university business centre Leeds

supporting business success in leeds

The University Business Centre – Leeds, based in the City Centre offers flexible, affordable office contracts including registered business address, co-working and virtual office packages along with access to a wide range of support to your business to grow.

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accelerate your business growth

Join a thriving business community in the heart of the city. Over 270 businesses across the region are currently located in our private, virtual and co-working spaces so you’ll be part of a diverse network of business professionals here in Leeds.

In a quiet location just a short walk from Leeds train station, we offer a range of spaces and services to suit your needs. Base your business with us and you’ll also benefit from business advice and mentoring, professional training and development as well as access to knowledge transfer and research expertise.

We are more than just a physical space, we are a community

As well as dedicated spaces and business services our members enjoy a wealth of benefits including valuable networking opportunities, mentoring and training.

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  • Located close to Millennium Square in a quiet leafy location, just ten minutes walk from Leeds railway station
  • There's both private and co-working office space with support to help your business grow
  • You can take advantage of a prestigious Leeds city centre-registered business address, with a professional reception area and postal service
  • Virtual Office Services available if you're a freelancer or business owner working from home or looking to establish a Leeds City Centre presence
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  • Our communal areas offer space to collaborate and share ideas
  • There are plenty of opportunities to work with other entrepreneurs and we offer a calendar of events for our members that will link you with our local business community

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  • Networking and business development opportunities, including regular free events and a comprehensive training programme
  • Access to funded business growth support including mentoring, training and diagnostics (eligibility criteria apply)
  • There's one year’s free membership of Leeds, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, plus free access to two or more of their networking events
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  • Access to university expertise including research, consultancy and continuous professional development
  • There's support to access top quality graduate talent with the skills your business needs

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  • Professional reception and postal services
  • High speed broadband
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Parking is available at nearby NCP car parks, situated at the Merrion Centre or on Woodhouse Lane

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  • The centre is also home to The Therapy Room at our Headingley campus, which provides holistic massage treatments and complimentary therapies
  • There are onsite kitchen facilities and discounts at local restaurants and coffee shops

  • Located close to Millennium Square in a quiet leafy location, just ten minutes walk from Leeds railway station
  • There's both private and co-working office space with support to help your business grow
  • You can take advantage of a prestigious Leeds city centre-registered business address, with a professional reception area and postal service
  • Virtual Office Services available if you're a freelancer or business owner working from home or looking to establish a Leeds City Centre presence
View of Leeds Town Hall clock tower from outside Leeds City Library

  • Our communal areas offer space to collaborate and share ideas
  • There are plenty of opportunities to work with other entrepreneurs and we offer a calendar of events for our members that will link you with our local business community

Meeting between two people, one of which is taking notes - UBC Halifax
  • Networking and business development opportunities, including regular free events and a comprehensive training programme
  • Access to funded business growth support including mentoring, training and diagnostics (eligibility criteria apply)
  • There's one year’s free membership of Leeds, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, plus free access to two or more of their networking events
Man and woman in a business meeting

  • Access to university expertise including research, consultancy and continuous professional development
  • There's support to access top quality graduate talent with the skills your business needs

Two women chatting during a meeting

  • Professional reception and postal services
  • High speed broadband
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Parking is available at nearby NCP car parks, situated at the Merrion Centre or on Woodhouse Lane

Close up of tea and coffee facilities

  • The centre is also home to The Therapy Room at our Headingley campus, which provides holistic massage treatments and complimentary therapies
  • There are onsite kitchen facilities and discounts at local restaurants and coffee shops

Female smiling with person off camera

An established and trusted business network

Leeds Beckett University has a network of University Business Centres which have been operating for more than 15 years supporting over 800 businesses to accelerate their growth. Find out more about the benefits of working with us.

Why work with us
Our community hear from our clients

The University Business Centre is a welcoming and well-run facility with helpful, communicative and friendly staff. It is a lovely place to work at.

discover the business centre

Book a tour and explore our range of facilities, from private offices to co-working spaces, we have it all. We also have a range of communal areas such as our meeting rooms, kitchens and more.

