SME business support

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If you are a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) then you are likely to be in a fast-moving and changing business environment.

As your team and business grows you will find you face new challenges, and that advice from people who have been there before can be invaluable.

What we offer

SME Peer Network Programme

The SME Peer Network programme is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. Delivered locally by the University of Leeds in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), this programme creates diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues.
Find out more about the SME Peer Network Programme.

SME Future Leaders Programme

Ideal for leaders of high-growth organisations looking to grow their teams and hone strategic direction.
Find out more about the SME Future Leaders Programme.

Exceptional Non-Executive Director Programme

Ideal for leaders of high-growth organisations looking to grow their teams and hone strategic direction.
Find out more about the Exceptional NED Programme.

SME Leaders Forum

Our forum events bring together local business owners to help facilitate networking. They are also an opportunity to learn new ideas from like-minded individuals.
Book your place at the SME Leaders Forum. 

Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses

This partnership helps entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support.
Visit the Goldman Sachs website for more details. 

Nexus

Nexus is a community for technology businesses of all shapes and sizes that work, connect and collaborate with the research and innovation expertise at the University of Leeds. 
Find out more about Nexus