One of the leading entrepreneurial lights in Dundee and Angus College has won a prestigious national business award.
Katie Murrie, who is Lead Consultant in the College’s innovative Service Design Academy has scooped the ‘Rising Star’ award in this year’s ‘Business Women Scotland Awards’.
Back for a seventh year, the awards mark the achievements of the growing number of women-led businesses and recognises the entrepreneurial talents of women across Scotland. Importantly, the awards also help to create more business role models to inspire the next generation of leaders.
Having initially trained as a lawyer, Katie completed a Masters in Leadership & Innovation and discovered her love for Service Design recognising its potential for businesses who want to drive innovation and problem solve on a whole different level. Using this, she helped create the College’s Service Design Academy. Katie was the first SDN Accredited Master Trainer in Scotland and is a co-founder of the global Service Design in Education network.
In addition, Katie has been heavily involved in creating the first Professional Development Award in Service Design qualification in the UK, which covers the core skills, tools and mindsets you need to design powerful interventions for complex business issues.
Katie says she’s delighted to be recognised.
“When you’re getting on with a job you love you never think that one day you’ll get an award for it! It’s such a great feeling”
College Principal, Simon Hewitt is equally delighted.
“The Service Design Academy has been a notable success for the College and in these stressful times is playing an even more important function than ever before. We’re very proud of what Katie and her team have achieved and look forward to more exciting developments in the near future.”
Dundee and Angus College is moving away from traditional thinking and focussing much more on careers not courses. It wants the people of the Dundee and Angus region to be better informed and prepared for the career options available to them, no matter what stage they are at.