Our National Sponsor

About Our National Sponsor

Shakespeare Martineau are the AHUA’s national sponsor. They are a legal firm with expertise in a variety of sectors including higher education. Their head office is in Birmingham and they have other offices throughout the UK and in Brussels.

The national sponsor provides both financial and practical support to the AHUA, attends our annual conferences, and provides communications and legal briefings for our members.  National sponsorship is usually for a three year term.

Smita Jamdar is Partner and Head of Education at Shakespeare Martineau and has commented:

“We have benefited enormously from our association with AHUA, forging close relationships with many of the members, enhancing our profile in one of our chosen sectors, gaining fresh insights and understanding of the sector by being a part of it and having a lot of fun in the process.”

Prospective sponsors are invited to submit an expression of interest for a three year sponsorship period and are interviewed by a small panel of AHUA Executive members.  The National Sponsor is chosen on the basis of the quality of their offer and their reputation in the sector.  The AHUA will next be seeking sponsors for a three year period starting on 1 May 2021.