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Kingston University produces more graduate start-up companies than any other higher education institution in United Kingdom for fifth year running

Kingston University has topped the tables for graduate start-ups for the fifth year running, according to data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. The University's entrepreneurial expertise has seen off competition from 150 higher education institutions across the United Kingdom, after it helped its business-minded alumni get 270 companies off the ground in 2012/13 – up from 201...

15 April 2014Read More

Kingston places 4th in the final of the Universities Business Challenge

There were over 300 teams to begin with, out of whom ten made it to the final which took place at IBM’s office on the South Bank. The central theme throughout the semi-finals and the final rounds focused around ‘Innovation for growth’ with many students finding their inspiration through being surrounded by the innovative and creatively unique culture of IBM.  The activities brought out a...

27 March 2014Read More

Visiting scholar arrives for six week stay at the Small Business Research Centre

A senior lecturer in Finance from the University of Seville, María-José Palacín-Sánchez, has arrived for a six week stay to continue further research into a comparison of Spanish SMEs and their capital structure within different European countries including the UK. Maria’s work has been previously published in the prestigious journal of ‘Small Business Economics’ and has presented her work at a...

27 March 2014Read More

Many of Osborne's headline budget measures will have little impact and will soon be forgotten, according to Kingston academic

As Britain reacts to George Osborne's budget, a Kingston academic says that, with an election looming, the motive for many of the Chancellor's 'give-aways' is purely political. Some of Osborne's measures were simply about playing to the gallery, Dr Emmanouil Noikokyris, a senior lecturer in accounting and finance, warned. "Cutting beer duty by one pence a pint and slashing bingo duty to ten...

20 March 2014Read More

Team of business and law students reach national final of the Universities Business Challenge

It has been a successful year so far for Kingston at the Universities Business Challenge (UBC). The end of February saw an excellent result from the first of two teams that made it through to the semi-finals, achieving third overall and winning the separate Innovation prize. This month, we are proud to announce more good news. The second team, made up jointly of Kingston Business School and...

19 March 2014Read More

Spotlight on HR evening provides students with an incredible insight into a future career

We were delighted with the turnout at our Spotlight on Human Resources and Leadership event which took place in February. Kingston alumni and local HR professionals joined students and staff at Kingston Business School for the event which is designed to give students an insight into the sector. The evening began with a panel Q&A debate formed of Kingston alumni Kevin Green - Chief Executive...

18 March 2014Read More

Kingston Business School’s success at the Universities Business Challenge

It was not an easy ride for the ‘Kingston Consulting Group’ (consisting of Aidarous Sheikh, Andy Marlow, John Mohammed Khan, Nyasha Chirimamanga and Christian Facey along with mentor, Accounting and Finance lecturer Dr. George Alexandrou) to get through to the semi-finals of the IBM Universities Business Challenge (UBC). A last minute decision in the fourth and final trading period (TP) of the...

11 March 2014Read More

Kingston businesses welcome local currency and feel confident about future growth, student survey shows

A study by Kingston Business School students has found a majority of local businesses would welcome the option of trying out a local currency, and that most are confident about their trading prospects for the next three years. The Kingston Pound will go on trial in the Royal Borough later this year in an effort to boost the local economy. Brixton, Bristol and Totnes are just some of the places...

11 March 2014Read More

Strategy into Practice session on the future of chartered accounting delivers inspiration to students

As part of the popular ‘Strategy into Practice’ sessions, Kingston Business School were delighted to welcome Martyn Jones, president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), to Kingston Business School to deliver an inspiring talk on accounting standards and the future of the profession. Martyn has provided insights to 10 Downing Street on the on-going concern...

07 March 2014Read More

Kingston students' Bright Ideas sweep up the prizes

Kingston University students swept the board at the 10th WestFocus Bright Ideas awards ceremony on Wednesday 5 February, winning 15 out of 16 prizes. Sifa Evy Ntuali is presented with her award by Vice-Chancellor Julius Weinberg. WestFocus is a collaboration between Kingston, Royal Holloway, Westminster, Brunel, St George’s and Roehampton Universities. It supports entrepreneurial students to get...

03 March 2014Read More

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