Business Forum Panel

What do Improvement Architecture, IA Growth, Master Debonair, Funky Chunky Furniture and Surge have in common? Answer: a member of the Senior Management Team from each firm participated in the College’s inaugural business panel forum. Economists assembled in the lecture theatre to discuss economics, politics and education. It was fascinating to learn first-hand what employers look for in an employee, and also to hear about the perceived shortage of skills and ambition in North East England. There was no shortage of ambition in the lecture theatre; indeed, Andy Briggs, Financial Director IA Growth, later remarked that “the future is in safe hands!” Many thanks to Graham Sleep, CEO Improvement Architecture, for co-ordinating the day and organising such an impressive line-up of panellists.