Published: 6 July 2012 at 15:45
Business leaders design new Anglia Ruskin course – for themselves!
Creating Future Champions, a course designed by East of England business leaders for East of England business leaders, has been launched by Anglia Ruskin University.
The CBI’s recent report “Future champions – unlocking growth in the UK’s medium-sized businesses” described the sector as treading water after becoming more risk averse.
Anglia Ruskin’s Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR) held a roundtable discussion with business people running companies with a turnover of £5m or greater – including Mark Hammond (CEO of Melbourn Scientific), Alan Ball (CEO UK and Ireland of Spicers Ltd) and Angela Rushforth (Managing Director of Ridgeons Group) – to discuss the issues facing their businesses and examine the problems identified by the CBI report.
The business leaders highlighted three key areas they believe are vital; creating the right company culture, adopting the correct business strategy, and being able to identify and understand the ingredients necessary for growth, including access to finance and the ambition of the company’s leadership.
The outcomes from the roundtable were then fed back to the course developers at CEDAR, led by Roger Mumby-Croft, Professor of International Management Practice at Anglia Ruskin.
Professor Mumby-Croft said: