Edge Hill awards innovators
Edge Hill’s Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC) has hosted its first awards evening, recognising the Lancashire SMEs which have succeeded through its programmes.
Pro vice-chancellor Professor George Talbot welcomed 96 guests to Stanley House in Mellor to celebrate the significant progress and improvements businesses had made since completing the university’s Innovation Sprint Programme; designed to help businesses develop strategies for profitable growth.
The winners were:
Technology Innovation Award
Product or Service Innovation Award
Business Model Innovation Award
Growth Business Award
Professor Simon Bolton, creator of the Innovation Sprint Programme, said: “Our inaugural business awards are a testament to Lancashire’s most ambitious SMEs.
“Following completion of our 2018-19 programme, the businesses have implemented significant change within their organisations, which has resulted in profitable growth. We are delighted to share in their success.”
During the evening guests took part in a silent auction to win a range of prizes to raise funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice, a charity that Professor Simon Bolton has fundraised for by taking part in five 5K runs over five weeks. To date, PIC has raised more than £1,400 for the charity.
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