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Graduating Fashion Business School students nominated for CMI Awards of Excellence

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Fashion Business School 2019
Written by
Helen M
Published date
02 August 2020

The Fashion Business School proudly announces the graduating students nominated and shortlisted for this year’s CMI Awards of Excellence. Angie Lench, Programme Director Leadership and Management, praised the submissions as “truly excellent pieces of work”. The nominations were selected based on exploration of sustainable practice and development, some from a consumer perspective leading to greater industry understanding of consumer behaviour, and others from a business focus.

Award Nominations are Joanna Lanceley - MSc Strategic Fashion Management, Eleni Megan Koulosousa - BSc (Hons) Fashion Management and Calley McMillan- LCF MBA.

In keeping with our LCF ‘building better lives’ priority, the criteria for the annual Award is demonstration of ‘significant levels of innovative or sustainable (strategic) management theory applied in a fashion context’.Megan commented, “To learn my dissertation has been recognised and shortlisted for the CMI Award of Excellence represents the immense personal development I have made throughout the culmination of my three years at LCF and I feel extremely proud of this achievement.”

The nominated students explored a range of topics including innovative fashion business practice that was designed to be sustainable as well as addressing the key issues around sustainability within the luxury fashion industry, and “A reinvention of the Customer Loyalty Program".

Highly commended were Michelle Hawkins - MSc Strategic Fashion Management and Camilla Rydzek - BSc (Hons) Fashion Management, with the runners up Caterina Amerini, Elizabeth Falconer, Natasha Jansen, Iman Jourabchi, Jasreen Mand, Carolyn Nasiff, Xingyun Shen, Tanya El-Khatib.

A few of the topics covered consumer attitudes towards the Sharing Economy and Circular Economy, and emerging and innovative forms of collaborative consumption.

Charlotte Bradshaw from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) congratulated the candidates, “CMI recognises your outstanding achievement, and the positive impact you are making on your professional development and academic studies.”

Winners receive an official CMI certificate of commendation and are automatically nominated for CMI Regional Student Awards. Regional Champions will then have the opportunity to be considered for national awards, raising their profile countrywide.

The Fashion Business School is a Chartered Management Institute partner, with accredited UG and PG leadership and management courses, pathways to Chartered Manager, and CMI member benefits for students and staff that include access to the CMI online resource portal and career development centre. CMI membership on one of our accredited courses enables students to graduate with a CMI Diploma as well as their degree.

We are immensely proud of our graduating students’ academic achievement and wish them every success in their chosen careers.