The University of Chester Business Research Institute (BRI) was established in 2014 as a faculty-level research institute. It was supported by the University’s strategic development fund and with encouragement from the Business Advisory Council and business partners.
The BRI focuses its activities upon building and developing the University’s business research and advanced consultancy capability and capacity alongside the University’s Riverside Innovation Centre, Chester Business School and Thornton Engineering and Technology Centre.
The BRI has the flexibility to leverage and help coordinate activities in the business area from across the rest of the University. It works alongside the Chamber of Commerce, regional government and associated economic agencies such as the Local Enterprise Partnership and other professional business to strengthen regional competitiveness.