Published: 30 March 2006 at 11:06
Around 40 senior executives from across the eastern region attended a workshop at Swynford Paddocks to help them to find out more about growing the international activities of their companies. The workshop aimed to recruit a second wave of companies that would benefit from support in their international plans in the form of mentoring, training and placements.
The free event was run by the HIGHER project (Higher International Growth and the Higher Education Resources), which is funded by i10, the university-to-business collaboration service provided by the ten universities in the East of England. The project exploits the leading research into and knowledge of international business strategies that exists within the i10 network, specifically at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Hertfordshire.
Delegates were told about companies already participating in the project and opportunities available to them. The response was very positive with more than half of the 41 delegates requesting a follow-up visit and business diagnosis.
Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason, Director of the Centre for International Business described the main lessons learned from the project so far, and believes these companies are critical for business growth in the region. He said:
The project will continue with a series of one-to-one activities with the participating companies and small workshops.
For further information on HIGHER contact Terry Mughan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
i10 can be found on the web at www.i10.org.uk.
UK Trade and Investment has a special site for the east of England at www.exporteastofengland.co.uk.