Alliance Manchester Business School partners with Fuel Card Services
17th October 2019, 9:39 am
Alliance MBS’ Masood Enterprise Centre has partnered with Fuel Card Services to support its Venture Further and She’s The Business initiatives.
The partnership will see Fuel Card Services identify and support early-stage innovations and fledging businesses as part of the initiatives run by Alliance MBS’ hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Venture Further is an annual business start-up competition where entrepreneurs can compete for a share of £75,000 of funding. Open to students and researchers across the University of Manchester, the competition saw 65 entries last year with winners including universal table service app Everest, and social enterprise Invisible Manchester. In addition to Venture Further, Fuel Card Services will support She’s The Business, an annual day of masterclasses and expertise-sharing designed to support entrepreneurial women.
Fuel Card Services as part of the DCC family have a fantastic reputation for supporting businesses of all sizes by providing fuel and fleet management solutions across a number of services that includes funding facilities up to £50,000. They pride themselves on delivering a differentiated customer experience that aims to establish itself as an integral partner within the customers management ecosystem. They embrace innovation and creativity in order to keep at the forefront of technology so that they can provide the highest level of convenience and cost reduction for their clients.
Lynn Sheppard, Director, Masood Enterprise Centre at Alliance MBS commented: “We have already discovered some exceptional talent through our Venture Further and She’s The Business programmes, and we are proud to offer the tools, growth capital and contacts to help fledging ideas grow.
“It’s fantastic to see these events attract the support of businesses such as Fuel Card Services, which are leaders and innovators in their own respective fields. We are pleased to welcome the team on board.”
Chris Bradley, Group Head of Sales, Fuel Card Services said: “FCS has a genuine commitment to nurturing and supporting talent and innovation at all stages of their learning and career. Alliance Manchester Business School has a global reputation for producing real forward-thinkers, and we look forward to collaborating closely to spot and support the creative minds that will go on to reshape how we live and do business in the future.”
Alliance MBS is the UK’s largest business and management school. Fuel Card Services joins a number of global businesses, including IBM and law firm DWF as sponsors of the Centre’s Venture Further and She’s The Business initiatives.
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