Lord Sugar has launched the Claude Littner Business School at University of West London yesterday in support of long-term collaborator, Claude Littner.
Named in honour of the University alumnus, the launch celebrated Mr Littner’s achievements, and, hopes the University, positions the School as a leading provider of business education connected to the world of work.
Claude Littner delivered the inaugural speech and welcomed Lord Sugar who engaged in a lively question and answer session with invited guests, sharing his views on business.
Lord Sugar said, “Claude’s involvement in the Business School that now bears his name will provide the impetus for students to benefit from academic study coupled with a strong practical and commercial focus enabling them to get ahead in the job market. Those who work hard and exhibit strong business acumen have the best chance of becoming future business leaders.’
Claude Littner has served as Chief Executive and Chairman in Lord Sugar’s business empire, including Amstrad International, and Viglen. He has also been highly successful in corporate turnarounds most recently as Chairman of Powerleague plc which he floated in 2005, and ASCO plc one of the UK’s largest private companies.
Speaking at the launch, Mr Littner commented, “At key points in my life, UWL business courses greatly assisted my personal and career development. I have had a varied and successful career and lifelong association with the University and was honoured when Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter John proposed the Business School in my name. It’s an opportunity to enhance the School’s reputation and encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to study at UWL.”