Joseph Joseph founder opens Loughborough Enterprise Network in London

Alumnus Richard Joseph launched the new Loughborough University Enterprise Network (LEN) on the London campus last Tuesday 12 February.

The launch night saw alumni, staff and students come together to celebrate business and enterprise.

Richard, who graduated in 1998 with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology from the Loughborough campus, shared his enterprising journey with guests. He talked about his time at Loughborough, setting up a successful business and discussed his involvement with enterprise at the University. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions about his experiences in business.

The alumnus founded the houseware brand Joseph Joseph alongside his twin brother. Since launching the business, the twins have strived to create products to solve everyday household problems. They have done so with great success and were recently recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

Guests also had the opportunity to network and to meet with enterprising students and graduates who hosted stalls to showcase their businesses. They also heard from Pro-Vice Chancellor for Enterprise, Professor Tracy Bhamra, and Head of Enterprise Network and Employer Engagement, Charlie Wheeldon, who both spoke of their delight to be opening the new space in London.

Part of the wider Loughborough Enterprise Network, the London space will enable students to access the University’s enterprise offering which includes business support and opportunities to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Find out more about LEN online.

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.

The University has been awarded five stars in all areas according to the independent QS Stars university rating scheme. It has also been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2019 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 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 in 2017.

Loughborough has risen to 5th place in the Times Higher Education (THE) ‘Table of Tables’ 2019 and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014). In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

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.