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Professional services and business support

Supporting business and individuals in our local community is core to our commitment as a civic university. We offer a wide range of professional services and business support opportunities to individuals and businesses in Nottingham and the wider East Midlands region.

There are many ways in which we offer professional support to the local community, especially to businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Our information for Business and Employers shares more insight, but here we offer an overview of some of the ways in which we support our community through professional services and support.

The Hive: helping local people start-up in business

The Hive is NTU's specialist advice unit that exists to help staff, students and members of the local public get started in business. If you have an idea for your business and want to get started, The Hive can help with:

  • mentoring
  • advice and guidance
  • training and events
  • providing information on funding opportunities
  • helping you find office space
  • networking with others through The Entrepreneurs Club.

Find out more on The Hive website.

Support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

SMEs often have unique challenges and barriers to growth. Our staff have extensive experience of helping SMEs, so talk to us about how we can help you with:

  • workforce development and recruitment
  • training
  • development of new products and services
  • access to funding and financial support
  • scaling up
  • management and leadership training and support.

Find out more about how we support SMEs.

Legal advice

Through NLS Legal, members of the public and business leaders can seek free advice and guidance from our law students. Working under the supervision of qualified solicitors, our law students will give you informed legal advice on issues such as:

  • employment rights
  • business law
  • housing, property and environmental law
  • debt and welfare rights
  • tribunal and court representation.

Find out more about the NLS Legal

Professional spaces and facilities for hire

As a university, many of our facilities, equipment and spaces are second to none. Our spaces are designed to inspire and facilitate new thinking and new ideas. There are a range of facilities and spaces available for members of the public and local businesses to hire including:

  • conference and meeting space
  • laboratories and specialist equipment
  • office space and incubator hubs
  • sports facilities.

Find out more about our facilities for hire.

Still need help?

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