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Entrepreneurship Lounge, Bright Building

Bradford Business Together

In 2023 the School of Management worked with a number of collaborative partners to launch Bradford Business Together (BBT). Bradford Business Together aims to help Bradford achieve its potential and bring Bradford businesses closer together, giving everyone the chance to succeed and helping our communities thrive.

Bradford’s history as West Yorkshire’s capital for business success is well-known but research from Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) at Aston University suggests there is great opportunity to advance growth potential – for the people who live here and the organisations that call it home. This ‘Time to Change’ report set out evidence-based recommendations and highlighted the significant growth potential of ethnic minority businesses (EMB’s) to the UK economy if the barriers faced by EMB’s were tackled, the GVA contribution of EMB’s could increase from the current £25 billion a year to £100 billion.

Bradford Business Together is a response to this challenge - alongside the University of Bradford, NatWest, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Bradford Council, Business in the Community, West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, British Business Bank, FSB and Yorkshire Asian Business Association will work with finance, business, and policy leaders to make sure voices are heard and amplified and to provide direct support for businesses within the city and district to make Bradford Better.


Through Bradford Business Together the University of Bradford and our partners will be delivering a wide array of workshops aimed at providing support and professional development opportunities to SMEs and Entrepreneurs in the region.

Hosted at the School of Management the series of workshops includes;

  • drop-in clinics hosted by business-facing organisations in Bradford region aiming to help answer queries and give access to support
  • professional development workshops including those delivered by NatWest as a part of their Accelerator programme
  • peer-to-peer networking opportunities aiming to bring Bradford Businesses together for networking, collaboration and support

You can find all of our BBT workshops on our Eventbrite page linked below. 


Official Logo for the Bradford Business Together Initiative

Register and keep up to date

We will continue to add workshops to our Eventbrite overtime so keep an eye out for opportunities to join workshops and networking sessions throughout the year.

You can also keep up to date with opportunities from Bradford Business Together and our partners via our LinkedIn page linked below.

Entrepreneurship Lounge

Alongside the development of Bradford Business Together the School of Management has also launched the Entrepreneurship Lounge.

The lounge, which is located in Bright Building, the home of the School of Management, was developed to provide an open space for businesses, SMEs and entrepreneurs to utilise for business activities.

Within the lounge you will have access to working spaces, meeting space, collaborative working resources (such as the Microsoft Surface pictured) and a range of informative resources for businesses.

You can drop by any time during working hours and gain access by speaking to our team on Bright Building reception.

Photo of Bright Building, Entrepreneurship Lounge showing the Microsoft Surface Hub and Collaborative Working Space

Image of the Entrepreneurship Lounge including meeting space and Microsoft Surface

Find out more

If you have any queries about Bradford Business Together or would like to further enquire about the Entrepreneurship Lounge facilities then reach out to us at

You can also visit our Business and Community Engagement page to find out about further business support offered by the School of Management including student projects, our Knowledge Transfer Network and recruitment.