University of Huddersfield collects two Queen's Awards

Professor Liz Towns-Andrews with Mr Stefan Gabriel, President of 3M New Ventures.

A professor at the University of Huddersfield is to receive a special award from Her Majesty The Queen. Liz Towns-Andrews, who is the University’s 3M Professor of Innovation, is one of just ten recipients of this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.

Professor Towns-Andrews conceived the new enterprise and innovation centre at the University of Huddersfield that has now been named as the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre.

The University has also been given a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The honour is in the International Trade category, bestowed on organisations which have achieved substantial growth in overseas activities over the course of several years.