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CBE honour for alumnus Peter Cullum

Sponsor of Centre for Entrepreneurship recognised for £10m donation

The sponsor of Cass's Centre for Entrepreneurship, Peter Cullum, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's New Year's honours list.

Peter, who is founder and executive chairman of Towergate Partnerships, and a Cass MBA alumnus, backed the launch of the Centre with £10million funding.

The Centre, created in 2009, is one of the largest of its kind in the world providing funding and expertise to entrepreneurs across the finance and service sectors.

Peter's investment helped establish the £10 million Centre and an investment fund to finance start-ups and early-stage companies run by both aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

Businesses already benefiting from support include Alva, a company specialising in analysing corporate and reputational risk, CalendarGod, a new website combining events, calendars and geo-location functionality and Acculaw, a legal outsourcing company.

Commenting on receiving the award for his contribution to business, entrepreneurship and charitable causes, Peter said: "I am very honoured and flattered to receive a CBE. Studying at Cass furnished me with the skills I needed to be successful and make a difference in business and I am pleased to be able to offer that opportunity to a younger generation."

Richard Gillingwater, Dean of Cass Business School, said: "This is a richly-deserved honour for Peter. His philanthropy is helping to put Cass's commitment to nurturing enterprise and entrepreneurship firmly on the global map."

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