University Business Centre - Halifax
Supporting business success in Calderdale
Piece Mill: an ideal location for early stage and growing businesses
University Business Centre - Halifax is now open for business. We have a temporary home at Dean Clough while Piece Mill continues to be renovated. Our doors open to businesses on 24 July 2017. We welcome you to contact us to learn more about how we can help your business to grow.
Base your business with us to benefit from Leeds Beckett University business advice and mentoring, professional training and development as well as access to knowledge transfer and research expertise. You will enjoy free access to our network of business lounges which are shared with specialist member organisations and will also have the opportunity to attend free innovation networking events, where leading experts and entrepreneurs come together to inspire and support business growth.
Our graduates, with qualifications relevant to your business, are available to employ on student placements or long term contracts. We work with a range of business partners to provide you with trusted legal, professional and financial advice.
Piece Mill is an impressive converted mill providing open plan, affordable office and meeting space plus a range of business support in the centre of Halifax. The centre is part of our network of university business centres that 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.
Any business can access our business lounges for free and book to use our events and meeting space at reasonable rates. Please contact us for more details.
- A prestigious Halifax city centre-registered business address.
- Private office space with high speed broadband in a newly renovated office environment.
- Virtual office, co-working and hot-desk facilities.
- Free onsite legal, professional and accountancy clinics.
- Free access to our executive business lounges, including our locations across Yorkshire.
- Free Innovation network events with guest speakers, delivered in partnership with The Yorkshire Post and Halifax Courier.
- Use of our attractive events and conferencing space.
- Opportunities to work with like-minded entrepreneurs.
- Flexible monthly contracts, inclusive of business rates.
- University business support, training and mentoring. *terms and conditions apply.
- 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 *criteria apply.
- Support to access top quality graduate talent with the skills your business needs.
- Onsite kitchen and shower facilities.
All clients will be asked to complete our standard security and credit checks.
University Business Centre- Halifax
25 to 27 Horton Street
A range of affordable short and long-term car parking is available nearby, this includes Market Street to the rear of the building and short-term on-street car parking on Horton Street.More info.
Piece Mill is located just 500 metres from Halifax train station, which has a direct train line to London and is less than an hour from Leeds and Manchester.
We’re delighted to welcome Leeds Beckett University to Halifax, as it underlines our commitment, and our ambition, to drive economic growth across Calderdale. We have a strong entrepreneurial tradition in Calderdale, with over 6800 small business already based here. Our partnership with the University will help these businesses to thrive, inspiring innovation and sharing the knowledge and skills to encourage growth and the creation of new jobs.Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift