Allen Jones

Innovation Advisor

Employer Partnerships

A graduate from Staffs University with a BA (Hons), Allen Jones is an innovative creative thinker with entrepreneurial capability shown throughout his career. The first privateer to be offered a contract by British Rail prior to privatisation. After managing to persuade BR that they could improve a virtually non-existent onboard catering service, BR suggested he trials his service. Jones provided a catering service with standards second to none which he ran, 50 per cent in-house and franchised the other 50%, from 56 bases throughout the UK, employing over a thousand staff.

Following the sale of Rightline, he concentrated on sharing his knowledge gained with others starting out in business, as a supplier to Business Link. Latterly instigative in the conception of radioicefm.com, a radio station that now streams music around the world and mappingmill.com, a 3D architectural projection company, working in the UK and Europe and currently projecting in Bolzano, Northern Italy. A unique and resolute professional who can think ‘outside the box,’ specialising in innovation consultancy, I.T., branding, imaging, writing franchise agreements and exceeding targets set. A collaborator who also can work well alone and promote the brand he represents to both new and existing clients. His customer service skills far outweigh any expectations.

Enterprise and commercial interests

SECTORS SUPPORTED IN THE PAST

  • Accommodation and food service activities

  • Information and communication

  • Financial and insurance activities

  • Administrative and support service activities

  • Construction

  • Education

  • Human health and social work activities

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020