Ian Pack

UNIVERSITY of Essex undergraduate Ian Pack has scooped a prestigious award for the work he carried out at Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) under the Shell Step scheme.

UNIVERSITY of Essex undergraduate Ian Pack has scooped a prestigious award for the work he carried out at Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) under the Shell Step scheme.

The scheme gives undergraduates a chance to get hands-on experience in small and medium-sized businesses and community organisations while they are studying.

Mr Pack, who is reading computer science, joined Colbea in June to build a website and database for a new service that will provide a resource to social enterprise businesses. He has been working closely with Colbea's Jane Green, the project's manager.

He took the Website and Database Design Award at the Shell Step Awards in Colchester, which were held on August 28.


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Ms Green said they would never have been able to achieve so much on the project without Mr Pack's help.

“He has brought technical skills that we simply don't have at Colbea and nothing that we've asked him to do has presented a problem,” she said.

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“The database and website Ian has created for us will become one of the key tools as the social enterprise project develops.”

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