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Chris Archer-Brown shortlisted for Best Mentor/Advisor Award

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Dr Chris Archer-Brown has been shortlisted for the Best Mentor/Advisor prize at the SPARKies 2017 awards external website.

The SPARKies awards celebrate the best people, products and companies in the tech industry in Bath, Bristol and the West of England.

Chris, a digital specialist and part of the Information, Decision and Operation (IDO) research division, has been recognised for going 'over and above' to help individuals achieve future success in the tech sector.

He is on a four-person shortlist for the award.

The 2017 awards ceremony will take place at Komedia, Bath, with comedian Laura Lexx the presenter.

There were over 250 nominees across 15 awards, which will be judged by a panel of 21 industry experts from the West of England.

As well as Chris, we are represented by graduate Geri Cupi and current student James Courtney, who have both been shortlisted for the Future Spark award. James' Lux Rewards external website app has also been shortlisted for the Best App award.

Ordoo, created by graduate Tom Dewhurst, is on the shortlist for Best Startup.

You can buy tickets for the awards ceremony here.

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