University Business Centres
Base your business with us to access prestigious office space and unique support to help you grow
AD:VENTURE Partner Leeds Beckett University has a network of University Business Centres located in Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield including specialist creative and digital hubs.
The Centres provide a range of flexible office services from virtual office and co-working, through to larger private space as well as support to help you grow your business.
As a Centre client you can also access business advice and mentoring along with professional training, meeting facilities and free use of our business lounges across Yorkshire.
You will also have access to funding for business growth, networking events, knowledge transfer, academic research expertise and graduate talent.
The Centres provide you with the opportunity to work alongside a vibrant and professional community of other young and growing businesses with opportunities to work on joint projects together.
In delivering our support to businesses we work with commercial business partners such as law firm Lupton Fawcett, WGN Accountants and Yorkshire Bank who provide legal, professional and financial advice. There is also the opportunity to apply for the annual Business Advantage Awards, a package of support worth up to £5000 each.
Find out more at http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/universitybusinesscentres/
- Contributing £520m to the regional economy, the university is an integral part of the region, with more than 3,000 staff and more than 6,000 graduates entering the talent pool each year.
- Leeds Beckett University has been operating University Business Centres for over 15 years and have supported over 800 businesses.
Wider University Benefits
Being part of a University Business Centre gives you unique access to wider support and leading expertise from Leeds Beckett University to help you grow your business.
Leeds Beckett University works extensively with new and established businesses in the region, providing continuing professional development (CPD), training for employees and is one of the leading providers of degree apprenticeships.
We also work directly with business to help promote innovation and improve productivity and performance. Our specialists from our research institutes can offer up-to-date guidance in many areas of research and provide bespoke consultancy to help your business make tangible improvements.
Projects such as KTP’s (Knowledge Transfer Projects) and BGIP’s (Business Growth Innovation Projects) create a unique partnership between the University, a business and a highly skilled graduate and can attract up to 67 % government funding to help you introduce new technology, develop and launch new products, enter new markets, or develop more efficient ways of working.
A KTP creates a unique partnership between a business, the University and a highly skilled graduate.
Workspace offer for NEW AD:VENTURE clients at Leeds Beckett University Business Centre’s
Free office facilities & a chance to win over £6,000 of business support
In addition to the Leeds Beckett UBC workspace offer, businesses can enter the annual Business Advantage Awards where 5 businesses can win a year’s free accountancy and legal support and 3 years free business banking (worth in excess of £6,000) Free specialist support will be offered through corporate partners – Yorkshire Bank, Lupton Fawcett, WGN, Exa Networks, The Yorkshire Post, Calderdale Council, Wakefield Council and Wakefield College. The awards deadline is the 27th February 2019.
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