Professor Gary Davies

Professor Gary Davies

BRI Academic Staff
Gary Davies Professor of Business Strategy Gary Joined the BRI from Manchester Business School in 2017. His links with Chester date from 2015 when he was appointed as a visiting professor. His academic career has involved sponsorships from Tesco, Asda and the Post Office. Before his academic career he worked with the Mars Group and British Aluminium. He also acts as a consultant in business strategy and reputation management. Qualifications: BSc, PhD (London), PhD (Manchester), DIC, ARSM. Research: Gary’s current research interests include: the image benefits of being a family business; personal branding; how consumer trust and distrust of brands develops; how brand image should be measured; investor decision-making; the globalisation of retailing and; the role of public relations in the marketing of luxury brands. Publications: Books: G Davies with…
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Hassan Ramady

Hassan Ramady

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                Hassan Ramady began his career with BICC Cables UK, member of the largest construction Group – Balfour Beatty, after obtaining his degree in Electrical Engineering from Newcastle University. He was relocated to the United Arab Emirates and rose to the position of Regional Director in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). During the period from 1977 to 2014, Mr. Ramady held Group Vice Presidency positions with companies & trading houses employing over 6000 people and board memberships within companies in the Oil and Gas, Construction, Power Generation, Solar , hospitality and travel agencies industries. He has also travelled to the Far East, in particular China, to oversee the manufacture of Sea Vessels exceeding £350m for his Group in Saudi Arabia. In 2014 Hassan…
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Professor Mike Jones

Professor Mike Jones

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  Director, The Foundation for Management Education Mike is the Director of the Foundation for Management Education. An Educational Charity which instigates many initiatives for furthering the development of postgraduate management education within UK University Business Schools. Mike’s views on Management and Business Education are widely sought by politicians, the media and academia. Following an early role as a professional classical musician, Mike’s industrial career spans both mainstream corporate management at Board level together with side trips into Business School academia, including a spell as Dean of the Business School and the University of East London. Mike is a Trustee of the Lubbock Trust at Balliol College, Oxford and Special Academic Advisor to Liverpool Hope University Business School. In more recent years, he was Director General of the Association of MBAs, the professional organisation for holders of the MBA degree where he…
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Clive Drinkwater

Clive Drinkwater

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Regional Director, UKTI NW Clive took up his post in 2006 and is based at UKTI’s Daresbury office, from where he has responsibility for helping the North West to develop its international businesses, to grow the number of firms exporting and increase the region’s presence in the high growth markets of the world. Before joining UKTI, Clive held the position of Director of International Trade for the Chambers of Commerce in Staffordshire. This followed extensive private sector experience in international trade, working in industry and selling to over 90 countries worldwide. He has particular experience in Asia having lived and worked in Indonesia, Malaysia and China. Clive has a degree in Business Studies, an MBA and Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. He is a member of the Institute of Directors, the…
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Professor Phil Harris

Professor Phil Harris

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Professor Phil Harris is the Executive Director of the Business Research Institute (BRI) and Westminster Chair of Marketing at the University of Chester He was previously Professor of Marketing at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand and was a past chair of the Department. Phil has taught across the marketing and management spectrum but has a research focus on Political and Societal Marketing especially Branding, Corporate Reputation, Corporate Responsibility, Lobbying, Business Marketing and Public Affairs Management. He was previously Co-Director of the Centre for Corporate and Public Affairs at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. Is a past chairman of the UK based Academy of Marketing, member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Academic Senate and is a member of the International Board of Trustees and Global Marketing Board of the American Marketing…
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Professor Henry Sun

Professor Henry Sun

BRI Academic Staff
Professor Sun is the Director International of Business Research Institute and Visiting Professor at Business School, University of Chester. His current and past academic affiliation includes Fellowships at RAI – Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, ASH Center, Kennedy School of Harvard University, Center for American Studies, Peking University and Asian Studies Center, SciencesPo., Paris. Professor Sun has worked for twenty years on international marketing in both business and political sectors. He has done consulting work for organizations such as General Electric, General Signal, Thomson, Cummins, Ontario Hydro, and Canadian federal government agencies: Consulting and Audit Canada, Training and Development Canada. His past and current board member duties include Landenberg Christian Academy, Sino-Canadian Management Institute, TRM – a NASDAQ company, Newark Symphony Orchestra, the Chinese American Community Center in Delaware,…
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Dr Wing Lam

Dr Wing Lam

BRI Academic Staff
Dr Wing Lam, BA, MBA, MEd, FHEA, PhD Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Chinese Business Development Telephone: +44 (0) 1244511904 Room number: Riverside 111 email [email protected] Biography Prior to joining the Business Research Institute, Dr Wing Lam was a Lecturer in Management at Durham University.  Attracted by the role and opportunities that this post can offer, Dr Lam joined the BRI in October 2015 as the Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Chinese Business Development. Before pursuing an academic career, Dr Lam spent nearly ten years in commerce (international trading, consultancy and internal auditing) in her native Hong Kong. Her international industrial and academic background helps to shape her research areas and thus her academic career.  Intending to bridge the gap between the academic community and the business world, Dr Lam…
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Steven Markham

Steven Markham

BRI Staff
Creative IT & AV Support & Development September 2011 – Present, University of Chester Steven is part of the LIS team responsible for supporting the IT and Audio Visual facilities at the University of Chester as well as developing websites and online platforms to enable business partner and project communications. He is involved with a number of European projects, including 'Directing Life Change', 'Breakdown or Breakout', 'Playing For Real' and 'Open The Doors'. With over 25 years experience of IT and business management, Steven is adept at finding solutions and enhancements for businesses and people. Beginning work as a member of a design team for a Nuclear Power Station, he undertook various functions, eventually becoming more involved with the world of computing. Transferred to the Torness Power Station site in Dunbar, he…
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