The University of Bangor has a question for businesses, those who might use the best value storage Bangor has to offer - are you making use of them enough?
According to the Daily Post, chiefs at the university want to hammer home the idea that they are ‘open for to business’, as they try to increase the positive impact they have on the local economy.
Undoubtedly, the presence of the university already adds to the local economy, with hundreds of staff and thousands of students brought to the area each year, however the university still believes that there are perceived barriers which are stopping local businesses making the most of what it has to offer them.
Tudur Williams, business development manager at Bangor University, explained that the economic value a university offers is now measured not by them being there, but by the outreach and influence on the local community: “We are keen to engage with as many businesses and organisations outside the university – to impact on those organisations in a positive way, with cutting-edge research, which is applied in a business context.”
In offering the likes of research to organisations, it wants to see how the university, and its students, can get involved in those companies - helping their students become ever more employable once they’ve completed their degree.
Chiefs also want businesses to know that facilities could be open for them to use - whether that’s specialist equipment or simply meeting spaces.
The idea is to promote that the university is not just there for students, but to the wider communities, and definitely to local businesses.