Whatever stage your business is at, from start-up to an established SME, whether privately owned, public or not-for profit, the university’s experienced advisors will facilitate academic resources and expertise to help you thrive. They offer a range of support that includes professional consultancy, research, work placements and bespoke workshops. The University has recently achieved a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating for its apprenticeship provision in 2023 and has the largest offer of apprenticeships in the SEMLEP area. They also offer a variety of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses to help add value to your organisation.
Who can benefit?
UK based businesses from South East Midlands area and beyond.
How can I Benefit?
- Get unbiased, tailored guidance available to businesses of all sizes across South East Midlands area and England.
- Access to a wide range of services underpinned by the university’s academic and industry-led expertise to support growth and productivity, helping you become a market leader.
- The team works within a network of key regional partners and can signpost you to the best possible people to help with your business challenge – offering exposure to specialists to suit your needs.
- The consultancy and research support you receive is underpinned by the latest research - offering credibility – with the University being ranked 'world leading' and 'internationally excellent' by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
Our External Partnerships
We work in partnerships with a number of regional agencies, including the Local Authorities, Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, and many more. Each partner within our network can offer specialist skills, strengths, and expertise to the businesses in the area, to help them innovate and grow.