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Value propositions for Energy efficient Renovation Decisions

Norwich Business School (Dr G. Chryssochoidis) won together with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (Dr C. Wilson) a major research award from the UK Energy Research Centre (, coded "VERD". 'VERD' stands for Value propositions for Energy efficient Renovation Decisions. This is a research project investigating homeowners' decisions to renovate, with a particular emphasis on energy efficiency. Energy efficient renovations can lower energy bills, improve comfort by reducing drafts, and even increase a home's value. So why do homeowners prefer to spend their money on a new kitchen, redecorating, or a DIY project? There are many good reasons. Some homeowners may just not be aware of the potential for efficiency improvements. Others may be put off by the costs or the hassle. Efficiency is also largely invisible. Upgrading a boiler doesn't earn admiring approval from friends. Renovating for energy efficiency might improve domestic comfort and suggest thrift, but does it also evoke style or entertainment? Ultimately, homes say a lot about their occupants. People are different; so too are their homes. We wanted to understand the decisions homeowners make to renovate their homes. We're interested in energy efficiency, but in all other kinds of renovation too. Here are some of the questions we're trying to answer: Why do some homeowners renovate and others never do? What initiates or triggers their decisions? How do renovations relate to the routines and identities of a household? What value propositions are attractive to homeowners deciding on renovations? We hope our research will help government design policies to encourage energy saving, and businesses offer better services to homeowners.

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Energy Efficiency in Norfolk: Opportunities for local authorities and business conference

Wednesday 10th July 12.30pm - 4pm

At the Thomas Paine Study Centre (2nd Floor, Room 2.04)

With the launch of the Green Deal at the beginning of 2013 this conference is to discuss opportunities for energy efficiency in Norfolk, initiatives currently in place and the key role of the Green Deal Finance Company.

This free conference is for both public and private sector participants and their respective opportunities in this key infrastructure sector.

The Observer thinks that Norfolk is cool!


Eight reasons why Norfolk is cool!  Find out why Alex Sanders of the Observer newspaper is lauding our county of Norfolk for its beauty, lack of crime, trendy neighbourhoods and star quality. Read the article below:

UEA league table success continues with national 20th ranking


The University of East Anglia is celebrating a run of league table triumphs, following today's announcement that UEA is ranked 20th in the Complete University Guide.

This latest success comes after UEA secured top spot in last week's Student Experience Survey – based on student opinions of all aspects of university from teaching to social life.

Entering the top 20 in the Complete University Guide for the first time, UEA has climbed seven places from 27th, the highest advancement of all the region's universities.

The guide, which ranks 124 universities, sees Cambridge University retain the number one spot. A university's position in the table is determined by its scores in nine areas, including student satisfaction, research assessment, spending on academic services and graduate prospects.

A separate listing scores 67 individual subjects at only the leading institutions. UEA appears in 31 of these subject tables, with three subjects in the top ten nationally.

Also announced on last week was UEA's place in the top 100 in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2013, which focuses on research excellence. The university is 90th in the world and 14th in the UK.

Pro-vice chancellor for research, enterprise & engagement, Prof David Richardson, said: "The news that UEA has risen up this league table, hot on the heels of our first place ranking for student experience last week, can only strengthen our reputation as a top class university offering the very best for our students and staff.

"We have been high in the rankings for a number of years, but to rise by seven places into the top 20 demonstrates the ongoing commitment to improvement in our 50th anniversary year and is testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at UEA, from academic to support staff and our students."

Prestigious award for NBS lecturer - Dr Nicholas Vasilakos


The International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) has awarded Dr Nicholas Vasilakos (NBS) the 2012 Campbell Watkins best paper award for his paper 'Storing wind for a rainy day'.

The paper, co-written with Richard Green from Imperial College London, looks at wind energy and how trade between Denmark and neighbouring countries countries can be used to ‘store' excess wind-generated electricity at reasonable cost – until it's needed for used again.

Nicholas said: "I am really pleased to receive this award. It is always an honour for one to have their research celebrated by an international institution of the calibre of IEEE – even more so given the commitment of Europe's and other global partners to shift towards cleaner forms of energy."

The IAEE Campbell Watkins Award is an annual award, aimed at promoting high calibre, innovative research in the field of Energy economics.

Nicholas will receive his award in the next IAEE international conference this August in Dusseldorf, at which he also hopes to present one of his latest papers.

Year 12 Young Enterprise teams compete in final at Norwich Business School, reported in the EDP.


The Norfolk area final saw schools including Wymondham High, City of Norwich School, Ormiston Victory Academy and Thorpe St Andrew School competing for the title of "company of the year".

Teams of between 10 and 20 year 12 pupils have been trading since October 2012 with businesses including Food Safe, a smart phone app that tells people when their food is about to go out of date, and Y-Drive, a USB stick pre-loaded with software to sync, back up and restore files on computers and memory sticks.

At the UEA's Norwich Business School, the students, who had produced a 10-page company report, faced questions from judges and gave a presentation about their venture.

For more information, click here.
The Evening News also commented on the Young Enterprise awards, found on page 54.

NBS students test their marketing skills


Teams of students on the MSc Brand Leadership course will get a taste of marketing in the real world when they pitch their branding proposals to Norfolk businesses on Monday March 18. To read more, click here.

The Graduate Trainee Management Scheme is launched by Norwich Business School


A new scheme is being launched by Norwich Business School to help employers in the region recruit business and management graduates.

The aim of the Graduate Trainee Management Scheme is to offer employers a simple, straightforward route for hiring graduates without having to invest in an expensive recruitment process. Each of the graduates will take part in a rigorous recruitment training programme before being shortlisted by UEA's Norwich Business School for an interview with the employers.

Professor Paul Dobson, head of Norwich Business School, said: "In this period of economic hardship we know many organisations understand the benefits of employing graduates but the resources required to successfully recruit them can be a deterrent.  The aim of this scheme is to simplify the recruitment process and help employers find a graduate who fits best their particular needs."

For the full report, click here.

The Graduate Trainee Management Scheme appeared in the Eastern Daily Press on Monday 11 March, page 32 in the Business section.


Evening News comments on NBS's "Arty Accountants"


An online version isn't yet available, but NBS's Forum photo exhibition is covered on page 14 of the Evening News.

The event is run in conjunction with Norwich accountants Lovewell Blake and will look at the accounting profession, the people that make it happen and their work environment. It will also provide a chance to meet the people involved in accounting from both academia and practice.

The exhibition takes place at the Forum on Wednesday March 6, from 9am to 6pm. All welcome.

EDP article on energy supply featuring Dr Keith Tovey & Prof Catherine Waddams (NBS/CCP)


Householders are urged to save energy as East Anglia faces further price rises.

Keith Tovey, who was energy science director of the CRed community carbon reduction programme at the University of East Anglia, warned that the years 2015-2018 were going to be critical in terms of energy consumption.

"Even if we build 10,000 wind turbines over the next few years, there will still be a gap which will have to be filled by imported gas, which is clearly vulnerable to international situations and changes in prices," he said.

For full article, click here.

Norwich Inventor secures support from a Norfolk Knowledge Innovation Project


Alan Wright's Shower Power Booster aims to solve the problem of low water pressure and dribbly taps using a pump which is 1/10th the size of conventional pumps.

The pump has already secured support from a Norfolk Knowledge Innovation Project and secured a £20,000 prize in a Climate Kick competition last October.

The chartered civil engineer has now secured a licencing deal with Derbyshire-based firm Flowflex, which will also assemble the pumps.

The story was covered by Norwich Evening News 24. To read the whole article, click here.

Dr Amelia Fletcher, currently Chief Economist at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), is to join Norwich Business School as a Professor of Competition Policy.


Dr Amelia Fletcher

Dr Fletcher will become a professor in the Norwich Business School and a member of UEA's Centre for Competition Policy– a leading research centre, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which specialises in the study of competition policy and regulation.

She joined the OFT in 2001, having previously worked as an economic consultant for Frontier Economics and prior to that London Economics.

Prof Neil Ward, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, said: "We are delighted with the appointment of Amelia to this chair.  As well as her outstanding intellect, she has an unparalleled track record as a senior policy-maker and practitioner in competition policy and considerable experience in commissioning and managing research."  

Dr Fletcher, who takes up her new position in April, said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as Chief Economist at the OFT and am immensely proud of its record of economic and policy excellence, as well as its achievements in making a difference for consumers. 

"However, I feel ready for a new challenge and am honoured to be taking up this chair at UEA. The Centre for Competition Policy is a world-leading academic centre in competition policy and I look forward to working alongside colleagues to develop valuable new academic initiatives, as well as supporting the established work of the centre and building up my own research profile."

Dr Fletcher was also a prominent figure in British indie music in the 1980s.  She was the lead singer and songwriter with cult band Talulah Gosh, and now records with her current band Tender Trap. Last month former band-mate Elizabeth Price won the Turner Prize, prompting Talulah Gosh to be described in the Guardian as "one of the most over-achieving indie bands in history".

To read the article in the Times Higher Education Supplement, click here.

Prof Paul Dobson (NBS) quoted in The Scotsman about Health Tax on fizzy drinks costing jobs.


