Success in Business winners

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We're very proud of our alumni and their achievements and want to help you celebrate success by sharing your news with fellow alumni. Read more about the latest success stories below.

You may also like to have a look at our alumni of the month features - we hope you enjoy the read.  If you'd like to nominate someone for a future month, please contact us.

Alumni Success in Business Award winners

This prestigious award is presented each year at graduation and is sponsored by the Luminus Group. It offers a public way for us to recognise and celebrate those of our alumni who have achieved success in their fields, demonstrating where their study at Anglia Ruskin has contributed to their success. 

Nominations & selection

Nominations can be made by our staff or our alumni, or alumni’s friends and family. Nominations for our 2016 winner has now closed.

Read our selection criteria & general guidelines

Mark Coulier, Make up artist

2015 winner: Mark Coulier

HND Illustration, 1984
Founder of Coulier Creatures FX

Mark Coulier is a make-up effects designer and twice Oscar winner: His first Oscar came after working with Meryl Streep on The Iron Lady, transforming her into controversial Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His latest award was for the make-up for The Grand Budapest Hotel, which won the Oscar for Make-up and Hairstyling. 


Past award winners

2014: Daniel Gidney, BA (Hons) Business Studies, 1993, Chief Executive, Lancashire Cricket Club
2013: Amanda Clack, BSc Quantity Surveying, 1991, PricewaterhouseCoopers
2012: David Hyett, BA (Hons) Business Administration, 2001, Foneshop.com
2011: Paul Watson, BA (Hons) Primary & Community Care & Specialist Practice, 2007, Asthma-device designer
2010: Alexandra Pringle, BA English & English History, 1975, Bloomsbury Press
2009: Tom Bool, BA (Hons) European Business, 2006, Integro Languages Translation Services
2008: Chan Abraham, MSc Leadership in Management, 2001, Luminus Group
2007: Andre Senyk, BSc Optical Management, 2005, SpeckyFourEyes.com
2005: Aneela Rose, BA (Hons) Business Studies, 1995, Aneela Rose PR
2004: Karen Silk, Private & Executive Secretarial Certificate, 1977, Capital International HR Solutions