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Nick Sturge wins South West Institute of Directors Award

Nick Sturge, co-founder of enterprise hub the Engine Shed at Temple Meads, has won the Public Sector Director title at the 2014 Institute of Directors (IoD) South West regional awards, which seek to highlight outstanding business people.

Sturge is director of the Science Research Foundation, owned by the University of Bristol and the organisation behind both the Engine Shed enterprise hub at Temple Meads and the multi-award winning business incubator, SETsquared. Between them they support more than 75 hi-tech, high-growth businesses.

He now goes forward to the national finals of the IoD Director of the Year Awards.

IoD South West chairman Richard Ayre said: ‘The judges were impressed by the drive, leadership and clear strategic approach shown by all our winners, highly commended and shortlisted entrants. He commened Sturge on his ability to deal with complex funding streams and multiple stakeholders to make his operation work successfully.

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