Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is a global BioPharma company firmly focused on its mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines to patients with serious diseases. BMS has a firm commitment to the highest standards of business integrity and ethics and recognise that diverse talents and perspectives are vital to achieve success. It is the policy of BMS to actively seek to include small and diverse suppliers in their strategic sourcing and procurement processes. Its supplier diversity programme not only gives equal opportunities to diverse-owned businesses to become suppliers to BMS but also invests in their development and growth through business school scholarships to deserving minority/ women-owned business.
Tuck Business School in the USA has been delivering minority business development programmes for over 35 years and has helped thousands of minority-owned businesses, through their world class week long residential programmes, build a strong, high performing business and also assist them in scaling up to become global business enterprises.
At the recent launch of their Global Supplier Diversity Programme in the UK, Bristol-Myers Squibb awarded two scholarships worth $10k , one to a MSDUK Certified Ethnic Minority Business and another to a WeConnect Certified Women-owned Business to attend these week long residential business development programme.
We are proud to announce that Contracts IT, a long standing MSDUK certified business, was the one awarded this scholarship. Another benefit of being a MSDUK Certified business. Everyone at MSDUK congratulates Naheed Afzal for this scholarship and wishes her good luck for the programme!
Bristol-Myers Squibb has also offered scholarship to MSDUK CEO, Mayank Shah to attend two residential programmes at Tuck Business School, first focussing on ‘Building a High Performing Minority Business’ and second one focussing on ‘Growing the Minority Business to Scale’. Thanking BMS for this generous sponsorship, Mayank Shah, CEO, stated, ‘ As MSDUK starts implementing its 2020 growth plan and expansion into Europe, attending these two residential programmes at a world class business school will truly help refine the plans and develop a clear strategy to take MSDUK to the next level’. All of us at MSDUK would like to thank Rondu Vincent, Director, Supplier Diversity at Bristol-Myers Squibb for his support in awarding these scholarships.