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Business Centre - Wakefield


Supporting Business Success in Wakefield

From Just £100+vat per desk per month for early stage businesses
Business Centre Wakefield - Wakefield College

Leeds Beckett University has partnered with Wakefield College to launch a Business Centre, located in the new Advanced Skills & Innovation Centre at Wakefield College.

If you are an early stage or start-up business looking to grow then we can offer you the best possible start to set up and develop your business.

Base yourself in this exciting new co-working and office space to benefit from support, mentoring, advice and professional training from Leeds Beckett University.  

We also offer Wakefield College HE students and graduates FREE business support for an initial 6 month period including registered business address, hot-desk, mentoring, start-up workshops, access to business lounges and meeting facilities; or discounted rates for co-working or private office space*

*Eligibility criteria applies to Wakefield College HE students and graduates (within 5 years of graduation)

Base your business with us to access:

  • A prestigious Wakefield city centre-registered business address with virtual office, co-working and hot-desk facilities.
  • Private office space with high speed broadband in a newly renovated office environment.
  • Office access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Flexible monthly contracts, inclusive of business rates.
  • The opportunity to work with like-minded entrepreneurs.
  • Free onsite legal, professional and accountancy clinics.
  • Free onsite business start-up workshops.*
  • Expert mentoring services to grow your business.*
  • Free access to onsite executive business lounges, including access at all our locations across Yorkshire.
  • Access to regular free networking and guest speaker events supported by Wakefield College, Wakefield Council, Leeds Beckett University, The Yorkshire Post and Wakefield Express.
  • Use of brand new events and conferencing space.
  • Discounted access to meeting room facilities.
  • University business support, training and mentoring. *
  • Access to independent academic research expertise relevant to your business.
  • The opportunity to take part in a knowledge transfer activities.
  • Funding for innovation and business growth. *
  • Access to student and graduate talent to help your business grow.
  • Opportunities to progress onto the ERDF Ad:Venture business growth programme.*
  • Discounted rates if you move on to one of our other University Business Centres.
  • Access to a range of business support, meeting rooms and specialist facilities available from Wakefield College.
  • Phone line for a small additional charge.

All clients will be asked to complete our standard security and credit checks.

*Eligibility criteria apply

Address:

Leeds Beckett University
Business Centre – Wakefield College
Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre
Wakefield College, Wakefield City Campus
Margaret Street
Wakefield
WF1 2DH

Parking:

The nearest car park is Wakefield Westgate or  Merchant Gate car park

By Train:

5 minute walk from Westgate station.
15 minute walk from Kirkgate station.

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The new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC) will transform high level skills delivery in Wakefield and train the business leaders of tomorrow. As part of this vision, we are also delighted to be working with Leeds Beckett University on an exciting new business centre which will become an integral part of the new facility, helping to promote enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Clare Hagerup, Director of Higher Education, Wakefield College

The new centre is part of Leeds Beckett University’s network of University Business Centres which have been operating for more than 15 years. Over 200 businesses across the region are currently located in our private, shared and co-working spaces which to date have supported over 800 businesses to accelerate their growth. Our support is proven to almost double business sustainability, with a 95% business survival rate in the first year of trading.