Engine Creative Prize promotes regional talent through University award

Engine Creative is pleased to announce that Lauren Jackson is the winner of the Engine Creative Prize for 2010. The prize was established in 2008 to recognise creative talent and industry potential for students of the Advertising with Design (BA Hons) course at The University of Northampton.

Award winner Lauren receives a cash prize and will take up a work placement with Engine Creative as part of the award. Following interviews with a shortlist of candidates for the prize, Lauren’s strong knowledge base and obvious passion for advertising and marketing shone through.

Engine Creative’s Strategic Director, Andrew Wise, comments: “The quality of candidates was particularly strong this year and Lauren stood out as someone who had the same open and positive attitude to the creative industry as we do at Engine Creative. She is looking to secure a role working agency side across a range of media projects and we’ll certainly be keeping an eye on her career progression.”

Run by the Northampton Business School, the Advertising with Design (BA Hons) course has consistently produced talented graduates that have gone on to forge successful careers in the creative, advertising and marketing industry.

“We’re proud to be working with Wendy Langford (Senior Lecturer Marketing Communications) on this prize and have been hugely impressed by her subject knowledge and her ability to engage and involve businesses such as ours in the development of creative talent in the region.

It’s the second time we’ve had the opportunity to offer this award and follows on from the Engine Most Promising prize awarded last year. We would urge all local businesses to get involved with The University across the great range of courses it has to offer.” says Wise.

Previous winner Hayley Dunn is now working as a Digital Project Manager in a well respected agency and Engine Creative has just hired Advertising with Design (BA Hons) graduate Lizzie Howland as Production Assistant. This recruitment is further investment in the talented workforce currently being developed in the region and testament to the work that The University of Northampton is doing in producing graduates that are academically strong and also industry ready.

Engine Creative works extensively in the local region with a number of organisations in a range of sectors and, being based centrally in Northampton, understands the importance of the role that The University has in helping to create a positive image of the region and enabling the town to maintain strong growth.

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