Education & The Arts

Providing the right education to young people entering employment is absolutely key. Denys Shortt OBE is a speaker and mentor and actively helps students with their startup ideas at several Schools, Colleges and Universities.

Stratford-upon-Avon is world famous for William Shakespeare, it's culture and the arts.  DCS Group supports several local arts organisations and events including the Stratford-upon-Avon Arts Festival and the Comedy Festival.

Below are a few examples of our support:

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Orchestra of the Swan

DCS were delighted to renew sponsorship of the Orchestra of the Swan for 2012/2013.
Led by David Curtis, it is rapidly becoming world renown.
“Orchestra of the Swan means different things to different people. “Whatever this is, our Friends and sponsors mean everything to us – and they recognise our achievements and help us go further.”
The sponsorship provided by DCS provides vital support for every area of their work – enabling them to perform to children in local schools, nurture tomorrow’s composers and soloists and take the finest music to audiences throughout the UK.
DCS provide Enliven gifts at Christmas to the Orchestra, Chamber Choir and Orchestra’s office.

Orchestra of the Swan Website

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WMG Warwick - IIPSI

WMG was founded by Professor Lord Bhattacharyya in 1980 to reinvigorate manufacturing. From its inception WMG’s mission has been to improve the competitiveness of organisations around the world through the application of value adding innovation, new technologies and skills deployment, bringing academic rigour to industrial and organisational practice.

Denys has a strong interest in supporting WMG with new ideas and advice.

WMG Warwick Website

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Royal Agricultural University

Denys Shortt is a sponsor of the Grand Idea and helped facilitate the event in 2010, including the creation and donation of the website.

The Grand Idea is the College’s annual business ideas competition. The competition provides students with an excellent opportunity to explore their business ideas. Entrants are encouraged to produce a short business proposal and supporting pitch which could ultimately win them the £1,000 Grand Idea prize. Denys is a judge and provides strategic advice.

Royal Agricultural University Website

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Warwick Business School

Denys C. Shortt OBE is a Board member of Warwick Business School (WBS) and has been for several years.

Denys often talks to the MBA students to promote entrepreneurship and also offer mentoring and advice. Denys also welcomes each year a group of 40 MBA students for the IIMA - Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad to visit DCS and Enable Software.

WBS recently opened at The Shard London where various MBA's are available.

See the videos: Welcome to WBS in The Shard

WBS reaching new heights at The Shard