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RAU announced as 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards finalist
Today, the Royal Agricultural University has been shortlisted for the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship at the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. The University has a well-established enterprise programme, which supports students who wish to start their own business alongside their study.
The finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship recognises the work of universities to encourage, prepare and enable entrepreneurial opportunities. The award was designed to inspire and measure university commitment to entrepreneurship across set criteria.
Stephen Thomas, Dean of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship at the RAU, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for the Duke of York University Award for Entrepreneurship. It is fantastic for the RAU to be recognised for our enterprise activities, and we are very proud of our Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme. Through our programme, we aim to nurture and support an enterprising spirit within our student and alumni population, in order to provide them with the best chance of starting a business.”
Described as ‘the Oscars of great British business’ by David Cameron, former Prime Minister, this year’s prestigious award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 15 November at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, where the winners will be revealed.
Tom Broughton, Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards said: “Due to the high number of entries for this years’ awards, narrowing the entries down to 140 finalists was a difficult task. But through a thorough and comprehensive judging process, the selected finalists demonstrate exceptional quality and diversity across a range of business sectors within the UK. We are now looking forward to the next step of the process and meeting the finalists face-to-face.”
Visit the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016 website for a full list of finalists.