CEO of Santander UK to speak in Nottingham on importance of support for SMEs and the Regional Economy

CEO of Santander UK to speak in Nottingham on importance of support for SMEs and the Regional Economy

Local businesses and members of the public are invited to join NTU students & colleagues to attend a panel discussion with the CEO of Santander UK, Nathan Bostock, on Tuesday 15 October.

Held as part of Nottingham Business School’s Business Leaders Lecture Series, the discussion will consider the importance of support for SMEs and entrepreneurship to the regional economy, and how internships and degree apprenticeships can play a role in this.

Nathan Bostock will be joined by Melanie Currie, Associate Dean at Nottingham Business School and Jess Barnett and Santa Brice of Nottingham based SME, The Treat Kitchen.

Speaking about the event, Nathan Bostock said:

“Santander is committed to supporting higher education as well as local communities across the UK.

“I look forward to visiting Nottingham Trent University to see first-hand the real impact of our joint programmes including our internship scheme which is helping to improve the employability of young people in the region as well as supporting local businesses access new skills and talent.”

Dean of Nottingham Business School, Baback Yazdani added:

“I am delighted to be welcoming Nathan and our wider panellists to NTU and Nottingham Business School. This is a unique opportunity for students and guests to hear directly from an experienced and high-profile global business leader.

“Santander Universities is a key strategic partner to the University and has done much to support both NTU and the wider Nottingham and East Midlands economy for many years now.”

NBS is currently celebrating 40 years of innovation in business education. During the last four decades, NBS has been a pioneering force in business, management and economics research and education and has seen a significant rise in international accreditations and rankings in recent years. The celebrations began with a flypast from the Red Arrows and will continue with a series of special events throughout the year.

For more information and to book a place on the free event visit the NTU website:,-internships-and-entrepreneurship-to-the-regional-economy

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