RAU announced as 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards finalist

The University has been shortlisted for the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2017 for the second year running.

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.

The RAU is up against competition from London South Bank University, Newcastle Business School, Royal College of Art, Coventry University, London Metropolitan University, Teesside University – all of which are shortlisted for the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship.

Katy Duke, Head of Enterprise, said: “The RAU is proud to have been shortlisted for the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship for the second year running and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all involved in our Enterprise Programme over the past ten years.  The RAU has developed a strong entrepreneurial focus and we are committed to enhancing the real-life business experiences available to our students.”

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 14 November at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London, where the winners will be revealed.

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