Lord Alliance


In September 2015 the School is to be renamed Alliance Manchester Business School, or Alliance MBS, in recognition of Lord Alliance's generous £15 million donation and his long-standing relationship with the University and the Business School.

Prior to the combined University's Foundation in 2004, Lord Alliance was a generous supporter of the School of Management at UMIST. Other previous giving priorities at the University have included the Law School, cultural assets, and international research partnerships across Life Sciences and Medical and Human Sciences.

He was made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1988 and an Honorary LLD from the Victoria University of Manchester in 1989.

Alun Lucas

Today the drivers of the Manchester economy are the University and the airport. Manchester has always welcomed and created entrepreneurs. When I first came to the city I was simply driven by the need to make a living. But as my own business grew, I increasingly saw how important education was. My father always said that from your pocket money you should spend a third on yourself, give a third to charity, and save the other third. This was the culture I was brought up with and I have always tried to follow it. Businesses are just as responsible to their communities as individuals, regardless of their size"

Lord Alliance

Interviewed by Alliance MBS in 2015


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Global centres

In Asia, the Middle East and South America our transition to the new name will be staggered due to regulatory requirements.