Former Brighton & Hove Albion Chairman, Dick Knight, and Gavin George, CEO of the Laine Pub Company will be amongst a host of guests attending the event on 1 March marking the 25th anniversary of the former polytechnic gaining university status. Attendees will enjoy a new beer, aptly named ‘Polygon’, specially brewed for the occasion by the North Laine Brewhouse and music from 1992-93 – the year the university came into being.
Speaking ahead of the event, Gavin George, CEO of the Laine Pub Company and a former Business School student at what was Brighton Polytechnic, said: “My time as a business student at the then Brighton Polytechnic was a period I remember with great fondness. It has been fascinating to reconnect with the university in recent years on a number of fronts and to see first-hand the significant enhancements that have been made to ensure it is ever more successful at producing professionals in every field. I’m grateful for the training the University of Brighton gave me, and am very pleased that The Laine Pub Company is supporting this major anniversary.”