Research with Loughborough University

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Stratford BID are working in partnership with Loughborough University London to provide our members with access to a community of Postgraduate students and Academics to help you gain new insights, manage the risks and optimise your operation.

Family firm’s face many challenges to running a thriving business. Maintaining family values, managing conflict within the business, fostering entrepreneurship, succession planning, selling the business and effective governance are some of the issues commonly faced by family firms up and down the country. Stratford is home to many family and smaller businesses looking to adopt technology to raise their productivity. 

We know this works but businesses face a challenge to find the right technological solutions for them.

Stratford BID are working with Loughborough University London to provide family business and small businesses looking to adopt technology with access to a community of Postgraduate students and Academics to help you gain new insights, manage the risks and optimise your operation. Through this collaboration, you will receive access to a ‘student researcher’ who will research a topic relevant to your business and the original insights they generate through their supervised research, free of charge.

To be considered, research topics must map on to our research areas and must satisfy the requirements of a PGT dissertation topic.

For full terms and conditions and to register your interest, please visit here.

Want to take part but don’t have a specific research question in mind? Register your interest in being pitched to by one of our students who has a research question which may be relevant to your business.