I don’t think I can be called a blogger, as I have not found the time to write any postings for 4 months!! Well, now on the last day of 2008, I have made sure that at least I have written a small posting.
Most of the discussions on radio and TV have been about the world financial crisis, but so far this has not affected Poland, nor some of teh other countries in Central Europe. In addition, the University of Buckingham is attracting more students that for many years. As a result, the “credit cruch” has not yet affected my two jobs!
Who knows what will come along in 2009, but here’s hoping that despite all the problems that we will face with a downturn in the UK, entrepreneurship and international business will help us to succeed.
Author: Professor Nigel Adams
Nigel is a Professor & the first Director of the Buckingham Enterprise & Innovation Unit (http://www.beiu.co.uk) in the Vinson Building at the University of Buckingham
He also advises and mentors undergraduate students taking the innovative two year (8 terms) BSc in Business Enterprise in which they must start a real business as an integral part of their honours degree. Nigel also mentors postgraduate students..
BBE one of only a few similar honours degree programmes in the world which offer undergraduate students the opportunity to study for a degree in Business Enterprise, whilst also starting & developing a business. These types of degree are called Venture Creation Programmes (www.vcplist.com) , Within 4 months of starting the programme students must pitch for seed-corn capital from "Buckingham Angels".
Nigel also advises and Mentors other university students and staff and local people who want to start business or grow their businesses.
Between 2002 and 2011, Nigel was Managing Director of Nigel Adams & Company Ltd, providing business, management, international marketing, recruitment and other support and advice to the management of Western companies to help them establish business operations in Central & Eastern Europe & to improve their sales.
Nigel is an experienced international business adviser with more than 40 years experience in business, enterprise, management, marketing & counter-trade. He was based in Poland from 1993 until 2002, working on Polish state company restructuring projects as a British Government Know How Fund Management Adviser.
Nigel is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and a Chartered Marketer.
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