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George Lunt, Margaret Hodge and Kevin Edge
George Lunt, Margaret Hodge and Kevin Edge

Internal News - 05 December 2006

Industry Minister meets business leaders and academics on campus

The University was the venue for a meeting between the Industry and the Regions Minister, Margaret Hodge, and representatives from the worlds of business, unions, local government and academia in the south west.

Ms Hodge met 26 people, including the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor George Lunt and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Kevin Edge at the meeting.

She had asked for the meeting to gain a perspective on economic development in the south west.

Guests from the business world included Malcolm Bell, Chief Executive, South West Tourism, and Richard Excell, Vice Chairman of PegasusBridge Investment Fund. Other guests included Gillian Foxton, chair of the South West TUC.