The University of West of England (UWE Bristol) has announced it will be sponsoring Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 Business Leader Awards.
This award recognises individuals who demonstrate outstanding innovation and entrepreneurial flair.
The university runs a number of courses and schemes to provide budding entrepreneurs with invaluable experience in the business world.
Helen Wildman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UWE Bristol comments: “The University of the West of England is an entrepreneurial community. Entrepreneurial spirit is an element we nurture strongly in both our staff and students. It is a privilege to sponsor the Business Leader Entrepreneur of the Year award as it so clearly aligns with our vision of producing graduates who are ready and able to take up challenges in the real world.”
Andrew Scott: “We’re proud that UWE Bristol will be supporting our awards this year. It is a world-leading organisation with unrivalled connections into the West business community. We’ve seen first-hand as a business the quality of UWE Bristol graduates, as we employ many.”
2016 will be the fourth consecutive year of the Business Leader awards.
The event presents a not to be missed evening that brings together influential leaders in business, education and government, along with the media and VIPs to celebrate business success in Bristol and the South West.
The awards will take place on Thursday 22nd September at the Bristol Hotel.
The evening kicks off with a champagne reception and spectacular gala dinner before the award winners are announced across 15 different categories including new additions Commercial Property Award and expanded categories in Business of the Year.
Hosting the awards will be a high-profile guest speaker. Previous years’ hosts have included former MP Gyles Brandreth, Michelle Mone and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.