The founder and chairman of Cobra Beer, Lord Karan Bilimoria, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of West London. The award, his sixth honorary doctorate, is in recognition of Lord Bilimoria’s five year service to the UWL’s predecessor, Thames Valley University, as Chancellor and his contribution to British business.
The University enjoys a strong relationship with Cobra Beer, the beer brand that Bilimoria founded.
The University also has close links with Buckingham Palace, with which the university has developed a butlering and valeting course, with its students gaining work experience in the Palace. This course has now been rolled out internationally.
Cobra Beer was the sole beer selected to be served at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Picnic and Concert this summer, and was served to the 10,000 people invited to attend the celebration at Buckingham Palace.