Insider Business and Education Partnership Awards 2014


​David Lloyd, the Director of the Food Industry Centre (left) alongside Matthew Taylor, Director of Enterprise at Cardiff Metropolitan University accepting the award.

​Cardiff Metropolitan University won the 'Economic Impact Award' for the work of the Food Industry Centre via its KITE programme at the Insider Business and Education Partnership Awards 2014.

The Economic Impact Award went to Cardiff Metropolitan University's Zero 2 Five Food Industry Centre. Cardiff Met's centre and the Food Technology Centre at Coleg Menai helped boost sales of Welsh produce by £56m.

A further three awards were shortlisted for Cardiff Metropolitan's Research and Enterprise Services including the Commercialisation Award. The university's partnerships with Acorn Recruitment and Zero 2 Five Food Industry Centre with Prima Foods were both positively acknowledged by each being shortlisted for the Partnership Award. Wales Business insider Douglas Friedli said, "Universities and colleges are great at research, developing concepts, and education. Companies know how to identify markets and sell products and services. By joining forces, both parties often find that they get more out than they put in."