SME Leaders Forum

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

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 programme dates

  • Dates for 2021 are due to be announced soon,


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