Professor Nigel Adams is Director of the Buckingham Enterprise & Innovation Unit (BEIU) which is in the Vinson Building at the University of Buckingham in the UK.
As Director of the Buckingham Enterprise Hub, Nigel is responsible to encourage the development of an enterprising and innovative approach throughout the university and the region. The Enterprise Hub not only welcomes enterprising students, graduates and staff, but also local people interested in starting their own businesses. The Hub also offers bookable Hot-Desks and a Meeting Room to members of Buckinghamshire Business First.
Nigel also coaches and supports students in the business and start-up aspects of the innovative two year (8 term) BSc Business Enterprise (BBE) honours degree. According to Researchers at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, BBE is one of only a few similar university honours degree programmes in the world that offer undergraduate students the opportunity to study for their degree in Business Enterprise, whilst also starting and developing their own business, having “pitched” for “seed-corn” capital from “Buckingham Angels”. These are referred to as university Venture Creation Programmes.
Until May 2011 Nigel was also Managing Director of Nigel Adams & Company Ltd, which provided business, management, international marketing, recruitment and other support and advice to the boards of British companies to help them to establish operations and improve their sales and profitability in Central and Eastern Europe. See “Archive” link above for more information.
Having about 50 years international business experience, Nigel has an extensive network of business, finance and diplomatic contacts. This network along with more than 12 years experience developing and running a leading experiential entrepreneurship education programme, means that he can help students and others running start-up businesses to develop an enterprsing mindset.
Nigel is a life member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer. He helped to establish in Poland, the first officially recognised branch of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) in Continental Europe. For many years Nigel was the Vice Chairman of the CIM East Midlands Regional Board.