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    Harper among meat industry's leading lights

    Posted 12 June 2009

    Caroline and Catherine with Kyran Bracken

    Staff and students from Harper Adams University College joined the leading lights of the British meat industry at a national awards event this week.

    Harper’s BSc Agri-food Marketing with Business Studies course was a finalist in the Best Training Scheme category at the Meat Management Awards 2009.

    Finalists, sponsors and other industry representatives united at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London, for the dinner and awards arranged by Meat Management Magazine. Many of the companies represented have strong links with Harper Adams, through industrial placements and the employment of graduates.

    Former England International rugby player – and Dancing on Ice winner – Kyran Bracken gave the after-dinner speech, and presented the awards.

    Meeting Kyran was the final highlight of a busy day for students Catherine Matthews and Caroline Dyke, who had sat their final Harper Adams exams that morning. Both have completed the nominated degree course, and will graduate from Harper Adams this September.

    The training scheme award was won by the Red Meat Industry Forum.

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