The Studio


Listen and read with The Student Wordsmith
29 July 2014

Sophie-Louise Hyde is busy promoting You is for University. Listen to her discuss the anthology on Radio Leicester (skip to 41 minutes in) and read some stunning reviews of the anthology.

Version 22 makes it a hat trick for Loughborough
7 July 2014

Simon Lyons has scooped the undergraduate prize at the national Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards - the third win for the University in this annual competition.

Work with us
2 July 2014

Do you have the passion and drive to help run the Studio? If you would like to work with us for 12 months as an Intern - read on! Application deadline: 21 July 2014.

Congratulations, Simon!
11 June 2014

Congratulations to Simon Lyons who is one of just five finalists in the Undergraduate category of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards!

It's time to Think BIG!
11 June 2014

Voting for this year's Studio Champion - to be awarded at Think BIG on 25 June - is now open. Find out who's been shortlisted and cast your vote!

Vote for Simon Lyons
4 June 2014

Simon has been shortlisted for an Enterprise Nation Fund 101 Award. Vote for Simon to win investment to develop Geco Hub!

Ian Tricker wins Verve Open 2014
20 May 2014

Congratulations to Ian Tricker who has won the Verve Open 2014: Sculpture Competition! Find out more >>

The Studio wants you
9 April 2014

Applications to join the Studio this autumn are now being accepted. The application deadline is noon on Monday 14 July. Find out more >>

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme
24 March 2014

Get your social enterprise up and running. This programme provides a fully funded year of learning and a grant to help you grow your project. Application deadline: 3.00pm on 3 April 2014. Read more >>

Simon Lyons makes losing a thing of the past
21 March 2014

Simon is Kickstarting Geco Hub in a bid to get us organised. Read more >>

Ross Kemp feature on ITV News
4 March 2014

Ross Kemp and Asap feature on ITV Central News. Great to see the craft in action! Watch the feature >>

Ross Kemp on the importance of true grit
13 February 2014

Ross Kemp's latest Virgin Entrepreneur blog explores the importance of staying the course and going to meet your custmers. Read more >>

Ian Tricker - Made in England
19 December 2013

Studio tenant Ian Tricker is amongst the handful of artists exhibiting alongside John Atkin in China. Read more >>

Virgin boss helps launch British life-saving invention on Bondi Beach
9 December 2013

Ross Kemp is touring Australia for five weeks, testing Asap with some of the world's best lifeguards - thanks to Sir Richard Branson. Read more >>

Loughborough graduate is the youngest member of the PM’s state visit to China
4 December 2013

Loughborough Design graduate and founder of Pavegen Systems, Laurence Kemball-Cook, is the youngest member of the group accompanying David Cameron for a state visit to China. Read more >>

Social enterprise partnership scoops local film award
4 December 2013

Seymour Lavine’s social enterprise Just Animate partnered with Community Opportunities Loughborough to develop a film production project supporting adults with learning disabilities. Read more >>

Studio tenants are Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award Winners
4 December 2013

Studio tenants Ross Kemp and Simon Lyons have both won a £1,000 Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award for their startup - Simon in September and Ross in October. This means they are both eligible for the Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Read more >>

Loughborough Graduate named Business Person of the Year
29 November 2013

Graduate Becky White has been named Business Person of the Year in the annual Oak FM Pride of Loughborough Awards. Read more >>

Suzy Shelley to collect award
28 October 2013

Former Studio member Suzy Shelley has been invited to attend the European Union Women Inventors and Innovators Network Exhibition and Conference in Stockholm next month where she will receive a Special Recognition Award. Read more >>

Nicky Morgan MP visits the Studio
10 October 2013

The Studio members met with Nicky Morgan MP today to talk about how they have been supported here at LU through the Studio programme. Nicky was delighted to see what our start-ups are doing and was impressed with the types of business coming out of LU. for more details follow this link.

The Studio welcomes its third cohort
10 October 2013

The Studio is delighted to welcome its third cohort of graduates – Andy Jones (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering), Simon Lyons (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering), Jennie Morley (Design), Ugonnaya Nwachukwu (Social Sciences), Ian Tricker (Arts), Emily Whitesmith (Arts), and Claud Williams (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences). Their businesses span a variety of markets and sectors including the performing and visual arts, product design and engineering. We wish them a successful two-year tenancy.

ASAP Watercraft on CNN
05 August 2013

Ross Kemp is on CNN Blueprint and had the opportunity to meet Ross Lovegrove. Click here to watch

Ross Kemp and ASAP Watercraft
22 July 2013

Ross Kemp and ASAP Watercrafts is one of Loughborough University's Inspiring Graduates. Watch his story here

Hugh Leader Williams
18 July 2013

Hugh Leader Williams launches new Lamp collection, watch the movie here

Application to the Studio is now closed
16 July 2013

The Studio is now closed for applications. If you have missed the application date but are still interested please contact Megan on

Application to the Studio is open
18 May 2013

The Studio is now accepting applications for the next years intake, please go to our 'Join Us' page and under the Members tab you will find our application form and costing sheet. Application will be open until the 15th July 2013.

