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How business schools engage with the regional agenda

5 October, Coventry

UK business schools drive local and regional economic growth by engaging locally and nationally with businesses, communities and government and make a significant contribution to the local economies. They help to improve productivity and help shape growth by supporting the regional agenda. The event will look at how to align business school strategic priorities with regional priorities for economic growth.

Our Taskforce report - 'Business schools: delivering value to local and regional economies' illustrates the role of universities as regional anchors with local bodies such Local Enterprise Partnerships and as SBC award holders there is a key focus on local SMEs and how to support start-ups and scale-ups.

This Small Business Charter workshop will explore the role of business schools as ‘anchor institutions’ and in building connections in the region. We will be sharing examples of business school interaction in the regional agenda, and participants will have plenty of opportunity for Q&A and discussions.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Mark Hart, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School (Workshop Facilitator)
  • Miceal Barden, Dean, Wolverhampton Business School
  • Dan Henderson, Associate Dean and Head of Students Enterprise, University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion