of the Small Business Centre and subsequently
Foundation for SME Development at Durham
The Director was charged with developing
the teaching, research, consultancy activities
of the Centre in such a way as to provide
an effective integration of the academic
interest and a need to meet in practice
the needs of the smaller firm and its advisors.
The Centre/Foundation has developed a national
and international reputation among academic
institutions, public and government bodies
and in the industrial and commercial environment.