Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 2 August 2014

Company signs up in support of new business school at Queen's

A CO DOWN company has become the latest to sign up and support the new £15m business school at Queens' University.

MJM Group of Newry has joined 'The Founders' Club', a group of businesses that have pledged financial and practical support to the Postgraduate and Executive Education Centre later, which will open later this year at Riddell Hall in Stranmillis.

Membership for an initial five-year term is secured through a minimum gift of £50,000 and is limited to a maximum of 20 founder members.

Already signed up are Andor, Ulster Bank, Liberty IT, Belfast Harbour Commissioners, Clear Pharmacy, Forward Emphasis, Kainos, Phoenix Natural Gas, SHS Group, Tughans solicitors and now MJM Group.

Businesses involved can avail of a number of opportunities, including recognition through a plaque, naming rights to a room or space, access to the university's leadership and international networks, access to sources of future employment, executive MBA scholarships and priority access and preferential rates for conferences or training sessions

The fit-out company, which has worked on restaurants for celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, was set up in 1983.

Brian McConville, chairman of the MJM Group, said if Northern Ireland is to become a global player it must put education first.

"Education underpins a region's economic performance and we must support higher and further education if we want our economy to flourish," he said.

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