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Professor Tim Vorley, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School, has been awarded an OBE for his services to Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

As a dedicated and passionate researcher and educator, Tim has led a wide range of projects both in the UK and internationally, supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Since 2015 Tim has led the Innovation Caucus, a project co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Innovate UK that champions the role of social science in innovation to support economic growth. At Oxford Brookes University he is the Vice-Chancellor’s Group lead for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, working with colleagues to deliver ‘Enterprise Everywhere’. Tim is a champion of and advocate for enterprise, seeing enterprise at the heart of the Business School and the wider University. Working with colleagues he has introduced a programme of Visiting Industrial Fellows and Entrepreneurs in Residence to recognise and celebrate the contributions of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

“It was a surprise to be recognised in the New Year Honours List, and I am incredibly humbled. My ambition has always been to make a difference and I have been fortunate to work with so many great academics, policymakers and businesses throughout my career. It is these collaborations that inspire me and my work, and there is so much more to do! Education and research can be transformational, and I am fortunate that being an engaged academic enables me to drive change.”

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