International lobbying and public affairs explored in two global books

International lobbying and public affairs explored in two global books

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[caption id="attachment_552" align="alignnone" width="548"] Professor Phil Harris[/caption] TWO major new books exploring international public affairs and lobbying in the European Union at the time of the Government’s Brexit negotiations and across the globe have been edited by a Professor at the University. Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director of the University’s Business Research Institute, has co-edited Lobbying in Europe (Palgrave Macmillan) with Professor Alberto Bitoni. This book gives an up-to-date picture of the vast and dynamic industry of lobbying and Public Affairs in Europe, not only at EU level, but specifically in each of the 28 EU Member States. Using contributions from political scientists and lobbyists from each country, the volume offers a comprehensive review of the European lobbying industry, tackling elements such as the institutional framework and the political culture…
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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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International student’s Chester learning experience boosts business skills development in Middle East

International student’s Chester learning experience boosts business skills development in Middle East

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[caption id="attachment_459" align="alignnone" width="575"] Sarhan Al Zeidi[/caption] Skills learned during his PhD studies at the University of Chester will help an international student, who graduates this week, boost the employability skills of people back home in Oman. Mature student, Sarhan Al Zeidi, successfully completed his doctorate at the University’s Business Research Institute in December 2016. On returning to Oman, 40-year-old Sarhan was promoted to the position of Director General of the Royal Cavalry, where he oversees human resources and skills development across around 20 departments of Oman’s Royal Court of Affairs. He said: “Studying in Chester was one of the best decisions I have ever made. While completing my PhD, I learned a great deal from my supervisors – their experience and knowledge helped me understand how I can further…
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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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Are you one of the best businesses in Cheshire?

Are you one of the best businesses in Cheshire?

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Are you one of the best businesses in Cheshire? Nominations are now open for the High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise. The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise 2016/17, Cheshire’s most prestigious business accolades, are now open for entries. In their 11th Anniversary year, 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 23 2017 in the stunning surroundings of Chester Racecourse. Guests will include business leaders, judges and the finalists. The overall winner of the High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise, sponsored by Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), LDF and O2, will receive a free place (worth £10,000) for one of…
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High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise now open for entries

High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise now open for entries

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The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise is Cheshire’s prime business awards event. The awards were introduced in 2006 by the then High Sheriff of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE KStJ, to recognise outstanding achievement by enterprises in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. The benefits of entering the High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise extend far beyond winning one of the prestigious awards; they provide access to a network of support across Cheshire. Entries for the 2016/17 event are now open for the following award categories: High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise 2016/17, sponsored by Cheshire & Warrington LEP, LDF and O2 High Sheriff’s Award for Responsible Business Practice, sponsored by Your Housing Group Mornflake Oats Award for Innovation Roberts Bakery Family Business Award of Excellence Award for Training, Development and Opportunity for Young People,…
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What is the BRI?

What is the BRI?

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The University of Chester Business Research Institute (BRI) was established in 2014 as a faculty level research institute. The BRI focuses its activities on building and developing the University’s business research, knowledge transfer and consultancy capability and capacity. [pdfviewer]http://businessresearchinstitute.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/What-is-BRI-combined-leaflet-WEB.pdf[/pdfviewer]
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