School of Business and Economics


Apache Fitness

Founded by Drew Dridge and Barney Galiffe, BSc Sports Technology

Flour and Ice

Founded by Imogen Wredden, BSc Graphic Communication and Illustration

Lost in Music

Founded by Oliver Watson, BSc Retailing, Marketing and Management

The NS Label

Founded by Joksie Adewale, BSc Retailing, Marketing and Management

Morph Cycles

Founded by Tom Bugler, BSc Sports Technology

Year in Enterprise

Loughborough’s Placement Year in Enterprise is a scheme that enables students with a business idea to turn it into a reality with the help and support of the University.

Students take the Year in Enterprise option in between the second and third year of their degree programme as an alternative to the traditional placement year or study abroad.

Training courses and mentoring are provided so that the student can make the most of their year.

Samuel Ola, Nestwork

Watch a Q&A session from our School Awards Dinner 2022 hosted by Dr Amanda Berry with Samuel Ola, BSc Business Analytics student and Co-Founder of Nestwork.

If you are a student with a potential business idea and wish to discuss the Year in Enterprise in more detail contact Amanda Berry.

To see the range of student businesses that have been nurtured through this programme in previous years, see our gallery below.