Stamford watchmaker takes on new role
Stamford Watchmaker Robert Loomes has been appointed vice chairman of The British Horological Institute, the representative body of the horological institute.
Robert Loomes is well-known internationally for his work on watchmaking and was recently made only the second emeritus Fellow of the Institute this century.
He said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the role of Vice Chair. This is a very exciting time for The British Horological Institute.
“With help from the Heritage Lottery Fund we are looking to begin an £8.5m development scheme to convert a wonderfully old and dilapidated stable block at Upton Hall, into two further classrooms which will double the number of teaching hours we can provide to clock and watchmaking apprentices.”