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Top prize for MBA achiever

A University of Leicester graduate has gained a top national prize for work he did while he was a student at its Management Centre.  

At a prestigious prize-giving event at the Law Society in London, Tim Wright was presented with a cheque for £3,000.  

Tim, a member of the 2002-03 year at the University of Leicester Management Centre, entered a competition organised by Ashridge Management College and the Guardian newspaper, which was open to all AMBA accredited MBA programmes.   [Photo: Professor Gibson Burrell and Tim Wright]
Professor Gibson Burrell, Director 
of the Management Centre, (left) 
with Tim Wright at the Law Society 
prize-giving ceremony in London.

The prize was £3,000 and publication of the essay in The Guardian. The topic was The Changing Role of Business in Contemporary Society, and Tim wrote a piece on Corporate Social Responsibility. 

He won the prize in the face of very stiff competition. In each of the last two years members from the MBA class at the Judge Institute, Cambridge, have taken the prize.

The Management Centre offered to match the prize and Tim has been presented with cheque for £3,000 at the University. Tim, who has worked for a number of 'blue-chip' firms, lives in Kettering.  [Photo: Presentation ceremony at University]
Tim Wright receives a cheque from Professor Gibson Burrell at University of Leicester.

In his speech of acceptance for his Ashridge/The Guardian Prize, he praised University of Leicester Management Centre for allowing him the opportunity to study topics critically so that his approach to Corporate Social Responsibility was highly questioning of its utility.

Director of the Management Centre Professor Gibson Burrell said: “It is a rare distinction indeed to win this accolade and we are delighted for Tim. One assessor said the panel of judges saw his work as refreshingly different and as the clear first prize.”

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