7th March 2000

 

GRANT TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

 

The business faculty at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has won a £30,000 government grant to encourage entrepreneurship among Lincolnshire’s business women.

 

The grant has been awarded under the Business School Projects Scheme for

2000-2001 and is part of an ongoing DfEE programme to encourage management development and innovation in management provision.

 

The successful project - ‘Lincolnshire Businesswomen: Encouraging Entrepreneurship’ - is run at the university’s Faculty of Business & Management on the Lincoln campus.

 

It aims to ascertain what barriers are encountered by women entrepreneurs when they set up in business and to identify constraints on entrepreneurial growth. 

 

Business experts at the university will then develop and evaluate resources to address the perceived problems.

 

The project manager is Dr Lorraine Warren of the Department of Business Studies and Modern Languages, with Mr John Murphy, Head of the Department of Economics and Accountancy, acting as adviser.

 

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‘Lincolnshire Businesswomen: Encouraging Entrepreneurship’ is supported by the Department for Education and Employment and Business Link Lincolnshire.

 

For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

or Dr Lorraine Warren

Faculty of Business and Management

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886159