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Here's to achievement


High climbing business and organisations and big achievers celebrated success at the Business Achievement Awards (BAA’s) this year.Left to right: Dean, Faculty of Arts John Pymm, Lisa Potts-Webb, Dave Keeling

The BAA’s offer the opportunity to celebrate both individuals and organisations that have demonstrated business excellence in a number of categories from Business Innovation  and partnerships, to Graduate employment support and Alumnus contribution to society.

Taking place at the Molineaux Stadium, the evening was presented by “Stand-up Educationalist” David Keeling and included a welcome talk from Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Oakes and a closing speech from the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor Ian Oakes, said: “The Business Achievement Awards are a celebration of collaboration between the University and our business partners as well as recognition of the successful achievements of our talented finalists, who have all made enterprising and innovative contributions to the region’s businesses.

Left to right University's Finance Director Andy Holding, Lucy Taylor of Sensory Wise and Dave Keeling“Many of our graduates are employed in the region and an increasing number are now starting their own businesses and creating jobs for others.

“Graduate employability if one of our top priorities and we are delighted that 94% of our graduates are in employment of further studies six months after graduating and we have been able to celebrate many of these successes with the Business Achievement Awards this year.

“As a University of opportunity, we are extremely proud to have been able to reward such talented individuals and enterprising businesses.”

Nominations for the award categories were submitted online to the university’s web page. Entries were then finalised down to three per category.

The winner for each category was decided by a carefully selected judging panel of university representatives and businesses.

This is the second year of the prestigious event.

This year’s award winners were presented with glass sphere ornaments designed by Faculty of Arts Student Cindy Tran.

The award winners are as follows:



Business Innovation of the Year

Odour Services International Limited

Strategic Business Partner of the Year

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Graduate Employer of the Year

Enterprise Rent-a-car

Graduate Employee of the Year

Leirom Puno

Alumnus of the Year: Leadership

Ian Powell

Alumnus of the Year: Contribution to Society

Lisa Potts

Graduate Start-up of the year

Sensory Wise (Voted for by the audience on the night)



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