Thursday, 10 December 2015
A Business graduate from the University of Worcester has secured a job with a global company.
Jordan Forrest, who graduated last month, will join H&K International, a global giant specialising in supplying equipment to the hospitality sector.
It comes after Jordan was named winner of the 2015 Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Award for Most Entrepreneurial Student in the University of Worcester's Business School.
As part of the award, Jordan was given an all-expenses paid visit to the House of Commons as a guest of Worcester’s MP, Robin Walker, and a visit to the FSB’s Press and Parliamentary Office, in Westminster.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at University of Worcester and particularly liked the entrepreneurship modules within my three year course,” he said. “Any entrepreneurialism I have, I probably get from my mother, who has run her own business for many years and tells me that customers will come back time and time again if you give them good service and quality products.
“I did start an online retailing business a while ago, but it was extremely competitive, so I decided to concentrate on landing a job with a large employer so that I can gain more experience, which is crucial no matter what the size of business is.
“I’m delighted to have received the award and would like to thank my tutor, Nigel Walton, the University and the FSB for making it happen.”
Judi Brazkiewicz, Chairman of FSB Worcestershire, joined Tim Maxfield, the University’s Head of Business Development, to make the award.
Judi said: “This is the fourth year that the FSB has worked with the University and every year I’m absolutely blown away by the hard work, dedication, determination and ingenuity that our young people bring to the FSB’s Sponsored Student campaign.
“I understand that Jordan will leave Worcestershire to join his first big employer at Rugby and I wish him every possible success for the future and ask him not to forget FSB, as from little acorns great oaks do grow.”