A key feature of industrial or commercial growth periods is the interconnectedness of business communities with civic infrastructure and planning powers, finance sources and theresearch, management knowledge and creativeinnovators. The Institutes of the industrial revolution were centres of learning where entrepreneurs met, civic leaders backed projects where industrial and business managers learned new techniques.
How can cities and regions of the UK emulate the clusters of the modern tech industries in California, or the creative industries around Milan, the Mittlestand in Germany or finance and the City in London.
Important strands of work in government are converging with work by LEPS to make connections and strengthen local networks and raise standards of business management and connect business into national networks.
Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills
Aaron Porter, Director - External Relations, National Centre for Universities and Business
John Widdowson, Principal, New Durham College; Chair, Mixed Economy Group
Professor Simon Collinson, Dean, Birmingham Business School
Dr Adam Marshall, Executive Director, of Policy and External Affairs, Director General, British Chamber of Commerce
Professor Angus Laing, Dean, Loughborough University Business School; Chair, Association of Business Schools
Mike Blackburn, Chairman, Greater Manchester LEP
Tim Hames, Director General, The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
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