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Alumnus shortlisted for national award

Mar 13, 2018

Ali Nowroozi
Ali with one of his creations

Ali Nowroozi, alumnus and founder of Masumi Headwear, has been shortlisted for an AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement for his collaborative work with Careers and Enterprise team, part of Student & Academic Support (DSAS).

Since setting up his headwear fashion business for people with hair loss, Ali has worked closely with the University to host interns. He’s also contributed his time to Business Bootcamp and creative industry panel events to inspire others to explore develop entrepreneurship skills and to become self -employed.

He’s also soon to be an entrepreneur-in-residence in a new business incubation facility currently being set up in the Maxwell Building, where students and graduates will be assisted in developing the skills they need to set-up and grow their own businesses and social enterprises – watch this space for more information!

Ian Boardman, Head of Career Development & Employment, said: “Ali is a shining example of how Salford graduates have successfully developed enterprise skills and innovative business ideas to start and grow successful businesses.

"Ali passion shines through the way that he has provided insight, inspiration and work experience to other students and graduates. We look forward to Ali working with us to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurial students and graduates who will be using our new business incubation facility from 2018/19 onwards.

"Our work to support students and graduates in setting up and growing their own businesses and social enterprises demonstrates how we are creating new industry partners for the university in line with our ICZ vision, preparing students for life beyond their time at university to achieve positive graduate outcomes as successful entrepreneurs.

"Well done Ali on being shortlisted for this national award for your fantastic work and achievements and I hope that you win!”

The winner will be announced at the prestigious TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards on 28 March in London.