Arden’s Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic) / Dean, Faculty of Business, Professor Dilshad Sheikh, has been selected as one of the judges at this year's Multicultural Business & Community Champion Awards.
Joining a host of recognisable faces including Heptathlete Dame Denise Lewis OBE, The Repair Shop’s Jay Blades, and singer Jamelia, Dilshad will be responsible for selecting the unsung heroes and community pillars deserving of the awards at a ceremony later this year.
Founded by Zoe Bennett, The MBCC Awards was birthed as more than just an awards ceremony, with Zoe bringing people together to recognise, value, and say thank you to the unsung heroes. It also allowed recipients of the awards to obtain more visibility for the exceptional work they do whether that be in business and/or the community worlds.
Looking forward to bringing a wealth of business and academic experience to the role, Dilshad said: ‘I strongly believe that the MBCC Awards closely align with the core values of Arden University.’
‘Given our significant numbers of widening participation students from disadvantaged backgrounds it is critical that Arden provides these students with a sense of belonging and a solid platform that they can develop and build on. The MBCC awards are incredibly inspiring, and I want to demonstrate to all of our students that anything and everything is possible with ambition, drive and commitment.'
The awards will be taking place in December this year at a ceremony in Birmingham