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Creative Agency Director presented with Nottingham Trent University’s Outstanding Alumni Fellow Award

Creative Agency Director presented with Nottingham Trent University’s Outstanding Alumni Fellow Award

Nottingham-based creative agency The Dairy is celebrating the achievements of one of its team after Account Director, Tom Walters, was recently named as a recipient of Nottingham Trent University’s prestigious Outstanding Alumni Fellow Award.

The award recognises the exceptional contributions made by Alumni and Industry Fellows who have donated their time and talents generously for the enrichment of the university’s students.

Tom has been nominated as a result of the time he has given to NTU’s alumni fellowship programme for the School of Arts and Humanities over the last five years, as well as his commitment to providing valuable marketing internships for NTU students at The Dairy since joining the business in 2016.

The Dairy is a Nottingham-based full-service creative agency working with businesses across a diverse range of industries to help them tell authentic brand stories. 2022 marks The Dairy’s 20th anniversary and Tom joined the business as an Account Executive in 2016 before progressing quickly through the ranks - being promoted to Account Manager in 2018 and then Account Director in 2020. He was also invited to become a Board Director in the same year.

Tom graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2012 with a BA Hons Degree in Media and Communication and Society and has since gone on to complete his Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Tom’s Outstanding Alumni Fellow Award will be presented at one of NTU’s forthcoming School of Arts and Humanities graduation ceremonies on Wednesday 13th April.

Reacting to the news, Tom said,

“It’s a genuine honour to be recognised in this way by NTU. I always give my time to the university freely because I’m passionate about supporting the next generation of creative industry professionals,”

He continues, “I’m quite a humble person and I never do what I do because I seek recognition for it, but to be chosen to receive this award is a true honour and a real career highlight for me. Thank you to the Vice Chancellor and the university for such a special accolade. NTU and its students will always have a special place in my heart.”

The Dairy’s Managing Director Nigel Rowlson is delighted to hear that Tom is being recognised for his selfless work with his former university and sees it as just rewards for his dedication in supporting the next generation of talent.

“The Dairy has always been passionate about developing talent and giving opportunities to those who need the chance to prove what they can do in order to improve their future career prospects. Tom is, in fact, a shining example of that ethos because he was an intern with us ten years ago while he was studying for his degree!”

Nigel continues,

“Since joining the business full-time six years ago, Tom has embraced the responsibility for bringing interns into the company - alongside his day-to-day account management and creative marketing responsibilities. He’s also given his time freely to NTU as a mentor while delivering lectures, talks and panel sessions to lend his expertise and insights to the industry’s future leading lights. On behalf of the whole Dairy team, I’d like to say a big well done to Tom - he thoroughly deserves this recognition.”

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