University’s Business enterprise Support Team awarded Global Entrepreneurship Week High Impact Award for second year running

News Page 16th November 2015

The Business Enterprise Support Team (BEST), part of The University of Northampton’s Business School, have been awarded the Global Entrepreneurship Week High Impact Award for the second year running.

The Awards form part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), an international campaign that this year engaged 6 million people in 150 countries with 25,000 events and activities across the world. Each year the week plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business.

Kate Broadhurst, Head of Enterprise Development, commented: “I am delighted to have been recognised again this year’ said Kate Broadhurst, Head of ED at NBS, ‘It is a testament to the ongoing hard work of the BEST team to promote entrepreneurial activity across the county.”

To receive the High Impact Award accolade, BEST successfully met the assortment of criteria, including identifying events that provide role models, offering practical support, developing enterprise capabilities, referencing the larger GEW agenda and enlisting clients help in completing an online GEW assessment.

BEST were heavily involved in this year’s week once again becoming an official event partner, organising and listing numerous events on the main GEW website for the public to find and enrol and heavy social media campaign focusing on the event organisers “handshake selfie”.

For more information regarding Global Entrepreneurship Week, visit the website.​

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