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Quay to Growth: Business Breakfast Series

Business Breakfast Series

Held every eight weeks throughout the academic year the six themed, free to attend, business breakfasts provided a range of benefits for local businesses, university staff and students. The Business Breakfast Series is kindly sponsored by Ensors Chartered Accountants.

The breakfasts are held in the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) and the programme for each business breakfast follows the following loose format: 

  • 7.45am 8.10am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
  • 8.10am 8.15am Welcome and Introduction
  • 8.15am 8.45am Presentation by a member of University of Suffolk academic staff
  • 8.45am 9.00am Q&A
  • 9.00am 9.15am Business/HE enquiries
  • 9.15am Networking for those who can stay

Benefits to businesses:

These breakfasts provide an opportunity to hear some unique insights into leadership, management,innovation and enterprise from academic staff across a variety of disciplines. This also provides you an opportunity to join our emergent enterprise network and how engaging with a higher education provider can really support the growth of your enterprise.

Benefits to students:

Connecting students and graduates from a range of disciplines with prospective and established employers. These events provide an opportunity to network with local businesses, to build partnerships, contacts and benefit from the expertise of local entrepreneurs as well as university faculty members.

Benefits to staff:

If you have a business facing project or want to work with local, small and medium sized businesses as part of your research, this is an opportunity to make contact with local business owners who are interested in what happens at the University of Suffolk and who may be interested in participating with your initiative or accessing your course.

These breakfasts are also an opportunity for business-facing Professional Services staff to meet local business owners who may be interested in internships, working on Research & Development projects or Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP).

Previous business breakfasts covered the following topics: