CEO of Santander UK to speak in Nottingham on importance of support for SMEs and the Regional Economy

Local businesses and members of the public are invited to join NTU students & colleagues to attend a panel discussion with the CEO of Santander UK, Nathan Bostock, on Tuesday 15 October.

Local businesses and members of the public are invited to join NTU students & colleagues to attend a panel discussion with the CEO of Santander UK, Nathan Bostock, on Tuesday 15 October.

Held as part of Nottingham Business School’s Business Leaders Lecture Series, the discussion will consider the importance of support for SMEs and entrepreneurship to the regional economy, and how internships and degree apprenticeships can play a role in this.

Nathan Bostock will be joined by Melanie Currie, Associate Dean at Nottingham Business School and Jess Barnett and Santa Brice of Nottingham based SME, The Treat Kitchen.

Speaking about the event, Nathan Bostock said: “Santander is committed to supporting higher education as well as local communities across the UK.

“I look forward to visiting Nottingham Trent University to see first-hand the real impact of our joint programmes including our internship scheme which is helping to improve the employability of young people in the region as well as supporting local businesses access new skills and talent.”

Dean of Nottingham Business School, Baback Yazdani added: “I am delighted to be welcoming Nathan and our wider panellists to NTU and Nottingham Business School. This is a unique opportunity for students and guests to hear directly from an experienced and high-profile global business leader.

“Santander Universities is a key strategic partner to the University and has done much to support both NTU and the wider Nottingham and East Midlands economy for many years now.”

NBS is currently celebrating 40 years of innovation in business education. During the last four decades, NBS has been a pioneering force in business, management and economics research and education and has seen a significant rise in international accreditations and rankings in recent years. The celebrations began with a flypast from the Red Arrows and will continue with a series of special events throughout the year.

For more information and to book a place on the free event visit the NTU website.

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    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students. NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

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    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. A total of 82% of its graduates go on to graduate entry employment or graduate entry education or training within six months of leaving. Student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 87% satisfaction score in the 2019 National Student Survey.

    NTU is also one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities, containing some of the sector’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.

    NTU is home to world-class research, and won The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 – the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage; enable safer production of powdered infant formula; and combat food fraud.

CEO of Santander UK to speak in Nottingham on importance of support for SMEs and the Regional Economy

Published on 15 October 2019
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