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BUSINESS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

research for regional businesses with a global reach

China Centre

The University of Chester China Centre is set up as an arts and education entity

Chester Forum

A series of open linked seminars intended to stimulate critical thinking and informed dialogue on issues relevant to an annual theme.

High Sheriff's Awards

The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise is Cheshire’s premier recognition platform for businesses of all sizes, from the private sector.

Research & Publications

We seek contributions from the business community, research partners and academics who are interested in any of our key research themes.

PhD Students

We are very interested in hearing from quality research students who have a commitment to any of our key research themes or other relevant topics.

Family Business

The BRI supports Family Business Internationalisation through appropriate conferences and symposia, including the Family Business Research network.

Working Papers

The working paper series showcases research being carried out within the BRI and encourage publication of research work.

The Organizers

Phil Harris

Professor Phil Harris
Executive Director, Business Research Institute/China Centre
Westminster Chair of Marketing at the University of Chester.

Wing Lam

Dr Wing Lam
BBA, MBA, MEd, PhD, FHEA
Deputy Director, Business Research Institute/China Centre

Sally Williamson

Sally Williamson
BRI Administrator
Tel: (+44) 1244 512888
Fax: (+44) 1244 511300
Email: sally.williamson@chester.ac.uk

“The BRI aims to add value to regional businesses by conducting independent and collaborative research projects and also links Chinese & UK business & education.”

PROFESSOR PHIL HARRIS

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BRI Blog

Why bother surcharging?

A decade and a half ago the Reserve Bank of Australia introduced fundamental changes to fees and charges involving payment cards with the aim of lowering charges for merchants and consumers.

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Direct Food Ingredients

High Sheriff of Cheshire Enterprise Awards – winners announced

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.

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