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Director’s Take – Help our local Business School respond to local business needs

By April 21, 2022April 29th, 2022The Director's Take

Clodagh Murphy, chair of Exeter Chamber and director of Cathedral Appointments encourages local businesses, entrepreneurs and social enterprises to share their experiences and perceptions of the Business School.

It’s been encouraging to see the University of Exeter get much closer to its local community in the past 2 years.  Its new Civic University Agreement with Exeter City Council and the Business School’s invitation to me, as Chair of the Chamber, to join their International External Advisory Board are welcome signals of the closer relationship the Business School wishes to have with its local business community.
Now the Business School is taking its commitment one step further and is undertaking a focused consultancy project to review how it might better support SMEs across Devon and Cornwall in the future.  
Hundreds of firms, including many in Exeter, have already joined forces with the Business School to embed Technological Transformation, Responsible Leadership and Environmental Sustainability into their operations. They work together in numerous different ways. For example, academics carry out research and exchange knowledge for mutual benefit. Businesses recruit students for work placements and projects, supply their goods and services or take part in workshops and masterclasses either online or in person.
As part of this project, the Business School would really welcome the views of local businesses, entrepreneurs and social enterprises about their experiences and perceptions of the Business School.  This is a great chance to tell the Business School how it can support local enterprise and innovation most effectively and use its insight and knowledge so that together we can help local businesses to develop and grow.  The survey takes just 10 minutes to complete, and I encourage you to take part before the deadline of Tuesday 3rd May. Here is the link
Everyone who does complete the survey will be entered into a draw and have a chance to win a £50 token for The Bookery as a thank you for their time.