Making full use of our student and graduate talent, our Employer Engagement Team will work with you to understand your business needs and how we can best meet them together.

Business Support

Supporting businesses directly to start-up and grow. Whether you’re just starting out or have been around for a while, we’re here to support you.


Find out about available start-up and business growth grants with within our funded projects, as well as other business support that can boost your business.



Based at Waterside Campus, the University’s Business Support team offers a wide range of
business support services to the Northamptonshire community, South East Midlands and to the students and staff of the University.

We are a team of experienced, accredited advisers with customer-focussed support staff – providing information, advice and guidance to entrepreneurs and businesses at all stages of their
development – from pre-start to scale-up. Helping clients start/grow their business with the
right solutions to meet their needs.


Pathways for Recovery

Pathways for Recovery is a SEMLEP wide comprehensive employment support initiative focused on helping those most disadvantaged in our communities due to the impact of COVID-19.  


Transforming Lives Inspiring Change

We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. That’s why were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012. We’re not only dedicated to our students and graduates, but also the local community and the businesses within it.

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Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say

I just wanted to congratulate the University of Northampton for its initiative in bringing a series of very well organised & informative webinars that are there for the Businesses of Northamptonshire to join and bring questions forward & to then get the help and information that they have been looking for.

Also from a mental health point of view, they are exceptionally good reaching out and involving people that are struggling for whatever reason in this Covid 19 climate.


The project has been invaluable resource. I couldn’t believe the workshops & support were free, I was a bit worried & nervous about attending the workshops at first, but I realised they were easy to understand & really helped me grow and develop my skill set. Even if you only walk away learning 1 thing, it’s still 1 thing you didn’t know & can help your business.

I felt encouraged to learn more & wanted too! It made me think about business in a different way & evaluate each stage of my business.


Having been within the military and police service for nearly 28 years I had no experience in running a business so it was reassuring to speak to someone who had business experience and was able to give an unbiased opinion and practical advice.

The grant funding supported us to develop and register the trademark for our electric shield, which will build up our product portfolio and support the scalability of the business.



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