Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Business School, with its origins dating back to 1898, is a proud part of Leeds Beckett University. With more than five thousand students, here in Leeds Business School, we are proud of our passion for nurturing exceptional graduates, innovative thinkers and dynamic and enterprising business professionals.
Our vision is to be an accessible, innovative and engaged business school contributing positively to the regional economy by bringing learning to life through practice.
As part of this vision, Leeds Business School has valued a tradition in offering a range of support and developmental opportunities to small and medium enterprises, in addition to business services and a range of professional courses. Working closely with Leeds City Region, we are keen to support social entrepreneurs and help create a supportive eco-system where social enterprise talent is encouraged and nurtured and opportunities are supported and funded.
Businesses are closely working with our school that provides expert mentoring and training, access to specialist University facilities and academic expertise, regular networking and training events. The business school also works closely with regional and national regulatory bodies that can offer funding for affordable and flexible office services, quality assured enterprise training programmes, mentoring and support.
Stakeholder Engagement to Support Growth
|Leeds Beckett are trailblazers for using procurement to support SMEs and enhance impact. They not only removed barriers but also provided help to SMEs. Their action research with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Leeds City Council and the Local Economic Partnership in Leeds engaged twelve ‘anchor organisations’ - those that make a significant contribution to the local economy through the large number of people they employ, the money they spend procuring goods and services, and their investment in real estate and their contribution to the strategic development of the region. The level of stakeholder engagement and proactive support for developing the SME supply chain demonstrated by Leeds Beckett is an exemplar of good practice and inspiration for other Universities and regions. Full exemplar here.|