The Institute of Directors in Wales has relocated its offices to Cardiff Business School, offering a host of new benefits and opportunities both to its members, and to the faculty and staff of the School.
IoD Wales, which represents and unifies business directors from organisations of all sizes from across the country, is now based at Cardiff Business School, which is ranked sixth of 101 UK business schools for the quality of its research and joint first for environment (Research Excellence Framework 2014.)
The development reflects the IoD’s continued drive to lead and influence government policy and to instigate business collaborations and research.
Cardiff Business School is one of only two UK business schools to have been ranked in the top ten of each of the Government’s five research assessment exercises since 1992 and is at the heart of Cardiff University, a Russell Group Higher Education provider.
The School is headline sponsor of IoD Wales’ annual and prestigious Director of the Year Wales Awards. Robert Lloyd Griffiths, Director of Institute of Directors in Wales and a former student of Cardiff Business School, said: “I am an alumnus of the school and the IoD has always had very close links with the University and all that the School has to offer in terms of innovation, insight and world-leading research.
“We are delighted to have our new headquarters here and I am sure the new offices will be hugely and warmly welcomed by members, with the extensive range of facilities and opportunities our new location offers.
“Our members will thrive on the input of fresh, dynamic Business School students, who will also benefit from the experience and expertise our members offer. We envisage members using our office as a hub, where hot desking will be welcome and on-site research facilities second to none.
“Additional member benefits include free wifi and use of desk space; access to meeting rooms and other venues and a host of opportunities to meet, interact with and place interns perfectly matched to any organisation.
“Likewise, I am sure our members will contribute greatly to the tangible energy and ‘buzz’ at our new base. We are very much looking forward to the terrific opportunities for progression that this relocation provides.”
Cardiff Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a hallmark of excellence awarded to less than 5% of the world’s business schools and Professor Martin Kitchener, Dean of the school, added: “I am delighted that we will be able to work more closely with our partners at the IoD, an organisation we have supported for many years. It is my hope that this exciting co-location will offer even greater opportunities for IOD members to collaborate with our faculty and students.”
Cardiff Business School is the world’s first business school to put public value at the heart of its operations with a commitment to promoting social and economic improvement and helping tackle some of the 21st century’s most intractable business and social issues like innovation, inequality, sustainability, and access to decent work.
The world-leading school boasts more than 300 staff and 3,500 students from over 40 countries and is ranked among the World’s Top 100 in both the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the QS Top 100 World University Rankings.
Find out more about the new IoD Wales office and hub here.