Carrick Grammar past pupils scoop top business awards

Erin Curry is presented with the ASM Award by sponsor Brian Clerkin.
Erin Curry is presented with the ASM Award by sponsor Brian Clerkin.

Two past pupils of Carrickfergus Grammar School are celebrating success after winning top awards at Ulster University Business School.

Erin Curry and Courtney Blair were presented with the awards by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Courtney Blair (left) is presented with her award by Ulster University Business School course director Danielle McWall.

Courtney Blair (left) is presented with her award by Ulster University Business School course director Danielle McWall.

Erin, who is currently in the third year of a BSc Hons accounting and law degree, won the ASM Award for being the highest performing student in second year.

Courtney, a second year BSc Hons business economics student, won the Academic Excellence Award for achieving the highest marks in year one across the whole Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Professor Gillian Armstrong, head of department, said, “These awards recognise the top performers across the range of accounting, finance and economics related programmes which provide increasing opportunities for graduates.

“The Business School’s unique approach to academic excellence and experiential learning aims to equip students for their professional career paths and we are delighted to recognise their successes.

“We are also very pleased at the level of support given by such a large number of our leading accountancy, consultancy and financial services firms demonstrating the invaluable partnerships between the Business School and the business sector which greatly benefit our students.”

Sponsors include Henry Murray and Co, EY, Baker Tilly Mooney Moore, PwC, CIMA, BDO, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, KPMG, ASM, Oxford Economics, HSBC, Marsh Ltd, First Trust Bank, FinTru, Chartered Accountants Ireland and Ulster Society, and Citi Group.