Newcastle Business School (NBS) were delighted to host and launch the Entrepreneurs in Residence Network event for the North East of England on July 19th 2017. A mixture of entrepreneurs and staff and students participated in a very productive morning which resulted in the development of the terms of reference outlining the scope of the network and the role of an Entrepreneur in Residence at Northumbria University.
“We are very excited about the possibilities of this network for both the members and our students,” said Lucy Hatt, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader. “We have always maintained excellent relationships with entrepreneurs in our local business community and this initiative allows us to build on that, and recognises the generosity and expertise of our supporters.”
Newcastle Business School was awarded in the Small Business Charter in 2015, the first North East Business School to achieve such recognition for its active participation in supporting start-ups, students and small businesses with the aim of driving local economic growth.
Northumbria University offers a wide range to support students and SMEs, including the BA (Hons) Entrepreneurial Business Management programme, where students start up and run their own real businesses in teams, inspired by the Finnish Team Academy approach. Newcastle Business School also runs a Business Clinic, where as part of their degree, students offer a range of consultancy services and resources to small businesses. To date, it has helped more than 600 students advise over 145 organisations.
Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with almost 34,000 students from 132 countries. Newcastle Business School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide with a double accreditation from AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – an international hallmark of excellence, and was the THE Business School of the year in 2015. According to the latest figures on higher education start-ups by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for 2015/16, Northumbria is also the number one university for start-ups based on the turnover of graduate businesses (£69.2m).
Anyone looking to become a member of this network, please contact Lucy.Hatt@northumbria.ac.uk.