Business West chairman appointed as visiting professor at UWE

By Anita Jaynes on 4 June, 2015

Leading businessman and chairman of Business West, Stephen Robertson has been appointed as visiting professor in the Faculty of Business and Law at the University of the West of England (UWE), in recognition of his contribution to business.

In addition to Business West, Stephen works as a non-executive director on the boards of Hargreaves Lansdown plc, Clipper Logistics plc and Timpson Group, as well as a number of smaller businesses.

He is a former chairman, and now fellow, of the Marketing Society, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a fellow of Chartered Institute of Management

Speaking about his appointment, Stephen Robertson said: “It is a great honour and a pleasure to be invited to join such an excellent academic community at the University of the West of England (UWE). I look forward to contributing to the Faculty of Business and Law as well as the next generation of business leaders studying there.

“My appointment as visiting professor is recognition of the importance of business to the success of our region. It is vital that we continue to grow links between the world of business and education. UWE already has an outstanding reputation for developing entrepreneurs, I hope I can share my learnings from business to encourage ‘work-ready’ graduates.

Professor Steve West, vice-chancellor of the University of the West of England and Business West board director said: “This well-deserved award recognises the distinguished contribution that Stephen Robertson has made to the business community.

“We are privileged to have a business practitioner of Stephen’s stature join our faculty. As a business school and university that values highly practical experience, his wide and varied experience at boardroom level will provide invaluable stimulus and advice for our students and staff alike.

“Stephen will play a supportive role for the business school both nationally and internationally. He is extremely well connected and is in a good position to represent the business school in situations where we would not normally have a presence.”

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