Jacyn picked up the accolade at a graduation ceremony held at Carrow Road stadium, home of Norwich City F.C.
According to the university, honorary degrees are presented to individuals that have made outstanding contributions to the community. Jacyn was previously named UEA’s first Entrepreneur in Residence and regularly visits the campus to give support and advice to students and aspiring business owners.
The doctorate is the latest in a long line of achievements for Jacyn. In 2016, he was named Great British Entrepreneur of the Year at Natwest’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards. He’s since gone on to achieve the same success at the BOC Brilliance in Business Awards, as well as receiving the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
“To be honored in such a way is a real privilege, especially as I don’t have a university education myself. Since establishing Epos Now in 2011, there have been periods of significant change and sacrifice, so it feels truly humbling to achieve such incredible recognition. The UEA is committed to building a positive development culture and nurturing emerging talent, which closely mirrors the Epos Now mantra and makes this award all the more special.”
Epos Now’s connection to the university extends to the wider team, too. We currently employ around 30 graduates and continue to invest in nurturing talent from around the local area.
Upon receiving his the Honorary Doctorate, Jacyn gave a rousing speech on the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship and the importance of breaking down barriers and embracing change.
The full list of UEA’s honorary graduates of 2018 can be found here.