Working with business
Helping businesses to achieve their ambitions
Leeds University Business School is where academic rigour meets real-world business practice.
Help to Grow: Management Course
This government-subsidised management course helps local SME business leaders grow their business, fast. You will receive in-depth training and 1:1 business mentoring.Learn more about Help to Grow
Executive Leadership Level 7 Apprenticeship
Ideal for senior managers wanting to develop their leadership skills and take on the next stage of their career.Find out about apprenticeships
Share your challenge with us
We invite you to share your challenge with us. We regularly collaborate with organisations through research projects and consultancy.Find out more
Working with business
From direct collaboration and learning programmes to research projects, insight and inspiration. Leeds University Business School is where academic rigour meets real-world business practice.
In a constantly changing world, events can impact suddenly and directly on businesses. The need to adapt and transform is not optional. Whatever challenges you’re facing – growing your business, setting out climate change goals and just transitions, adapting to new ways of working – we can provide the expertise, the insight and the people to help your business thrive in a changing world.
Research and consultancy
We help ambitious organisations achieve operational and strategic goals through a range of consultancy and advisory services.More on Research and consultancy
Professional and Executive Education
Providing organisations and business professionals with a wide range of transformational learning experiences.More on Professional and Executive Education
Working with students
Tap into our talent through placements and projects. An opportunity to investigate your organisation’s challenges, while helping our future graduates.More on Working with students
Small business support
Small businesses operate in a fast-moving environment. As your team and business grow you will find you face new challenges, and that advice from people who have been there before can be invaluable.More on Small business support
Who we work with
We work with small businesses, large corporate organisations and public bodies through our executive education, collaborative research projects and talented community of students.
Who we work with
Select an organisation from the left-hand menu to find out more about our work
In 2022 we partnered with KPMG to deliver a Family Business Leadership Academy that helps prepare members of family businesses to take up a leadership role in the coming years.Read about the Family Business Leadership Academy
Novuna Consumer Finance
Experts at Leeds University Business School have worked with finance provider, Novuna Consumer Finance, to explore using AI technology to make improved decisions for customers.Read about our research consultancy project
We took part in the Virgin Money Levelling Upstarts programme that brought together Masters students with SMEs to share knowledge and provide mentoring opportunities.Read about the Levelling Upstarts programme
Find out how our expertise helped an organisation capture the value of their data to drive their business forward.Read how we helped use data to transform a furniture supplier
Cooper King Distillery
Read our case study of how two students undertook a project working with England’s first carbon-neutral distillery.Read about our latest SME student project
Read our case study of how a local small business owner benefited from our leadership programmes.Read about how we helped a small business build an effective strategy
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Two senior NHS managers tell us about their experiences of our leadership programme.Read about how we worked with senior NHS managers
Hatmill - supply chain logistics consultants
Our Exceptional Non-Executive Director (NED) programme places experienced directors into SMEs enabling them to gain the skills and knowledge to become an effective NED, whilst sharing their experience and guidance with the business.Read more about how the NED placement benefited Hatmills
Re:Work - Leeds-based office furniture business
Re:Work CEO Caroline Wherritt took part in our Help to Grow: Management course for SME leaders who are looking to grow their business. Caroline is one of more than 100 business leaders who have taken part.Read more about Help to Grow and Caroline's experience of the programme
Leeds University Business School has been building long-term partnerships with a wide range of private, public and third-party organisation over many years. We are located just a short walk from Leeds City centre and are perfectly placed to help local organisations to grow and innovate.
Find out more about how we can help
Ideas in Practice seminars
A free seminar series bringing together business people, policy makers and academics.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Benefit from our expertise through this unique Government funded initiative, which has proven results in helping businesses to grow.
Help To Grow Alumni Event Spring 2023
Friday 24 March 2023More on Help To Grow Alumni Event Spring 2023