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What We Do

Our track record

The Centre for Enterprise has successfully delivered research and development projects in small business and related areas, via ESRC, EPSRC, Leverhulme, public and private sector funding, with widespread impacts to our research informing policy and practice in entrepreneurship.

Since its launch in March 2001, The Centre for Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School has attracted over £12m of revenue to support practical and research activities to develop entrepreneurs and their businesses. This has included contracts to encourage growth in groups of SME owners and others to develop leadership skills in small business owners. Research Council awards include ESRC Business Engagement funding, plus two ESRC Knowledge Exchange Fellowships to build capabilities in third sector enterprises plus EPSRC awards to investigate business models emerging from suitable entrepreneurship in the UK and India.

Why we do what we do

The Centre for Enterprise uses its four core knowledge areas: business growth, entrepreneurial leadership, enterprise and sustainability to impact upon North West regional economic growth, UK and European policy development and international academic advancement of knowledge. 

"Putting knowledge to work to help people and communities perform"

The work we do is organised under three main strands. We can support your small business by:

Growing Businesses

Engage with other business leaders, use our expert business knowledge and access the latest research available to help you grow your business. Find out more

Supporting Enterprise

We work with undergraduates, graduates, alumni and academics to embed enterprise learning in the next generation of business leaders to enable them to start their own business. Find out more

Embedding Research

Knowledge generated through research at the Centre for Enterprise informs our programmes for established businesses and new start-ups. We contribute to the disciples of business management, entrepreneurship and public policy through publication in peer reviewed academic journals. We also work hard to ensure our research is accessible and useful for businesses and social enterprises. Our research attracts external funding from central and local government, the European Commission, business, charities and UK research councils. Find out more