Comparison boss Kal gets degree awar

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The boss of leading UK price comparison website, comparethemarket.com, is to receive an honorary degree from Sheffield Hallam University in recognition of her services to business.

Kal Atwal studied international business and Spanish before going on to become managing director of comparethemarket.com and, although she now lives near Peterborough, she continues to maintain links with the university, returning at the end of last year to spend a day with business students before taking part in an evening event with the regional business community.

She said: “I’m honoured to receive this accolade from Sheffield Hallam University, where I spent many happy years as a student.

“I am looking forward to spending the day with the other graduating students and perhaps sharing some of my experiences of management.

“Graduates are incredibly important to the UK’s economy so it will be great to meet the new generation coming through. Hopefully I’ll see some of them working at comparethemarket.com in the future too.”