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Fashion Business School Students receive prestigious CMI Awards


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16 July 2015

For the first time yesterday, 6 students from the Fashion Business School received the prestigious Chartered Management Institute (CMI) London and South East Regional Boards Award.


The winning students alongside Ann Bell, Higher Education Champion at the London & South East Board, CMI

The BA (Hons) Fashion Management and MSc International Fashion Management students were awarded gold, silver and bronze prizes for dissertations that demonstrate significant levels of innovative, strategic or sustainable management or leadership.

The winning students were:

MSc International Fashion Management
* Gold – Michelle Paulini – The Positive Engagement Strategy: Can luxury jewellery retailers substitute earth-mined with lab-grown diamonds?
* Silver – Maria Dvorkin – Collaborative Innovation in the Luxury Fashion Industry
* Bronze – Yasmine Richardson – Technology meets Fashion: An insight into the recent growth of ‘Wearables’

BA (Hons) Fashion Management
* Gold – Lucy Jackson – The shift in control from company to consumer: How the increased accessibility of online information has impacted on the consumer decision making process
* Silver – Tala Saade – Location based technologies and customer engagement relating to UK high street retailers
* Bronze – Katharine Carter – The influences on consumer loyalty in the UK high street department stores

The College has recently become an Approved Centre to deliver Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualifications. Alongside the 6 awards, this inaugural year sees 81 BA (Hons) Fashion Management students receive the Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Management and Leadership and 13 MSc International Fashion Management will receive the Chartered Management Institute Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Andrew Hughes, Dean of the Fashion Business School said:

We are honoured to be recognised by the CMI. Their qualification will help to equip our graduates with the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need to become future fashion industry leaders.