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Business growth, innovation and state funding

Ask an audience of new business owners to identify the most crucial driver of growth and you are likely to receive an array of responses. The list might include talent,…

How business schools can fuel high growth companies

Since co-founding Impression at the end of 2012 I have learnt a lot about running a business in a short space of time. Although my degree in management and marketing provided me…

Is it the age of the Portsmouth start-up?

According to an annual report from the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Portsmouth is the place to start your own business. In 2016 Portsmouth had more small businesses start up than…

Bridging the gap between business and academia

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has set up a team of academic experts whose job is to provide a pathway between its Bristol Business School and SMEs.  The…

Grow your own: The apprenticeships levy

The imminent levy on large organisations to fund three million new apprenticeships is going to transform the future shape of training and development. Neil Ralph sets out what…

Mind the GAP: Strathclyde’s Growth Advantage Programme’s positive impact

In 2015 Strathclyde Business School launched the Growth Advantage Programme (GAP) which allows business owners to take a step back from their daily tasks and focus on new…

Why the Northern Powerhouse remains crucial for Yorkshire

Critics of the Northern Powerhouse view it as a triumph of rhetoric over substance. While applauding the ambition of growing the North’s economy through infrastructure investment…

Why businesses and universities should work together

There is a long-standing view that our universities are places where students go to learn theory and are a source of potential talent but have little to offer businesses…

SBC school Professor highlights the critical role of business schools in sustaining economic growth

Last week, Professor Dylan Jones Evans delivered a speech at the University of the West of England (UWE) on the topic of entrepreneurial universities. In particular, he…