Do you want to start a business?

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1st for social enterprises & 3rd in the country for successful graduate start-ups

(*still trading after 3 years - HESA report)

The ƹƵ of ƹƵ is ranked first for students going on to create successful social enterprises in a new study of the UK’s most entrepreneurial universities. Read the full article

If you are looking to explore an innovative business idea or seeking support for your start-up, we can help you transform your vision into reality by utilising our experienced academics, and our vast network of key regional partners.

We offer a range of services to assist you, including workshops, one-to-one academic consultancy, and additional resources that support you on those important first steps of your business journey.

Our Culture and Community Engagement team run a range of place-based projects and shares resources that aim to support local cultural practitioners and entrepreneurs. This includes development programmes for entrepreneurial, partnership, business and fundraising capabilities.

Our wide range of funded projects and strategic partnerships enable us to lead on responsive place-based models that meet the current demands and knowledge gaps within the creative and cultural sectors, through a diverse set of offers, led by the community.

Support for creative and cultural sectors