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Malvern Business Academy presented special award by Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones

Malvern Editorial 19th Jul, 2017   0

AN ASSOCIATE of the Malvern Business Academy was presented an award by a Dragons’ Den star at a London ceremony.

Stuart Allen, who has been with the MBA for the last year, won the Enterprise Tutor of the Year award after being nominated by company owner Beryl Cuckney.

Peter Jones CBE was on hand to give the prestigious award.

“I’m hugely honoured to win this award,” said Stuart.

“The students on the programme inspire me to do a good job and to keep wanting to do better.”

The MBA delivers a 14-week programme as part of the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.

Their focus is on young vulnerable adults aged from 19 to 24, most of whom have been in the care system and are dealing with homelessness.

Stuart received the award at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy’s annual graduation ceremony at Freemasons’ Hall.

Students and staff from further education colleges across the country came together to celebrate their achievements over the past year.

All graduating students collected scrolls from Mr Jones on stage during the ceremony, and Stuart was one of a select few people given an award.

Jonny Sobczyk, chief executive Peter Jones Foundation added: “This programme could not have been run without the support of tutors like Stuart, whose mission is to help young vulnerable people so they can believe in themselves and transform their lives.

“I’m delighted that he has been recognised with this award.”

The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, run by the Peter Jones Foundation, is a nationwide network of colleges that deliver specialist courses in enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Students are encouraged to set up their own businesses, from which they gain real-life experience of running their very own company.

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