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CEES Post Graduate Researcher, Sherif Youssef   One of the most rewarding aspects of working at the University of Leeds is exposure to the diversity of expertise among our staff. Given that entrepreneurship is a large and inter-disciplinary field, this provides researchers within the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies...

Most ideas get stuck in the gap between the dream and the implementation. That can be the case whether you are working in-house trying to develop new products, if you have a creative side project or plan to start a business. What working with CEES as an ambassador taught me...

By Sherif Youssef Sherif Youssef is a postgraduate researcher at the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies at Leeds University Business School and the Bauman Institute. Sherif is an Organizational Theorist with a background in marketing and public policy. His research focuses on hybrid organisations such as social enterprises in...

Kairen Skelley, Spark’s head of Business Start-up said: “This was a unique and incredible opportunity for these three talented student entrepreneurs. We knew that they would make the most of it and it’s fantastic to see the impact that it’s had already on their outlook, confidence and their business plans as they start their Year in Enterprise.”

We are looking for a student intern to work 4-hours a week from September 2019.  You will need an awareness and understanding of work carried out by The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies and Enterprise At Leeds. Applications are invited from University of Leeds students studying any discipline but...

The conceptual paper, ‘A theory of venturing: a critical realist explanation of why my father is not like Richard Branson’, by Galloway, Kapasi and Wimalasena, was published recently in the International Small Business Journal. The paper examines entrepreneurship, opportunity and value, revealing that wealth and economic growth are not the...

In February 2019, Dr Mariana Estrada-Robles chaired a panel discussion on social enterprise. This Q&A Panel consisted of social entrepreneurs at different stages of their journey discussing the motivations of starting-up their enterprises and challenges they are currently facing. Mariana was joined by: Stephen Curry – Upper Calder Valley Renaissance  Dawn Wood – Fabrication...

Dr Richard Tunstall at the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies, acted as Section Lead for a new cohort of participants on the internationally recognised Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme which saw another successful completion this month. Supported by Leeds University Business School, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses...

I have had many highs and lows during my enterprise, my success during Christmas of reaching over £15,000 in sales was a huge accomplishment. But I feel that the greatest accomplishment is honestly the feeling of independence and freedom which this enterprise has given me. Ben Clark is a third-year...