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University Business Centres

Leeds Beckett has recently expanded the services we offer to businesses throughout the region with our University Business Centres now home to over 240 businesses.

The centres include specialist facilities for digital and creative businesses who can benefit from a range of affordable and flexible office services, expert mentoring and training, regular networking events and access to academic expertise and specialist university facilities.

Leeds Beckett alumni who run an early-stage business, or are interesting in starting up in business, or self-employment, can access our help and support to kick start their new enterprises.

Recent graduates can also access support through one of our University Business Centres (located in Leeds, Wakefield and Halifax) for three months completely free of charge. These services include:

  • Registered office address.
  • Five days free hot-desking at your Centre of choice (subject to availability).
  • One year’s free membership of Leeds Chamber of Commerce.
  • A chance to enter the Business Advantage Awards to win up to £5000 of legal support and mentoring from our partners Lupton Fawcett.
  • Use of professional business lounge facilities.

Receiving the Business Advantage Award has been of huge significance in relation to the progress of Chakra Corporate Mental Strength Ltd. The award has helped me to understand and work through the legal issues involved with the business. Aside from registering the business as a Limited Company, I have gained an understanding of trademarking and completed the terms of business for my clients, including legalities involved with my website.

Zainah Khan, Owner - Chakra Corporate Mental Strength Ltd. Business Advantage Awards Winner

Start Your Own Business Workshops

We will also be holding regular ‘Start Your Own Business’ workshops which will cover the basics of self-employment, including all you need to know about finance, business planning and legal issues. You can also download our Start Up Guides to help you get underway, these include: Researching Your Idea, Business Plan Template, Marketing, Legal Issues, Guide to Business FinanceThis is a fantastic opportunity to help you get established, to grow your business network, and to collaborate with like-minded people. And, there is no catch; you are not tied into any contracts.