Roger Marsh, Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, officially opened the new Centre and communicated the importance of empowering entrepreneurs of the future to realise their true potential.
The launch event was attended by key figures from regional universities and the business community, together with a number of students who are already utilising the Enterprise Centre.
Roger Marsh commented: “The facilities, coupled with the mentoring provided by the University, are first-class and exactly what is needed to nurture business leaders of the future and help students on their way to fulfilling their career aspirations.”
The Enterprise Centre is a campus-based building that has been purposely transformed into a space that provides facilities and support for students and alumni to help them develop their ideas for business start-ups. Leeds Trinity University students and alumni now have free access to business mentoring services, as well as meeting rooms, break-out zones, office and hot-desking space, a conference room and all the up-to-date technology and equipment you would expect to find in an office environment.
Howard Nelson, Chief Operating Officer and University Secretary at Leeds Trinity University, added: “It is vitally important that we support and help feed students’ entrepreneurial spirit, and that is exactly what the Leeds Trinity Enterprise Centre and its team is geared-up to achieve. The set-up of the Enterprise Centre, with all the mod cons that you would expect of a working office along with access to mentoring, means our students and alumni are able to conduct themselves in a professional manner and set themselves up on the right path to succeed. The space is already becoming booked up, which is testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of our student and alumni community.”