Nominations now open for the High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise

Nominations now open for the High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise

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The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise 2019/20, Cheshire’s most prestigious business awards, are now open for entries. The Awards offer thousands of pounds worth of prizes, as well as access to a network of support across Cheshire and a promotional opportunity for local businesses.The winners will be announced at a presentation evening on March 26, 2020, in the stunning surroundings of Chester Racecourse. Guests will include business leaders, sponsors, judges and the finalists.The winner of the High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise will receive a free place for one of its appropriately qualified managers on the award-winning MBA programme at the University of Chester worth £10,000.The winner of the High Sheriff Design Award, sponsored by Donald Insall Associates, wins a fantastic bespoke prize of a two-week-long intensive training course in 3D computer-aided design.Winners…
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University of Chester delegation visit SNNU

University of Chester delegation visit SNNU

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On April 12th, a delegation headed by Vice Chancellor Tim Wheeler and Business Research Institute Executive Director Phil Harris of the University of Chester visited Shaanxi Normal University.They were received by SNNU president You Xuqun and vice president Ren Xiaowei at the Administration Building on Chang’an campus. You Xuqun welcomed the guests and briefed them about the university. He said that  British Higher Education was renowned for its high quality and its emphasis on undergraduate education and practice in undergraduate tutorial system were valuable experience for other universities. He added that the similarity between the two institutions in aspects such as school history and disciplinary settings laid a foundation for cooperation, which he hoped could begin with education and psychology and then extend to other areas. Tim Wheeler said that…
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Jiangsu University Seminar with Professor Phil Harris

Jiangsu University Seminar with Professor Phil Harris

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An Academic seminar was held on Monday 8th April, 2019 at Jiangsu University School of Management with the topic of "Internationalization, Sustainability and key challenges facing SME’s: A comparative study of UK and China".  The lecture was addressed by Professor Phil Harris of the Business Research institute and China Centre, University of Chester. The program started at 4.00 pm in the first lecture hall of the conference center where the Dean of School of Management Prof Jianguo Du, welcomed invited guests, students and the speaker for the lecture. After a brief introduction of the speaker by Professor Jianguo Du, Professor Harris who addressed the lecture, stated the objectives of the research on Internationalization, Sustainability and key challenges facing SME’s. The objectives were 1. To assess firm’s Internationalization, Sustainability level in the…
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Research Symposium with Prof Clive Thomas & Prof Peter Shaw

Research Symposium with Prof Clive Thomas & Prof Peter Shaw

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Prof Peter Shaw Research Symposium   We are pleased to announce on Thursday 3rd October 2019 2:30 pm-5:00 pm we will be running a special symposium in Room CRV314 Riverside Campus, Chester.    Prof Clive Thomas This is a special symposium for staff and students within the University to stimulate ideas and advanced critical thinking.Our speakers are Professor Clive Thomas from the University of Washington State, USA who is a world expert on interest groups, lobbying, pressure groups and how policy is developed in modern American government.  Clive is a distinguished speaker, is published widely and has briefed Governments and organisations across Latin America, USA and Canada. Clive will be speaking about “Understanding the Business Lobby in the United States”, a consideration of the composition, operation and influence of the business lobby in the…
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Chester Forum X

Chester Forum X

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Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders and Academics gathered at the University of Chester's Churchill House yesterday for the tenth Chester Forum. The 10th Chester Forum and Marco Polo Initiative focused on the economy and entrepreneurship in the UK, the changing political scene and Global Trade. Participants reflected on developments in the City of Chester and across the wider region being turned from political concept into economic reality and what it means for Cheshire, Warrington and the wider region over the next decade. Meeting against a backdrop of a changing international trade landscape, the Forum reflected on the less than harmonious trade relations between China and the US, Brexit, Iran’s and Saudi Arabia’s position in the world and growing moves towards protectionism. Issues and trends from Europe and the US were considered with…
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Unlocking Rosicrucian mysteries

Unlocking Rosicrucian mysteries

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THE 17th century Rosicrucian Manifestos are the subject of a new book, written by a member of staff from the Business Research Institute.Steven Markham has produced a modern English version of the three books, which were originally published in German and Latin.In the early 17th Century, three documents were published, which came to be known as The Rosicrucian Manifestos. These books promoted a reformation of mankind and spirituality and professed to reveal a hitherto unknown ‘secret society’, based upon the teachings and discoveries of a man referred to as Christian Rosencreutz.Rosicrucian thought became highly influential throughout Europe and many publications based on or discussing the manifestos were written. It influenced such notable writers as Robert Fludd, Michael Maier and Elias Ashmole, as well as impacting on Freemasonry.Rosicrucian societies, such as…
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Brexit: what would Machiavelli do?

Brexit: what would Machiavelli do?

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PROFESSOR Phil Harris, Executive Director of the University of Chester’s Business Research Institute, delivered a lecture on Machiavelli at the national Public Affairs Conference, held in London.Phil is a founding editor of the Journal of Public Affairs and holds the Westminster (Grosvenor) Professorship in Marketing and Public Affairs.The theme of this year’s conference, organised by the Dods Group Plc and CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations), focussed on ‘Uncertainty’, including Brexit and its repercussions and also changes in the digital revolution.Phil’s talk, entitled Machiavelli’s Advice to Princes and Princesses to Succeed Post Brexit’, examined the importance of the relationships a leader has with those around them. Otherspeakers included; Annabel Gaba, Head of Public Affairs for Virgin Trains; Emma Greenwood, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Cancer Research UK; and Lord…
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Waltzing Matilda: Reflections on developing world class small businesses and people

Waltzing Matilda: Reflections on developing world class small businesses and people

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In this open seminar Professor McAuley will be reflecting on the challenges and opportunities facing development of world-class small business and people. Open SeminarBusiness Research Institute and China Centre Tue, 18 June 201912:00 – 13:00 BSTRiverside Building Rm 250,University of ChesterChester CH1 1SLAdd to Calendar  Speaker's bio Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Andrew attended the University in Nottingham, England where he completed his BA and PhD in Geography. His academic career began as a Research Assistant at Lancaster University before moving to the University of Stirling in Scotland where he worked for 22 years. Having begun his career at Stirling as a Research Fellow in the Scottish Enterprise Foundation, he finished his time there as Professor of Marketing Management, Head of the Department of Marketing and Vice-Dean for Learning & Teaching.…
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Research Centre for Traditional Chinese Culture and Communication opens

Research Centre for Traditional Chinese Culture and Communication opens

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The ​China Centre of the University of Chester hosted a delegation of Dezhou University from Shandong Province in east China, which marks another successful education partnership programme between Chinese universities and the University of Chester. In addition to signing up MOU, Professor Shengcun Zhao, President of Dezhou University opened the Centre for Cultural Exchange office at the Launch ceremony. Zhao said that Dezhou University would like to send more teachers and students to Chester and would also welcome Chester’s staff and students to visit China for academic exchange activities in the foreseeable future. In the last few years the University of Chester's China Centre has been developing quickly and forging links between Chester, overseas universities and businesses worldwide. In particular it is at the forefront in bridging arts, research, education…
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