Case Studies

Taking part in the Enterprise Consultancy module gave a York-based gin and whisky distillery the chance to progress market-leading ideas and created opportunities for students to improve their employability.   Chris Jaume, Co-Founder and Director of Cooper King Distillery, met University of Leeds enterprise Lecturer Dr Richard Tunstall, through the NatWest Accelerator programme.  ‘We had so many ideas for where to take our business...

Enterprise Consultancy was easily one of the best modules I studied throughout my time at university Charity organisation Better Giving Partnership gained valuable insights, time and a fresh perspective to help develop their ‘Givto’ fundraising service thanks to the varied backgrounds and skills of the Enterprise Consultancy students. Increasing capacity...

Leeds-based social enterprise, Shine Workspace, benefitted from the fresh approach and strategic ideas of third-year students to help them navigate their co-working and office meeting space in a covid world. I’d definitely recommend the Enterprise Consultancy module to other organisations looking for a fresh, intelligent perspective on how they work...

Edward Mbanasor, student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, is completing an intercalated MSc degree combining MBChB Medicine and Surgery with Enterprise. The beginnings of a business idea Prior to attending The University of Leeds, Edward studied Clinical Sciences at University of Bradford, which is where his business idea...

Biotechnology with Enterprise student William Setra has used knowledge gained from his CEES modules (Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies) and his Spark-awarded scholarship to gain the funding, connections and experience to launch his own corporate social responsibility business. Discovering opportunities through Spark William first heard of the student start-up...

MSc Enterprise and Entrepreneurship student Hannah Shirley has taken advice, ideas and inspiration from her studies in Leeds University Business School (LUBS) to develop two business ventures.   Studying at LUBS  After a three-year undergraduate degree in Management at the University of Leeds, Hannah began a one-year Masters degree in 2020. ‘Admittedly, I’d planned to...

Bec Evans, Author and Founder of Prolifiko Consulting Ltd, is an enterprise ambassador at CEES, mentoring and supporting students to develop their ideas and explore different routes into business.  Finding a way into enterprise  After studying English and Philosophy at university, Bec secured a role in publishing. ‘It was the traditional, old school way of getting a job...

School of Medicine student Izzy Rycroft combined her final year of her Medicine and Surgery MBChB study at The University of Leeds with a launching a business. Developing a life-changing business idea As a fifth year student in the School of Medicine, Izzy’s venture blended her medical knowledge with an...

The Centre of Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Studies (CEES) at Leeds University Business School (LUBS) Enterprise Ambassador programme provides an opportunity for students to be guided by successful local entrepreneurs and work on real-life business cases. Essentially, it’s a supporting link between the university and the commercial world. Founder and CEO...

  James Gupta, Co-Founder and CEO of Synap was a Medical student at the University of Leeds. He and fellow student, Omair Vaiyani, designed an app to make revision for exams fun, interactive and impactful. Together they formed Synap, an award-winning start-up based in Leeds, but with clients all over the world, now employing 13 members of staff. It was also named as...