Health charities have called for a tax on sugary soft drinks to improve children's health. However, an MSP has claimed that imposing a tax on sugary drinks, which would add up to 20p a litre to their price, could lead to job losses at one of Scotland's best-known firms.

Sustain, a food and farming charity, has said in a report that the move would improve children's health and could raise £1 billion a year in revenue for the UK government. However, Jamie Hepburn, SNP MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, said the tax could hit jobs at AG Barr.

Paul Dobson, professor of business strategy at the University of East Anglia, said introducing a sugar tax would be harmful to consumers. "International evidence suggests that such a tax would skew sales away from the targeted products, but not necessarily towards healthier ones, like diet drinks or water. A major beneficiary could be alcoholic drinks."

To read the whole article, click here.

Update: Paul Dobson has also been quoted in Health Canal, to read click here.

Dr Stefan Krummaker of UEA London has been invited to join IAA Romania


Dr Stefan Krummaker was invited by the Romania chapter of the International Advertising Agency to teach top managers from the advertising industry in "Fundamentals in Leadership" in Sinaia, Romania from 15-16 January.

To read the interview (in Romanian) click here.

The Green Deal - new research by the UK Energy Research Centre (VERD project)


The Government's Green Deal must 'sell' energy efficiency as way of improving domestic life - or take up won't happen, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia involved in the VERD project.
NBS' own Dr George Chryssochoidis of Norwich Business School and Dr Charlie Wilson at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at UEA carried out an extensive review of renovation and energy efficiency studies.
To read the UEA press release, click here.

The Postgraduate Study and MBA Fair 2013


Norwich Business School will be attending 'The Postgraduate Study and MBA Fair' at Senate House, University of London on Thursday 31 January 2013.

You can find us on stand B69 between 11:30am and 6pm, offering information and advice about further Postgraduate study. Feel free to attend and speak to any of our coordinators.

Find out more about our MBA courses.

Professor Paul Dobson is quoted in the Eastern Daily Press


Head of Norwich Business School Paul Dobson gives his opinion on tough trading conditions - arguing that some retailers may be forced to shut up shop as they count the cost of low footfall and poor sales caused by the bad weather.

To read the whole article in the EDP, click here.

Head of School Professor Paul Dobson appears on Dispatches, shown on Channel 4 on 21 Jan at 8pm


As food prices rise, what's the best way to reduce your weekly bill at the supermarket? Channel 4 Dispatches conducts a nationwide fruit and veg experiment to find out if you could save money by heading to the market stall, the shop next door, or even just a different branch of the same supermarket down the road.

Reporter Tazeen Ahmad investigates the startling rise of supermarket convenience stores, and asks: are we paying a fair price for on-your-doorstep convenience, or are we being taken for a ride?

Fruit and veg is being especially hard hit by food price rises, and we're now eating less and less of the good stuff.

So what's the government's solution? To get the supermarkets involved.

Dispatches looks at the government's plans to encourage the supermarkets to persuade us to eat more healthily. Will its flagship policy really change our eating habits for the better?

Professor Paul Dobson was involved in the making of, and appears in the programme about 6 minutes in. To watch the programme, click here.

Dr Stefan Krummaker's paper accepted into the Journal of Applied Behavioural Science. SAGE publisher reports.


Dr Stefan's Krummaker's paper, titled 'An In-Depth View of the Facets, Antecedents, and Effects of Leaders' Change Competency: Lessons From a Case Study', has been accepted into the Journal of Applied Behavioural Science's OnlineFirst section. To read the full report and interview, click here.

In 2013, NBS is offering some great postgraduate funding options to their students!


Find out more about NBS's funding options for their MSc courses.
Our great scholarships are reported by on their website.

Dr Kevan Williams' appearance on Anglia Tonight


On the 4th January, Dr Kevan Williams appeared on Anglia Tonight to discuss the economic climate for 2013. We do not currently have a clip available, but to read more about Anglia Tonight's top stories, click here.

Fig Gazette comments on the first Fig UEA Student Convention


Fig is working ever closer with the University of East Anglia to develop links which will make students more aware of the significance of the financial sector and the opportunities offered.
The convention took place on the 15th October and was a resounding success.
The success of the joint UEA/Fig convention delighted David Dowdeswell-Allaway, Employability Officer and Lecturer in Business Skills Development for the UEA's Norwich Business School. He is convinced that students have benefited hugely from the events.

Proxama take on two NBS graduates after successful internships!


Two recent graduates from Norwich Business School are celebrating after securing full-time permanent employment at the Norwich-based technology firm Proxama!

Both graduates applied for roles advertised through the UEA Graduate Internship Programme and fought off competition to secure the 12 week internships which began in July of this year.

