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WMG and Arup agree to work together

A WMG PRESS RELEASE 

PR 10/07

14 September 2007 

EMBARGOED: 00:01 Monday 17 September 2007 

WMG AND ARUP TO WORK TOGETHER 

World-leaders WMG and Arup will today sign up to working together to benefit business in the UK and around the world. 

WMG, business solutions provider and part of the University of Warwick, will work with Arup, the global engineers, designers and business consultants to collaborate in research, training and the identification and exploitation of business opportunities. They will jointly promote design excellence and sustainable development, transferring ideas and know-how to other businesses and users.  This powerful partnership will see Arup and WMG working jointly on new and existing projects including: postgraduate and post-experience training and internships, sustainable manufacturing, manufacturing research, experiential engineering in building design, and the Warwick Digital Lab.  

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Director and founder of WMG, said: “This is a landmark for both organisations. Working with industry and the wider business world has always been core to WMG’s ethos and activities. But this partnership with Arup will allow us both to move into new fields and markets, jointly achieving more than we could alone.” 

Dr Kerry Mashford, Head of Sustainable Manufacturing & Construction at Arup, said, “This partnership provides an ongoing focus for the collaborative work Arup is undertaking with WMG and will allow us to promote the importance of lean and agile principles, design excellence and sustainable development.”

ENDS 

Notes to editors:        

  • WMG, an academic group of the University of Warwick, is a provider of innovative solutions to industry, supporting some of the most advanced research, development and training projects in the world. ·       
  • Arup is a global firm of designers, engineers and business consultants providing a diverse range of professional services to our clients around the world. Sustainability underpins our work and the firm is the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable buildings, transport and civil engineering projects.  Established 60 years ago last year, Arup has nearly 9,000 employees, based in 86 offices in 37 countries, working on up to 10,000 projects at any one time. Our unique structure, with the firm held in trust on behalf of its employees, gives us complete independence. Our profit at 31 March 2006 was £34.6m GPB, before tax and profit share, while our turnover rose 10.3% on the previous year to reach £475m. Arup has been listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies for the last six years, and we are currently ranked 37th.  Arup’s multi-disciplinary approach means that any given project may involve people from any or all of the sectors or regions in which we operate. Our aim is to achieve excellence in all we do by bringing together the best professionals in the world to meet our clients’ needs.           
  • Pictures will be available if required. 

For media enquiries, please call Zoë Howard (WMG) on 02476 524721 or 07824 540845 or Hugo Rees (Arup) on 020 7755 4686.

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya and Peter Head of Arup