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NTU Lecture: Education To Play Vital Role In Growth

CBI Director-General John CridlandEducation’s role in helping the UK rebound from the recession will be highlighted by CBI director-general John Cridland during a keynote lecture at Nottingham Business School - the day after Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s Spending Review Statement*.

The theme will be The State of the Economy and the Role of Business and Education. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Baback Yazdani, the dean of Nottingham Business School, which is part of Nottingham Trent University.

The audience will also have a chance to get the CBI’s reaction to the Spending Review – Mr Osborne’s plans for Government spending.

The CBI chief will be speaking at the Business Leaders Lecture Series at the Newton Building in Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, starting at 5.15pm on Thursday 27 June.

Mr Cridland said: ”We have had a long standing relationship with Nottingham Business School and I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to local business and education leaders. It is vital that business and education work closely together to generate long-term growth for the UK.”

The CBI represents businesses on a national and international level, speaking for more than 240,000 companies, from FTSE 100s to family-owned businesses, start-ups and trade associations.

Mr Cridland joined the CBI as a policy adviser in 1982 and has been director of environmental affairs and of human resources policy. He was deputy director-general from 2000 to 2010.

He was vice-chairman of the National Learning and Skills Council between 2007 and 2010 and spent ten years on the Low Pay Commission and the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) Council.

He was awarded a CBE for services to business in 2006.

The event is free to attend but places are limited. To book, please visit the Nottingham Trent University website www.ntu.ac.uk and complete the online booking form.

Alternatively you can email bsmreignua.kl.aktn@t.cu or telephone 0115 8488840. Tickets will not be issued for this event. A confirmation email will be sent approximately one week before the lecture date.

* Click here to read the Chamber's Spending Review submission to Treasury.