Jonathan Roy has just completed his BSc in Accounting and Finance. As well as the practical, the course fosters students to develop their critical and analytical abilities which align perfectly with the role of Business Analyst whose task is to evaluate business requirements in addition to being involved with the management of the projects. Proxama had the foresight to recognise that a background in technology was not essential to excel in this role, and Jonathan had the confidence to recognise and apply his skill set in a new environment. The ability to think wider is a credit to both parties and is probably at the heart of the entrepreneurial spirit and the vision for growth.

Lenora Caton is a graduate of the world's first postgraduate course in Brand Leadership. She completed her MSc this year and after a meeting with Proxama identified that her skills could be best utilised within a branding/user experience context so Proxama created a new internship specifically for her in Product Marketing. This is a real personal accolade, and demonstrates the power of branding and the knowledge associated with it in the culture of today's marketplace.

If you are a graduate, or about to graduate, and are interested in participating in the Internship Programme, visit to register so you can keep up to date with all the new opportunities.

NBS students gain maximum exemptions in their Accountancy exams!


We are delighted that all our accountancy students, current and those starting in 2013, will receive the maximum possible exemptions from the exams of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

The exemption covers nine papers and applies to all our students on the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Management and the BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance degrees.
Accreditation for ACCA F1-F4 is on completion of degree and F5, F6, F7, F8 and F9 on completion of relevant modules (details in table).

This exemption accreditation is valid for the new period until Dec 2016. 

Papers Module

Papers F1-F4

On completion of degree

Papers F5

Management Accounting (NBS-2F1Y)

Papers F6

Personal & corporate Taxation (NBS-3A7Y)

Papers F7

Financial Accounting (NBS-2A1Y)

Advanced Financial Accounting (NBS-3A1Y)

Papers F8

Audit and Accountability (NBS-3A2Y)

Papers F9

Business Finance (NBS-2F2Y)

Dr Francesca Fabbri (NBS/LON) interviewed by Radio Norfolk about migrant workers.


To listen to the interview, click here (Tip: Dr Francesca Fabbri's interview begins approximately 59 minutes into the recording.)

Buy One Get One Free: NBS Research used in Evening Standard Article.


Lucy Tobin writes about the curse of Buy One Get One Free, and quotes NBS Research:

"Academics point out that it's a rare day sprouts are being given away — it's mostly Dairy Milks and Haribos. Analysis of prices and nutrition data of 6,000 food and drink items sold over a year by Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Ocado by the University of East Anglia's Norwich Business School found "a bias towards sugary products for price promotions, with straight price discounts more skewed towards unhealthy products".

For more information and to read the article, click here.

Paul Dobson in the news: Do special offers affect our health?


Prof Paul Dobson was in the news today (21/11/12) talking about his recent research into how special offers at supermarkets can be bad for our health.

There were articles in the Daily Mail and on Sky News.

He also gave a lecture on the topic at UEA London.

"Marketing your library" - NBS Terry Kendrick is quoted in the 'American Libraries Magazine'.


Terry Kendrick is one of the leading authorities on strategic marketing in libraries. Ned Potter from the 'American Libraries Magazine' talked to him about all things marketing strategy for his recent book The Library Marketing Toolkit (Facet, 2012).

Giving some tips on quick wins in library marketing, Terry Kendrick said they were "based around the key areas of segmentation and value. Many marketing activities will take quite a while to build up [...] it's best to choose one group of people you fully understand in terms of what they value, how they use your resources, what their outcomes are. Then take that segment through a whole marketing planning cycle. It should be more manageable and should have impact relatively quickly, and everyone knows nothing succeeds like success."

To read the full article, click here.

Gnaw Chocolate win EDP 'Best New Business' Award.


Gnaw Chocolate won ‘Best New Business' award. Gnaw was started and is run by former NBS student Matt Legon.  Matt has agreed to be one of the business speakers at our Visit Days! We are very pleased that one of our own alumni has won this award, and NBS will continue to show it's support! For more information on Gnaw, visit

Also at the EDP Business awards:

  • The Student Pocket Guide – where former NBS student Joe Lawson-West is Advertising Account Manager - were finalists in the ‘One to Watch' award. 
  • Foster Property Maintenance - where MBA in Strategic Carbon Management alumnus Andrew Verney is Head of Sustainability - won the 'Sustainability' award. 
  • Adnams won the On-line awards; CEO Andy Wood is Chair of our Advisory Board.

UEA women at cutting edge of research - Dr Sara Connolly quoted in the EDP.


