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Prof Nigel Adams

Director of the BEIU

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Professor Nigel Adams

BA (Hons), FCIM, Chartered Marketer

Professor Nigel Adams is first Director of the Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit (BEIU), at The University of Buckingham. Nigel is responsible for the business and experiential aspects of the innovative BSc in Business Enterprise (BBE) programme. He is also Chairman of Buckingham Business Enterprises Ltd, which is the legal entity for all the businesses run by the BBE students, as an integral part of their honours degree programme.

Nigel also carries out some enterprise education research, for example a longitudinal study into the effects of the enterprise education programmes on the entrepreneurial self-efficacy of students and graduates. Nigel is also looking for ways in which more women can be persuaded to study on practical enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes.

Nigel maintains contact with the world of start-up and scale-up businesses through networking (real and virtual) and local start-up and SME organisations. He is an active member of Enterprise Educators and is well known in other enterprise/entrepreneurship education organisations.

Between 2002 and 2011 he was the Managing Director of Nigel Adams & Company Ltd, ( which provided practical international marketing and management advice and support to British companies, helping them to establish and develop operations or outsource in Central and Eastern Europe, especially in Poland.

Nigel is a Life Member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Nigel’s personal website is

Buckingham Enterprise & Innovation Unit website:

His social media addresses are:
Twitter: @nigeladams
Instagram: @nigeladams

Tel: +44 (0)1280 820226

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