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10 Jun 2015

Design School staff awarded two Enterprise Awards

Loughborough Design School is pleased to congratulate Dr Mark Evans for winning the Top of the Apps award and Professor Roger Haslam for his team’s award win in the One to Watch category in the LU Enterprise Awards 2015.

Working Works Wonders – winner of the One to Watch Award – is a workplace intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity at work. It was evaluated over a two-year period in 10 worksites with 1,120 participants across the UK and was shown to be highly beneficial for employees and their organisations. The service is being rolled out across businesses of all sizes, and a franchisee network is being created to deliver the service nationally.

Dr Mark Evans won the Top of the Apps Award for iD Cards - an innovative tool that supports new product development by multi-disciplinary teams. This was the only award that was not decided by public vote, and was based on the number of downloads from the App Store and Google Play over the last three months.

Hosted on the University’s Science and Enterprise Parks, the Enterprise Awards – now in their sixth year – recognise the impact of the University’s research partnerships as well as its game-changing students and graduates.

Almost 150 guests were in attendance at the annual gala dinner and awards ceremony at which Professor Steve Rothberg – Pro Vice Chancellor for Enterprise – revealed the winners who were decided by almost 27,000 public votes.

Professor Steve Rothberg says of the Awards: “It is always a pleasure and an honour to host the Enterprise Awards. The evening showcases the incredible diversity in the ground-breaking work conducted by the University’s academic and research staff, as well as our inspiring students and graduates.


Films about all of the finalists and photographs from the Awards evening are available on the Enterprise Awards website.