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University Business Centre -     Leeds Creative Hub

Supporting business success in Leeds

                                                     Leeds Creative Hub from

                          £120+VAT pcm including high speed internet 



University Business Centre - Leeds Creative Hub

Leeds Beckett University has launched the University Business Centre – Leeds Creative Hub in partnership with AW Hainsworth & Sons Ltd, a prestigious family run textile business in Stanningley, Leeds.

The hub is a co-working space for creative businesses, based in an inspiring converted heritage building, with flexible contracts inclusive of business rates, high speed internet and free parking nearby.

Our service sets us apart from the competition as it includes academic business advice and mentoring, professional training and development, as well as access to knowledge transfer and research expertise for just £120 + vat pcm. Joining us will also give you the opportunity to attend free Innovation Network events, where leading experts and entrepreneurs come together to inspire and support business growth. 

In addition, our range of business partners provide you with free legal, professional and financial advice, and our graduates, with qualifications relevant to your business, are available to employ on student placements or longer term contracts. 

Your business will be based alongside AW Hainsworth, who have a wealth of manufacturing and export expertise. You can also access quality textiles and cloths, photography space and use of sewing machines, cutting tables and postal services.*

Businesses based within the centre can access:

  • Private office space and co-working facilities with registered business address and high speed broadband. 
  • Flexible monthly contracts, inclusive of business rates.
  • Use of attractive events, conferencing and meeting space.
  • Free access to our executive business lounges, including our locations across Yorkshire.
  • Opportunity to hire high end sewing machines. 
  • Free use of photography studio space. 
  • Access to AW Hainsworth’s manufacturing and export expertise and luxury fabrics.
  • University business support, training and mentoring.*
  • Funding for innovation and business growth.*
  • A year’s free membership of the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Free Leeds based legal, professional and accountancy clinics.
  • Free Innovation Network events with guest speakers, delivered in partnership with The Yorkshire Post.
  • Free Leeds Fashion Network events, delivered in partnership with Leeds City Council.
  • Opportunities to work with like-minded entrepreneurs.
  • The opportunity to take part in knowledge transfer activities.
  • Access to independent academic research expertise relevant to your business.
  • Support to access top quality graduate talent with the skills your business needs. 
  • Onsite kitchen facilities and free nearby parking.
  • Access 7.00am-7.00pm Monday to Friday. 

 *Additional charges and terms and conditions may apply

*Eligibility criteria apply

All clients will be asked to complete our standard security and credit checks.
Per month

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We are delighted to be part of this new venture with Leeds Beckett University. The cultivation of the next generation of creative talent is hugely important to the region and the creative industries. To be able to play a part in supporting new creative talent alongside such a well-respected organisation is hugely exciting and rewarding for AW Hainsworth. We are looking forward to seeing how these businesses develop.

Adam Hainsworth, Company Director, AW Hainsworth & Sons Ltd

Our Creative Hub based at A W Ainsworth continues to attract growing creative businesses who enjoy the exciting, dynamic co-working space. Read more about some of the amazing work are tenants are doing.

The new centre is part of Leeds Beckett University’s network of University Business Centres which have been operating for more than 17 years. Over 270 businesses across the region are currently located in our private, shared and co-working spaces which to date have supported over 870 businesses to accelerate their growth.
AW Hainsworth & Sons Ltd
Spring Valley Mills
LS28 6DW
Nearby parking is available in a free Leeds City Council car park on Bradford Road opposite the Travellers Rest Pub a two minute walk to the mill.
By Train:
The Leeds Creative Hub is located a 10 minute walk from New Pudsey railway station. From the station, walk straight down Stanningley Road to the junction with Richardshaw Lane. AW Hainsworth is on the left, set back slightly from the road.
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