School of Business and Economics


2 Mar 2016

Best Training Initiative award won for bespoke executive education programme

Hilary McVitie (BSA), Vicki Unwin (SBE), Robin Fieth (BSA) and Justin Webb (BBC Radio 4's Today programme) Hilary McVitie (BSA), Vicki Unwin (SBE), Robin Fieth (BSA CEO) and Justin Webb (BBC Radio 4's Today programme)

A bespoke Masters programme developed by the Executive Education team at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) in partnership with the Building Societies Association (BSA) has won as the ‘Best Training Initiative’ in the 2016 Association Excellence Awards.

The Postgraduate Leadership and Management programme is aimed specifically at customer-owned financial services firms (i.e., building societies and credit unions).

Robin Fieth, Chief Executive of the Building Societies Association, said:

The collaborative approach shown by the SBE’s Executive Education team means that we have all the intellectual rigour and content you would expect in any Leadership and Management MSc, but with debate, insight and information about the customer-ownership model woven in.  We see this programme as an essential part of future talent development in our sector.

Vicki Unwin, the School’s Business Development Manager, commented:

The BSA MSc winning the Best Training Initiative Award is a real confirmation of the hard work and creativity the Executive Education team have put into this unique programme. We are proud to support mutual organisations, partnering with building societies across the UK, big and small, to help grow leadership and management skills and talent identification.

The Association Excellence Awards recognise excellence and exceptional achievements in trade and professional associations. 

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