Enactus Warwick reach semi-final in National Competition
Enactus Warwick competed against 34 other Enactus teams from UK universities in the Enactus UK 2016 National Competition in London. This energy-filled event brought together 800 university students, 60 academics, and 400 senior business leaders. The Enactus teams competed for the title of Enactus UK National Champion by showcasing their community outreach projects to business executives serving as judges. The students were evaluated by how they applied business concepts and entrepreneurial approaches to improve the quality of life of those in need. The final round judging panel comprised 70 senior business leaders from blue chip companies including Lord Michael Hasting CBE, Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, KPMG International and Stuart Mitchell, Group Chief Executive SIG plc.
Maria Littley, university adviser for Warwick’s team said,
Enactus Warwick worked hard this year to diversify their project portfolio and progress excellent social enterprises which are having a real impact on beneficiaries. The team worked together to deliver a compelling pitch and were rewarded by securing a place in the semi-finals. This student society is doing fantastic work and I’m sure their work with incoming president, Indy Sira, will improve the lives of even more people in our area this year.
Enactus Nottingham was crowned Enactus UK National Champion and in September will represent Enactus UK in the Enactus World Cup 2016 in Canada. Andrew Bacon, CEO Enactus UK was delighted with the event, “Congratulations to Nottingham and all of our 56 teams who delivered so much more through their projects this year. It was very pleasing to see the growth in numbers and diversity of students participating in the programme this year. This year, every stage was more competitive and this is down to the hard work of all involved; whether from team members, business advisers and universities. We look forward to the World Cup in Toronto in September and to a stronger and bigger programme in 2017.”
London will host the Enactus World Cup in October 2017 - the first time since 2004 and the Enactus UK team is already making preparations.
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