Staff and students at the workshop

Sport Industry NextGen: A Celebration

Last Thursday, students and staff from our Institute for Sport Business attended the Sport Industry NextGen: A Celebration event in Shoreditch.

The event introduced the new class of Sport Industry NextGen Leaders as part of an evening filled with inspiring talks from top leaders in sport.

Loughborough University London’s Institute for Sport Business recently partnered with the Sport Industry Group to host the NextGen Leaders: A Celebration at the Village Underground in Shoreditch. As part of the partnership, Loughborough University London hosts the Executive Leadership Workshop for the class of NextGen Leaders which explores leadership in the sports business.

The Sport Industry Group had a range of industry wide personnel, such as ITV's political editor Robert Peston, Watford FC captain Troy Deeney, Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg and Sport England board member Kate Bosomworth. The Sport Industry Group also welcomed back a collection of the NextGen Leaders class of 2016 who reflected on the previous year where they completed the Leadership Package.

Following a Development Afternoon with the Sport Industry NextGen Coaches, the 2017 group of Leaders were welcomed on stage, and also had a chance to meet a number of the 2016 Leaders to discuss the upcoming Leadership Programme, which will include an executive leadership workshop from Loughborough University London, and much more.

The Executive Leadership Workshop will provide the Sport Industry NextGen Leaders with the opportunity to explore their own leadership philosophy whilst equipping them with strategies to make informed and ambitious choices throughout their careers. They will be joined by existing and influential leaders throughout British sport who will work alongside them to explore both the challenges and opportunities facing sports leaders of the future.

As the Sport Industry Group’s official academic partner, the Institute for Sport Business is excited to continue this relationship and work together in the further development of the sport industry’s most promising individuals and cutting edge organisations.

Find out more about Sport Industry NextGen: A Celebration on their website.

Pictured from left to right: James Skinner (Director for the Institute for Sport Business), Lucas Carlisle (Student), Halley Corbett (Lecturer), Ben Corbett (Lecturer), and Steve Swanson (Lecturer).

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.