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Our Partners

Our Partners

Our University Business Centres are supported by our key partners and are delivered in collaboration with stakeholders in the region.

We understand that all of our client businesses need to find legal, accountancy, and digital solutions when they are starting and growing their businesses. Our partners in these sectors provide regular free advice clinics and workshops on topics that are relevant to client businesses, including digital skills, legal issues, access to finance, growth and business planning.

Our partners also support our events and the annual Business Advantage Awards.


Lupton Fawcett LLP

Lupton Fawcett are a well-established commercial law firm with offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York.  They have particular expertise in advising spin-outs, start-ups and scale-ups through all their growth stages and to eventual exit..

The team can provide expert advice on all aspects of commercial law including intellectual property, contracts, employment law and HR, data protection and property law covering many different business sectors.

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Exa Networks was founded in 2003 and is one of the only Internet Service Providers to specialise in creating bespoke solutions - meeting the needs of industries ranging from the education sector and retail outlets to hotels, business parks, wind farms and more.

Exa Networks are particularly delighted to be locating a data centre in our Halifax Business Centre which will see the installation of DarkLight, a super-fast internet connection capable of achieving speeds of up to 100,000Mbps (100Gbps) making the city one of the best connected locations in the UK.

Yorkshire Bank

Yorkshire Bank was founded in Halifax in 1859 and has a proud tradition of working with businesses and communities to support economic growth in the region. 
Yorkshire Bank are committed to working with SMEs at every stage of the business lifecycle and last year launched their three year £6bn lending commitment to fuel growth, which includes £300m a year in Yorkshire and the Humber.

New businesses and existing businesses who switch accounts can also benefit from the offer of free day-to-day banking for 25 months.If you would like to find out more about the support offered by our partners or if you would like to arrange an introduction please get in touch.

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WGN Accountants provide a full range of accountancy and financial advice services to the SME market in Yorkshire. The business has worked with start-ups and early stage businesses since it was founded in 1974 and focuses on providing sound business advice in addition to the core services.

Over the last 40 years WGN has grown substantially through recommendations from satisfied clients, but has retained its core values; entrepreneurial skills, a positive work ethic and an ability to motivate along with a passion for helping businesses develop and grow.

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