Newcastle University Business School

Work With Us

Work With Us

Our Business School is a hub of research excellence where you can collaborate with peers and business experts. We take theoretical expertise and apply it to real-world business challenges.

We have a world-leading reputation for our work with businesses, both large and small.

There are a number of ways we can work with you to find innovative solutions. We can help with everything from understanding customer behaviour to improving business efficiency.

Collaborative research

We can work collaboratively with you on projects that are of a mutual interest to you and us. 

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Consultancy services

We also offer our knowledge and experience on a consultancy basis. This gives you direct access to our team of thought leaders. You provide the challenge and we will give you well-informed, practical answers.

If you would be interested in working with us, please email the research team.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses like yours to innovate and grow. The scheme links your organisation with a university and a graduate to work on a specific project.

Each KTP is a three-way partnership between the business, the academic institution and the graduate. 

We employ the graduate who works for your business and they are chosen based on their ability to bring new skills and knowledge to your business.

A KTP usually lasts between one and three years, depending on the project and your business needs. 

The scheme is supported by government funding. The amount you need to contribute depends on the size of your business and the scale and length of the project.

Benefits of taking part in a KTP with us

Taking part in a KTP can help you develop your business and get the academic expertise that you may not have in-house. Our expertise can help your business perform better by becoming more competitive and productive.

There are a number of benefits to taking part in a KTP scheme with us, including:

  • increased profitability and improved sales
  • expertise from the Business School and wider University to help with a wide range of business issues
  • access to new markets  

To discuss a potential KTP with the Business School or to make an appointment, please email Fiona.McCusker@newcastle.ac.uk

Benfield case study

We recently worked with the Benfield Motor Group on a KTP to improve competitiveness, quality and efficiency of service, repairs and back office functions throughout the business via an innovative transformational change programme. Find out more about the KTP.