National Opera, Opéra Les Azuriales, Bregenzer Festspiele, Buxton Festival, Perth International Arts Festival (Western Australia), Matav Symphony Orchestra (Budapest) and Tiroler Landestheater (Innsbruck). In 2003 he assisted Jiří Bělohlávek on the landmark Glyndebourne Festival production of Tristan und Isolde. Since then he has returned regularly to Glyndebourne as an assistant conductor and senior coach. In 2005 he made his Glyndebourne conducting debut with Smetana’s The Bartered Bride. Recent years have seen a particular emphasis on the works of Wagner. Martin was part of the team which developed Opera North’s acclaimed Ring cycle, conducted by Richard Farnes, between 2011 and 2016. Since 2018 he has been closely involved with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Ring project, working as repetiteur and assistant conductor to Vladimir Jurowski. At the Glyndebourne Festival 2021 he assisted Robin Ticciati on Tristan und Isolde. He is currently assisting Richard Farnes on Opera North’s production of Parsifal. Martin is also active as a piano accompanist, appearing, amongst others, with the tenor Ilker Arcayürek, the mezzo-soprano Catherine Wyn-Rogers and the soprano Lesley Garrett. He is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Leeds and a Visiting Tutor in the Vocal Department of the RNCM. In recent years he has been on the teaching staff of the Oxenfoord Summer School under the directorship of Malcolm Martineau.

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