The SAY School of Business team strongly believes in encouraging and supporting an entrepreneurship culture and builds on a successful approach to Business & Management Education, and Enterprise & Entrepreneurship training, developed from teaching, learning, assessing, supporting and managing in top UK universities and world leading accelerators.

The school motto - Fieri Faciamus (‘Make it Happen’) - represents our basic purpose to develop successful business practitioners, whether in a corporate or entrepreneurial context.

The SAY School name honours Jean-Baptiste SAY (1767 – 1832), a French Economist who greatly influenced neoclassical economic thought and is credited with coining the term ‘entrepreneur’. He argued strongly in favour of competition, free trade, lifting restraints on business and highlighting the benefits of entrepreneurship. On his first trip to the UK in 1785, Say spent time in Croydon and even drew a Map of Croydon :