Develop your business

Business and enterprise

We offer a wide range of specialist business support aimed at helping businesses and organisations to grow, develop and thrive.

Our team of experts are here to help you expand your business through projects and dedicated business support.

We are committed to providing support for businesses and organisations of all sizes and from all sectors, to improve performance, impact and competitiveness on a global scale. Businesses and organisations can utilise the knowledge of our internationally recognised research centres, the expertise of staff, students and graduates, and the outstanding facilities we have to offer.

Professional Services

Here at the University we have a wide range of professional services that your business can take advantage of, our staff and students in these areas are highly skilled and can make a difference to your company.

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Our industry and academic expertise allows us to turn business ideas into realities, through innovation and product development.

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Lancashire Universities’ Innovation Programme

Our collaborative programme is funded by Preston’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The programme is delivered by the University of Central Lancashire, Lancaster University and Edge Hill University.

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Consultancy and research

We work collaboratively with businesses to provide consultancy support and advice through our research expertise.

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Grants and funded support

We aim to help the region’s small business community, supporting wealth creation, safeguarding jobs and helping your businesses gain a competitive edge.

Digital technologies

There is a range of support available to help businesses make the most of exciting emerging digital technologies.

Engineering Innovation Centre

Our Engineering Innovation Centre engages directly with industry and provides students with real-world experience.

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Propeller Hub

The Propeller Hub is a dedicated workspace and holistic service for student businesses, new start-ups and high growth ventures and is offered by our Centre for SME and Enterprise Development. It is your gateway to the rest of the University and the wide range of expertise, knowledge and support available.

Find out more about Propeller