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Bedfordshire Alumni receives recognition from Company awards

Asif Sahid receiving award

On December 20, 2019, Asif Sahid was pleasantly surprised when the CEO of his company stepped on stage to recognise the Managers who has significantly contributed to the growth of the company in 2019. It was the first time in the 25 years history of the company that the management team had been recognised and he was the first of three staff to be announced.

In his speech, the CEO stated that Asif had taken on the additional responsibility of developing the company’s portfolio within the emerging Oil and Gas sector in Guyana. He was tasked with developing strong business relationships with some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies like ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Schlumberger, SBM, Saipem etc. and the results had been remarkable. Today the company is well-positioned to serve these companies and expand further. Asif undertook this task in addition to maintaining his current role as Parts Operations, Logistics and Commercial Manager for which all KPIs were achieved, and his department won a Golden Award from Caterpillar for Performance Excellence.

Asif has stated that much of this success has come as a result of his MBA studies with the University of Bedfordshire. He commented "The well-structured course helped me to develop my leadership skills by practising tools such as the KEYS survey, Porter’s Five Forces among others. The MBA program opened my mind to new ideas, developed my habit for reading & research and has inspired my team to further develop. I am forever grateful for the opportunities that the MBA program continues to open for me"

Bedfordshire Alumni selected as finalist for Spirit of Youth Alumni Award by British Council

Group dance piece

A Bedfordshire alumni has been selected as a finalist for the Spirit of Youth Alumni Award by the British Council team in China.

Miss Shan Chen was shortlisted for her work in developing a Contact Improvisation dance community in Chengdu. The dance activities targeted people from all ages and backgrounds, encouraging Chinese non-dancers to explore improvised movements as part of their daily life and connecting with society artistically.

Applications from the UK’s most outstanding alumni have been received from alumni in a record 127 countries, for the fourth year of a prestigious award celebrating the achievements of the UK’s international alumni around the world. For the first time, the Study UK Alumni Awards are open to all alumni living outside of the UK, finding and celebrating many more success stories of the UK’s alumni.

Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries. The Alumni Awards celebrate and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education and raises the profile and reputation of UK alumni, their former universities, and the whole of UK education.

“We are incredibly proud that Ms Chen has been shortlisted as a finalist and wish her every success for the Award event and all of her future endeavours”, Charmaine Brady, Alumni Relations Manager.