Tickets on sale for the 2012 winners ceremony

1st Oct 2012


Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 Lord Stafford Awards ceremony and dinner. The prestigious black tie event is being held on the 15th November 2012 at The Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Tickets can now be purchased at a cost of £85 +VAT for a single ticket or £750 +VAT for a table of ten. Space is limited so please reserve your seats by calling Beckie Lewis on 07505 130 413 or by emailing,

2012 Finalists Announced ....

1st Oct 2012


The 2012 Lord Stafford Awards finalists (per category) are;

The Innovation Award

  • Vale Brothers Ltd and Coventry University
  • Haemostatix Ltd and the University of Leicester
  • DeCipher PTE Ltd and the University of Lincoln

The Open Collaboration Award

  • Bioscience Ventures Ltd and the University of Birmingham
  • Hanson UK and the University of Derby

The Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership Award

  • R.Holt & Co. Ltd and Birmingham City University
  • Clive Durose Woodturners Ltd and Staffordshire University
  • Elsoms Seeds Ltd and the University of Warwick

The Innovation for Environmental Sustainability Award

  • Birmingham City Council and the University of Birmingham
  • McCamley's UK Ltd and Keele University


Additional 2012 Criteria Confirmed

25th Apr 2012

Eligibility Criteria – University

As long as the University is a fee paying subscriber to the Lord Stafford Awards (logo in the University section of the LSA website) then they can enter the Lord Stafford Awards. They do not have to be within the East or West Midlands but can be situated anywhere in the UK.


Eligibility Criteria – Business

As long as the business is collaborating with an LSA subscribing University they can be based anywhere in the UK.


This criteria means that all visits planned as part of the judging process will now be held at the collaborating University. It will be down to the University to ensure that the Company is present during the judges visit, and that equal time is taken between both parties to ensure that the mutual collaboration is highlighted.


If any judge then wishes to visit the Company at a later date, it will be down to their discretion to organise this.


Eligibility Criteria – KTP

The KTP's submitted into this category must not have finished longer than 2 years ago, and must have achieved an 'Outstanding' or 'Very Good' in their final report.


Eligibility Criteria – Open Collaboration

This Award will be given to consortium of partners, lead by a University. The consortium can be made up of multiple national or international partners.


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