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Achievements of businesses showcased at awards night


The University of Wolverhampton has celebrated business excellence in the region at a glittering awards ceremony.‌‌

The second Business Achievement Awards were held at Molineux to recognise outstanding contributions at all levels.

Awards, which were specially designed and produced by University of Wolverhampton student Cindy Tran, were given out in seven categories.

Business Innovation of the Year was won by Cannock-based Odour Services International while Enterprise-Rent-a-Car was named Graduate Employer of the Year.

Wolverhampton Wanderers were named as the Strategic Business Partner of the Year and Ian Powell of PriceWaterhouseCooper won the Alumnus of the Year: Leadership award.

Lisa Potts-Webb was Alumnus of the Year: Contribution to Society and Leirom Puno of Telford-based Fabweld Steel Products was named Graduate Employee of the Year.

Guests at the event had the casting vote for the Graduate Start-up of the Year award which was won by Lucy Taylor of Sensory Wise.‌

The Dudley Company, which was founded last year through the University’s SPEED Plus programme, raises awareness of sensory processing disorder (SPD) by providing expert advice, information and resources to families, schools and educators.

As well as a BAA trophy Lucy also received £2,000 in cash and £1,000 worth of consultancy.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Oakes, said: “It was a fantastic celebration of the diverse range of businesses the University works with across the region and particularly the highlighting of the success of our graduates.

“All the nominees and winners have certainly made a huge contribution to the region’s business landscape.”


‌For more information please contact James Allen in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322003.‌

Left to right: John Pymm,Lisa Potts-Webb, Dave KeelingMiceal Barden, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences with Julia Speed from Enterprise Rent-a-car and Dave KeelingLeft to right: Jon Elmore,Leirom Puno,Dave KeelingDeputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr Anthea Gregory with John Geary (Managing Director) and Guy Forrest-Hay of Odour Services International and Dave KeelingDeputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Oakes with Gareth Prosser (Academy Manager) and Lawrie Dalrymple (Head of Commercial Affairs) from Wolves and Dave KeelingLeft to right: Geoff Layer, Ian Powell, Dave KeelingLeft to right University's Finance Director Andy Holding, Lucy Taylor of Sensory Wise and Dave Keeling

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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