University Professor Wins Top UK Enterprise Award at House of Lords

Andy Penaluna, a professor of Creative Entrepreneurship at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD), has been recognised for his UK-wide contribution to business and enterprise skills by scooping the Enterprise Educators Award during a prestigious event at the House of Lords yesterday (23rd October).

Professor Andy Penaluna accepts his award at the House of LordsThe annual awards, hosted by the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) and the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) bring together key figures from the UK’s small business, enterprise and skills sector to celebrate the very best in enterprise learning and skills.

Professor Penaluna has made enterprise a valuable and significant part of the curriculum with UWTSD being the first in the UK to offer a fully validated PGCE/PCET teacher training module in entrepreneurship education.

Professor Penaluna’s dedication to furthering enterprise in education means he is now working closely with Welsh and UK Governments and advising the European Commission and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development on enterprise education policy. He has also recently co-authored a report calling for better entrepreneurial skills at all levels of education from primary school through to retirement.