The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED)

Lancaster University Management School

Situated within Lancaster University Management School – one of the UK's leading business schools, The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED) offers a wide range of business support, which is constantly developed to meet the changing demands of the business sector.

Current opportunities include:

Innovation for Growth:

Designed to embed innovation within the business and management processes and practices of 300 SMEs throughout the North West. The programme, launched in March 2010 and running until February 2013, delivers workshops and access to student projects and academic expertise, free of charge to eligible SMEs. Current workshops include:

Delivered at Lancaster University:

·        An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights, 20th January, 9:00 - 12:30

·        Project Management: What can it do for you? 17th February, 09:00 – 12:30

·        Best Practices for Clarity and Communication within Family Businesses, 24th February, 09:00 – 12:30

For further information or to register for one of the workshops please visit our website,  or  contact Jennifer Melling by email or 01524 510769.

The GOLD (Graduates of LEAD Development) programme:

Designed for LEAD alumni who want to keep up the momentum of business and personal development. GOLD compliments LEAD and uses new tools and techniques, such as business development planning, board meetings and peer to peer groups acting as Non Executive Directors, to continue driving the business forward. It also enables businesses to retain valuable links with The Management School and the expertise, information and support it brings. GOLD is currently recruiting for next year’s intake, for further details or to discuss this further please visit the website at  or contact us at

Student Projects and Placements:

The Management School’s student body possesses an excellent understanding of the principles of

business management and their studies equip them to provide SMEs with direct assistance across a diverse range of specialist disciplines.

We are currently seeking a small number of SMEs to work with our MSc in Advanced Marketing

Management  students. The projects will focus on making marketing processes more efficient and how to get the most out of working with marketing/ design agencies. These projects will start in May 2011, to request an application form or for further details on student projects please contact Jo Valentine on or 01524 510718.