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.

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China collaboration award

 UCLan rewarded for collaboration with China

The University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) pioneering work in China has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The Preston based institution was named as a finalist in the educational links category of the Department of International Trade Greater China Awards.

UCLan’s entry focused on its successful British Council funded midwifery project in collaboration with Hangzhou Normal University in China.

Tim Steele, Executive Director International Strategy and Partnership, said: “UCLan is delighted to have been a finalist for this highly prestigious award. It is recognition of our continued innovative approach to working in collaboration with Chinese institutions on important Chinese government agendas and acknowledgement of our continued development within China.”

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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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