First SME Leaders Forum of 2024

Leeds University Business School held an SME Leaders Forum on 30th January 2024.

The session took place in NEXUS where local small-business owners and senior leaders had the opportunity to get together and hear from Chartered Occupational Psychologist, and Associate Professor at Leeds University Business School, Dr Helen Hughes.

She shared her advice on the importance of having a strong workplace network to cultivate a sense of belonging and commitment across your organisation.

Speaking to the attendees of our SME Leaders Forum, Helen shared what having a strong workplace network can result in:

  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Quicker problem - solving
  • Improved Innovation
  • Knowledge more effectively captured and managed
  • Improved organisational performance as a whole

Thank you to everyone who came along. Our forum events bring together local business owners to help facilitate networking with an opportunity to hear the latest thoughts from the Business School and to network with regional SME Business Owners. 

We are already looking forward to the next SME Leaders Forum will be happening on the week commencing 5th June 2023 and watch out for more updates with the Small Business Hub at Leeds University Business School.

Find out more about our SME Leaders Forum.