He has provided invaluable support and commitment to Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) at all stages.
Russ said: "It has been my privilege to be a part of KTP because it’s about achieving success working with people in partnership. Company managers, university academics and new graduates make an unlikely partnership but it’s worked for nearly 40 years and everybody wins…. but shhhh, its Britain’s ‘best kept secret’.”
Working as a contractor-adviser with the Innovate UK / Knowledge Transfer Partnership Scheme and its forerunner The Teaching Company Scheme for the last 18 years has given him a unique opportunity to facilitate projects to transfer knowledge to all kinds of organisations, both private and public. Russ has worked as advisor to the University of Wolverhampton since 1996.
In Congleton, where he lives, he was Chair of Community Projects, led the bid for the award of a £13 million Single Regeneration Budget Grant and was Vice-Chair of a successful bid to save the community hospital. His passions include choral singing, writing and producing pantomimes, caravanning and his large family.
He was presented with his award from the University Business Solutions Centre at the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton on September 5.