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Team of entrepreneurial Kingston Business School students wins Young Enterprise Start-Up UK final with design for reflective cycle gloves

Posted Wednesday 8 June 2016

Team of entrepreneurial Kingston Business School students wins Young Enterprise Start-Up UK final with design for reflective cycle gloves

A group of third-year Kingston University business students has been named Company of the Year 2016 at the United Kingdom Young Enterprise Start-Up Awards and will now go on to represent the UK in July at the European final in Bucharest.

Team Staunchh saw off competition from almost 300 different teams representing universities and further education colleges across the countryto pick up the first prize, impressing the judges with their highly reflective gloves that help indicate to motorists which way a cyclist is going to turn....


Kingston University tops the table for producing most graduate business start-ups in annual Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey

Posted Wednesday 8 June 2016

Kingston University tops the table for producing most graduate business start-ups in annual Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey

Kingston University has, for the sixth time, topped the table for graduate business start-ups, according to latest figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

The University saw off stiff competition from 158 higher education institutions across the United Kingdom after helping 371 of its entrepreneurial graduates get their companies off the ground last year. This represents an increase of 52 on the previous year and means that Kingston University students set up one in 10 of all graduate start-up businesses launched in England last year....


Key to leadership success is sense of purpose, new Kingston Business School research shows

Posted Thursday 19 May 2016

Key to leadership success is sense of purpose, new Kingston Business School research shows

The question as to what makes a great leader is one that has preoccupied directors, trustees and electorates for centuries. Now Kingston University has joined forces with executive search business Adastrum Consulting to develop a new leadership model that sheds light on characteristics common amongst those on a trajectory to the top.

Research led by Dr Emma Russell and Dr Jo Yarker, from Kingston Business School, forms the basis for the new model. The study examines what drives leadership success and focuses particularly on the role and importance of ‘purpose'....


Kingston Business Excellence Awards: entries now open

Posted Tuesday 26 April 2016

Kingston Business Excellence Awards: entries now open

The Kingston Business Excellence awards are now thriving in their fourth year.  The 2016 campaign sees Kingston University sponsoring the award for Best Business for Staff Training and Development.

"At Kingston University we are always proud to be able to support an initiative which promotes the best talent in our community and are keen to be involved in that success. We believe that workforce training and development is essential to any organisation wishing to grow. At Kingston, we provide an innovative programme of short courses and professional education to help upskill and support the ongoing development of our local businesses." Catherine Barnes, Short Courses Business Development Manager at Kingston University....


Ingenious ideas and innovative approaches applauded at Kingston University's annual Celebrate Enterprise awards

Posted Thursday 14 April 2016

Ingenious ideas and innovative approaches applauded at Kingston University's annual Celebrate Enterprise awards

A test that could revolutionise the way bacteria such as MRSA and MSSA are detected in hospitals, a water safety device set to improve search and rescue training and a student-focused travel company were just some of the ventures recognised at this year's Kingston University Celebrate Enterprise Awards.

The team of scientists behind a medical advance that has the potential to change the way hospitals pinpoint methicillin susceptible and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA) has become the proud holder of the accolade for commercial entrepreneur. Chemists Dr Adam Le Gresley, Dr Alex Sinclair and microbiologists Professor Mark Fielder and Dr Lauren Mulcahy have developed a test expected to make screening for the bacteria that can cause serious infections in hospital patients significantly faster and cheaper while remaining just as effective....


Report shows Kingston University contributes more than £2.5 million to the national economy every day

Posted Tuesday 22 March 2016

Report shows Kingston University contributes more than £2.5 million to the national economy every day

A new report published by BiGGAR Economics shows that Kingston University is making a substantial economic contribution to the local borough, London and the United Kingdom as a whole. The report found that, in 2014/15, Kingston University generated an estimated £921.1 million Gross Value Added (GVA) as well as supporting 12,500 jobs throughout the country. Of this total:

GVA is the measure of the value of goods and services produced in an area, industry or sector of an economy....


Kingston University highlights enterprise credentials at London university promotion drive in UAE and Qatar

Posted Wednesday 16 March 2016

Kingston University highlights enterprise credentials at London university promotion drive in UAE and Qatar

Kingston University has been demonstrating its entrepreneurial achievements alongside other London institutions this month in a bid to promote the capital's universities in the Middle East. Representatives from the University's international development and enterprise departments travelled to the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to attend a series of events during a five-day tour.

The promotional campaign, which focused on the theme of ‘Building the Smart City', was backed by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office's GREAT campaign alongside UK Trade and Investment. It showcased the research, projects and innovations of 11 of the London universities which form LUIP - the London Universities International Partnership - a group of institutions working to promote the city as the best place in the world to study. The showcase tour featured a striking 26-metre exhibition stand resembling the curve of the River Thames.From a striking 26-metre exhibition stand resembling the curve of the River Thames, the universities outlined their unique selling points to business leaders and officials in Abu Dhabi and Doha....


Kingston University students pitch innovative business ideas in Dragon's Den-style entrepreneurship competition

Posted Tuesday 1 March 2016

Kingston University students pitch innovative business ideas in Dragon's Den-style entrepreneurship competition

Kingston University students have stepped into the spotlight to brave a Dragon's Den-style challenge and pitch their business ideas to a panel of industry experts in a bid to win an annual entrepreneurship competition.

Shortlisted from a record-breaking 600 entries, 45 students had just five minutes each to impress the judges with their business concepts to secure a place in the final 10 at this year's Bright Ideas event. Challenging the would-be entrepreneurs to convince them how their ideas would work as real-world businesses – as well as providing invaluable feedback – the panel was made up of successful business owners and notable alumni, including Yoganathan Ratheesan, founder of mobile telecommunications company Lebara, Barinder Hothi, who co-founded Knowledge Academy, and Paul Kraftman, who runs retail operation Menkind....


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