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George Lancaster - UBC Co-ordinator - Leeds

Meet George Lancaster

University Business Centre Coordinator

I’ve worked from our Queen Square centre for a number of years now, and my favourite part of the role by far is building relationships with the business community we have. I take great pride in observing the growth of businesses we’ve supported, whether that’s employing over 200 people or watching a freelancer gain a strong foothold in their market. I have a strong knowledge of all the business support available across West Yorkshire and I’m always looking for an opportunity to share that, so come and visit the centre right in the middle of Leeds and find out more.

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Our services

From private offices spaces to remote working packages, we have a range of services available to support your business.

  • Private office spaces with a prestigious Leeds city-centre address
  • As a private office tenant you have full access to our business support programme, business mentoring and up to four hours meeting room usage per month

  • Renting a desk in a shared office is a great affordable option if you are looking for a base without the full cost of a private office. It also gives you the opportunity to work with others around you, and experience an exciting and supportive environment with other entrepreneurs
  • You'll have your own dedicated workspace with access to communal kitchens and 4 hours free meeting room usage per month. You can also benefit from onsite legal, accountancy and finance clinics, one-to-one advice and mentoring with our Business Adviser and one year's free membership to Leeds, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

  • Our centre is the perfect place to hold your meeting or event – our spaces are reserved for use by our private, co working and virtual office clients
  • We have a variety of spaces available for hire and we provide a full service including AV equipment, flipchart, refreshments and help to source catering

Starting from £15pcm (+VAT)

  • Ideal for people who work from home and need a professional Registered Business Address
  • We also provide mail handling services - if you would like us to forward your mail to an address of your choosing, the cost is £25pcm
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Starting from £35pcm (+VAT)

  • Our Virtual Office package is ideal for businesses who are looking for a professional business address and mail forwarding with additional access to our business lounge and up to four hours free use of meeting space per month - co-working is subject to availability in this package
  • Virtual Office Executive also includes one-to-one advice and mentoring with our Business Adviser, and one year's free membership of the Leeds, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. This is available from £75pcm
Find out more and book
  • Private office spaces with a prestigious Leeds city-centre address
  • As a private office tenant you have full access to our business support programme, business mentoring and up to four hours meeting room usage per month

  • Renting a desk in a shared office is a great affordable option if you are looking for a base without the full cost of a private office. It also gives you the opportunity to work with others around you, and experience an exciting and supportive environment with other entrepreneurs
  • You'll have your own dedicated workspace with access to communal kitchens and 4 hours free meeting room usage per month. You can also benefit from onsite legal, accountancy and finance clinics, one-to-one advice and mentoring with our Business Adviser and one year's free membership to Leeds, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

  • Our centre is the perfect place to hold your meeting or event – our spaces are reserved for use by our private, co working and virtual office clients
  • We have a variety of spaces available for hire and we provide a full service including AV equipment, flipchart, refreshments and help to source catering

Starting from £15pcm (+VAT)

  • Ideal for people who work from home and need a professional Registered Business Address
  • We also provide mail handling services - if you would like us to forward your mail to an address of your choosing, the cost is £25pcm

Starting from £35pcm (+VAT)

  • Our Virtual Office package is ideal for businesses who are looking for a professional business address and mail forwarding with additional access to our business lounge and up to four hours free use of meeting space per month - co-working is subject to availability in this package
  • Virtual Office Executive also includes one-to-one advice and mentoring with our Business Adviser, and one year's free membership of the Leeds, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. This is available from £75pcm
Our community hear from our clients

For a start-up it’s a no-brainer really. It’s low risk and high quality. The premises are looked after with no involvement from us (allowing us to focus on our own business), and the extras wrapped around the great value feel genuinely established with only one thing in mind: to support us, as a start-up, to grow.

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Get in touch

Our team can help you find the right solution for your business. Get in touch to speak to one of our advisers or book a tour and come and see our spaces and facilities for yourself.