COVID-19 Update - 08 September 2020


More Prizes for Engineers in Business Winners

This year the first prize winnners in the Engineers in Business Competition (EIBC) will receive appealing new prizes as well as cash prizes ranging between £1,500 and £3,000 depending on the structure of each university’s competition.  


Existing sponsor, Purple CV, is extending its generous CV package to include the first prize winners of the 32 university competitions that are currently running. This is in addition to the CV packages already awarded to winners at the EIBC Champion of Champions Final, which this year takes place on 26 October 2020.  


Tailored CV Packages for All First Prize Winners 

A leading specialist in the UK, Purple CV has helped thousands of people get on the career ladder, from all sectors and all levels of industry. Now, all first prizes winners will receive a high impact, professionally written CV, covering letter and LinkedIn profile. This will help winners who are planning to use their engineering talent in established firms to secure their ideal job. 


EIBF is also delighted to announce two new prize sponsors, Cambridge University Press and IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.


Business Start-up Services for Winners at the Final

The EIB Champion of Champions winners will also receive one year’s IPSE Plus membership which provides a wide range of advice and support services to start-ups. Some of the competitors in the finals are aiming to start their own businesses, so the IPSE membership will be a tremendous asset.


IPSE is the largest association supporting and representing self-employed professionals. Recognising the significant increase in the number of young people becoming freelancers, consultants, contractors and entrepreneurs, IPSE works in partnership with universities across the UK to ensure students and graduates are prepared to succeed in their chosen career path.


Inspiring Entrepreneurship Book

Cambridge University Press will be presenting each of the winners at the Champion of Champions Final with a copy of Professor Dick Whittington’s new book, Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The book provides a solid foundation in business and entrepreneurship that will help winners with an entrepreneurial ambition to launch and run a business. The book contains a wealth of valuable information on entrepreneurial business development for both digital and non-digital businesses.


Commenting on the support of new sponsors, EIBF President David Falzani MBE said: “We are proud to be working with Purple CV, IPSE and Cambridge University Press. Not only do they add value to the prizes for our winners, they also bring added prestige to the Engineers in Business Competition. We must also acknowledge the excellent support of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, which promotes Engineers in Business to its members.”


The Chartered Association of Business Schools runs the Small Business Charter – a national award which recognises business schools which demonstrate excellence in supporting student enterprise, small businesses and the local economy.


If your company or organisation is looking to work with university enterprise educators, engineering department heads, young engineers and associated technology students and graduates, please get in touch with Cathy Breeze, Director of Communications at Engineers in Business to discuss sponsorship opportunities.