Start a Business

The Enterprise Place is the perfect environment for students, graduates and staff of the University to start their own business.

By offering a support structure to help get a concept off the ground, the Enterprise Place is a safe environment to research, test and try out an idea.

Don't have a business qualification or experience? The facility can provide you with a specialist business adviser, office space, a place on it's business planning course and more, in order to help grow your idea from concept to creation.

Have you got an idea, skill or hobby you'd like to turn into a business? Apply for a free Enterprise Place membership to gain access to the service and begin turning your idea in a reality.




Applying to become a member and gain entry to the Enterprise Place is very straightforward. You will firstly need to request an application form by emailing

Once we have received your completed application form you will then be invited to make a short 'pitch' to the Enterprise Place panel, who will assess the suitability and viability of your idea.

If entry is approved, then you will be issued with a Licence Agreement, which grants entry for 12 months. At the end of your first six months we hold a progress review to establish continued levels of support.


Want to find out more? Get in touch by emailing or call us on 0191 515 3751. 


The Internships and Enterprise project is receiving up to £2,359,457 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. ‌The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. ‌Established by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit

This page was published on 25 October 2016