Dr Sara Connolly (NBS) is quoted as one of five selected female researchers at UEA who "make no apology for having the female sex at the forefront of their minds".
She talks about women and part-time work, arguing that "as women have got better educated, much more engaged in the labour market, and setting out on careers, actually the role of part-time work has changed completely. Lots of women are using it as a way to keep some contact with the labour market, some way of keeping their careers going, while also having a family."

The article will be posted on EDP online within the next few days.

Strategic Carbon MBA students at UEA London launch a new carbon offset scheme.


The new scheme -- launched today by Strategic Carbon MBA students at UEA London who will manage it as part of their course -- looks to help schools save money by adapting their carbon footprint.

"The Green School Giving project will be launched this evening, led by a cohort of Master of Business Administration (MBA) students at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and the London Borough of Merton.
Unlike carbon offset schemes that typically involve overseas project, the Green School Giving project will work with local schemes allowing businesses to invest in their own community. The UEA team estimates that every £1,000 donated would save a school a minimum of £5,000 over the next 15 years, while also slashing carbon emissions."

For more information on this impressive scheme, read the featured article in BusinessGreen by clicking here. Also mentioned on Teaching Personnel here.
Or visit our own website for a summary.

Professor Olga Tregaskis Inaugural Lecture


Her lecture titled The globalisation-localisation of Multinationals' Employment Practice took place on the 30th October in the Thomas Paine Study Centre.

Prof Olga Tregaskis has also written a magazine article for Employee Benefits, focusing on the use of high performance work practices and firm productivity. Based on a 4* journal piece, click here to read the full article.

Eastern Daily Press comments on UEA MBA course.

Terry Kendrick is quoted.

"Despite having an international reputation (last year's full-time course had 13 different nationalities represented), the UEA masters in business administration (MBA) courses are very much rooted in the region."

Now that UEA's course has been awarded the gold-standard, coveted AMBA 'kitemark' by the Accreditation of MBA's, the Programme Director Terry Kendrick argues that: "A lot of senior managers in the bigger Norfolk companies will have been to AMBA accredited universities. They will be sent to Cranfield University or Ashridge Business School. We have got the quality provision on the doorstep now. There's no need to send your managers to distant MBA courses."

In regards to all the courses, including the Strategic Carbon Management Course, Mr Kendrick said: "There is no point in running an MBA programme just from within an executive education suite, it needs to be embedded in the business community. We are very much engaged with local business. They provide consultancy projects. These are real projects for real issues."

More information about the MBA courses offered at the University of East Anglia.

UEA's Joint Research highlighted in Research Fortnight (3rd October)

Recent joint research by the University of East Anglia, Cranfield School of Management and Rouen Business School was highlighted in Research Fortnight (3rd October), the UK's leading independent source of news, analysis and funding opportunities for the academic research community. 

The 'View from the Top' commentary piece focused on the results of the research paper which showed that simultaneously chasing both non-academic impact and innovative research may be a recipe for missing both. The research looked at how the funding for research grants was allocated from a specific research fund which aimed to support innovative research projects with the potential to have research impact by reducing carbon emissions.

Lettice, F., Smart, P., Baruch, Y., & Johnson, M. 2012, ‘Navigating the impact-innovation double hurdle: The case of a climate change research fund', Research Policy, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 1048-1057.

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph comments on Marks and Spencers opening a third store in Peterborough.

Marks and Spencers chiefs insist that the city is big enough for three stores and that they will be making no move to close either of the existing stores.
Professor Paul Dobson (NBS) is quoted in the article. He suggests that the new opening may be partly defensive, with M&S wanting to protect its marketing share in the city, or that "the new store is aimed at a different market to the stores in the city centre". The new store will be 69,000 square feet and will create 110 new jobs. 27 September 2012.

For more information, click here.

UEA listed in the top 5 in Student Satisfaction Survey - NBS course 'Management Studies' does particularly well.

Students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have once again been found to be among the most satisfied in the country - according to the latest National Student Survey (National Student Survey 2005-2017. Overall student satisfaction, English mainstream universities).

Released today, the results of the survey place UEA joint fourth mainstream English university – with an overall satisfaction score of 91 per cent. For teaching itself, the only universities to outperform UEA were Oxford and Cambridge.

Each year all final-year undergraduates in the UK are asked to complete a questionnaire about their satisfaction with various elements of their university education. UEA has featured in the top ten of mainstream English universities every year since the survey began in 2005.

Importantly, 'Management Studies' did especially well, coming in joint fifth in the survey for overall satisfaction - a great result for the Norwich Business School. Congratulations to all!
27 September 2012.

For more information and the full article, click here.

Economics and Business at UEA has retained a top 10 UK ranking in the 2012 Shanghai Jiao Tong independent university list.

We are delighted to report that Economics and Business at UEA have been ranked in the top 10 UK universities in the Shanghai Jiao Tong list 2012.

