Aston Business School reaches new high

2 December 2004

Aston Business School reaches new high

LADY SUSAN CADBURY today (6 December 2004) conducts the official ceremony at Aston Business Schools advancing extension which celebrates the building reaching its full height and marks the beginning of a new era for the ambitious school.

The 12.30pm topping out ceremony takes place on the rooftop of the 22m extension and will be beamed down via satellite to an audience watching on a big screen in the business schools lounge. executive dining room for bacon butties (plus veggie options) and mugs of tea at 1pm.

This building marks the success of our strategy in recent years. We have grown 150 per cent over the last six years and the new building will allow us to accelerate that pace, said Professor John Saunders, head of Aston Business School.

Brian Cheshire, managing director, Laing O Rourke Midlands added: We are delighted to be working with Aston University again having been involved in the construction of the Lakeside student residences and are pleased to have reached this significant phase of this project.

This has largely been achieved through a positive teamwork approach and we look forward to achieving completion of another successful project for the university, he concluded.

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For further information please call 0121 204 4549 or email: b.a.l.coombes@aston.ac.uk

Notes for editors:

For further information about Aston Business School visit its website: www.abs.aston.ac.uk/newweb/

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AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business: www.aacsb.edu/accreditation/

EQUIS: European Quality Improvement System

AMBA: Association of MBAs

QAA: Quality Assurance Agency scored ABS teaching a maximum 24/24

RAE: Research Assessment Exercise. ABS is ranked 5B with 5* as the best mark

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