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Award winning business leaders to be honoured at Belfast Met graduation

Founder and CEO of FinTrU Darragh McCarthy

TWO award-winning business leaders are to be honoured today alongside hundreds of graduates.

Belfast Metropolitan College is making honorary fellowship awards to the founder and financial services firm FinTrU, Darragh McCarthy, and chair of Invest Northern Ireland, Rose Mary Stalker.

More than 1,500 graduates and guests are expected to attend two higher education ceremonies on Wednesday in Titanic Belfast, where the honorary fellows will receive their awards.

Belfast Met offers a selection of higher education courses that are closely aligned with industry demand and run in conjunction with top education providers in Britain and Northern Ireland.

They include course that will help fill the `skills gap', such as foundation degrees and Higher National Diplomas.

College students typically benefit from significantly less costs for their qualification than universities/

This year, students will graduate from the schools of Creative & Digital Industries; Health, Wellbeing & Inclusion; Science, Engineering & Construction, and the Belfast Business School.

Rose Mary Stalker is an experienced business leader. A Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including the European Woman of Achievement in Business.

Darragh McCarthy founded FinTrU in 2013. It has gone on to become a multi award-winning company that employs 400 people in Belfast and Derry.

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