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Riddel Hall Founders’ Club – helping unlock business potential

A select group of companies from across Northern Ireland has donated more than £1m to Queen’s University’s Postgraduate and Executive Education Centre at Riddel Hall, Stranmillis.

Riddel Hall brings first-rate facilities and leading academics under one roof - making it a great place to do business.And with the economy a top priority for the Northern Ireland Assembly, this transformational project fills a gap in the market for quality business and leadership education.

Founders Club will work in partnership with world-class business educators at Queen's University Management School to develop links with the local business community.

Chair of the Riddel Hall Founders’ Club, Ed Vernon, entrepreneur and Chief Executive of local private equity firm Synetecs, is delighted that Founder members are backing the project.

He said: The Queen’s Postgraduate and Executive Education Centre has a key role to play in the development of a sustainable and competitive local economy. There is no doubt that the Centre can enhance the competitiveness of local export businesses as well as make Northern Ireland a more attractive proposition to international companies keen to set up where there is access to a pool of talented, well-trained individuals.

“Founder members are demonstrating highly visible leadership and support for a project that is important to future economic prosperity. Through the exchange of expertise, advocacy and thinking, they will contribute to Northern Ireland’s success and become a part of Queen’s influential network at home and abroad.”

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