Growth Lancashire to support University start-ups


The University of Central Lancashire’s U Start project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, aims to assist graduates from UCLAN and Lancaster University to start up their own businesses. People who benefit from the project are existing University students, University staff (including academic and non-academic staff), and alumni based within the region who have recently graduated.

We are pleased to announce that Growth Lancashire’s Tim Smith has been appointed to a framework of consultants who will deliver start-up business support on behalf of the University. Tim’s role will focus on providing assistance in the areas of business development and strategy, as well as sales and marketing. Commenting on the appointment, Tim said: “as someone who has amassed 30 years’ experience of working with SMEs to help them identify and achieve growth, I have had the privilege of coaching numerous businesses, ranging from start-up ventures to high-growth companies exceeding £10m turnover. The Universities are a fantastic breeding ground for entrepreneurship and innovation, and I am looking forward to sharing my experience and knowledge in whatever way I can”.

For further information on the U Start project see Boost Business Lancashire website.