3 Dec 2020

Alumni business supports elite sport at the University and creates student jobs

Alliance Events has partnered with Loughborough University to provide security and stewards to its elite sporting events, creating student jobs.

The University’s exceptional sporting facilities regularly play host to elite sports events, such as Premier League events, FIFA European Championship Qualifiers, and the Loughborough International Athletics Competition. They have chosen to partner with Alliance Events to ensure their visiting teams, athletes, and spectators continue to have a world-class experience of sport at Loughborough.

Alliance Events was founded by alumni James Winsor and Christian Rose-Quirie, who met during their studies while working to run events at Loughborough Students’ Union.

James graduated with a BSc in Physical Geography in 2016, while Christian graduated in 2015 having studied Transport and Business Management.

The pair launched their business in 2017 through The Studio graduate start-up programme, part of the University’s incubator (LU Inc.) on the Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP). Since then the business has gone from strength to strength and they have worked on a huge variety of events ranging from Glastonbury Festival to Comic Con. They have also supported charity events, such as the Big London Night Walk in aid of the Big Issue Foundation.

On working with the University, James Smith, Events Manager at Loughborough Sport said:

"Alliance events have been providing workforce for all Loughborough Sport events, and our external events that we host on campus, this include the like of The FA, Premier League and professional teams. The whole team are exceptional and a pleasure to work with. James is our lead contact and his industry knowledge and attention to detail are invaluable to us."

Alliance Events has created hundreds of part-time student jobs through its activities, enabling students to fund their studies. They are a regular fixture at the University’s annual careers fair, which is the largest of its type in the UK.

You can find out more about Alliance Events, LU Inc. and our Elite Sports Events online.