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The Martin Totty Prizes

Martin Totty (Economics 1978), Chief Executive of Barbon Insurance Group, awards six end-of-year prizes, including the Martin Totty Prize for Outstanding Entrepreneurship.

The full list of recent prize winners can be found on our Prizes page.

Martin Totty Prize for Outstanding Entrepreneurship winners

2019 winner

Mulham El-Ghazzeh, BSc Economics

Mulham was the Founding President of the Nottingham Fintech society. He pioneered the Fintech society at Nottingham made it the University's fastest growing student society during his presidency.

2018 winner

Harriet Lee, BSc Economics

Harriet launched The Derbyshire Candle Company in 2017, after identifying a gap in the market for high quality candles for the environmentally-conscious consumer. The company sells luxury handmade candles produced locally in the Peak District using natural, eco-friendly ingredients. Harriet has combined her passion for candles and the environment with supporting small, rural businesses, and £1 from every candle sale is donated to the Peak District National Park. View a video about Harriet's work.

2017 winner

Alex Dooler, BSc Economics

Alex set up his own social enterprise, Economics Alex, a YouTube channel which aims to spread free education around the world via tutorials on studying economics at A level and degree level.

2016 winner

Jacob Walker

2015 winners

Thomas Lansdowne, BA Economics with French and Louis Adams, BA Economics with French

Thomas and Louis founded London Accent while living and working in Paris on their year abroad. With its target market being Start-Ups and SMEs in France, the company provides affordable translation and localisation services to aid its clients in their international development.

2014 winner

Sandy Tsin, BA Economics

In June 2013, Sandy took over the management of Pulp Friction Ice-Cream Tricycle CIC, a social enterprise which employs people with learning difficulties at local events.

2013 winner

Stephen Moses, BSc Economics

Stephen set up Audiozips, a company whose product is a tangle free headphone which operates by a simple zip mechanism.

2012 joint winners

William Morgan, BSc Economics with Hispanic Studies

In October 2011 William launched Lick magazine which is a free magazine distributed across Nottingham, supporting local art, music, creative writing and design, funded primarily by advertisers.

Aaron Salamon, BSc Economics with Chinese Studies

Aaron was the President and acted as Managing Director of SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise). SIFE was ranked in the top four out of 42 SIFE teams in the country under Aaron's leadership. View a video about Aaron's work.

2011 winner

Adam Fine, BSc Economics

Adam established a five-a-side football business in South Africa.

Mr Totty said:

The University gave me the platform on which to build a career. I've made my gift because at this time of my life I can afford to give a little bit back to a few people so that they might have a similar experience to mine, so that they can take the opportunities this University will give them and build their own success in a world that's much tougher than when I left University.




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