Power of Partnership event 2022

Call out to East Midlands businesses to explore partnerships with the University of Nottingham

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

The University of Nottingham is putting the call out to businesses in the region to join its annual business conference on Friday 16 June.

The free-to-attend Power of Partnership event, hosted at the East Midlands Conference Centre, is open to businesses of all sizes and sectors.

Professor David Park, Dean of Nottingham University Business School, said: “We are really excited about the Power of Partnerships 2023. We have a diverse group of businesses attending as both exhibitors and attendees.

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For those thinking about attending the event you can expect to find out more about the wide range of partnering opportunities available and talk to the organisations we already partner with and how it’s propelled their business. In addition to the fantastic networking opportunities we have a great line-up of speakers from a range of business disciplines.
Professor David Park, Dean of Nottingham University Business School

The morning session will cover the opportunities and skills needed to explore originality in all aspects of business. In the afternoon, business leaders and politicians will discuss growing the economy, with updates from local MP and Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Ben Bradley MP; along with Marc Abrams, Senior Partner at KPMG; Iain Blatherwick, Interim Chairman at Marketing Nottingham and Partner at Brown Jacobson; and Kike Oniwinde Agoro, Founder and CEO of the BYP Network.

Professor Park added: “For me, the essence of this event is to demonstrate the power of collaborative working and to explore opportunities that can lead to mutual benefit and success, I’m looking forward to making new connections.”

Business professionals who are interested in attending can secure their free place for the event on Friday 16 June by booking online and will also get further opportunity to network over a complimentary BBQ lunch. Registration on the day is from 9am and the event closes at 2:30pm.

To find out more about working with the University of Nottingham visit the Working with Business webpage.

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About the University of Nottingham

Ranked 32 in Europe and 16th in the UK by the QS World University Rankings: Europe 2024, the University of Nottingham is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience, and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our students. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement.

Nottingham was crowned Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 – the third time it has been given the honour since 2018 – and by the Daily Mail University Guide 2024.

The university is among the best universities in the UK for the strength of our research, positioned seventh for research power in the UK according to REF 2021. The birthplace of discoveries such as MRI and ibuprofen, our innovations transform lives and tackle global problems such as sustainable food supplies, ending modern slavery, developing greener transport, and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

The university is a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally - and our graduates are the second most targeted by the UK's top employers, according to The Graduate Market in 2022 report by High Fliers Research.

We lead the Universities for Nottingham initiative, in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, a pioneering collaboration between the city’s two world-class institutions to improve levels of prosperity, opportunity, sustainability, health and wellbeing for residents in the city and region we are proud to call home.

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