Business Executives’ Forum Marks Landmark Anniversary Year

Kent Business School was proud to host a special anniversary Business Executives’ Forum dinner on 3 March to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Kent Business School and the 50th anniversary of the University of Kent.

Professor Martin Meyer, Director of Kent Business School and David Williamson, the School’s Director of External Services, welcomed over 60 guests from industry and our wider community of partners. Also in attendance were the University of Kent’s Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Denise Everitt and Professor Keith Mander.

At the centre of the evening was a thought-provoking keynote presentation on “Megatrends” by Professor John Saunders, former Director of Research at Kent Business School. Professor Saunders visited the great trends that are currently changing our business landscape; from the new world economic order, to the challenges of an ageing working world population.

The Forum was a key opportunity for Kent Business School to thank University friends and partners for their continued support. The evening also saw the launch of the Kent Business School Enterprise Fund that aims to support budding student entrepreneurs in starting their own businesses.

The excellent feedback received from guests echoed the success of the evening. As Dominic Deeson, Chairman at Deeson Group Ltd. shared:

“Thank you very much for an extremely enjoyable and interesting evening. The event was excellent from start to finish and I have no doubt that it will do a lot to raise awareness of the work that the School does.”

For further information about the Business Executives Forum, or how the School works with businesses, please contact James Turpin, KBS External Services Team at, or 01227 824068.

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