We are delighted to announce that Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has won the Outstanding University Entrepreneurship Award at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards. Bathgate Flooring is delighted to be a part of the Bathgate Group and to sponsor LJMU entrepreneurs through the Bathgate Start-Up Fund.
The Times Higher Education Awards, now in their 13th year, are widely recognised as the “Oscars of higher education” and shine a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions.
Collecting the award at a ceremony in London last night, Head of Student Entrepreneurship, Emma Robinson, commented: “This is a fantastic achievement and great recognition for the work of my team. In today’s competitive marketplace, it is vital we equip our students with the skills and confidence to start and grow a business. As a pioneering modern civic university, meeting employer’s needs is critical in ensuring our students have the best experience and opportunities in employment and can also help drive innovation and economic growth.”
The award judges commended the university’s new Bathgate Start-Up Fund to support student enterprise, which has already accounted for 23 new ventures with an estimated turnover of £350,000 in its first year of operation.
This year’s ceremony took place in London, and more than 1,100 guests – including the great and good of the higher education sector, as well as shortlisted entrants from institutions across the UK – gathered to celebrate the extraordinary talent, creativity and resourcefulness of our universities.
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