Notre Dame graduate wins Young Businessperson of the Year Award

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Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 25-11-2011

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Sydney Campus

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The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus, is delighted to congratulate 2008 graduate, James Griffin, for receiving the coveted NSW Business Chamber’s Young Businessperson of the Year Award.

Mr Griffin was awarded the accolade for his role as founding partner of SR7, a provider of social media intelligence, research, strategy development and execution to businesses worldwide.

Mr Griffin said the value of the NSW Business Chamber Awards lies in the selection panel, which is made up of seasoned business professionals.

“Receiving recognition for my effort over the past few years is gratifying, however, it is the recognition of this hard work by my peers in the business community that means the most,” he said.

“The NSW Business Chamber is the largest business chamber in Australia with over 8,000 members, so to get a nod of the head from them is a good feeling.”

Professor Hayden Ramsay, Deputy Vice Chancellor Sydney, said the award recognises Mr Griffin’s talent and drive.

“It is essential that we continue to identify the innovation and entrepreneurship of young Australians, who are the custodians of our economic future,” Professor Ramsay said.

“In a few short years, James has created a company that has flourished in an international market with the Commonwealth Government, Stockland and KPMG among its clients. His success is extraordinary.”

Mr Griffin said the staff and curriculum at Notre Dame played an important role in preparing him for the business world.

“Notre Dame pushes students to think freely, to see the bigger picture and hone critical thinking abilities. If it wasn’t for Notre Dame, I wouldn’t have joined the dots to get where I am today,” he said.

The University provided a solid foundation on which to build his business, Mr Griffin said, and mentors helped him develop it.

For further information please contact: Communications Officer, Elizabeth Fenech The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus

T: 02 8204 4407

E: elizabeth.fenech@nd.edu.au

W: www.nd.edu.au/