School of Business shaping initiatives to boost local enterprise

Businesses across the East Midlands are being asked to identify and rank their greatest concerns for the coming 12 months.

The question is being posed in the first East Midlands Chamber Quarterly Economic Survey of 2018, in partnership with the School of Business.

The results will help form the East Midlands Chamber’s* Manifesto for Business for the year, which will be launched to MPs at Westminster in the spring, and shape campaigns and lobbying activity undertaken by the Chamber for the rest of the year and beyond.

Items expected to feature include energy costs and security, business rates, recruitment and skills, training, broadband and mobile connectivity, road, rail and air connectivity, support for international trade, support for leadership and management development and funding opportunities for capital investment.

Analysis of the results by the University of Leicester School of Business, the Chamber’s 2018 partner for Quarterly Economic Surveys, will ensure the direction taken by the Chamber is properly weighted to reflect local needs.

Professor Zoe Radnor, Dean, University of Leicester School of Business, said: “By working in partnership with East Midlands Chamber, particularly with regards the Quarterly Economic Surveys, we will be able to grow its influence in the local economy and enhance the impact it has for our local organisations and guide future generations of entrepreneurs.”