Chester Forum VIII

Chester Forum VIII

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The eighth Chester Forum entitled "UK and China Business: The Marco Polo Initiative and Belt Road Initiative (BRI)" was held at Churchill House on the University of Chester's Queen's Park Campus on Monday 10th July 2017. The proceedings were opened by Dr Fran Hulbert, Chairman of Chester Forum and University Business Advisory Council and Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director of the University of Chester's Business Research Institute. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Tim Wheeler welcomed the delegates and guests in an opening speech which set the scene for the day ahead. Simultaneous translations were given throughout the day. Delegates from China and UK received presentations and took part in discussions within four main topics: Review of the Economy, Politics, International Economy and Partnerships with China Reflections…
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Current Research Project

Current Research Project

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Internationalisation, sustainability development and key barriers facing businesses: A comparative study of the UK and China The importance of international market has long been recognised by businesses of all sizes, this is particularly relevant for the resource-bound small and medium size enterprises (SMEs).   Under the prolonged economy uncertainty since 2008 and the unpredictable consequence of Brexit, businesses are eager to explore international opportunities, either in the form of sales, manufacturing and/or purchasing.  Nevertheless, little work has been done to explore the internationalisation level and capability of business in the Northwest.  This year-long research project is commissioned by the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce to investigate internationalisation capability, sustainability and key barriers facing Chamber members, in comparison with their regional and Chinese counterparts.   The cross-national research project…
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High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards – winners announced

High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards – winners announced

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[caption id="attachment_494" align="alignnone" width="575"] Winner High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise 2016/17: Direct Food Ingredients. Also in the photo are Professor Phil Harris, University of Chester; High Sheriff of Cheshire, Kathy Cowell; Christine Gaskell, Chair Cheshire and Warrington LEP; Phil Brereton, LDF; Jo Challoner, O2.[/caption] More than 300 guests gathered at Chester Racecourse to celebrate the High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards, hosted by the High Sheriff of Cheshire, Kathy Cowell, and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Tim Wheeler. The guest speaker was New York Times best-selling author, consultant, educator, broadcaster, former NBA star, and elite psychologist, John Amaechi OBE. Direct Food Ingredients scooped the overall prize High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise 2016/17, sponsored by Cheshire and Warrington LEP, LDF and O2. Judges were looking for an organisation…
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Will demonetisation become de rigueur?

Will demonetisation become de rigueur?

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Steve Worthington is a Visiting Professor at the Business Research Institute The world is going cold on cash. Successive moves by global governments to consider or act on a reduction of banknotes in a bid to, among other things, clamp down on illicit purchases. Digital payment methods are of course the beneficiaries. It’s not all straightforward however – in India’s case especially, there have been unforeseen consequences. There are lessons in the experience for others around the globe. And, as an aside, even though we haven’t even dispensed with cash, the global payment schemes like MasterCard already talking about the end of cards – within a decade – as the technology behind them migrates to smart phones, watches and other wearables. The Indian Government’s announcement in November 2016 it would demonetise…
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The Business Research Institute (BRI) is based at the University in the historic City of Chester and is focussed on delivering and sharing world-class knowledge, research and thinking. We conduct independent and collaborative research projects with regional businesses.  We advise on issues affecting businesses and the development of the regional economy. In addition we research international investment and business opportunities utilising the advanced skills of our doctoral students and staff.
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