Strathclyde Business Clinic helps local enterprises


Strathclyde Business School hosted the third of their Business Clinics where students work with small and new businesses from the commercial and third sector to provide consultancy solutions tailored to their individual business needs.

Full-time MBA student Stewart Carlile, alumnus and business consultant Douglas Norris, Calum Forsyth from SEN Strathclyde, and Caroline McKane from PwC Scotland. helped out as business consultants at the clinic on December 2. They helped the third year business school students who worked in multidisciplinary teams to diagnose the root cause of individual business issues and design a plan of action for that organisation.

Students work collaboratively with the organisations over two terms; learning from them as well as injecting fresh ideas for how to grow the business and meet strategic objectives. They refine their ideas as a result of regular meetings and take feedback into account, with the participating organisations provided with a comprehensive report including a detailed strategy and recommendations.

Feedback from previous Strathclyde Business Clinics, run by Dr Lucrezia Casulli of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship,  has been very positive.

The Business Clinics tie in with a series of events that Strathclyde Business School and PwC have jointly put together under the umbrella name of ‘Powerhouse’ to explore key sectors of Glasgow’s economy and how the city can be a powerhouse in each of these areas, the first of which focused on small and medium sized enterprises.


Published: 3 December 2015

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