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Business academics published in government report

Released: 22.11.18

Marjon Business School duo Dr Sarah Preedy and Dr Emily Beaumont have been published in an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report focussing on enterprise education in the UK.

The APPG for Entrepreneurship was set up to encourage, support and promote entrepreneurship in the UK and Dr Preedy and Dr Beaumont have seen their work included in the latest report which was released on the 14th November at an event at the House of Lords.

Dr Preedy’s PhD research on enterprise education was given an entire page in the report; where her research was presented as evidence for the importance of enterprise education in developing interpersonal skills and raising social capital.

Dr Preedy, a Senior Lecturer in Business and Enterprise at Marjon, said: “I am delighted to have my research included in such an important and influential publication. It is a fantastic opportunity to impact upon policy and raise awareness of the importance of enterprise education.”

Dr Beaumont’s contributions to the report included her research in entrepreneurship education and her opinion on a number of elements within the sector.

“Through work such as this, Marjon Business School is making a real impact on a national platform.” said Dr Beaumont.

“We will continue our work in entrepreneurship education, producing high quality outcomes and significant impact which has seen us become the ‘go to’ academics for comment in this area”

Lord Bilimoria, Officer of the APPG for Entrepreneurship, Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the House of Lords and co-founder of Cobra Beer, wrote the foreword for the report, advising the government to look closely at the newly-published report.

Lord Bilimoria wrote: “I urge government to listen to the recommendations of this report and to make entrepreneurship and enterprise not just a priority, but the cornerstone of this country’s creative, innovative future.”

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