King's Business Club wins 'Enterprise Society of the Year' award
The ‘Enterprise Society of the Year’ award recognised the impact of King’s Entrepreneurs and was presented by the National Consortium of University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) to Sarah Chen, (outgoing President, KCLBC) and Nicholas Bendt (incoming President, KCLBC) at a gala dinner held in central London in May 2011.
KCLBC mainly serves undergraduates and is a club for student, led by students. Through initiatives and competitions such as the KCLBC Apprentice, Global Entrepreneurship Week Boat Party, KCLBC International Insight trip to Dubai and many more, KCLBC have managed to inspire, connect and engage students in business activities, challenges and careers. As one of the highlights of the year, KCLBC was delighted to welcome the Managing Director of Group on UK, Christopher Muhr, to take an audience of more than 250 students and entrepreneurs through the process of developing a $6billion enterprise in less than two years.
Hushpreet Dhaliwal, CEO at NACUE said ‘This award is a tribute to the continued hard work and efforts of KCLBC and recognises excellence in the way in which KCLBC has developed a strong governance structure to manage it’s interests and the support that it has given to students’.
Sarah Chen, KCLBC President 2010/11, commented on the award: ‘Being endorsed as the number one enterprise society in the UK is a significant milestone for KCLBC. After only two and a half years, we have grown to have a diverse membership of over 2750 members. It’s a great testimony to the work of the KCLBC team, and I am extremely proud of what we have achieved. This really couldn’t have been done without the support from students, the College, NACUE and all our partners and sponsors. I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to this success’.
Dr Alison Campbell, Director of Innovation at King’s, said, ‘The College takes pride in KCLBC’s recognition as the Enterprise Society of the Year. Now a thriving community of young entrepreneurs and business-savvy students, the speed of development and the reach of KCLBC been impressive’.