UP celebrates success


Eight graduates from across Cornwall are celebrating after receiving awards at the Unlocking Potential (UP) Graduate Success Celebration Event this morning (June 3).

Held at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth, 130 businesses, graduates and members of the business support community gathered to recognise the achievements of graduate talent in supporting Cornish businesses to grow and succeed.

Programme director, Allyson Glover, said: “Since we last celebrated the impact of our graduate placement programme in 2013, we’ve matched a hundred more graduates to Cornish SMEs looking to grow – and what success we’ve seen as shown here today. ”

List of Winners

Excellence in Project Management: Nick Kearton (Pendennis Shipyard)

Contribution to Business Improvement: George Reith (Radix Communications)

Best Use of ICT: Scott Brady (eVerify Ltd)

Contribution to Business Growth: Joe Ainsworth (Whistlefish)

Individual Achievement: Liselotte van Stipdonk (Nijhuis H20K)

Stand Out from the Crowd (SOftC) Graduate of the Year: Laura Morrison (Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change)

Gateway Graduate of the Year: April Smith-Taylor (Ultramed)

Commitment to Growth through Graduate Talent: Ben and Ali Hodges  (Source Energy)

Postgraduate Placement Cornwall – Placement of the Year: Sarah Peake (Eden Project)