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20 Oct 2016

Pictured above is Lisa Rowe, Director of Business Engagement and Partnerships at the University's Business School, with David Barlow (centre) and colleagues from Barlows UK Ltd - winners of the Employer of the Year award at the Cheshire Business Awards 2016.

Huge congratulations to Barlows UK Ltd for winning the prestigious Employer of the Year category at the annual Cheshire Business Awards that were celebrated on Friday, October 11.

The family business, based in Malpas, was started in 1948 as a small electrical repair shop. The company has steadily grown over the years and now has two main offices offering a full range of electrical services. David Barlow is an alumnus of the University having gained both an MSc and an MBA. In 2015 he was also awarded Master of Arts honorary degree in recognition of his outstanding contribution to local business in the electrical sector with Barlow’s Electrical.

Pictured above is Sally Hepton, from Bentley Motors (on the left) and host Lucy Meacock (right) with Josh Brown and Tom Haworth of Technospark who won the Bentley Motors Young Person(s) of the Year Award.

Congratulations also to the University’s Faculty of Business and Management graduate business TechnoSpark winning the Bentley Motors Young Business Person(s) of the Year Award.

Winners Josh Brown and Tom Haworth of TechnoSpark are already a multi award-winning Chester company that specialise in creating memorable experiences for clients’ customers.

Their bespoke USB flash drives and TechnoVid video book range provide unique and innovative memorabilia for brands big and small. They were also shortlisted for the Business Start-up Award and the Innovation and Enterprise Awards.

This double success for the Faculty is fantastic and we are thrilled for both businesses!

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