|1 December 2015|

A hat-trick of the country’s leading business innovators have been recognised at the University of Strathclyde’s fifth biennial Enterprise Awards in Glasgow.

Dr Ron Hamilton, CBE, inventor of daily-disposable contact lenses; Dr John Neill, CBE, a top entrepreneur renowned for his work in transforming Unipart from a small company to one employing in excess of 10,000 people; and Dr Rabinder Buttar, founder of ClinTec International, were inducted in to the prestigious Strathclyde Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs, a hall of fame developed to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow.

Speaking at last night’s awards dinner Professor Sir Jim McDonald, principal of the University, said: “We are proud of the thriving and supportive community we have nurtured at Strathclyde, which spans the entrepreneurial lifecycle from undergraduate students with an interest in enterprise, to some of Strathclyde’s most successful entrepreneurs.

“Tonight, we will show how we are instilling our innovative ethos throughout our student, alumni and research communities, to ensure our teaching and research benefit not only this University, but Scotland, the UK, and the rest of the world.”