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Will Legge shortlisted for CMI Champion of the Year Award 2022

We are delighted to announce that Nottingham Business School (NBS) alumnus Will Legge has been nominated for the CMI Partner Awards 2022 in the Champion of the Year category.

Photograph of Will Legge
Will Legge

The Champion of the Year award acknowledges the work of an individual who has proactively championed CMI (Chartered Management Institute) within an organisation, institution, or employer. The award is recognition of those who have utilised and promoted the resources available and applied them to greatest effect.

Will is currently the Director of Strategy and Transformation for East Midlands Ambulance Service, and is a graduate of our Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship (SLA).

Julie Rosborough – the MBA Portfolio Lead commented on the achievement:

"When selecting the nominations, Will's academic record along with the support he provided to his peers stood out amongst his cohort and this was recognized in his Deans award for MBA excellence award. Following graduation, Will has since acted as a mentor to students in subsequent cohorts. During a time of extreme organisational stress for East Midlands Ambulance Service, Will also continues to promote and support the course as he recognises the value it brings to the service. He is certainly a worthy person for this nomination of CMI Champion."

Following his nomination, we caught up with Will who had the following to say:

"I am absolutely delighted and humbled to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. I have always held the view that supporting the development of others and championing excellence is fundamental to driving a positive organisational culture and delivering sustainable business and to be recognised for this through this shortlisting is fantastic."

Will also took the opportunity to tell us about his experience as a student on our SLA programme:

"When I reflect on my time studying with NBS, the overwhelming feeling is one of enjoyment. Although the programme was challenging (as expected), the support, lectures, information provided and most importantly, the diversity of the other students in terms of backgrounds and roles was brilliant. This real-world mixture of life experience, private and public sector work experience and academic programme really brought the subject matters to life, and I felt a real sense of team, peer support and recognition that we were mature students studying whilst we were working. Our questions, reflections and experiences were all welcomed warmly by the lecturers and module leaders, and I have seen that in future iterations of the courses these points have been incorporated."

Following on from the course, Will has kept in touch with the Business School and is pleased to support our course development and growth. Will has some advice for those who are considering studying at NBS:

"My advice to anyone looking to study with Nottingham Business School would be to seek to understand your motivations for looking to start studying and then talk to the team at Nottingham Business School. There is such a wide range of courses that suit many different requirements, and the staff are very knowledgeable. Managing work life balance is really important and the flexibility that Nottingham Business School put into their course design, coupled with the student support services are fantastic."

On behalf of everyone at NBS – we’d like to extend our congratulations to Will on a well-deserved nomination. If you are interested in finding out more about our Senior Leadership Apprenticeship course, please refer to our SLA course page.

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