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Knowledge Exchange Events

Our knowledge exchange events bring together academic staff, users of research and wider groups and communities to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise. They provide an opportunity to showcase research and to discuss the implications for the economy, society, businesses and citizens. The events range from those offered to members of our research and enterprise centres and those open to the general public such as our Leeds Business School Guest Speaker Series.

Blog posts

Leeds Beckett KTP labelled a success leedsbeckett.ac.uk [Nov 2017]

Leeds Beckett University has secured a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Bradford-based business, The Label Makers Ltd. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow. It does this by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate.

The two-year agreement will draw on expertise from the University’s Business School and School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering and focus on data analytics and process improvement within a printing environment. [Read More]

Business Schools: Fit for the Future? Dr George Lodorfos (June 2017)

Nibs LogoDr George LodorfosFor three days in May, we were delighted to welcome senior representatives from business schools in 17 countries across the globe to the 2017 Annual Conference of the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) hosted at the Rose Bowl. Dr George Lodorfos, Dean of the Business School, praised the value of NIBS: “It is great to be part of a network of business schools with so many shared views and values." He noted that two key themes of the conference, internationalisation of curriculum and development of strong global engagement strategies, would help to open new opportunities for cooperation and partnerships for the School. [Read More]

Small Family Businesses: a key to economic resilience and sustainability Dr Brian Jones [June 2017]

A report published earlier this year by the Institute for Family Businesses highlights the importance of family busineses to the UK economy. There are over 4.5 million of them in the UK, employing over 12 million people and contributing £460 billion to the UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The importance of family businesses is clear, and at a time of great change – the Brexit negotiations, new government policy and increased global uncertainty –  understanding the leadership and management challenges this brings to family businesses is a critical area for research and policy. [Read More]

Transformative technologies and their application within financial services Dr David Devins (May 2017)

David DevinsAt a recent guest lecture in the Rose Bowl, Chris Sier, Envoy of the Northern Powerhouse, provided a wake-up call to organisations operating in the Financial Services sector. He drew attention to the Tech Nation 2017 report charting the UKs digital landscape and providing analysis of Britain’s digital economy and clusters...
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Upcoming Knowledge Exchange Events

Guest Lecture - So who asked for GDPR?
Guest Lecture - So who asked for GDPR? Right Arrow Icon

21 November 2017

May 2018 sees the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulations. Join Duncan Smith as he explores some of the questions businesses face when handling and sharing our information.

Duncan is the principal trainer, speaker and Director of specialist consultancy iCompli® Ltd. who train and advise clients on marketing law and privacy issues. Combining a unique skillset and knowledge of process modelling, information law and privacy laws, enables iCompli to identify, understand and solve many of today’s privacy challenges.

Women in Business: Leadership & Empowerment
Women in Business: Leadership & Empowerment Right Arrow Icon

5 December 2017

Suzanne Robinson is Managing Partner for Ernst and Young LLP (EY) in Yorkshire and Humberside, leading a practice of 450 people across two offices in Leeds and Hull. The role of women has developed considerably over recent years, both in large corporates and smaller firms. As a partner sponsor for EY’s Women’s Network in Yorkshire, Suzanne will be examining the benefits of a balanced workforce at all levels.

Improving Productivity: How you can apply best practice
Improving Productivity: How you can apply best practice Right Arrow Icon

6 December 2017

Productivity matters to all businesses and can support business growth as well as delivering benefits to the bottom line. Join us to hear about best practice as well as learning from an organisation that has put this into practice. Speakers include:

Dave Moore, Relationship Director SME Banking, Lloyds Banking Group 
Unlocking hidden cash to support your productivity growth

Dr Oliver Jones, Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University 
The nature of productivity, trading off between adding value or cutting waste

Louise O’Brien, Managing Director, Greyhound Box
What productivity means to us: Opportunities & Challenges

Part of the Leeds Beckett University Innovation Network, a series of breakfast events delivered in partnership with The Yorkshire Post.

Will Holman on Economic Prospects
Will Holman on Economic Prospects Right Arrow Icon

16 January 2018

An annual event in the business calendar, this economics lecture will be of particular interest to professionals working in banking, financial services, accounting and economics sectors, as well as to academic staff and students specialising in those areas.

Will is Deputy Agent for the Bank of England in Yorkshire and the Humber. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in economics. Before joining the Bank of England, Will worked as an economist in the private sector and in government, most recently at an economics consultancy and the communications authority, Ofcom.  

Will’s session will look at the current global economic development and uncertainty and how this is likely to affect the UK and regional economy.

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For more information about Research and Enterprise activity in Leeds Business School please call or email Myfanwy Reynolds on:

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