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.
Incubators and accelerators: Small Business Charter showcase
Prof David Devins [July 2018]
Professor George Lodorfos, Dean of Leeds Business School (LBS) recently 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.
George outlined significant challenges associated with rebalancing the UK economy and the role that small businesses can play. One of his key messages was that whilst individual universities can make a difference, real potential will only be achieved through collaboration and cooperation in regional economies.
Managing customers' expectations and engagement through personalisation and marketing automation
Andy Lima [Oct 2017]
In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven, world companies are playing catch-up and struggling to absorb new trends and changes. The speed with which people expect companies to respond to their needs and requirements, combined with how fast they can switch providers, is driving businesses to invest in personalised and automated solutions with the aim of producing better customer engagement. [Read More]
Small family businesses: a key to economic resilience and sustainability
Dr Brian Jones [June 2017]
A report published earlier this year by the Institute for Family Businesses
highlights the importance of family busineses to the UK economy. There are over 4.5 million of them in the UK, employing over 12 million people and contributing £460 billion to the UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The importance of family businesses is clear, and at a time of great change – the Brexit negotiations, new government policy and increased global uncertainty – understanding the leadership and management challenges this brings to family businesses is a critical area for research and policy. [Read More]
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. 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]
Get in touch
For more information about Research and Enterprise activity in Leeds Business School please call or email Myfanwy Reynolds on: