CUBO Awards 2016

After another eventful year in the higher education sector, here are this year’s winners

CUBO wishes to congratulate all ten winners of CUBO Awards that were announced at the annual gala dinner and awards ceremony last week.

The ceremony took place at the University of Sussex on the second evening of the CUBO Summer conference and was hosted by TV presenter and engineer, Kate Bellingham.

The awards, which have been a growing annual event since 2012, recognise the achievements of those working in higher education commercial services.  

The CUBO Awards 2016 winners are:

Best Marketing Campaign 

– sponsored by Interserve

  • University of Leeds

Excellence in Student Sport Experience

– sponsored by ASK4

  • University of Warwick

Commercial University of the Year

– sponsored by SALTO Systems

  • Loughborough University

Business Manager of the Year

– sponsored by Gleeds

  • Janet Bryan, Brunel University, London

Best Student Housing

– sponsored by student-furniture

  • University of Edinburgh

Best Catering Service

– sponsored by TUCO

  • University of Sheffield

Innovation Award for Excellence in Student Experience (Joint winners)

– sponsored by The Russell Partnership

  • University of Leeds
  • Ulster University

Business Partner of the Year

– sponsored by NSP Security

  • Campuslife

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • William Wilson

This year’s Lifetime achievement award went to William Wilson, who received a standing ovation from members for his many years of service to the HE sector.

Before the awards ceremony guests were treated to meal of pure food theatre with introductions to the food delivered by Chartwells National Executive Chef, Andrew Walker.  

The after dinner speaker was Theatre Director Michael Attenborough CBE, who delivered a heartfelt address about the importance of creativity and art in education and beyond.

Also shortlisted…

  • University of Stirling
  • University of York
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • King’s College London
  • University of York
  • University of Birmingham
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Conventry University
  • Derek Maxfield, University of Wolverhampton
  • Amy Smith, University of Sussex
  • Matrix Fitness UK 

CUBO is the professional association for senior managers from the majority of UK Higher Education institutions.

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