Ross on BBC3 with ASAP Watercrafts
18 September 2012

Ross Kemp of ASAP Watercrafts will be on the 2nd episode of BBC3's Be Your Own Boss. Follow his journey on his new Website and watch a short Video on Ross's journey. For full details follow the Press Release at Loughborough University.

Pure is exhibited at 'Do Good' in Berlin
11 June 2012

Pure is being exhibited at the University of Arts in Berlin which is hosting this year’s DMY International Design Festival Berlin. The theme of the exhibition is: Do Good - What can a designer do for a better world? Pure is accompanied my many other products designed to improve quality of life.

Amy Allwright Homeware Website Launched
23 March 2012

Amy Allwright Homeware has today launched a beautiful website which showcases all of her wonderful products. Amy Humphreys said 'I am thrilled with how it all looks, i must give a massive thank you to a dozen eggs for being amazing and creating a lovely brand for me, Chris Pymm for his intelligent genius and putting it all together and Holly Booth for her beautiful photography and lovely location and to Meg from the Studio for being her continuous support and encouragement'

Tim wins two university poster competitions
22 March 2012

Tim wins two university poster competitions for his research into the design of products for developing countries. 'The first poster competition I won was for the Loughborough Research Conference and then today was for DesRes (Design School Research Conference),“the poster shows the research I have been doing into the design of products for developing countries” Timothy Whitehead (2012)

Amy Allwright Homeware Completes Print Test
27 February 2012

Amy of Amy Allright Homeware has after months of design and sampling now completed her print tests ready to present to her selection forums being held over the next few weeks. ‘I am delighted with the prints, it is really nice to finally get the design onto fabric and be able to show the direction of Amy Allright Homeware is going’.

Pure exhibits at the World Health Care Congress
3 January 2012

Tim Whitehead takes Pure to Abu Dabi for the World Health Care Congress– The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre is the home of this year’s congress, promoting Health Care through Global Innovative Best Practices. Pure was asked to exhibit as an example to innovative healthcare technology. PURE is also a finalist in the INDEX Awards in Copenhagen: Design to Improve life award. This is a Danish based award and expedition to promote designs which improve life. The Award ceremony was on  Thursday September 1st 2011 in the Copenhagen Opera under attendance of HRH The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark and all finalists work is now on a traveling exhibition until 2013.

ASAP gets the Revewiers Buzzing
15 December 2011

Ross Kemp's Rescue Craft get's rave reviews on Design Buzz and Trend Hunter's web sites. I spoke with Ross about his plans 'I am developing the product and making lots of prototypes at the moment, it is really great that the design community have already picked up on my work and I am hopeing to follow up some interesting contact'. To read the reviews on ASAP follow these links; Design Buzz review Trend Hunter review

a dozen eggs launch their online Shop
15 December 2011

Fran and Jo of a dozen eggs launch their online shop, just in time for Christmas. They have also been asked by Prof Tony Hodgson to design the Christmas card for Loughborough Design School. 'We are really thrilled to have been asked to do this for LDS, we had a great time developing our range of Christmas cards and really excited about selling online' said Jo. To see the range of lovely products, follow the link to their shop

New Members take their place in the Studio
17 August 2011

The Studio is pleased to welcome all the new members who have accepted their place in the Studio. We have an exciting range of ideas that will be developed through the next year. A full list of the new members will be posted over the next week.

To find out more about the Studio just go to the contact section of these pages to either call or email and we will be happy to help.

Application round closed
15 July 2011

The Studio is is now closed to new applications, we would like to thank all the graduates that have applied for this round and wish you success in the review process.
For more information about how to join for the next round, visit Become a Member.

A Dozen eggs get the branding job for the Studio
14 April 2011

'It is very interesting how these things can happen', said Megan (head of the Studio). 'I attended the business plan awards and saw Francis and Jo present their idea to the audience. They instantly felt right to take on the job of branding the Studio, the girls have a real drive when it comes to their idea and of course when they said they were interested in becoming a member of the Studio, we encouraged them to apply'.

Application round open
14 April 2011

The Studio is taking applications from budding entrepreneurs who have graduated from Loughborough University's School of the Arts and Loughborough Design School in the last year. Application forms can be completed online and will be reviewed by a selection panel, places are limited and selection will be made on a number of criteria. For the online application form and further details about the Studio, visit Become a Member.