Additional subject delivery areas (including MSc):
Cross Cultutal Management
International Human Resource Management / Global Mobility
Human Resopurce Management
Strategic Tourism Management
Previous MMU roles held 200-2014
2012 - 2014 - Faculty Employability Co-ordinator
2009 - 2011 - Enterprise Fellow (0.5 secondment)
2008 - 2010 - Programme Leader International Hospitality Management
2005 - 2006 - Group HR Strategy - HQ Manchester Airport, MAG (0.5 secondment)
2000 - 2007 - School Industrial Placements Manager
International / Knowledge Exchannge Projects - See Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
External Examiner - See & Supervision
Leadership / Practitioner role -See Engagement & Knowledge Exchange
Why do I teach?
Because it's the best job in the world!
Academic and professional qualifications
MSc Hospitality Management
Executive Certificate in Events Management
PgDip Human Resource Management
PgDip Hotel & Catering Management
BA (Hons) Social Science ( major: Politics & Sociology)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
Fellow Higher Education Academy
Chartered Business Management Educator
Profesisonal Body Qualifications
Chartered Member CIPD
Fellow Institute of Hospitality
Fellow of British Institute iof Innkeeping
Fellow Ac Institute of Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
AGF Assessor (Sustainability)
Teaching & Research Supervision
Why study ?
External examiner roles
2014 - 2018 - Oxford Brookes University (International programmes - India & Malaysia)
2012 2014 - Birmingham College University - External Examiner validation of new programmes
2009 - 2014 - Sheffield Hallam University - UG & PG -
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
E. Ineson, A. Loyns, CS. Branston (2005). Cross-Cultural Adjustment for students on placement in the USA. Tourism. April,
TA. McNeill, S. Baines, C. Branston Towards environmental and economic sustainability in the public house hospitality sector. 10/11/2016.
T. McNeill, S. Baines, CS. Branston Making Pub Retailing Greener. Newcastle University, 6/9/2016.
E. Ineson, CS. Branston Promoting links between Management Education and the Hotel Sector. Bucharest, 1/1/2002.
CS. Branston, K. Csoban (2013). SMART EUROPE - 'Innovation Anchors’: Tourism Peer Review on Avila Province, Spain (co-author section - Education & Human Resources). Interreg IVC Programme (ERDF) SMART EUROPE, Interreg IVC Programme (ERDF) & Deputacion de Avila.
CS. Branston, J. Theodore (2011). Enhancing the employability and entrepreneurial skills of tourism and hospitality students through work-based learning. , Education Partnerships in Africa & The British Council.
"Manchester Metropolitan University collaboration of the Centre for Enterprise and the Dept of Food & Tourism Management teamed up with Stockport-based Robinsons Brewery to identify ways in which pubs, restaurants and bars can become greener and more profitable".There have been two joint conference papers deliverd as additional outputs, see Symplectic. The findings were delivered as research informed teaching in UG units in sustainability in business. Moreover, theyhave been captured within the practical Greener Retailing Publicans Guide. free to download.
'This SME Leadership Programme at MMU Centre for Enterprise, offered a practical leadership journey for Manchester and Cheshire business owners/entrepreneurs (5-50 employees) to enhance their professional identity and grow their own business by building their leadership talent. LEAD met business owners in their world to work on their issues to create the space they needed to leap into the future. LEAD is an intensive 10-month rich and dynamic learning experience including:Master Classes, Action Learning Sets, Coaching, Business Shadowing and Exchanges, and Learning and Reflection.
2008-2010: 'Enhance Employability & Entrepreneurship via WB Learning'Role: Project LeadKenya, Utalli College Nairobi, Kenya (Eduactional Partnerships in Africa & British Council).
I have had extensive in-practice leadership experience in the private sector, within corporate national brands and small business ventures, both operating in the highly competitive service sectors of hospitality, tourism and events. Leadership capabilities range across operational / managerial to strategic positions, allof which were aimed at facilitating people development and business growth.
2007-2019 - Managing Director - Enjoy Learning & Development Ltd