Business Start Up and Growth
Leeds Business School is one of just thirty-three in the country to have been awarded the Small Business Charter by the Association of Business Schools in the UK. In order to achieve the award, business schools have to undergo a rigorous assessment to determine the depth and effectiveness of their business engagement and business support. Here you can find more about our activities focussed on the start-up and growth of small and medium sized enterprises in the region, student placements and their impact and some reflections on what works and does not work so well.
Supporting small business growthYoung businesses that want to grow are being offered funded business support and expertise by Leeds Beckett University through an innovative business programme. The European Regional Development Fund AD:VENTURE programme, is a partnership of Leeds City Region councils, chambers, universities and private sector organisations, that aims to boost growth and job opportunities in the early years of business. [Read More]
Realising the Potential of the indie food and drink sector in Leeds Anderson Lima (May 2017)
A short walk around Leeds city centre would suffice to show new visitors to the city how vibrant and diverse our food and drink high street is. From large household names, fast-food giants to small independent coffee houses in Victorian arcades, at any time of the day or evening, our restaurants, cafes, street food vans, bars and pubs will be bustling with people, activity and life.