Leeds Business School

Setting the agenda for what comes next in the North

Leeds Business School are delighted to be a partner of the Invest North virtual conference, taking place on 24 March 2021. The conference is focussed on sharing world-class insight and knowledge from over 60 of the most influential policy makers, creative thinkers and showcasing transformational ideas in our region, as the North recovers from the pandemic and builds towards a better future. 

The Rose Bowl at Leeds Beckett University

Dean of Leeds Business School, Professor George Lodorfos, will be joined at the conference by Head of Procurement, Sarah Coll, and Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, Tom Riordan, to discuss the impact of the university’s ‘buy local’ policy.

Ahead of the event, Professor George Lodorfos shares his view on the ‘North’s solution to economic recovery’ with TheBusinessDesk.com. 

“Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the northern economy. They are a priority in industrial and development strategies and constitute a significant proportion of all the companies or enterprises in our region. Agile SMEs with the appropriate support and enabling ecosystems have the potential to play an important role in, and even accelerate the economic recovery of our region.

It is universally agreed that Covid-19 has changed our world in unprecedented ways. It comes as no surprise that this includes changes in the structure and modus operandi of many industries, which have triggered business model innovations and altered both consumers’ and employees’ expectations and behaviours.

To address the challenges and benefit from these drastic changes, businesses will need to adjust to the new business environment, realise the benefits of strategic relationships and, crucially, adapt and innovate…”

Read the full article from Professor George Lodorfos on the North’s solution to economic recovery.

For more information about the conference visit the Invest North website.