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Today, Newcastle Business School has been shortlisted for the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship at the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

Newcastle Business School at Northumbria University has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. The School’s size, infrastructure and resources facilitate an unprecedented range of research-informed programmes, designed to deliver the skills essential for the business leaders of today and to prepare tomorrow’s leaders for a successful future.

In addition to dedicated programmes like the Entrepreneurial Business Management undergraduate programme and the Masters in Entrepreneurship, the University supports student enterprise in a variety of ways, including via NUOVO, the University’s entrepreneurial and enterprise society, which brings students who are looking to start a business together to connect, collaborate and share ideas. As a result, the number of enterprise learners the school supports has grown rapidly in a relatively short space of time, from 45 in 2004 to in excess of 4,500 in 2016.

Professor John Wilson, Pro Vic-Chancellor for the Faculty of Business and Law at Northumbria, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award, which reflects our innovative approach to learning and teaching at Newcastle Business School. By combining enterprise, new venture creation and academic excellence and embedding entrepreneurship in our curriculum we are helping our students, and our business partners achieve excellent results. This approach is also why the University currently leads the UK for graduate start-ups by turnover.”

The finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories.

Continuing the celebration of Best of British Ambition, this year’s prestigious award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 14th November 2017, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, where the winners will be revealed.

Conor McGinn MP recently hosted a reception for the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards at the House of Commons. This enabled finalists to meet fellow entrants, the National Business Awards Advisory Board members, judges and sponsors of each category.

Tom Broughton, Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards said: “Given the economic uncertainty over the past year, it is inspiring more than ever to see British businesses prosper. Through a thorough and comprehensive judging process, this year’s selected finalists demonstrate exceptional quality and diversity across a range of business sectors within the UK. We are now looking forward to the next step of the process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”

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

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