The University of Liverpool’s Management School is pleased to announce the establishment of its new Brett Centre for Entrepreneurship.
The Brett Centre, which will be formally launched in the Autumn, is funded by a £1.25 million donation by Paul Brett as well as additional support from the University.
It will have three main pillars – research, enterprise education and engagement/impact – and will draw upon the expertise across the School. The Centre will recruit entrepreneurs in residence and a centre administrator, to support its work in education and engagement, and a number of additional PhD students.
Paul Brett said “I am pleased to support the creation of the Brett Centre for Entrepreneurship, allowing the Management School to strengthen the cutting-edge research it already carries out in this area.
“The Liverpool City Region has a thriving SME community which significantly contributes to regional prosperity and growth. I look forward to seeing the impact the Centre’s research will bring to both local and global entrepreneurial ecosystems.”
Professor Blackburn, the newly appointed Director of the Brett Centre, said: “I am delighted to lead on this initiative and build upon the excellent research, engagement and impact undertaken by scholars and practitioners of ULMS.
“The funding from Paul Brett gives us a fantastic opportunity to boost our research and practitioner capabilities, instilling entrepreneurship education into the programmes of the University, as well as enabling us to reach further into the Liverpool City region with our expertise. The vison of the Centre is to become sustainable and internationally recognised within five years.”
Paul Brett, University of Liverpool alumnus (BA Hons Geography 1965, Hon LLD 2017), spent most of his career in the travel industry. He is a long-time supporter of the University of Liverpool having previously made generous donations to the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre and The Brett Building (the Management School’s dedicated MBA suite).