Minister’s chief ‘Enterprise’ adviser, Lord Young of Graffham, will explore the
cutting edge of entrepreneurship education and business engagement on
a visit to Nottingham University Business School.
School’s reputation as a pioneer of large scale entrepreneurship education and integrated Small and Medium-sized
Enterprise (SME) engagement has prompted the high-profile government advisor to
see for himself The University of Nottingham’s leading contribution to higher
education in business and management – not least its unique research centre, the
Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (previously UNIEI).
on Monday 14 October follows a meeting at Downing Street where Dean of the
Business School, Professor Martin Binks, was invited to take part in
consultations on a new government charter for small and medium-sized
enterprises. Lord Young’s recent report, ‘Growing your Business’, called for a
new small business charter and an award scheme to encourage business schools to
help SMEs grow.
Binks is part of the consultation on higher education involvement in supporting
SMEs. He said: “Our experience over many years of working
with large cohorts of SMEs to encourage their growth and development has
provided valuable insights into how this can be achieved effectively. The current ‘Growth 100’ project, in
collaboration with Nottingham City Council, is the latest of these initiatives.”
report, ‘Growing your Business’, Lord Young said: “I would like to see a
charter and award scheme in place for the next academic year. This charter and
award scheme would underpin a coherent package of help on offer from business
schools to small businesses,
making the schools easily identified as places where students and staff are
keen and able to work with small firms on the specialist areas that drive their
growth. I believe in future such schools should also encompass resources such
as incubators where small firms and entrepreneurs can interact with the facilities
and students in business schools.”
will visit Nottingham University Business School on the Jubilee Campus from
10.30am to 12.15pm on Monday 14 October 2013.
Photographs will be available to the
media after the event.
Above photograph courtesy of David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images