Barking & Dagenham College scoops entrepeneur award
PUBLISHED: 14:24 11 May 2015 | UPDATED: 14:24 11 May 2015
Budding entrepreneurs and their teachers have been recognised in a national awards competition.
Barking & Dagenham College was named Enterprising College of the Year in the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) contest.
Students Phillip Newberry, 22, from Romford and Roy Mugera, 21, from Dagenham, collected the award at NACUE’s annual leaders’ summit in Mayfair, together with the college’s chief entrepreneurial lead, Adnan Mahmood.
Speaking about the win, Cathy Walsh OBE, Principal and CEO at Barking & Dagenham College said:
“Helping students develop entrepreneurial skills, whether they want to create and run their own business or they want to become an entrepreneurial employee, is central to the Barking & Dagenham College experience.
“NACUE’s endorsement of our work to add value to students’ work-ready skills is really valuable and we are delighted to accept this award.”
The panel of judges was particularly impressed with the college’s commitment to engaging large numbers of students, such as the Market Maker competition that engaged over 160 students.
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