Business Support

The University of Northampton has been internationally recognised as a leader in supporting small businesses, particularly those looking to develop their social impact. It delivers a range of programmes aimed at developing the sector and has recently been designated as a ‘Changemaker Campus’, by Ashoka U, a prestigious values-based award shared with only 25 other universities world-wide.

As a tenant of the University of Northampton Innovation Centre, you will be able to take advantage of:

Measuring Social Impact
As a tenant of the University of Northampton Innovation Centre, you will need to demonstrate the commitment of your business to delivering social innovation and the university’s Institute of Social Innovation and Impact can assist you to define and measure your social impact.

Northamptonshire Growth Hub
Fast access to support from the Northamptonshire Growth Hub to get the help you need for your business success.

Inspire2Enterprise CIC
A unique, free-to-access service for the Social Enterprise Sector providing information, specialist advice and support from start-up to initial growth and beyond.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
The university can assist with in depth support from academic experts and the bid writing team to develop and submit an application.

Recruitment, student placements and temporary staff
Our Centre for Employability & Engagement can assist you with graduate recruitment, student placements and provision of temporary staff through Unitemps, the university’s recruitment agency.

Access to research and funding opportunities
Receive regular updates on the latest research, grants and other opportunities relevant to your business.