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2019 winners: Dr Darryl Cummins presents award to Rachel Gill, Zoe Young and Andrea Scott from Henderson Foodservice

2019 winners: Dr Darryl Cummins presents award to Rachel Gill, Zoe Young and Andrea Scott from Henderson Foodservice

2019 winners: Dr Darryl Cummins presents award to Rachel Gill, Zoe Young and Andrea Scott from Henderson Foodservice

Ulster University Business School (UUBS) is a proud sponsor of the Excellence in the Development of Management & Leadership award at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2020.

In a time of rapid transformation and change, effective management and leadership skills can bring clarity and vision to a challenging and complex situation. The pandemic has intensified a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environment. Exercising robust leadership and management skills is critical to leading organisational change and workplace performance.

For over 40 years, UUBS has fostered links with industry in NI supporting businesses towards an inclusive, sustainable and successful future.

This responsive and collaborative approach to business needs provides long-term value around areas such as workforce development while creating new pathways to higher level skills.

According to the OECD Skills Strategy NI Report 2020, "developing relevant skills and using them effectively is crucial for NI's ability to thrive in an increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world".

As Covid-19 continues to present enormous disruption across the industry and accelerate future of work trends such as digitisation, the report suggests the development of a resilient and responsive skills system has the potential to play a substantial role in NI's economic recovery.

The Business School's latest intervention in meeting skill demands sees the creation of a new Masters Business in Technology programme to ensure the development of relevant skills and capabilities in the professional and technology services sectors.

The programme - the first of its kind in the UK and developed with experts from companies such as PwC - is built around business understanding, human insights and technical capability.

The necessity to upskill and prepare employers for the future world of work is accelerating and the programme has already attracted government support with the Department for the Economy (DfE) funding the first cohort of the Postgraduate Certificate level to support skills development. In addition, the MSc programme has secured Higher Level Apprenticeship status from DfE.

Due to start in January, this course is the newest addition to the Business School's extensive portfolio of executive development programmes - a collection of flexible, full-time and part-time courses covering finance, management, leadership, marketing, innovation, strategy, hospitality, tourism, international business and more.

To find out more about Ulster University Business School's offering, visit www.ulster.ac.uk/business/engagement, or for course enquiries including the MSc Business In Technology programme contact engage@ulster.ac.uk

The winners of the 2020 Belfast Telegraph Business Awards in partnership with Ulster Bank will be announced next Tuesday. A small event honouring the winners will be held at Titanic Hotel in Belfast on Friday, October 9

Belfast Telegraph