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Queen's Quartet shortlisted as 'Future Innovators' at the KTP Best of the Best Awards 2020

Four Queen's KTP Associates have been shortlisted as finalists in this years KTP Best of the Best Awards after an incredible number of strong nominations were put to the panel.

The KTP Best of the Best Awards are a much-anticipated fixture in the KTP calendar. The annual awards acknowledge and celebrate achievements of KTP Associates, impactful innovation and industry partnerships  throughout the UK. At last year's awards, KTP Programme Manager at Innovate UK, Richard Lamb, said “It’s great to see the KTP Best of the Best Awards become an annual highlight in the KTP calendar, celebrating the highest achievements of all those involved in KTP."

Queen's Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are absolutely delighted that four of our very own Associates have been shortlisted in the 'Future Innovator' category this year. This category recognises outstanding performance by a KTP Associate. The panel of judges for this category recognised “the enormous potential the entire community of Associates represents for the future of the UK economy”. 

Our KTP Finalists

Leona McGirr with Fusion Antibodies, a World Leading Antibody Service who are specialists in Discovery to Clinical Supply.

Muddasar Anwar with FP McCann, the UK’S largest Precast Concrete manufacturer and supplier. 

Mark Gilmore with Kilwaughter Minerals, the UK's largest independent manufacturer of coloured silicone render. 

Andrew Grounds with Ashton Centre Development Ltd, a social enterprise and development trust which seeks to make North Belfast a better place for its residents to live and prosper.

The awards ceremony is taking place in September this year and is sure to be a great showcase of the talent that KTPs are delivering throughout the UK, across many diverse disciplines. 

Congratulations to our four finalists and to all those who were nomimated and shortlisted, it's great to see the commitment and efforts of each Associate being recognised. 

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