In terms of UK universities, we are ranked 8th (joint with Nottingham and York) and behind only LSE, Cambridge, Oxford, Warwick, LBS, UCL and Essex.

Our worldwide rank is in the 101-150 bracket (whereas UEA as a whole is in the 201-300 bracket).

To see the complete rankings, click here.

University celebrates double success in Which? Guide and QS World Rankings.

For the sixth year in a row, the University of East Anglia has risen up the prestigious QS World University Rankings, climbing 25 places to 236th position! Well done to everybody involved, it is really an amazing achievement.

As well as that, UEA has been given a score of 94% by the Which? University Guide for graduates in work or further study - and described it as "one of the best universities for student satisfaction", giving it an overall score of 89%.

For more information about this, click here. 11th September 2012

First Green Bank wants to turn a profit - Dr Andrea Finegan quoted.

The UK Government is now recruiting staff for the world's first investment bank dedicated solely to investing in Green Projects. The Green Investment bank want 'significant green impact and financial return' - a goal which, with the capital available, some say will be a 'major challenge'.

Andrea Finegan believes: "There is obviously still a gap. In the higher risk areas they are not providing venture capital or development equity. Currently, it is not clear where that capital is going to come from."


Business student puts studies into practice at her own company

A mature student graduating on Tuesday is already putting her Master of Business Administration (MBA) course to good use while running her own chain of pharmacies.

Deirdre Whyatt believes that her time on the course has helped her personally as well as professionally: "The MBA has given me the confidence to question others and to believe in my practical ability. In the past, I would be very nervous and shy at meetings, as I had not had any formal business training.

"I believe that the MBA at UEA has given us the confidence and tools to accomplish our hopes and dreams."

13 July 2012

Read the full story.

EDP Business Awards 2012

Norwich Business School is proud to announce that we are sponsoring the 'Best New Business Award'. The closing date for applications is 2012. Find out more.


Simple but effective way to estimate efficient portfolios

NBS researchers have developed a new framework which will help investors when making portfolio decisions.

Investors can predict market movements by looking at the frequency of Google keyword searches according to research from NBS and the University of Essex. Dr Apostolos Kourtis (NBS) and Prof Raphael Markellos (NBS) quoted. 

FT Advisor- 20/6/12

Top Automotive Managers to give MSc talk in Nido Sky Lounge, Monday 2 July

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, Dr Stefan Krummaker, has organised an event for all MSc students to take place in the Nido Sky Lounge on Monday 2 July. Titled "Strategic Changes in the Automotive Sector" the talk will be an integral part of teaching in the MSc programme. Three prominent guest speakers; Dr. Florian Reiter (Director Volkswagen Consulting, Wolfsburg, Germany), Christian Cahn von Seelen (Head of Strategy, Skoda, Prague, Czech Republic) and Tom Purves (former CEO of Rolls Royce), will give a key note on strategic changes in the automotive industry, followed by a discussion. During the session students will have a chance to chat with speakers over nibbles and wine, ask specific questions and find out about job options. At the end of the session all three speakers will take questions from the floor, in a moderated symposium.

Due to capacity limitations this event is open to UEA London MSc students only.

Forum Showcase reveals Research talent

More than 40 postgraduate research students from across the university presented their work to the public at a showcase in the Forum yesterday. Dr Sara Connolly, associate dean for postgraduate research, shares her views on the event.

Along with highlights in the Evening News publication, the Showcase received coverage on Anglia News - Anglia News clip(clip comes up around 1:07 minutes in).
21st June 2012

Ian Dewing – Should we tighten this screw?

Ian Dewing writes about whether the Financial Services Authority should increase their product intervention policy in Chartered Banker. 02 June 2012.

Business school academics encourage diversity in wine buying

Recent research carried out by Norwich Business School advises buyers to look not just to French vintage vineyards or vintners when buying wine, but to consider other international varieties.

Professor Raphael Markellos and Dr Apostolos Kourtis are quoted in several publications on the subject and the research itself has received wide coverage in wine buying blogs and guides.
31 May 2012

Professor Paul Dobson comments on regional investment in retail

Hundreds of jobs at new Asda Living store unveiled in city retail redevelopment. Prof Paul Dobson  commenting about new Asda Living store moving into Peterborough shopping park. Read the full article. Peterborough Today, 18 May 2012.

Latest NBS Publication - "Decision-Making for Supply Chain Integration"

 NBS Academics Dr Hing Kai Chan and Professor Fiona Lettice and NBS PhD candidate Olatunde Amoo Durowoju have edited "Decision-Making for Supply Chain Integration", published by Springer and available online now.

