Start a Business

The Enterprise Place provides an ideal environment for business startups. Focused primarily on entrepreneurial students and graduates, it helps nurture businesses from initial concept to an established trading entity.

Have you got an idea, skill or hobby you'd like to turn into a business and earn a living from? The Enterprise Place can help.

The Enterprise Place, based on Campus in St Peter's Gate, is the perfect environment for entrepreneurial students and graduates from whatever discipline to research a business idea and turn it into a reality.

Membership to the Enterprise Place is free and is awarded upon a successful application process and 'pitch' to a panel. Members then gain access to a host of benefits, including:

  • Hot desk space with PC's, iMacs and commercial editing software
  • Specialist business advice and support
  • Enterprise masterclasses
  • Access to business specialists and networking opportunities
  • Business planning course


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 Enterprise Place is receiving up to £3,004,158 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 August 2016