Footballer, entrepreneur, economist and nursing professor receive honorary degrees at Foundation Day – The University of Manchester

Posted: October 10, 2019 at 7:43 pm


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This year honorary doctorates were awarded to the following:

Sherry Coutu is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who serves on the boards of companies, charities and government. She has founded several of her own companies, and serves as a non-executive member of several more.

In November 2014, Sherry authored the Scale-Up Report which urged the UK government to support scaleups and not only start-ups, following which the Scaleup Institute was created.

Philanthropically, Sherry supports The Princes Trust, The Francis Crick Institute and Founders4Schools, a charity to improve the employability of young people.

Sherry has an MBA from Harvard, an MSc (with distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a BA (Hons with distinction) from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

She was awarded a CBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for her services to entrepreneurship. In 2019, she was inducted into the BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) Hall of Fame and won the Veuve Clicquot Social Purpose Award. She was named Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2017, Barclays Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, Top 50 inspiring women in Europe by the Management Today, and Top Entrepreneur contributing to Queen and Country by Sunday Times Magazine.

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Footballer, entrepreneur, economist and nursing professor receive honorary degrees at Foundation Day - The University of Manchester

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