To order your copy visit

Norfolk Knowledge support business development

David Hazel, former BBC and SKY operations manager, has designed a new camera light which he is hoping to develop into a business after winning the support and funding from a panel of local entrepreneurs as part of the Norfolk Knowledge Innovation Project. Read the full story. Eastern Daily Press, 08 May 2012.

The Norfolk Knowledge Innovation Project is run by Norwich Business School and supported by the European Regional Development Fund. All eight awardees will be showcased at an event at The Forum on Tuesday May 29.

Google search data can predict stock market movement.

Research carried out by Prof Raphael Markellos and the University of Essex explains how investors can predict market movements by looking at the frequency of Google keyword searches. Read the full article. Eastern Daily Press, 24 April.

What next for Lotus?
Dr Kevan Williams spoke to ITV Anglia about the possibility of local car firm Lotus being sold by its Malaysian parent company.Watch the interview. 16 April 2012.
Competition best for wireless industry? Maybe not.

Dr Yan Li and Prof Catherine Waddams comment on CTV News on the Canadian wireless industry, after studying 22 mobile carriers from seven countries, including Canada, between 1998-2007, measuring technical efficiency, productivity gains and technological innovation. They determined that increased competition has an obvious positive effect on productivity and innovation. CTV, 28 March 2012.

NBS Academics review the Budget on BBC Radio Norfolk

Peter Ellington and Susan Sayce feature on the BBC Radio Norfolk Budget Special, with Nick Conrad. Peter and Susan discussed how major policy changes in the budget will affect pensions and tax for Norfolk residences. Listen again.  

Toast of success of Norwich UEA students' marketing projects

A Norfolk whisky company hoping to break into the US market has gained some valuable marketing tips from students working on a university project. Evening News, Tuesday 20th March. Read the Evening News article.

NBS: UEA business students test their marketing mettle

Business students from the University of East Anglia will get a taste of marketing in the real world when they pitch their branding proposals to Norfolk businesses on Monday. 16th March 2012. Read the press release.

Lower emissions, less money, long life?

Senior Lecturer in Business and Climate Change, Dr Giovanni Baiocchi, is quoted in an article about research into links between carbon emissions, income and life expectancy.
26 January 2012
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Prof. Paul Dobson featured in 'On Hold' with Richard Wilson

Paul Dobson, Norwich Business School Head of School, featured in this weeks episode of 'On Hold' with Richard Wilson shown on Channel 4 at 8 pm Monday 16 January.

UEA students aid Matthew Project work in Norwich

MBA students have presented staff at the Matthew Project with a cheque for £2,300 after a fundraising event at Norwich Arts Centre. EDP Online, 13 January 2012. Read the full story.

MSc Brand Leadership ‘Branding in the digital age – everything changes, nothing has changed'

Wednesday 23rd November 9am or 4pm

The advent of digital media is changing the branding landscape in ways we find it difficult to predict, let alone understand. This webinar will explore what the digital age means for brands and discuss how brands can not only survive in it, but can actually thrive. This session will also include an overview of the MSc in Brand Leadership course.

‘People power' plan to revive Norfolk and Suffolk market towns
Prof Paul Dobson, Head of Norwich Business School, comments on a report aimed at reviving local market towns. Evening News, 13 October 2011. Read the full story

A new scheme is being launched by the University of East Anglia to help employers in the region recruit business and management graduates.

The aim of the Graduate Trainee Management Scheme is to offer employers a simple, straightforward route for hiring graduates without having to invest in an expensive recruitment process. To see the full press release, click here, 8 March 2013.

Internship programme to continue at University of East Anglia

A graduate internship programme run by the University of East Anglia is set to continue after exceeding its original targets and expectations.

The Project Evolve Graduate Internship Programme, which was due to draw to a close in March, has been extended until the end of July. Read more in UEA press release, 7 Apr 2011.

UEA postgrad students win internships to the Caribbean

UEA postgrad students win internships to the Caribbean Two postgraduate students at the University of East Anglia have won an internship in the Caribbean after taking part in a business plan competition run by NBS in collaboration with Hotel Chocolat. 27 April 2011.

Exposure so crucial for any new business- Eastern Daily Press 2011 Business Awards

Dr Kevan Williams (NBS) has been quoted explaining why exposure is so important for a new start-up business.

Eastern Daily Press. 4 May 2011. Find out more about the EDP Business Awards 2011.

UEA postgrad students win internships to the Caribbean

Two postgraduate students at the University of East Anglia have won an internship in the Caribbean after taking part in a business plan competition run by NBS in collaboration with Hotel Chocolat. 27 April 2011.

