Start-up Services

Spark is the name for the business start up service based in Nexus. The dedicated Spark team ensures you receive the most up to date information and continuing support through your entrepreneurial journey from initial ideas to start up, growth and beyond.


The Spark Team

Sophie Turner - Student Enterprise Officer

Angela Archer - Spark Project Officer

Matthew Preston - Pre-Start Business Advisor

Kairen Skelley - Head of Business Start-Up

Brian Baillie - Student Business and Incubation Manager

Mark Taylor - Start-up Business Advisor (Technology)

In addition to our full-time Spark team, we also have links with a range of specialist external advisers including solicitors, accountants, intellectual property (IP) experts, marketing and business mentors to give you and your business all the help you need.

MSc Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme 

The MSc Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme is run by the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies:

Develop an understanding of enterprise on a global scale, and gain skills and knowledge to start, develop and manage your own business and to effectively exploit business opportunities. 

For more detailed information about the programme, visit the Centre For Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 

Apply online via the business school website