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First Masterships students celebrate success in the classroom and in their careers

The UK’s first Executive MBA (eMBA) students to graduate on the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship standard are celebrating excellent results from Cranfield University.

Those taking the eMBA, delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton UK LLP, achieved a 100% pass rate. Also, 84% of students on the Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship gained a distinction or merit.

Local homeless charities receive support from Bloor Homes

Generous staff and visitors to Bloor Homes’ new housing developments, including Hanslope Fields in Hanslope, Cranfield Park in Cranfield, Ampthill Chase, Ampthill and St Andrews Park in Biggleswade have been providing invaluable support to local homeless shelters.

The South Midlands office of the regional house builder set up collection points at sales centres for core items such as unwanted warm coats, shoes, sleeping bags and pillows.

Donations were taken to Winter Night Shelter Milton Keynes, Homeless Oxfordshire, Northampton Hope Centre and Hope Enterprises and Aylesbury Homeless Action Group.

Winter Night ShelterMK secures support from Bloor Homes, Cranfield Park

Bloor Homes South Midlands is calling on people to donate their unwanted warm coats, shoes, sleeping bags and pillows to help the homeless keep warm this winter.

Collection points have been set up at sales centres at the national housebuilder’s new housing developments, including Hanslope Fields in Hanslope, Cranfield Park, Cranfield, Ampthill Chase, Ampthill and St Andrews Park, Biggleswade.

Donations from these developments will be taken to Winter Night Shelter, a local charity working to improve the lives of those affected by poverty or homelessness.

SEMLEP’s event on environmental sustainability

On Wednesday 13 November SEMLEP, the Local Enterprise Partnership for the South East Midlands, brought around 100 of the region’s leading industry figures, local authorities and nature and environment organisations together to talk about the area’s response to this challenge.
Speaking after the event Peter Horrocks, SEMLEP’s Chair said, “it was clear from questions asked just how strong the public focus is on environmental sustainability. Our speakers all provided powerful ideas for how this area can improve nature and build economic success through a green economy.”

Whipsnade Zoo 100th sign up for #FreeToFeed

On Monday, 25 November, local mums and their children celebrated international conservation charity ZSL Whipsnade Zoo as the 100th organisation to support #FreeToFeed, an NHS breastfeeding campaign.

Families gathered outside the Zoo’s herd of white rhinos to thank the 100 businesses and venues supporting the campaign so far. This also showed that mums really can breastfeed anywhere.

The #FreeToFeed campaign, run by Bedfordshire Community Health Services and Flying Start Luton with support from local authorities, is encouraging businesses to do their bit to help new mums feel comfortable breastfeeding their children when out and about.

Cranfield and Network Rail launch supply chain and logistics educational partnership

Network Rail and Cranfield School of Management have agreed an educational partnership between the two organisations.

Network Rail is offering employees in its supply chain operations function a suite of development opportunities provided by Cranfield, including course content relevant to the railway supply chain.

While the placement programme provides the students with real-life supply chain challenges to develop their experience, Cranfield’s courses are developing the knowledge and expertise of Network Rail’s supply chain operations employees, professionalising the team’s capability.

Cranfield MBA ranked number one in the UK for increase in salary

Cranfield School of Management’s MBA has been named as number one in the UK for percentage increase in post-MBA salary in the Which MBA? Full-time MBA ranking 2019, published by The Economist.

This year’s ranking represents an increase in Cranfield’s position by 15 places.

Cranfield’s full-time one-year MBA programme was also ranked second in the UK for Potential to Network and fifth in the UK for overall performance

E-shopping and sending parcels made easy for Thameslink rail users

Passengers using Bedford Train Station will soon be able to pick up, drop off and return their parcels as they hop on and off trains. This is thanks to a partnership between Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and InPost.

New automated lockers are being installed at Bedford Station and at ten other stations across the GTR network.

Co-op launches first ever Christmas Toybox Appeal in Bedfordshire

Central England Co-op is launching its first ever Christmas Toybox Appeal to make sure as many children in Bedfordshire as possible have a gift to open this festive season.

Running throughout the month of November, customers and members are being urged to donate a present or stocking filler at special donation points located in all stores in the area.

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