University scheme aims to help small business founders

The Business Growth Programme, organised by NBS, will run again this autumn to help small businesses explore alternative growth options. Eastern Daily Press. 20 April 2011. Read the full story

EDP Business Awards 2011

Norwich Business School will be sponsoring the Best New Business Award at the EDP Business Awards 2011. Eastern Daily Press.16 April 2011. See the Best New Business Award.

Sweet success for University of East Anglia students

The university joined forces with Hotel Chocolat to look for creativity and innovation through its EUREKA business plan competition. The Association of Business Schools. 6 April 2011. Read the full story.

UEA's capital base boosts Norfolk

The official opening of UEA London, where Norwich Business School will be offering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 4 April 2011. Read the full story.

Green schemes are put before ‘Dragons'

Young entrepreneurs from schools across Norwich have been putting their eco-business ideas to a Dragon's Den-style panel at a charity event this week. 3 April 2011. Read the full story.

Business brains form a panel to offer assistance

The Norfolk Knowledge Innovation Panel launched by NBS will offer support through mentors to help innovative companies across the country. Eastern Daily Press, 30 March 2011. Read the full story.

Working with the right role models

Article by Mary-Jane Kingsland. Mentions the Inside Business seminar presented by Karen Jones CBE, nosted by Norwich Business School. Eastern Daily Press, 28 March 2011.

Rhiannon Rogers competes with top business students

NBS students are in the final of the IMB University Business Challenge. Read the full story. Get Wokingham, 23 March 11.

UEA Students put their business skills to the test

Norwich Business School students will compete against nine teams in the final of the IBM University Business Challenge (UBC). Full story at The Association of Business Schools website, 15 March 11.

Four projects vie for national industry award

The new Academic Building East, the home of Norwich Business School, and the refurbished library at UEA have been shortlisted to compete for a RICS Award. Article features in Eastern Daily Press, 04 March 2011, or view the RICS article online here.

Appeal over axed staff

Pressure is growing on Chancellor George Osborne to stimulate growth in the economy and focus on job creation as hundreds of public sector workers face redundancy. Dr Kevan Williams of Norwich Business School quoted in the Eastern Daily Press, 1 March 2011. Read story online at EDP24.

£1m centre is Yours to use or Network

Following the conversion of Bishops Lynn House in Kings Lynn into a Yours Networks Centre of Enterprise, a new partnership with Norwich Business School has been formed which will see them stream business seminars to the Centre from the Norwich campus. Story in Lynn News, 23 February 2011.

Business plea to help create regional jobs

Business leaders have made a plea to the government to reduce the amount of legislation governing businesses to encourage growth and create more jobs. Dr Kevan Williams (NBS) quoted. Read article at EDP24, Thursday 17 February 2011.

Swiss banking audit model may be best for the UK

Swiss regulators could provide a model for improving the auditing of British banks, according to a report by NBS academics on behalf of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). Full article on Compliancy Services website, 14 February 2011.

New bank audit regime could learn from the Swiss

Research for ICAS by the Peter Russell (NBS) and Ian Dewing (NBS) has found the Swiss audit and supervisory model provides specialist banking audit knowledge, which ensures strong benchmarking on performance. Stories in Accountancy Age, 11 February 2011, and Scotland on Sunday, 13 February 2011.

New report reveals franchise sector growth

A new report produced by MBA students from Norwich Business School analyses historic, present and future trends in the UK franchise market. Full story in Franchise Magazine, 4 February 2011.

University boost for Kings Lynn

Norwich Business School will provide business support for Kings Lynn tenants and local companies including research and development, manufacturing and product licensing. Read about this in Business Weekly. 4 February 2011.

Last chance for Graduate Internship Programme business subsidies

Businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk are being encouraged to take part in a Graduate Internship Programme run by the University of East Anglia while an advantageous 40 per cent subsidy is still available. View UEA news pages here for further details. 28 January 2011.

New MSc Management programme launched in UEA London

UEA London has launched 3 new MSc Management courses in UEA London starting September 2011. These MSc's are offered as a 12 month, full-time intensive Master's programme designed to meet the needs of non-business graduates.

Norfolk still at bottom of salary pile

The EDP asks, who have been the winners and losers in wage increases and cuts across the region? Dr Susan Sayce (NBS) quoted. Read the full story. EDP24, 19 January 2011.

Fears over impact of Norfolk County Council job losses

Norfolk's public sector is set to cut nearly 1000 jobs. Dr Kevan Williams (NBS) quoted. Read more. EDP, 20 January 2011.

Changing Universities through Internationalisation: from Strategy to Pedagogy

David Dowdeswell-Allaway, Director of Skills, Development and Employability for Norwich Business School, reports on the BMAF event held in September at the University in BMAF magazine, Issue 10, P15.