“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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Through promotion of four main strands, the BBG aim is to provide challenging career and employment enhancing opportunities for University of Bolton students with high levels of proactive business and enterprise support, creating a regional and international business and education engagement hub.
Training and mentoring of Entrepreneurs to help start up and incubate business through to successful expansion and improvement.
Intensive improvement of knowledge of the world of work, developing skills, abilities and awareness through Live Briefs, Work Experience and Internships
Research and Development of Products providing better solutions to meet commercial requirements
Developing international business links and training for foreign educational institutions, organisations and companies, including teaching knowledge transfers and Summer School visits from China
Bolton Business Gateway provides a focal point to ensure optimal university engagement with businesses and external organisations, benefiting local employers and at the same time, promoting and enhancing employment and enterprise opportunities for our students.
BBG is supports the University’s engagement with the Armed Forces Covenant, building on its current Silver Award, which opens up opportunities for service leavers and University students and staff.
BBG works closely the University’s Director of Jobs for Students, the Employer Engagement team and the University’s Careers Service, the Academic Faculties and Schools and ConnectED partners (Bolton College and Alliance Learning) to support and complement their existing initiatives including work placements, internships, live briefs, research projects and enterprise activities.
BBG helps foster graduate entrepreneurs and support their development and progression as they seek to commercialise their products and ideas, working alongside existing partner agencies and support networks.
Current initiatives BBG is supporting include:
GM Chamber of Commerce
GM Growth Company
International Business links can be developed and strengthened with continued foreign knowledge transfer initiatives and a structured student programme of Summer Schools for our Chinese Partners.
BBG is led by Martyn Shaw, Director of Business Development supported by Enterprise and Knowledge Transfer Coordinator, Jane Stuart-Puttnam, Henry Swarbrick – Business Development and Mark Wright – China Liaison.