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Belfast Met launches Belfast Business School James D. Rooney, a co­founder of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of London with Marie­Thérèse McGivern, Principal and Chief Executive of Belfast Metropolitan College and Christine Brown, Head of the Belfast Business School elfast Met launched the Belfast Business School alongside a £1.2M investment funded by the Department for the Economy to further enhance the teaching and training facilities in the e3 building at the College’s Springvale campus. The launch of the Belfast Business School will result in the delivery of creative and innovative professional and vocational courses focused on future industry and business needs. Speaking at the launch of the Belfast Business School, Marie­Thérèse McGivern, Principal and Chief Executive of Belfast Metropolitan College, said: “The launch of our Belfast Business School will firmly position Belfast Met at the heart of the economic debate and demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality professional courses to equip a modern workforce. “We are grateful to the Department for the Economy for providing the generous funds to make our Belfast Business School possible. “As an award­winning College with a long track record of delivering high quality professional learning, we already offer a diverse range of business related courses. The Belfast Business School will continue to develop these and provide innovative lifelong learning programmes that are accessible, flexible and industry endorsed. “Our ethos is simple, we want to support individuals and local businesses to help drive economic growth in Northern Ireland. B 8 www.businessfirstonline.co.uk “We have listened to the needs of local business and matched our curriculum to future economic growth areas to ensure we provide individuals with the skills and knowledge required for an increasingly competitive marketplace. “Today is about celebrating the work we have done and continue to do in ‘leading the city to work’.” Guest speaker, James D. Rooney, a co­ founder of the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of London added: "This is the right investment at the right time for Belfast's continued renaissance. “Regardless of political boundaries the economy increasingly will b