Winners Announced: 2019 National Enterprise Educator Awards

Written by Kate Beresford


Enterprise Educators UK is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 National Enterprise Educator Awards, celebrating the UK’s top enterprise and entrepreneurship educators. The award ceremony was held at Oxford Town Hall during the Gala Dinner for the 14th International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference, hosted by Oxford Brookes University.

The National Enterprise Educator Awards recognise excellence within enterprise and entrepreneurship education in UK higher and further education. The Awards reward and celebrate those who have demonstrated an exceptional and inspirational commitment to supporting student and graduate entrepreneurship.

The first award of the evening, the HE Team Enterprise award, sponsored by Simply Do Ideas, was presented to the the Creative Enterprise Centre at the University of Westminster. The Centre is a student and graduate enterprise hub founded in April 2017; supporting University of Westminster students and graduates to develop their enterprise and entrepreneurship competencies. Over a two year period the team has fostered a culture of entrepreneurship across the University and delivered an expansive and effective enterprise programme engaging over 3000 students in extra and co-curricular enterprise. Representatives of the Creative Enterprise Centre are pictured above after receiving their award from Josh Barnett of Simply Do Ideas.

Highly commended in the HE Team Enterprise category were University of Sheffield for ‘Leading the Way in Inspiring Sheffield with STEM’ and Inperial College London for ‘Imperial Enterprise Lab: From Startup to Scale-up.’

The Enterprise Catalyst category, sponsored by SimVenture Business Simulations, recognises an individual who is driving transformational change in enterprise or entrepreneurship education. The winner was James Williams of University of Wales Trinity Saint David who is pictured after receiving his award from Peter Harrington of SimVenture. James is the ultimate enterprise catalyst, passionate about inspiring and empowering others to achieve their full potential and positively influence society in both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial ways. His fresh inspiring and dynamic approach, enhanced with a comprehensive understanding of emerging technologies, has pro-actively supported the enterprise culture and eco-system within the region.

Highly commended in the Enterprise Catalyst category were Ed Halliday, King’s College London and Adrian De La Court, Goldsmiths, University of London.

EEUK would like to congratulate all the winners and those who were highly commended while thanking the sponsors and everyone who applied for this year’s awards.

For full details please visit the Awards site.