Posted 11 October 2004Student Alexandra Fidoe, of Nuneaton, has been awarded a special prize in recognition of her work. Alex, a student at Harper Adams University College, Shropshire, is the first student to receive the Bomford Prize, a new prize for 2004, which has been kindly donated by Bomford Turner Limited in memory of David Holtom, one of three Harper Adams students who tragically lost their lives in a road accident in 2003.
Bomford Turner Limited, an agricultural machinery company based in Evesham, has close links with the College and the award was the idea of Mr Geoffrey Davies, OBE, Managing Director of Bomford Turner Limited and Vice President of Alamo Inc. In addition the Alamo Group (Europe) Ltd. has donated The McConnel Prize and The Twose Prize in memory of Christopher MacHattie and Natalie Dustan who also died.
The prize was awarded to Alex as the most improved final year student on the HND Agri-food Marketing and Business Studies course, based on the best improvement from first year average mark through to final year average mark.
Alex was presented with the prize at the University College’s annual graduation ceremony last month, where she graduated with the Harper Adams Higher Diploma with Merit and a HND in Agri-food Marketing and Business Studies. Her dissertation title was ‘The obesity epidemic – an analysis of the problem and action being taken’. Alex undertook her placement year with Drummonds (soft fruit suppliers), in Ross on Wye, where she was responsible for quality control. She will return to Harper Adams to top up to an Honours Degree, and hopes to become a food buyer for a leading supermarket.