We are grateful to the vision and generosity of all our sponsors, partners and any organisation or individual that has contributed to our campaign. Here we detail our main sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact us for further information.
Arriva is one of the largest transport services organisations in Europe, employing some 47,500 people and delivering more than 1.5 billion passenger journeys across 12 European countries every year. www.arriva.co.uk
Keepmoat is a fast growing top 10 UK housing and construction company. We design, build, refurbish and regenerate places to improve economic and social outcomes for people. Through long term partnerships, we transform land and property into attractive homes that people can afford to buy or rent, and neighbourhoods where people want to live.
We are different to a traditional builder or developer because of the way we work alongside our partners and customers. Our partners typically are local authorities and registered providers; our customers are mostly people starting out on the housing ladder, needing affordable accommodation or are older people seeking a home that meets their particular needs.
Creating welcoming homes and successful communities requires local understanding, a commitment to create economic opportunities for others and a passion for building communities and transforming lives. www.keepmoat.com
A BBA Aviation plc company, is the world’s largest fixed-base operation (FBO) and distribution network for business aviation services. Signature services include fueling, hangar and office rentals, ground handling, maintenance and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at strategic domestic and international locations. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Signature currently operates at more than 100 locations in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. For more information, please visit: www.signatureflight.com
ATP is a socially minded creative agency that delivers award winning results. In a world where the classic shop window is in decline and people have more options than ever, visual identity is essential. Whether it is a logo, website or promotional film, it needs to stand out to get noticed. This is where we come in. We create unique visual solutions through our team of strategists, designers, photographers, film makers, illustrators, composers and developers. We work with organisations and businesses who are passionate and want to engage effectively with the world around them. If that’s you and you’d like us to create solutions that are outstanding and get you noticed then we’d love to speak with you. ATP is a creative driving force behind numerous local initiatives including Love Luton, their clients include ARUP, Tescos, IET, Randstad and the BBC. www.athinplace.co.uk
FE sponsored Studio School Enterprise Academy. The largest FE college in Bedfordshire, Barnfield is a Beacon College, graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, an Investor in People (IiP) Champion and the World Skills Champion for the Eastern region. The Federation was formed in 2007, when Barnfield broke new ground sponsoring two significantly underperforming secondary schools and creating academies. In under three years, GCSE results have more than tripled and from a position of special measures, they are now judged as ‘outstanding’ and ‘good’ by Ofsted. These are the highest results achieved in the history of these schools. www.barnfield.ac.uk
Vauxhall supports this campaign, which it is hoped will promote Luton and reflects its leading role in the region. The Luton plant is by far the largest van manufacturing facility in the UK, producing well over 70,000 light commercial vehicles for the UK and European export markets in joint venture with Renault, generating employment for 1,500 people at the plant alone. Combined with its headquarters in Luton and its Toddington Road Warehouse, Vauxhall is a major employer within the Community, working in partnership with the Luton Council on various initiatives and making significant social contributions via charities and other organisations. Vauxhall is the only British Manufacturer with long standing history and heritage, continuously producing cars in the UK since 1903. General Motors took ownership of Vauxhall Motors in 1925 allowing Vauxhall to benefit from its global resources and step forward as a pioneer in technology. An impactful example for Vauxhall pioneering modern technology will make its debut in the UK early 2012 with Vauxhall’s range extended electric vehicle, the Vauxhall Ampera, which also reinforces Vauxhall’s commitment to green technologies. Vauxhall is building vehicles to high quality, safety and environmental standards at its two manufacturing locations, in Ellesmere Port and Luton. www.vauxhall.co.uk
The University of Bedfordshire, renowned for its dedication to driving social mobility through widening participation to higher education, has added to Luton’s diversity and skills base by attracting students from over 100 countries. Achieving royal charter in 1993 and becoming today’s recognised 6 site regional institute in 2006, the university is now an esteemed education provider spanning all of Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.
