LSBF Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2013
- 23rd April 2013
London School of Business & Finance (LSBF in the UK) was presented with the 2013 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its achievements in international trade. As the UK’s highest and most prestigious business accolade, the Awards are conferred by HM Queen Elizabeth II, on the advice of the Prime Minister, to organisations with outstanding performance in international trade, innovation and sustainable development.
The Awards recognise not only the activities of companies who have made an exceptional contribution to the British economy but also those who have played a remarkable role in promoting enterprise in the UK. In the words of the Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, the Awards “encapsulate the dynamism of UK businesses".
With institutes, offices and an online presence worldwide, LSBF is proud of the role it plays in expanding access to global education and contributing to the continuous development of individuals and communities. The school is now one of the very few private higher education institutions to have won the award.
Commenting on the accolade, Professor Maurits van Rooijen, Rector & CEO of LSBF, said: “We are extremely proud to be presented with such a prestigious honour as the Queen’s Awards. At LSBF, we believe that higher education should take the front seat in the globalisation process and lead a positive and constructive form of international collaboration. Winning the award gives us the confidence we need to continue to work hard to improve both our corporate and academic operations worldwide.”
Having showed exponential growth and a truly global mindset over the years, LSBF in the UK not only teaches students to run successful businesses, but the Institute itself operates as a successful international business organisation.
“For many countries across the globe, British education is highly valued; therefore making British standard business and financial education available locally is something invaluable to learners”, added Prof van Rooijen.
LSBF fully understands the importance of implementing both short and long-term strategies for international development. It believes that using education as a tool to help individuals to achieve their professional goals is the best way to make a positive impact on society.
Leading on several development fronts at LSBF in the UK, Director of Quality Assurance Teresa Jacobs said: “Having recently achieved recognition from the Quality Assurance Agency for all UK sites, as well as ACCA Gold Status for our Professional courses, winning a Queen’s Award is a truly amazing accolade to add to LSBF’s achievements.”
The global mindset adopted by LSBF is reflected on its business operations as well as on the high levels of diversity and multiculturalism present at its classrooms. Across UK and overseas campuses and via a wide range of online education channels, LSBF in the UK teaches career-focused programmes to more than 25,000 students from over 150 nations.
With a diverse and inclusive approach to social responsibility, it is part of the LSBF’s plan to help build skills not just for the benefit of individuals, but also for the communities where students, alumni and business partners live and work.
Prof van Rooijen concluded: “The courses offered by LSBF in the UK actively teach values that are vital for fostering a socially conscious business community. Many of our students come from developing countries, and are able to make real contributions to their local economies after returning home with international experience. At LSBF, we like to believe that we shape not only the careers of global professionals, but we also help our students to become truly global citizens.”