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New Contract Awards at Loughborough & Nottingham Trent University

Monday, 13 May, 2019

We are delighted to be the preferred furniture supplier to Loughborough University and Nottingham Trent University following two recent new contract awards via the NEUPC Lot 1 framework.

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Loughborough University

At the end of April 2019 we were awarded the contract to supply furniture to Loughborough University for a period of up to 4 years on an exclusive basis.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, was named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, is top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and was named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was ranked in the top 10 in England for research intensity in the Research Excellence Framework and, in recognition of its contribution to the sector, has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Last year we installed loose furniture into the multi-million-pound New Student Village Accommodation, Student Hub and the Elite Athlete Centre (EAC) at Loughborough University following a competitive tender process which was also issued via the NEUPC framework. Click here to read more.

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Nottingham Trent University

In April we were also appointed as the preferred furniture supplier to Nottingham Trent University (NTU) for the Supply & Installation of Furniture via the NEUPC Lot 1 furniture framework. The contract commenced on 12th April 2019 and will expire in December 2020, with an option to extend a further 12 months.

NTU are proud to be recognised as one of the UK’s truly outstanding universities, through their commitment to areas including student satisfaction, graduate employment, and quality of teaching.

Most recently, they’ve been named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. This represents another significant addition to their growing list of major accolades. This prestigious award comes after they received the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017 and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018.

NTU's research has been recognised for its quality and impact through numerous awards and prizes, including the Queen's Anniversary Prize, the highest national honour for a UK university.

In terms of the quality of their teaching and learning, NTU has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

We are looking forward to building our relationship with the teams at both NTU and Loughborough University.

As the incumbent supplier at the University of Nottingham and University of Warwick these new contract awards further build our position as higher education furniture supplier in the Midlands.

For further information on our contracts and frameworks please contact info@bof.co.uk