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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...

By.  Sherif Youssef How can the Leeds City council work with different partners within the region to deliver on the Leeds Inclusive Growth Strategy 2023? This question took centre stage at the Future of the Inclusive Growth Strategy event last October that I organised together with my colleagues George Edwards...

identiTee is a gender-neutral clothing company offering a variety of t-shirts to “anyone and everyone” whilst raising awareness of anti-bullying. identiTee provides charitable donations to victims of bullying with a focus on LGBTQ+, BAME and other minority groups. My aim is to run a profitable business which positively raises awareness...

Fabrics, wall coverings and furnishings influenced by geological structures are amongst the products being developed by enterprising Geology student Josephine Canning at the University of Leeds. After winning a highly competitive place on the University’s ‘Year in Enterprise’ programme, Josephine is taking a year out of her degree studies to...

Third year Management student, Harriett Howe, has capitalised on a raft of enterprise opportunities offered at the University to great effect, to achieve her long-held ambition of running her own lingerie business. On her Year in Enterprise, Harriett was fully immersed in her business venture, Lunebelle, a lingerie company which...