GCU PhD student business wins SIE Award

24 March 2017

GCU PhD student business wins SIE Award

Catherine Truel wins SIE Award

An early stage business launched by Catherine Truel, a Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) PhD student in law, has picked up a Scottish Institute for Enterprise Award.

The 2017 SIE Awards was held this week (March 22) to celebrate the next generation of student and graduate entrepreneurs. There were nearly 400 submissions to the SIE’s Fresh Ideas competitions, with the 15 finalists coming from Scottish Universities.  

Catherine's business, named Alegrant, is a platform facilitating cross-border transactions. A trade and compliance expert, Catherine has extensive experience in industry with multinational corporations managing global supply chains for large groups. Catherine is also the founding director of Intl Trade Instrument and the author of 'A short guide to Customs Risk.'

Alegrant has received support from GCU's UHatch business incubator service.

Another UHatch business – Zink - which produces skin and body products for tattooed skin, launched by Emma Traynor, was also in the final.