Published: 2 July 2013 at 15:54
Anglia Ruskin enterprise centre is first university body to be awarded IOEE status
Anglia Ruskin University’s entrepreneurial talent has been recognised after its Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR) has become the first university enterprise centre in the UK to be awarded IOEE Centre of Excellence status.
The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) is the professional institute dedicated to recognising the profession of enterprise, entrepreneurship and enterprise support. It is a not-for-profit company led by the government-recognised Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI).
This year the IOEE is recognising a small number of organisations that have demonstrated outstanding achievement in enterprise education and CEDAR, based within Anglia Ruskin’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School, will formally receive its award at the House of Commons in October.
Ruth Lowbridge, Executive Chair of the SFEDI Group, said:
IOEE Centre of Excellence Status demonstrates CEDAR’s commitment to supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship to potential and current students, as well as collaborators around the world.
Current CEDAR projects include Antreman, which is working with Romanian partners to establish a new school of entrepreneurial management at the University of Bucharest, and Bridge International – in partnership with ABSA bank and Stellenbosch University in South Africa – which aims to build a pipeline of investment-ready ventures to launch into new international markets.
Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason, Director of CEDAR, said: