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22 June 2010 | PR 10/99

Loughborough University lands £15,000 Harvey Ingram donation

Harvey Ingram MD, Simon Astill and John Stobart, Partner with Prof Phill Dickens, Loughborough University

L-R: Professor Phill Dickens, Pro Vice Chancellor (Enterprise), Loughborough University, John Stobart, Partner and Simon Astill, Managing Partner, Harvey Ingram.

Law firm Harvey Ingram has further cemented its commitment to supporting enterprise and nurturing innovation with a three-year, £15,000 donation to Loughborough University.

The sponsorship will support the University’s enterprise and commercialisation activities through sponsorship of flagship events including the Enterprise Awards, Da Vinci Health Technology Awards and Student Business Plan Competition.

Loughborough University Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise), Professor Phill Dickens, says: "We are delighted that Harvey Ingram, one of the most prestigious and successful law firms in the region, has made this commitment to the University. It highlights its value and position as an active member of our community.”

The award was formally agreed between Professor Dickens, Harvey Ingram Managing Partner Simon Astill and Partner John Stobart.

Simon Astill says: “Loughborough University has an impressive track record in commercialising research that impacts positively on society and the economy.  The entrepreneurial achievements of its researchers and graduates are well recognised.  We’re delighted to offer our support and look forward to developing closer links with the University during the coming years.”

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For all media enquiries contact:

Anna Seddon
Marketing Manager (Enterprise)
Loughborough University
T: 01509 223445
E: A.J.Seddon@lboro.ac.uk 

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About Harvey Ingram LLP

Harvey Ingram LLP is a leading Midlands’ law firm, employing more than 260 people and operating from offices in Leicester, Birmingham and Milton Keynes.  Legal services offered include: Commerce and Technology, Commercial Litigation, Construction and Engineering, Corporate and Finance, Corporate Pensions, Employment, Licensing, Uninsured Loss Recovery, Planning and Development, Property Investment and Finance, Retail, Social Housing, Family Law, Personal Injury, Residential Conveyancing and Trust and Probate. Many of the firm's practice areas have been given top-tier status or been highly commended in the Legal 500 and it has a long, established client base which is widely envied. www.harveyingram.com

About Loughborough University

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 was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2009 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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