Leading economist hosts business breakfast to showcase the Henley-Aberdeen Partnership

A leading business economist visited the University of Aberdeen this morning (June 13) to host a special breakfast event for local business leaders and academics showcasing the new Henley-Aberdeen Partnership.

Professor Dominic Swords - a leading business economist and a regular speaker at corporate conferences on the business impact of economic change – addressed an audience in the Linklater Rooms.

At the breakfast briefing Professor Swords provided a review and update of the economic issues that face the global economy. 

Drawing on the latest data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) mid-year reports, he presented his findings and views on the developing economic landscape and encouraged debate as to its impact on participants’ business areas.

The University of Aberdeen has teamed up with Henley Business School to create a strong business network for senior managers in the north-east of Scotland, known as the Henley-Aberdeen Partnership.

The breakfast is the second event organised by the partnership to promote the benefits the Henley-Aberdeen network to the business community.

Henley Business School at the University of Reading is the oldest business school in the UK with 65 years’ experience in growing business leaders.

Together with business partners, the aim is to create a network with a strong north-east focus which demonstrates that, working in partnership, academia and business can maximise the impact of leadership skills to the development of the Aberdeenshire economy.

The Henley-Aberdeen partnership combines the delivery of high quality executive education from a recognised global leader with the world-leading credentials of academics at the University of Aberdeen, with expertise in areas such as North Sea oil and gas.

The initiative is based on the existing and renowned Henley Partnership which was established in 1995 to cater for managers and directors from nearly 40 partner companies

Professor Angela Black, head of the University of Aberdeen Business School, said:  “The north-east of Scotland is a thriving economic area with unique benefits and opportunities. This partnership between the University of Aberdeen and Henley business School will create a strong network of business organisations which will benefit not only industry already here but promote inward investment into the north-east. 

“There is an established relationship between academia and business in the region and the Henley-Aberdeen partnership will further this and create new opportunities for senior managers to engage with universities.

“We were delighted to welcome a speaker of the calibre of Professor Dominic Swords to our second breakfast event to showcase the benefits of the partnership to local business leaders and members of the academic community.”

Further events to showcase the Henley-Aberdeen partnership are planned for September. For more information please email Henley-aberdeen@abdn.ac.uk