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Simon Park at Land Rover Experience

Despite admitting that he struggled with his A-levels, Simon obtained A grades, won a student prize and undertook a placement year at Land Rover.

After receiving straight As across his assignments, achieving a 100% attendance record and proving his entrepreneur flare in a group task, he was awarded the Federation of Small Businesses prize for the University of Worcester Business Schools Most Promising Entrepreneur of the Year.

Presenting the award Ian Priest, Vice Chairman of FSB Worcestershire, said: Simon has clearly worked very hard while at university. His success demonstrates that our young people are ready to step into the world of work and bring new levels of dynamism to the business world.

Twenty-two-year-old Simon, who originates from South Milford, near York, said he was delighted to have won the award. I had no idea about it until I got an email saying I had won, he said. Its very humbling to think that my tutors put me forward. At A-level I really struggled but since coming to university I seem to have thrived and have been able to really apply myself. I came to Worcester as its a nice, supportive university and I am proud to represent it.

Simon added: I spent a year on work placement at the Land Rover Experience, which I think has really helped my employability. I hope winning this award will further enhance that.