6th June, 2010
A Design Engineer from Aston University has been honoured by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham following his success in being named the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships’ (KTP) Young Business Leader of Tomorrow.
Syed Shahrukh Kazmi received the Matthew Boulton Medal from Lord Mayor, Councillor Michael Wilkes and Mayoress Mrs Vivien Wilkes on behalf of the City of Birmingham, in recognition of his KTP award.
Twenty-five-year-old Syed impressed with his business leadership skills across key projects at Pace Systems International Ltd. He was placed with the Coventry based company under the KTP initiative, a part government-funded programme which encourages collaboration between business and universities in the United Kingdom.
Speaking after receiving his medal at the Mayor’s parlour, Syed said; “I feel so proud to have met the first citizens of Birmingham, my adopted city, and I look forward to contributing to the city in the future."
Managing Director at Pace Systems, Les Leek, added; “We’re very proud of Syed’s achievements which have been recognised again by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of our great city, which is a centre of excellence in design and manufacturing in Europe."
The Matthew Boulton Medal, is presented in recognition of entrepreneurism in honour of Mathew Bolton and his legacy. Boulton along with James Watt was one of the founding fathers of the city of Birmingham. Their partnership as engineers and industrialists made Birmingham into one of the greatest cities in the world.
For further information contact Alex Earnshaw, Aston University Communications, on 0121 204 4549