KBS – an exemplar of working with business – new report

Kent Business School has  been highlighted as an example of good practice in the way it engages with business in the recently published report ‘The Role of UK Business Schools in Driving Innovation and Growth in the Domestic Economy’.

The report was undertaken by the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and commissioned by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science,  at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and was launched last week in London at an event including David Willetts, Lord Heseltine and Lord Young.

The report looks at the vital role business schools play, and will continue to play, in supporting the UK economy, particularly smaller businesses, together with a number of key recommendations.

The School’s Business Executive Forum, the network open to management professionals across the region, was a model of engagement the report was particularly keen to highlight.

David Williamson, Director of External Services at Kent Business School commented:

“Engaging business with business Schools in the first place is seen as difficult as quite often businesses are  unaware of the support available. It was great to see that what we are doing here at Kent through the work of academic colleagues, the Business Team and particularly through the Business Executives Forum, as means of engaging with our regional business community, was one the report sought to highlight. It is encouraging to see that what we do here to support the regional economy has been recognised.”

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