A graduate of Harper Adams, a specialist university institution for agriculture and the wider rural industries in the UK, and founder of a major company in the poultry industry, announced plans to  donate half a million pounds in support of the university’s students.

Robin Faccenda, chairman of the Faccenda Group, a chicken production company, will be investing £300,000 in a new student center at Harper Adams, which will bear his name when it opens in 2010. A further £200,000 will fund a long-term program of student financial support.


Faccenda, who completed the National Diploma in Poultry at Harper Adams in 1961, said: “After a long association with Harper Adams with the Faccenda Award and Temperton Fellowship, it gives me great personal pleasure in being in a position to give financial support to a new student center along with funding for student development.”