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    Posted 20 October 2003

    A WELSHPOOL MAN, studying at Harper Adams University College, near Newport in Shropshire, has won three prestigious prizes.

    Colin Jones, 22, of Welshpool, Powys, graduated from Harper Adams last month with a First Class BSc (Hons) Agri-food Marketing & Business Studies degree.

    During a special Graduation Day awards ceremony on Friday, September 19, 2003 he also collected the Lloyds TSB Prize, The Deans Foods Award and the Chartered Institute of Marketing Food & Drink Group Prize.

    Mr David Hykin, of Lloyds TSB’s Commercial, Public & Community Sector, in Birmingham, presented Colin with the Lloyds TSB Prize, which is given to the Best Business Student.

    Mr Peter Dean, Chairman of Deans Foods Ltd, Tring, handed over the Deans Foods Award for the student with the best final year average mark. Patricia Parrot, a Senior Lecturer for Harper Adams and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, then awarded Colin the Food & Drink Group Prize for the highest overall average mark.

    Both the Deans Foods Award and the Chartered Institute of Marketing Food & Drink Group Prize are contested solely amongst students studying for an Agri-Food Marketing and Business Studies degree.

    All three prizes were largely awarded to Colin on the basis of his dissertation, entitled ‘An investigation into whether limited liability partnerships are the best business model for small accountancy firms,’ and his performance during the placement period.

    Colin’s placement year took him to G’s Marketing, a leading, European fresh produce company where he was initially involved as lettuce planting and harvest supervisor before becoming a Quality Intake Controller.

    He has now begun work as a student chartered accountant for the Shrewsbury based firm Whittingham Riddell.



    A – (L-R) Mr David Hykin, of Lloyds TSB Birmingham, presents the Lloyds TSB Prize to Colin Jones.

    B – (L-R) Mr Peter Dean, HAUC Governor and Chairman of Deans Foods presents the Deans Foods Award to Colin Jones.

    C – (L-R) Patricia Parrot, HAUC Senior Lecturer and member of the CIM, presents the Chartered Institute of Marketing Food & Drink Group Prize to Colin Jones.

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