Case Studies

After graduating with a Multimedia Computing BSc degree, Greg Preece worked in Australia, Canada and London in a string of demanding jobs for Metro, Monitise and Microsoft.  Greg then combined his impressive IT skills with his passion to start his own software business and documented his progress on his YouTube...

Postgraduate student Sam Appleton, chose to study an MSc Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Leeds. Sam intends to focus his studies on ’family business’ – his own family run a personal training and boxing gym. Sam says his Masters degree helped him apply the practical aspects of the programme to the...

Caroline Wherritt is Founder and Chief Executive of Re:Work, a Yorkshire based social enterprise. An alumna of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme, she is passionate about supporting our MSc Enterprise & Entrepreneurship students and sharing her own experiences of launching a successful business. She was invited by the...

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...

While studying on the MSc Enterprise through the Leeds Enterprise Centre, Robert Conway and Andrew Green put their skills in to action by setting up a business called TourOutdoor. The student tour company runs guided excursions to cultural and historical locations across Yorkshire and the UK. Andrew said: “We had...

From an early age Charlotte had a keen interest in fashion, poring over the pages of Vogue magazine and sketching ball gowns, ‘…possibly influenced by Disney princesses!’ she quips, and always knew she wanted to have her own fashion brand. At the age of 17 Charlotte was diagnosed with anxiety...

Chiraag’s first real introduction to enterprise and entrepreneurship came when he took part in ‘The Innovative Medic’ module, during his second year, taught by Dr Sarah Underwood from the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies. The module provided the foundations of what being enterprising was all about. Looking at social...

John Munn, final year Management with Marketing student, Year in Enterprise student and president of the Leeds Enterprise Society didn’t set out to run his own brewery business! Whilst always having an entrepreneurial spirit, playing in and managing bands, it wasn’t until his second year at University, on moving into...