Business at UCLan


Business and UCLan

At UCLan, we believe in establishing collaborative partnerships with our business customers. What sets us apart is our strong reputation for applied business research, entrepreneurship, innovation and bringing academic excellence to life. Innovation is part of our culture and we work hard to establish links with local, regional, national and international businesses, sharing and exchanging our expertise and research to help give you that competitive edge.

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Access our Expertise

Access world-leading expertise through our academics, researchers and facilities to help your business innovate.

Develop your workforce

Develop your Workforce

Develop the talent within your organisation though our range of professional qualifications and short courses.

Recruit our talent

Recruit our Talent

Utilise our student and graduate community to access up-to-date knowledge innovation and enterprise and recruit the leaders of the future.

Grow your business

Grow Your Business

Tap into a wide range of specialist business support aimed at helping the region’s SMEs grow.

Feature News

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UCLan appoints architects and engineers for multi-million Engineering Innovation Centre

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has taken the first steps towards turning its plans for a state-of-the-art engineering facility into reality by appointing the project’s architects and engineers.

Manchester based SimpsonHaugh and Partners will lead on the design of the £30 million plus Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) in collaboration with Reiach and Hall Architects. BDP, which also has an office in Manchester and was founded in Preston, has been appointed to provide the engineering expertise for the project.

Construction of the UCLan EIC will begin in early 2016 as one of the first stages of the University’s far-reaching £200 million campus redevelopment plans.

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News / Events

Businesses to benefit from volunteering workshop

Businesses across the region are being invited to attend a free workshop which will examine the benefits of supporting employees through sponsored volunteering programmes.

Employer Sponsored Volunteering: Realising the Potential is being held by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) on May 23 at the University’s Preston campus.

The workshop aims to bring together businesses to explore the benefits and issues relating to supporting staff to participate in volunteering positions during working hours.

Attendees will also hear from speakers including Lynn Saggerson, chief executive officer of Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde College’s Volunteer Centre, Russell Hogarth, Community Ambassador at UCLan, and Stephen Sloss, chief executive officer of Salvere Social Enterprise CIC.

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