Annual Dinner 2014, London

Engineers in Business Fellowship

The Sainsbury Management Fellows' Society (SMF) champions the benefits of a combined business and engineering education to help improve the performance of the UK economy.

SMF enables professional engineers to add business, finance and marketing expertise to the diverse skills they gained through their engineering training and qualifications. SMF does this by awarding £300,000 worth of MBA scholarships each year to young engineers with exceptional education qualifications and leadership potential.

On graduation, the awardees become Sainsbury Management Fellows and gain access to an impressive network of professional contacts and activities including networking events, courses, mentoring and career guidance.


Engineering New Horizons

To mark SMFs’ 25th anniversary, the careers of 25 of the 310 beneficiaries of a Sainsbury Management Fellows’ MBA scholarship are featured in a new book Engineering New Horizons.

The case study book charts the careers of the 25 Fellows, chalking up many firsts; technological innovations in the fields of medicine, e-commerce, environmental, manufacturing, transport, communications, leisure and cosmetics; resulting in job and wealth creation for the UK and global economy.

Click here to read more about Engineering New Horizons and here to read the online version of the book.

Engineering New Horizons is available free of charge by emailing


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Our Mission

  • To promote continuing business education for all engineers to develop their skills of innovation, and better management and governance.
  • To create and operate a charitable fund for the support of such continuing education.
  • To develop a network of engineers who are, or who have been, engaged in such education in order to identify and illustrate its merits for the public benefit.


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Engineers in Business Fellowship Accounts to 31 March 2013






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