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Supporting Small Business Growth through Business Mentoring, Strategy tools and Certification

‘Everyone should have a good mentor’ is a phrase that has gained considerable currency over recent decades which have seen mentoring reach the mainstream of human resource development practice and business support policy.

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Sustainable Business Model Competition 2020

Following a successful introduction last year we are delighted to announce the Leeds Business School Sustainable Start-up Competition for 2020.

Productivity Performance: Hitting the High Notes together

Whilst the manufacturing sector in the UK has declined as the economy has become increasingly reliant upon services, it remains a significant part of the economy accounting for almost half of our exports and seventy percent of the UKs research and development (Oxford Economics.)

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#gew2019 – Opportunities for students at Leeds Beckett

10 million people in more than 170 countries have participated in entrepreneurship-related events, activities and competitions during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

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The Independent Food and Drink Academy turns to the topic of Recruiting Staff and Keeping Them

We were very proud to host the third Independent Food and Drink Academy quarterly event, this time based around on the topic of Recruitment and Retention.

Stakeholders for Productivity Getting in the Right Orbit

There are plethora of potential stakeholders who are attempting to engage SME’s in helping them improve their productivity.

Business School Start-up Competition Winner receives Royal Recognition

More than seventy students participated in the first start-up model competition introduced in the Business School earlier this year.  

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Degree Apprenticeships

The new framework standards for apprenticeships were introduced by the UK Government in May 2017.

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Re-launch of the Independent Food and Drink Academy

Olga Munroe, Head of the Retail Institute at Leeds Business School welcomed business leaders, academics and others to the re-launch of the Independent Food and Drink Academy (IFDA).

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Life as a KTP Associate at Leeds Beckett

For over 40 years the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has been a successful part-government funded initiative that has contributed towards the growth of Research and Innovation in businesses across the United Kingdom.

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It's a matter of balance

Leeds Business School Guest Speaker Series welcomed Charlotte Valeur, recently appointed Chair of the Institute of Directors who talked about the importance of balance and the value of a perspective that blends together social, economic and environmental dynamics, spatial dimensions and the nature of power at various levels of society and organisations.

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Leeds Business School Start Up Competition 2019

Learning about enterprise and entrepreneurship while at university introduces students to alternative perspectives on career options.  

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Business in Action

The Business in Action module is designed to address the need to understand the functions of the business environment whilst developing our students professional and academic skills.

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The Economy in 2019 and Beyond - 5 Key Takeaways

In the first Leeds Business School Guest Lecture of 2019 sponsored by Yorkshire Bank, Will Holman one of the Bank of England’s two representatives in Yorkshire provided some significant insights into the state of the economy ahead of the UK’s departure from the EU.

Measuring and mapping the productivity maze in smaller businesses

The Business School and Lloyds Bank continued their collaborative research partnership with a second productivity roundtable event. The roundtable provided an opportunity to combine research, knowledge briefings and conversations about improving productivity.

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Incubators and accelerators Small Business Charter Showcase Event

Professor George Lodorfos, Dean of Leeds Business School (LBS) welcomed fifty participants from universities in the UK to a Small Business Charter showcase event exploring University incubators and accelerators held at Cloth Hall Court in Leeds.

Productivity: Strictly not just the bottom line

Politicians, commentators and economists have been vexed about productivity in the UK for some time. This has been referred to as the 'productivity gap', that is, the difference in productivity between the UK and a range of comparable economies, such as the G8, or the ‘productivity puzzle’, the change from 2008 onwards where productivity has flatlined in contrast to the historic upward trend.

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Supporting small business growth

Young businesses that want to grow are being offered funded business support and expertise by Leeds Beckett University through an innovative business programme.

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Transformative technologies and their application within financial services

At a recent guest lecture in the Rose Bowl, Chris Sier, Envoy of the Northern Powerhouse, provided a wake-up call to organisations operating in the Financial Services sector.