School of Business and Economics

For business

Glendonbrook Centre core staff photo

Enterprise staff at the SBE


About us

Enterprise and innovation is an integral component of the SBE, and our remit is to ensure that Loughborough University students not only acquire academic know-how, but also develop enterprising and innovative skills with which to put their knowledge and expertise to good use.

A secondary, but vital, aim is to engage with external organisations looking to instil entrepreneurial behaviour in their staff and to develop and hone enterprise and innovation within their business.

In recognition of our engagement with business, the School was awarded the Small Business Charter in 2014 for our work with companies across both sectors. We have an outstanding reputation for helping organisations incorporate these skillsets into their operations and plans, teaching workshops on intellectual property, business planning and the fundamentals of enterprise and innovation.


The Glendonbrook Centre room

Lord Glendonbrook is a British businessman and life peer who rose to prominence as the founder of British Midland Airways, better known as BMI.

Lord Glendonbrook

‌‌A former Channel 4 chairman, Lord Glendonbrook was awarded the CBE in 1986 and knighted in 1991. He received an Honorary Degree from Loughborough University in 1989.

Through his charitable foundation, Lord Glendonbrook supports a range of causes throughout the world, including providing the initial funding for Enterprise@SBE, formerly known as the Glendonbrook Centre for Enterprise Development, as well as funding a number of doctoral fellowships at the University.

The Enterprise@SBE team are proud to highlight the legacy of Lord Glendonbrook's work with the School and University and in 2017 officially named the dedicated enterprise teaching room in the Brockington building on campus the Glendonbrook Centre.