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Nottingham Alumni Laureate Awards

Do you know any Business School alumni who have achieved excellence in their chosen field, or made outstanding contributions to society? Nominate them for an Alumni Laureate Award and ensure their achievements are recognised. 

Contact the Business School alumni team if you would like to nominate someone.

Alumni Laureate Awards

What are the Alumni Laureate Awards?  

Introduced in 2007, the Alumni Laureate Awards provide a tangible way for the University to recognise alumni who have achieved excellence in their chosen field.

Awards are given to University of Nottingham alumni in the UK and throughout the world who have made outstanding contributions to their community, have stimulated new ideas and services and have shown exceptional dedication, creativity and leadership. The Awards are a celebration of alumni achievement and demonstration of what can be achieved with a University of Nottingham education.

Award categories

Recent Graduate Award - alumni who have graduated since 2005 will be eligible for nomination for this award.

Special Excellence Award(s) - Examples include in recognition of:

  • sporting achievement
  • international work
  • contribution to the arts
  • contribution to the local community

The Lifetime Achievement Award - to recognise alumni who have demonstrated special excellence over an extended period of time.

UNNC Alumni of the Year - to recognise alumni of University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC).

UNMC Alumni of the Year - to acknowledge alumni of University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC).

You can view the full eligibility criteria here (PDF). 

Our most recent winners

Deryck Murray (Industrial Economics 1972)

Lifetime Achievement Award 2016

Former West Indies and Nottinghamshire cricketer  Deryck Murray was part of the world-famous West Indies side that won both the 1975 and 1979 World Cup trophies, keeping wicket for the fearsome line up of West Indies fast bowlers.

Off the field he held an equally impressive career, serving as diplomat in the Foreign Service of Trinidad and Tobago and as a representative to the United Nations.

Deryck Murray

Jolyon Palmer (Management Studies 2012)

Recent Graduate Award 2015

Jolyon has been involved in the competitive world of motor racing since the age of 13, progressing from karts to single seaters.

In 2009 he finished runner up in the FIA Formula Two Championship aged just 19, and after making his debut in 2011 became World Champion in the prestigious GP2 series in 2014.

Joyon's dream was realised this year when he was offered a full time drive with the Lotus Formula One team for the 2016 season.

Jolyon Palmer - Lotus F1

Adrian Hayes (MBA 1994)

Special Excellence Award 2014

Adrian is a record-breaking polar explorer, adventurer, motivational speaker, business coach, charity fundraiser, campaigner, author, and ambassador on economic, social and environmental sustainability.

He served as an Officer in the Gurkhas before pursuing a successful business career in international sales and marketing as well as setting up his own company as a professional adventurer, speaker and business coach.

Adrian has set several Guinness World records for reaching the Earth's "3 Poles" and the Arctic’s longest unsupported kite-skiing journey.

Adrian Hayes

Colonel Peter Mahoney OBE, CBE (Executive MBA 2011)

Special Excellence Award 2013

Peter has dedicated his own life to saving the lives of others, often in the face of great danger and always under the most intense stress and pressure.

He is an anaesthetist who has served in some of the world’s most perilous places including Afghanistan where he was clinical director and anaesthetic consultant and medical director responsible for clinical care at Camp Bastion. Since 2005 he has worked in the Department of Military Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (RCDM) and in 2008 was appointed as the UK’s first Defence Professor of Medicine and Critical Care for the Armed Forces.

Peter Mahoney


Alumni Relations

Nottingham University Business School
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Jubilee Campus
Nottingham NG8 1BB

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