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Workshops & Masterclass

We have different types of workshops to meet your business needs. Our Propeller Enterprise Programme gives the fundamental skills needed to start a business, and the Bite-sized Briefings are good for top-ups on specialist subjects such as social media for business, business planning, leadership,  value creation and sustainability.


Mentoring and 1-1 business advice are core elements of the support programme covering a wide spectrum of needs and stages of business development. Our experienced professionals offer insights to encourage you to think through issues relating to your business or community enterprise in a logical and rigorous way.

Business Networking

Finding and creating opportunities to meet with other business owners, potential suppliers and new customers is vital for all businesses, and the Propeller monthly networking event is a great opportunity to do this regularly. We invite guest speakers to talk about different topics each month, so check out the event’s page to see what is coming up!

Propeller Enterprise Award

We offer our own start-up funding through the Propeller Enterprise Award. Once or twice a year, we will give promising entrepreneurs up to £1,000 to develop their business idea. Many entrants are new businesses who need initial funding in buy equipment to trial the business, purchase marketing materials or conduct product testing.

Each application is considered on its own merit, not in competition against others.

The Propeller Hub

Rather than working at home, you may prefer to use the Propeller Hub. With fewer distractions, printing facilities, meeting space and a UCLan trading address for £0.68 equivalent a day, the communal work space can help you build relationships and good practices.

The Hub is free for current students and recent graduates (6 months after graduation).

UCLan Business

If you already work with Propeller, there is a high likelihood that you are eligible for support with other UCLan Business projects too. Talk to your mentor to find out what will be most helpful to you, or visit the UCLan Business page to see upcoming events.

Success Stories


Can I use the Propeller space?2020-05-21T15:56:27+01:00

The Propeller Hub is open to students, alumni and commercial businesses associated with UCLan.

Current students can register for a free hot desk. Graduates are offered hot-desks and dedicated desk space at a reduced rate. Commercial businesses associated with UCLan are also welcome to rent desk space, although they must be registered with the Centre for SME Development.

We are currently undergoing a price review; this information is correct as of March 2020.

Why should I choose Propeller?2020-03-10T13:49:05+00:00

We act as a single point of access to a range of business support, specialist facilities and networks at UCLan. Contact us today if you would like further info on teampropeller@uclan.ac.uk

How do I register?2020-03-10T13:48:56+00:00

You can book onto workshops online, as well as booking appointments either over the phone (01772 895950) or in-person at reception (Media Factory 401).

We will take some contact details and make arrangements for you and the first time you visit us, you’ll have to complete some paperwork.

Who is eligible to use the service?2020-03-10T13:48:50+00:00

The service primarily serves students, staff members and alumni of UCLan. We are open to other businesses working with us if they are affiliated with another UCLan project such as the Centre for SME Development. If you are uncertain if this applies to you, please contact us.

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