EducationInvestor Awards Combined – Consultant – Strategy of the Year and Marnie Watson – Business Women in Education ‘Woman to Watch’ Award

There’s cause for celebration in the Acumen team as they have been shortlisted in not one, but two award categories at the EducationInvestor Awards 2023.

Acumen, (part of the Sannam S4 Group), are proud to announce that they’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Consultant – Strategy of the Year’ category of the EducationInvestor Awards 2023. But wait, there’s more! Chief Partnership Officer Marnie Watson has also been announced as a finalist in the Business Women in Education ‘Woman to Watch’ category too.

This recognition reaffirms Acumen’s collective commitment to excellence, innovation, and outstanding service within the higher education sector.

The EducationInvestor Awards, widely regarded as one of the most esteemed events in the education industry, celebrates and recognises organisations and individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the education sector. The ‘Consultancy of the Year’ category specifically acknowledges consultants and consultancy firms that have demonstrated exceptional expertise, client satisfaction, and remarkable achievements over the past year.

Acumen’s inclusion as a finalist in the ‘Consultant of the Year – Strategy’ category is a testament to the team’s exceptional track record and dedication to delivering impactful solutions to their clients. As a trusted partner to leading universities and higher education institutions worldwide, the Acumen team has consistently showcased their ability to navigate complex challenges and drive positive change within the education sector.

We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the ‘Consultant of the Year – Strategy’ award at the EducationInvestor Awards 2023,” said Adrian Mutton, Founder and Executive Chairman of Acumen. “This recognition is directly attributed to the hard work and expertise of our team, as well as the trust and collaboration we have built with our clients over the years. We are committed to helping our partners navigate the ever-evolving higher education landscape and drive sustainable growth.”

Next, we have the Business Women in Education ‘’Woman to Watch’ category that acknowledges female professionals who have demonstrated exceptional talent, leadership, and vision within the education field.

As Acumen’s Chief Partnership Officer, Marnie has played a pivotal role in driving strategic collaborations and forging partnerships with universities and other stakeholders in the higher education ecosystem.

A results-oriented and energetic businesswoman in the international education community, Marnie is proud to have acquired over 26 years of knowledge and expertise in the international education sector. She was recently described by colleagues as a strong leader in setting standards, driving performance, fostering teamwork and inspiring / energising others. She sets a great example for others in how to move forward through change and challenging environments. Marnie is also known for providing collaborative, strategic leadership, driving innovation and building strong culture in her teams.

When Marnie was asked about how she felt having made the shortlist in the Business Women in Education ‘Woman to Watch’ she had the following to say: I am incredibly honoured to be shortlisted for the ‘Business Women in Education – Woman to Watch’ category at the EducationInvestor Awards 2023. This is a fantastic acknowledgement of the stellar efforts of the entire Acumen team.”

Over the years, the global Acumen team have built a strong reputation for their deep understanding of the complexities within the higher education sector and the ability to provide tailored solutions to meet the diverse needs of clients. By combining industry insights, data-driven analysis, and innovative strategies, they have consistently helped institutions navigate the rapidly evolving educational landscape.

The Acumen team continue on their quest to transform the education landscape, the ‘Consultant of the Year – Strategy’  and Business Women in Education ‘Woman to Watch’ nominations, reinforce their position as a trusted and innovative partner.  Acumen’s unique blend of strategic insight, sector expertise, and global reach has positioned them as the ‘preferred partner’ for institutions seeking to navigate the complexities of the higher education sector.

As part of the Sannam S4 Group, the Acumen collective will continue to push boundaries, expand its global footprint, and collaborate with like-minded partners to shape the future of higher education. This prestigious award not only recognises past achievements but also serves as a motivation to strive for even greater heights in the future.