SME Leaders Forum

Corporate event attendees

Leeds University Business School is delighted to welcome SME business owners and leaders to join us at our SME Leaders Forum, which runs bi-monthly from 3pm-6.30pm on Wednesday afternoons.

Upcoming events

New dates will be available in 2021. To register your interest, or for more information, please contact Susanne Marchant (

Why should I attend?

This Forum has been created to enable SME leaders to: 

  • Hear from inspiring speakers on topics relevant to their fast-paced organisations; 
  • Carve out some time to work on their business, thinking about key changes and innovations; 
  • Work with other like-minded SME 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 SME leaders meeting the following criteria:

  • Be the owner/leader/shareholder of a growing SME
  • Be operating from their own business premises
  • Be from a business that has been operating at least 2 years and have employees