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University sponsors Business Awards

The University of Leicester is pleased and honoured to be the headline sponsor of the Leicester Mercury Business Executives of the Year Awards 2016.

This is the University’s fifth year of sponsoring the awards, launched this week by the Leicester Mercury, which we choose to do primarily because we want to support our local businesses and the local area by recognising, applauding and celebrating the excellent work undertaken by leading business executives. It is important that we recognise and celebrate the dedication, passion and innovation that local business leaders bring to their roles, ingredients that are essential to the success and growth of their own businesses as well as to the Leicestershire economy and the many people they employ.

Secondly, the University of Leicester’s wishes to engage with and build mutually beneficial long term working relationships with innovative growth oriented executives and their businesses from Leicester and Leicestershire area.  By sponsoring the Business Executive of the Year Awards the University is able to identify successful executives and their great businesses.

The University has established a number of industry facing initiatives to enable us to more easily work with local businesses such as the ASDEC (Advanced Structural Dynamics Evaluation Centre), the UK’s first commercial 3D (non-contact) measurement and modal analysis centre offering specialist structural dynamics expertise based at MIRA in Nuneaton (www.asdec.co), the Leicester Innovation Hub, a dedicated space where companies can meet and work with our research scientists to undertake company specific research, development and innovation projects, employ our brightest graduates (through placements and internships) and access subsidised funded support through programmes such as Leicester Innovation Accelerator (more details available from Ms Anjuu Trevedi, Head of Regional Business Engagement, at220@le.ac.uk).

We also understand that many local business leaders are also keen to explore how they can support some of the University’s wider philanthropic concerns, particularly our social responsibility mission, ‘Proud of Leicester’ or our capital appeals such as the Centre for Medicine (more details available from Chris Shaw, Assistant Director of development, cs648@le.ac.uk).

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