Award-winning entrepreneur, Byron Cole has received an honorary doctorate of business administration from Greenwich University. The Self Made mogul was awarded the Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his business acumen and outstanding work for both entrepreneurship and philanthropy.
Byron Cole’s dedication to succeed in life is a testament to his resilience. Despite leaving school without any qualifications, Byron Cole studied Business Economics at Greenwich University and graduated in 2008.
Since then he has continued to give back by way of actively being involved with the University’s entrepreneurship team. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jane Harrington describes Byron Cole as an ‘exceptional candidate who is an active member of the community’.
She went on to add that Byron has ‘empowered and inspired the University of Greenwich students and has become a role model to all members of our community. This is especially significant as our students are the first in their family to go to university’. From being a student to now Chair of the Advisory Board for entrepreneurs and organisations, Byron Cole’s achievements speak for themselves.
Together with his wife, BBC apprentice and personal brand expert, Bianca Miller-Cole, Byron created the Self Made brand; mentoring business owners on how to run a successful business. What makes Byron Cole great is his passion to help other entrepreneurs go after their dreams. Reflecting on his achievements during his speech at the award ceremony, Byron Cole stated that he ‘didn’t just aspire to make a living, but aspired to make a difference, which is why he is here today’.