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.

Access our expertise

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

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and the University of Central Lancashire Productivity Study

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has commissioned the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to conduct research into how best to boost productivity in Lancashire. This will involve learning from businesses about examples of best practice, but also potential barriers that prevent or frustrate the ability for businesses to grow and become more productive.

The results of this work will be made freely available to all businesses who participate in this project, both through the offer of a free copy of the main findings and an invitation to a (free) talk that the project team will deliver when the project has been completed.

In order for the research to be as accurate and comprehensive as possible, it is critical that as many businesses as possible, from the local area, contribute to our understanding of the factors which can encourage, or discourage, growth and productivity.

The survey has been designed to be completed by an owner or manager of the business, who has overview or responsibility for performance and strategy.

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Chairman of the Board David Taylor to lead the proceedings

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Board has been named as the host of the University Entrepreneurs Challenge (UEC).

David Taylor, the head judge in ITV Granada’s pioneering business enterprise competition called Flying Start, will lead proceedings at Manchester’s Hilton Hotel on 27 April.

Six new business leaders and their companies, spun out of the north’s higher education institutions, will compete in front of a live audience and four distinguished judges for a cash prize and mentoring.

David said: “This is so important for the future of the region. Championing new enterprise is a major priority for UCLan and it is vital for the north’s future success and competiveness post-Brexit.

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