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Stafford & Co joins elite team

The Business School at the University of Bolton has enlisted ‘business, accounting and law gurus’ to help attract the best students, develop high calibre graduates and retain young professionals in Bolton businesses.

The carefully selected team joining Bolton Business School’s Advisory Group includes directors of some of Bolton’s most recognised professional firms.
BBS’ new Head, Lisa Cove-Burrell said: ‘The team was selected for its expertise and active roles in Bolton’s thriving business community. It’s vital for the University of Bolton’s new Business School to forge strong links with businesses, listen to their advice and understand what they are looking for in professional services graduates. This way we can deliver even better courses and help and encourage local graduates to stay in our region to develop their careers.’

BBS’s Advisory Group includes:

Rob Stafford – Director Stafford & Co. Accountants
Hon Judge
Timothy Clayton – Honorary Recorder of Bolton
Kate Bullen – Partner Stephensons Solicitors LLP
Allison Carr – Partner & Director of Operations Keoghs
Mark Getliffe – Director CLB Coopers
Gerard McDermott QC – Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers London
Andrew McLoughlin – Fieldings Porter Solicitors
Carly Sandbach – Barrister, Exchange Chambers Manchester
George Almond – former High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

The Advisory Group is chaired by His Honour Willie Morris, University Governor and former Judge.

Rob Stafford Managing Director of Stafford & Co. Accountants added: ‘I am really honoured to be involved in the advisory team for the new Business School, it’s great to build links between the academic community and commercial enterprises. Having taken on another graduate last year I fully appreciate the value of investing in the future of young professionals and helping smooth the transition from University to the workplace. It is also important to highlight the positive impact having a highly regarded University and Business School has on the town of Bolton.’

This is one of the first steps to create awareness of the University of Bolton’s new Business School which was officially launched on Wednesday 20th March. To find out more about the new Bolton University Business School please visit: