SME Leaders Forum

SME leaders sat around a table in discussion

Leeds University Business School is delighted to welcome small business owners and senior leaders to join us at our SME Leaders Forum, which runs 3 times a year, late afternoon/early evening. 

Why should I attend?

This Forum has been created to enable small business leaders to: 

  • Hear from inspiring speakers on topics relevant to their fast-paced organisations 
  • Carve out time to work on their business, thinking about key changes and innovations
  • Work with other like-minded leaders to tackle issues and learn from their experiences 
  • Share their own stories of success

Each forum event will have a speaker to introduce a particular topic or share their key learnings, followed by a short workshop session during which leaders will be able to apply new ideas to their business and discuss challenges with their peer-group. The events include networking opportunities. 

The forum is free to attend and open to all small business leaders meeting the following criteria:

  • Owner/leader/shareholder of a growing SME
  • Operating from their own business premises
  • Operating at least 2 years and have employees

Upcoming forum dates

  • Tuesday 23 November at 3:45-6:30pm on the University campus
    New Ways of Working – “Office v Homeworking” Dr Matt Davis, Associate Professor
    Reserve your place by completing the registration form
  • Spring 2022 – date to be announced
  • Summer 2022 – date to be announced 


Contact Susanne Marchant ( to find out more about the forum.