Shams Usmani (2009 Commonwealth Split-site Scholar, PhD Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University and Lancaster University) and his team from Lancaster University have won a place in the final of the China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge, a competition for business plans which have the potential to bridge China and the UK in terms of product design, market or manufacture.

Shams’ team – Gaea Naturals – will compete against seven other finalists at the UK final in July 2010.