20 June 2014 - This story is in archive

University of Hertfordshire has won an award for its Outstanding Estates Team at the sixth annual Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

Run by the Times Higher Education, a global authority on higher education, the awards are a highlight of the academic calendar and a celebration of the best of the sector.

Estates vision

Andrew May, Director of Estates Hospitality and Contract Services, said: I am delighted to have been so publically recognised by the sector and our peers and am hugely grateful to the entire team for their unconditional loyalty and support to Hertfordshire, it's students, staff, visitors and the wider community.  Our estates vision is strategically important to the University and an opportunity to further enhance our student and staff experience."

At the ceremony, which was hosted by comedian Rob Brydon, the University's estate team was praised by the judges for their remarkable improvements on standard practice in the sector.

Clear Strategy

The judges commended it for having a clear strategy that has been executed in an exemplary way. Some excellent developments have been delivered, balanced by noteworthy and well-articulated environmental performance.

Sustainability 

"The estates team at Hertfordshire has clearly been a key player in delivering the university's corporate objectives in a creative and sustainable way," added the judges.

See more coverage of all the awards and images of the winners.