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Director General of the Institute of Directors Delivered Worcester Business School Annual Lecture

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Local businesses, university academics and students had the opportunity to meet one of Britainís leading business figures at an even hosted by the University of Worcester.

Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors (IoD), visited the University on Tuesday, March 5th, to discuss the role of business groups in influencing government at the annual Worcester Business School Lecture.

Highlighting the importance of encouraging the development of private businesses to boost the Countryís economic growth, a lively discussion of different business experiences and situations followed.

As part of his day at the University of Worcester, the ex-chief executive of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and his colleagues from the IoD also visited The Hive and the City Campus, where he met Worcester Business School students. Discussing how the IoD can help them develop their own business ideas, the students received valuable advice on how to progress in their professional careers.

Simon said: ďI have been hugely impressed by the University of Worcesterís commitment to the business sector. Whatís most important is how we can inspire students to show them that starting a business is the most exciting thing you can do in life.Ē

As part of his career, Simon has been Director of Corporate Communications and Marketing of Reuters and Communications Secretary to HM The Queen. His rich experience also includes being the Director of Corporate Affairs at British Airways and a special adviser in the Prime Ministerís Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street.