Access has recently opened a brand-new office at the Loughborough Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) that is home around 570 of their 4,680 employees globally.
An opening celebration took place on Tuesday 16th November 2021 and guests came from all over the East Midlands and beyond to join the celebration. They were given a tour of the building, which included talks from the graduate artists about their work. As part of the celebration, Jess Poole and George Robertshaw were able to present their artwork to many leading local names, including Loughborough MP Jane Hunt and Loughborough University Pro-Vice Chancellor Rachel Thomson.
Chris Bayne, CEO, The Access Group commented:
“The Access Group is very fortunate to have this amazing artistic talent on our doorstep at Loughborough University. It’s an absolute pleasure to support a young creative talent like Jess and her fellow graduates.
At Access we are committed to finding new ways to work together with the University to support the student community. The opening of our new offices in Loughborough has given us the opportunity for art students to share their work with our people and visitors. We are delighted that our teams can enjoy them, as well as offer Jess a commercial platform.”
In speaking about the opening celebration, Jess said:
"It really was an honour to be invited to the opening of The Access Group‘s new office, but to also exhibit and present my art work in their facility. I'm excited to get some potential commissions from the exposure. It’s hard to fathom that my poppies will continue to sit in such a huge company!
I am grateful that even after graduating, Loughborough University are continuing to support me and my career in such a professional capacity to provide these opportunities for me. It's nice that the support doesn't just stop once I've chucked that graduation hat in the air!”