As we say goodbye to 2019 and welcome a new decade, we reflect on some of our milestones. We would like to thank our Patron, Lord Sainsbury of Turville and his Gatsby Charitable Foundation, our Sainsbury Management Fellows, partners and associates, who have helped us achieve so much in the last 10 years.
2009/10: Published Re-engineering the Board to Manage Risk and Maximise Growth, promoting multi-skilled engineers as business leaders.
2011: The Sainsbury Management Fellowship becomes incorporated and a company limited by guarantee. The legal name becomes Engineers in Business Fellowship.
2012: Engineers in Business Fellowship becomes a registered charity.
2013: Executive Fundraising Committee is formed and plans to raise an initial target of £5 million.
2014: Launch of Engineers in Business Competition Prize Fund for university enterprise education.
2015: Published Engineering New Horizons, promoting the exciting careers of 25 Sainsbury Management Fellows.
2016: EIBF and the Royal Academy of Engineering launch promotions to increase the diversity of SMF applicants.
2017: EIBF President David Falzani receives the MBE for services to the engineering industry.
2017: SMF Fundraising campaign raises £2.1m to help sustain the MBA scholarship scheme.
2017: SMFs’ 30 Years Anniversary commemorated with the launch of Mentor30Engineers university competition.
2018: Our MBA scholarship is raised from £30,000 to £50,000 and applications extended to computer sciences and tech engineers.
2018: Engineers in Business Competition expands support for university enterprise education from four to 32 universities – £135,000 awarded already, with a £700,000 pot available.
2019: EIBF President David Falzani MBE appointed Professor of Practice in Sustainable Wealth Creation at the University Nottingham.
2019: Our Hard Hat Index reveals a dramatic 37% fall in the publication of hard hats in the engineering media.
2019: Over £9 million in Sainsbury Management Fellows MBA scholarships awarded to talented young engineers to study at the top international business schools
2019: Our first Engineers in Business Champion of Champions Grand final sees 10 university teams compete for £10,000 in prizes with innovations in surfing, prosthetics for children, medical cell counting services and personal safety devices coming out on top.
It’s been a very fruitful and rewarding 10 years – here’s to the next 10 years!
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