On Tuesday 10th November The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards UK winners were announced at Grosvenor House in London. Keith Burnley, C.E.O of NCEE, was delighted to be a part of the judging panel that crowned The University of Leeds the winner of The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship, a new award for 2015.
Designed to inspire and measure university commitment to entrepreneurship, the Award focuses on the level and quality of enterprise societies, use of alumni entrepreneurs, small business internships and the extent to which the careers service offers start up advice. The judges assessed departmental or faculty support and entrepreneurship teaching / modules available to students. They also considered the impact of this support on the number of students and graduates starting their own business each year as well as ongoing support for alumni start-ups.
NCEE would like to congratulate The University of Leeds on winning this coveted award, as well as the other finalists.
Full details regarding the rest of last night’s winners and finalists can be found here.