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New scholarship at Plumpton College

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As the south east of England sees it wine industry grow in leaps and bounds, a new £1,000 scholarship has been launched by Sutton Winson – an insurance and risk management provider for the sector.

The scholarship will support a student at East Sussex-based Plumpton College, which offers education, training and research in wine production and wine business for the UK.

The scholarship is therefore open to full and part-time applicants for the college’s Foundation Degree in Wine Production and its BSc (Hons) and MSc Viticulture and Oenology courses.

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate the ambition to establish a commercial vineyard in the UK’s South East region on completion of the course, and will receive the £1,000 towards their university fees for their first year of study.

Chris Foss, head of the wine department at Plumpton, said: “Wine production is a risky business, but it can be a very rewarding occupation. I’m delighted that Sutton Winson is encouraging new, dynamic entrepreneurs into our industry.”

Terri Rayner, account executive at West Sussex-based Sutton Winson, said: “We want to be part of this exciting new development in our region by supporting new entrants and finding out from existing producers how we can help them manage the risks inherent in the production of a wonderful product, English wine.”

If you wish to apply for the Scholarship, contact Chris Foss on chris.foss@plumpton.ac.uk .

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