The Kingham Scholarship

Brian KinghamThe Kingham Scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of Brian Kingham, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. The gift supports (BBE) Business Enterprise undergraduates who don’t have the financial means to pay for their degree. Recipients of the award must demonstrate passion and potential in starting and running their own enterprise as part of their degree. The scholarships will be divided, according to need and personal circumstances of the individual students, at the discretion of the BSc Business Enterprise (BBE) Programme Director and The Director of The Buckingham Enterprise Unit.

The scholarships will be awarded by an open Business Plan and ‘Pitch’ competition, judged by a ‘Buckingham Angels’ panel of business people and business school staff. Applicants will be interviewed by the Buckingham Enterprise and Innovation Unit Director along with the BBE Programme Director.

Over the years a number of Business Enterprise graduates have benefited from the financial support provided by the Kingham Scholarship. Many of these have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs.

We are very grateful to Brian Kingham for the support he has given in helping our students to become the entrepreneurs and change makers of the future.

What you need to do

  • Think of your business idea
  • Write your business plan (around 20 pages including appendices)
  • Submit your plan to the Buckingham Business School by July 2021

If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to pitch your idea in front of the “Buckingham Angels” venture capital panel and if you convince the “Angels” about your idea, you could be awarded the scholarship and start at the University in September 2021.

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*The Kingham Scholarship is currently only available to British nationals.

Brian Kingham

Brian Kingham has founded more than a dozen businesses in support services, security, building engineering services, and electronic systems including the Reliance Security Group Plc and Norland Managed Services Ltd, between them employing more than 17,000 people.

His current interests include the development of a cyber-security technology and services business (Reliance acsn Limited), and a wide range of investments around the world in the digital economy, data analytics, health care and resource efficiency. He is an investor in early-stage technologies. He heads his Family Office investment team. (He lives in London, Wiltshire and Ireland.)

He supports various youth development initiatives in education and entrepreneurial endeavor and has a long association with The University of Buckingham where he was Chairman of the new Medical School Development Board, and has provided an annual Scholarship for Entrepreneurs since 2015. He is a former member of the Court of Brunel University where he created the London design technology scheme. He is a former director of the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London. He is a former member of the Council of the Confederation of British Industry.