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26 Feb 2019

Design School Alumnus Opens Loughborough Enterprise Network in London

Alumnus Richard Joseph launched the new Loughborough University Enterprise Network (LEN) at the London campus.

Richard graduated in 1998 with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology, is the founder of the houseware brand Joseph Joseph which he launched alongside his twin brother.  Since launching the business, the twins have strived to create products to solve everyday household problems and have designed a whole range of stylish, inventive and functional homeware solutions. The brothers were recently recognised for their success with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation

At the recent LEN event, Richard shared his enterprising journey with guests. He talked about his time at Loughborough, setting up his successful business and discussed his involvement with enterprise at the University. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions about his experiences in business. 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.

The London space will enable students to access the University’s enterprise offering which includes business support and opportunities to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Read more about the Loughborough Enterprise Network