By Claire West

The Association of Business Schools is delighted to announce that CarringtonCrisp and Communications Management have both joined ABS as corporate members.

The ABS has recently undergone a full strategic review and as part of this process new membership categories are being offered to extend the Association's reach into business and around the globe.

Blackwell's Book Shops & Online were recently approved by the Executive as the first corporate member, ABS can now boast about adding these two respected organizations the fold.

ABS, CarringtonCrisp and Communications Management all have distinct interests in the field of business and management education within Higher Education and this announcement will cement existing relationships and ensure strategies are aligned going forwards.

Andrew Crisp, Managing Director of Carrington Crisp said:

"CarringtonCrisp are delighted to become corporate members of ABS, extending our relationship of almost a decade. Working with ABS over many years, CarringtonCrisp are well aware of the key role that ABS plays in representing the quality, value, expertise and innovation of British business education in an increasingly competitive global marketplace".

Justin Shaw, Managing Director, Communications Management concurred:

"We're delighted to join the Association as a corporate member - we fully believe in the mission and great work of the ABS and look forward to supporting the Association as it embarks on its new strategy, We've worked with business schools for more than 25 years to support their reputations and many of our consultants have previously worked within business schools in communications roles - so we have a fantastic range of experience to offer to the sector. We're very much looking forward to working with the ABS and supporting its highly valued contribution."

Both organizations are kindly sponsoring the ABS Annual Conference, Innovation for Growth, our forthcoming Business and Management Education Leadership summit in KL and our Learning and Teaching Conference to be held next year.