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University to launch business service at IoD Wales event

September 26 2013

A new business service for North East Wales will be launched at Glyndŵr University.

The Wrexham institution’s Business School will unveil Epoch: A New Beginning at the next Institute of Directors’ (IoD) evening seminar on Thursday October 10

The initiative will offer consumer psychology, financial strategies, HR management, quantum thinking and marketing techniques.

Held at the Catrin Finch Centre, guest speakers include Glyndŵr’s Head of Business Chris Jones and Ken Skates AM, Wales’ Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology.

Prof Jones said: “The turbulent business environment of recent years has affected all sectors.

“North East Wales businesses have weathered the recession - a new beginning is needed.

“A wealth of business acumen and experience lies along the campus corridors, and we want to throw open our door and demonstrate our Epoch to the business community.”

Senior Lecturer in Business at Glyndŵr University, Dr Jan Green, added: “The Glyndŵr Business and Management Department has a wealth of practitioner experience and are looking forward to launching the new Performance Audit service at the IOD event.  

“The service will provide businesses with the opportunity to benefit from the ‘never get a second chance at first impressions’ school of thought."

Helen Watson, chair of IoD North Wales, said Epoch is a “fantastic offering” for businesses in the region.

“It’s a pleasure to be working alongside Glyndŵr University on the launch of Epoch,” she added.

The University welcomed hundreds of new students this week, with Vice Chancellor Professor Michael Scott announcing those joining this year have a stronger collective voice than ever before, contributing to the local economy and helping forge new links with businesses across the country.

“We are very proud of our student interaction and we are all part of one community,” he said.

 “We’re a community university in a working class town, this is our role. We’re not a university with a lot of money.

“People believe universities shouldn’t be located in places like Wrexham so we’ve got a responsibility to demonstrate how great we are, to be proud and to succeed.”

The Epoch event will run from 6.30pm to 9pm and include a free buffet.

To book a place, or to find out more information, visit the email or phone 029 2038 9990.


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