Dr. Geoff Parks’ interests are in the area of entrepreneurship, international marketing, and access to finance for small firms, and he leads teaching and research activities in these areas. More recently, he was seconded to Aston University Hong to lead the Business Schools development of global collaborative programmes. He also holds a 10 Year Multi-Entry ‘R’ Visa (China Talent Visa) awarded to Highly Skilled Foreign Nationals. Dr. Parks’ background is as a marketing practitioner. He is formerly the Sales & Marketing Director of Aga Cookers and Armitage Shanks. He has managed a number of MBI’s and now acts as an Advisor and Non-Executive Director at a number of other businesses, including a children’s day nursery and a management consultancy practice.