National Business Awards finalist

LJMU shortlisted for The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship

The University has been shortlisted for The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship for the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Going up against other finalists, LJMU will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner held on 10 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

An all encompassing range of industries are represented in the shortlists for this year’s awards, with companies from recruitment and children’s clothing, to pet food and online marketing being selected for the chance to win a coveted National Business Award.  The scale of the finalists is just as varied, with companies turning over less than a million pounds to over £25 million, employing 20 people or over 70,000 people.

Emma Robinson, Head of Student Entrepreneurship at LJMU said:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award , which recognises the full range of University entrepreneurship and enterprise activities. LJMU is proud to support student and graduate entrepreneurs and this opportunity to highlight our work is great reflection on the ambition and drive of our graduates.”

Tom Broughton, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said:

“The quality and range of this year’s entries exceed even those of last year, which is no mean feat. The draw of being involved with the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards has seen companies from all kinds of industries submit applications, which have been narrowed down using our thorough and comprehensive scoring system. We are now looking forward to the next step in the judging process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”

Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to expert juries who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 10 November.

Visit for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.

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