Some 22,500 students study at the University of Bedfordshire with more than 12,000 taught at the Luton campus. The University of Bedfordshire contributes a massive £300m to the local economy and has growing, global reputation for high quality teaching, excellent employability record and strong student support which goes to attracting its large student base. The University’s graduate employment rate sits at 92% employment 6 months after graduation as well as being ranked 11th in the UK for graduate entrepreneurial output, that is, for estimated graduate start up turnover. All of this success is supported by state of the art classroom facilities which has had over £180m investment over the past 5 years on 3 new academic buildings, sports facilities and a new library.
In its last quality audit by the Quality Assurance Agency (2015) the university was commended for its enhancement of student learning opportunities – the highest rating possible – and identified eight other areas of good practice. The university’s research was assessed through the Research Excellence Framework recently to find that nearly half of all its research is considered to be world leading or internationally excellent. All these quality marks go to show that the university offers exceptional educational opportunities at all levels for both its residents and those who come to study here.
Welcome to The Mall Luton, Bedfordshire's premier shopping centre. Situated in the heart of the town you will find a large choice of popular high street names including Debenhams, Boots, Marks and Spencers, H&M, WH Smith, River Island TK Maxx, Next, Topshop, Wilkinson and many more in addition to a selection of unique independent stores. www.themall.co.uk
FCC Environment is one of the UK's leading waste and resource management companies. Their approach is to minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill by transforming it into valuable resources wherever possible. www.fccenvironment.co.uk
Luton Town Football Club
Ryebridge are a fast-growing construction and civil engineering company with headquarters in Luton. Although still a relatively young business, we have established roots in Luton and have made a commitment towards being a part of what is an exciting future for the town. We recognise the proud history, cultural diversity and the huge potential that exists within Luton and have endeavoured to tap into this via local recruitment and a desire to utilise local resources. Ryebridge also look to reinvest back into the town by forming associations with local charities and educational establishments along with developing and training our local employees in order to fulfil their career potential. The experience gained from successfully delivering a number of significant projects at London Luton Airport has presented an ideal platform on which Ryebridge can continue to build an increased commitment to the community and development of the town. www.ryebridgeconstruction.com
Luton Borough Council have supported Love Luton since the beginning of the campaign.
We are Europe's leading airline, operating on over600 routes across 30 countries with our fleet of over 200 aircraft. We employ over 8,000 people including 2,000 pilots and 4,500 cabin crew. Last year we served over 55 million passengers. We have strong positions in key markets: No. 1 in Gatwick, Milan and Geneva; No. 2 in Pariswith over 300 million people within a one hour drive of an easyJet carrier. www.easyjet.com/en
Luton Hoo Hotel Golf and Spa are proud to support the Luton City bid. We feel it will be a fantastic opportunity for Luton. It will raise the profile of Luton and be a boost for all residents of Luton.
For our part we feel it will help to encourage companies into Luton which will be good news for all local businesses including Luton Hoo. It will also help to encourage leisure tourist into the area, practically from abroad. This will all help to generate more jobs and spending within Luton which will benefit us all. www.lutonhoo.co.uk
British Land owns and manages a portfolio of commercial propoerty worth £16.3 Billion, of which our share is £10.4 Billion. Our portfolio is focused primarily on high quality retail locations and central London offices. We believe these well-located properties are the ones best placed to benefit from customer demand and rental growth. We also have expertise in residential and leisure property. We own properties directly, as well as through investment funds and joint ventures. We invest in and develop high-quality buildings in prime locations and then manage them to the very highest standards – focused on customers' needs at every stage. It's an approach that's proved successful: 97.3% of the portfolio is let and our occupiers sign long leases with us. This gives us the security of a strong and sustainable rental income; only a very small portion of rent is subject to break or expiry before 2015. Property is a cyclical business. Our understanding of the market cycles guides us as we use our capital to deliver long-term property returns. www.britishland.com
Breaking news updates from Luton on Sunday and Luton & Dunstable Express. Always first for the stories that matter to you. www.luton-dunstable.co.uk
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