MBE awarded to ‘unsung hero’ university champion of regional business engagement

Anjuu Trevedi

Anjuu Trevedi, Head of Regional Business Engagement at the University of Leicester, has been awarded an MBE award in the 2021 New Year Honours list, for services to business Innovation and to the economy in Leicestershire. 

Anjuu takes her place among 1,239 recipients from all four nations of the United Kingdom recognised today for the extraordinary contributions they have made, above and beyond the call of duty in their work. 

Ms Trevedi said: “I am absolutely delighted to have received this award for work that I love to do, and heartily believe in. I am especially pleased that the award is for services to business innovation and the economy, which I am so passionate about. 

“This year has been testing for us all but it has also provided a great opportunity to work together with greater number of stakeholders and amazing businesses to strengthen University-business relationships and provide exceptional support to businesses on our door step.”

Ms Trevedi represents the University of Leicester on the LLEP (Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership) Economic Recovery Cell and Innovation Board which looks to build local economic growth and prosperity across the county, on Leicester Business Voice as a Board Director and on the Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Advisory Group. 

President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leicester, Professor Nishan Canagarajah said: 

“Anjuu has been an ‘unsung hero’ until now, consistently providing exceptional support to our academics, enterprise teams and the wider industry in Leicester, Leicestershire and the region. She has done a phenomenal job of connecting our University expertise with businesses within the region. 

“She thoroughly deserves this recognition, and should feel very proud of her great accomplishments.”