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Great British & Northern Irish Entrepreneur Awards Announces University College Birmingham Business School as Education Partner for The Midlands

University College Birmingham Business School has been named as the Great British & Northern Irish Entrepreneur Awards’ education partner for the Midlands.

The Business School runs a broad range of popular business and marketing degree courses, all accredited by the University of Birmingham. Teaching, group work and individual study, including “live” projects, emphasises the application of academic theory to real-life industry challenges and encourages entrepreneurial approaches.

University College Birmingham Business School joins the Great British & Northern Irish Entrepreneur Awards as it embarks on its sixth year, acknowledging and celebrating the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs and businesses in Great Britain.

The Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names, including: Julie Deane OBE of Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog, Shaun Pulfrey of Tangle Teezer, and Hannah & Sophie Pycroft of Spectrum Collections.

With continued support, the 2018 programme will see the awards held in five cities – Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Manchester.

Co-Founder of the Awards, Francesca James, said: “We’re thrilled to have University College Birmingham Business School join us as our education partner for The Midlands.

“The Business School has a strong history and understanding of a range of industries, combining higher academic learning with entrepreneurial spirit to develop a talent pool of aspiring business owners. We’re excited to be working with The Business School on this year’s Awards programme.”

Dilshad Sheikh, Dean at University College Birmingham Business School, said: “The Business School at University College Birmingham is very passionate about supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship as evidenced through our dynamic and leading edge curriculum offer.

“We strongly believe that by instilling and developing the values of enterprise within the skillset and minds of our students, the future leaders of tomorrow, that the UK will be better prepared to deliver in an ever increasing competitive global arena. We are privileged to be partnering with the Great British & Northern Irish Entrepreneur Awards, demonstrating both our commitment and dedication to the development of our learners and to entrepreneurship.”

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