Commenting on today’s publication of the Wilson Review, GuildHE CEO, Andy Westwood, said:
“GuildHE welcomes Tim Wilson’s Review into university and business collaboration. He describes a sector that works closely with business and provides many detailed examples of relationships and partnerships that function well. The report also sets specific challenges to universities, to business and to government on how collaboration can be further supported and developed more effectively.
“Above all, the report provides a case for why HE should stay within the remit of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Any changes to that arrangement – especially at a time when university and business collaboration is essential to drive economic growth – would be an unnecessary distraction.”
For more information and comment:

Andy Westwood
Tel: 020 7387 7711
Notes to editors
1. GuildHE is a recognised higher education representative body. For a list of GuildHE institutions, please visit: 

2. GuildHE is on Twitter @guildhe and @guildheceo.
3. The Wilson Review is available at