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Work for Yourself

Work for Yourself

Work independently or start your own business with support from our START UP team

Ngozi Ossai founder of start-up GOZI Haircare

Help at any stage

Whatever stage you're at with business, freelance or portfolio career goals, our START UP team can help.

Whether you want to explore ideas, establish an innovative new service or use your skills and specialisms to create your own opportunities, we’ll support you at every stage, from pre-idea to launch and beyond.

START UP offers bespoke one-to-one coaching, socials, workshops, peer-learning groups, equity-free funding, a pre-accelerator initiative, co-working space and more.

We can open doors for you

We work with hundreds of students and graduates as individuals or teams. There are currently 203 START UP-supported businesses trading with a combined annual turnover of £60 million. Between them, they've raised over £19 million in external investment, won national and global awards and created 695 full-time equivalent jobs.