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A royal visit for the Saïd Business School


On Monday 4th February, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited the Saïd Business School and staff from our Central Oxford office were in prime position to capture the event.

Prince Charles was visiting the School to open a new wing. The new building has a range of state-of-the-art facilities and will be used for teaching, conferences, meetings and events. After meeting with the faculty and the students of the school, His Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to commemorate the event.

Professor Peter Tufano, Dean of the School, explained that he was “honoured” that a member of the Royal family was taking an interest in the work of the school and its importance in the business and economy sector.

Established in 1996, the School is the University of Oxford’s centre for graduate and undergraduate taught courses into business, management and finance and is “a place where students study the rules of the game, and then figure out how to change the game altogether” (Professor Tuffano). In 2013, the School was ranked 24th worldwide and prides itself on developing a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

In keeping with the current ‘green’ culture, the new wing of the School has excellent green credentials. It is highly sustainable using geothermal energy for heating and cooling, using rainwater for its plumbing and solar energy to heat its water. It even has a green roof to collect rainwater! Not only is the new building therefore allowing the School to expand its capacity for teaching and research, it is also ethically sound for the future. To find out more about the Saïd Business School and its new building, click here.

At Finders Keepers, we are committed to working with and supporting local businesses and held our annual Property Intelligence 2012 event at the School. The evening was a great success and the venue received much praise from our staff and guests. Not only were guests impressed with its impressive and open architecture, they also noticed its importance within the market. One of our landlords stated that it was a perfect choice of venue for the seminar as it has both “an intellectual and business connotation”. If you would like to register for future events with us, email marketing@finderskeepers.co.uk for further information.