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Peer Networks

The Peer Networks programme is a fully funded programme specifically designed to enable small business owners to grow their businesses.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)

A KTP enables a business to access knowledge, technology or skills within the University in order to resolve an organisational challenge or grow your business.

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Short courses and customised programmes

We can provide you and your organisation with a wide range of transformational learning experiences

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Share your challenge with us

We invite you to share your challenge with us. We regularly collaborate with organisations through research projects and consultancy.

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Working with business

The Business School is an internationally renowned centre of business excellence, supporting and collaborating with organisations regionally, nationally and internationally. In addition, academics are involved at government level to influence policy makers and business agendas. We work with small businesses, large corporate organisations and public bodies through collaborative research, consultancy, executive education and events. 

We help ambitious organisations achieve operational and strategic goals through a range of consultancy and advisory services.

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Providing organisations and business professionals with a wide range of transformational learning experiences.

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Tap into our talent through placements and projects. An opportunity to investigate your organisation’s challenges, while helping our future graduates.

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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.

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Ideas in Practice seminars

A free seminar series bringing together business people, policy makers and academics.

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Benefit from our expertise through this unique Government funded initiative, which has proven results in helping businesses to grow.

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Supporting local businesses

We delivered a programme of peer networks and coaching to support small businesses respond to the impact of Covid-19

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Case study: helping a small business build an effective strategy

Read our case study of how a local small business owner benefited from our leadership programmes

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