Denys Shortt awarded OBE

01 Dec 2012

Denys Shortt - entrepreneur and founder of DCS Europe plc in Stratford-upon-Avon has been awarded an OBE in the New Year's honours list for services to the economy.

Denys was awarded his OBE for his work as Chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership where he helped set up a plan for growth involving small and large companies as well as Universities, Schools and Colleges and the Public Sector.

Warwick Business School Dean Mark Taylor has congratulated WBS Advisory Board member and entrepreneur Denys Shortt on his award:

As a member of the Warwick Business School Board, Denys Shortt has also played an important role in overseeing the school’s rise up the rankings: it climbed five places to be placed 13th in Europe in the Financial Times’ business school rankings in December, the biggest rise by any UK business school, making it third in the UK.

Professor Taylor said: “Denys’s drive and enthusiasm has really helped WBS, the local economy and Britain in general. He is very supportive of WBS and the success of his business is an inspiration for our students. As well as being a member of the WBS Advisory Board, Denys has worked closely with Warwick MBA students in the area of entrepreneurship—in fact, some of our MBA students have written dissertations using Denys as a perfect example of a successful entrepreneur. His keenness to share what he has learned in business and help others is the mark of a true trail blazer and entrepreneur, one who leaves a lasting impact on the local community and the country. The honour is fully deserved.”

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