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About Us

The Centre for Enterprise is an established and professorially led team of enterprising academics within Manchester Metropolitan University.

We are passionate about research – and even more passionate about taking that research and turning it into practical knowledge, which can be applied to improve regional businesses. Our areas of expertise are growth, leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability. We offer a range of programmes around these themes, many fully-funded. Join us to access our knowledge and our business network to develop yourself and to grow your business.

World Class for Impact and Research

In the Research Excellence Framework, 2014 the Centre was the only centre in the faculty of Business and Law judged world class in both research and impact. With 15 successful research council grants in the last 5 years and significant private sector funding, a Small Business Charter Mark award recognised our work with small firms in 2014.

Our externally appointed Advisory Board brings expertise from 6 national business leaders, who share our passion for university knowledge to empower business communities. We are

  • A practical business engagement team, supporting innovation and strategic business development, including social enterprise
  • A dedicated research team informing enterprise policy, regionally and nationally
  • Leading on new work-based learning initiatives, including degree apprenticeships
  • Well known for making research useful in practice for small firms, focusing on owner-manager leadership and company growth

Find out more about What We Do.