About the Centre

The Centre is a focal point for budding and established entrepreneurs across the Bayes network. If you have a great commercial idea, and the focus and resilience to create a significant business, we can help you develop the skills and connections to make it succeed.

Expert advice, support and funding

The Centre is at the forefront of entrepreneurship and grew from the vision of Peter Cullum CBE, a high profile Bayes alumnus, and experienced entrepreneur in the Insurance sector. Peter was appointed CBE in 2011 for services to business and charity, and is a previous winner of the EY (UK) Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The Centre brings together the skills, experiences, and networks of successful entrepreneurs, financiers, and business leaders. It focuses them in a practical way on the needs of emerging businesses - offering perspective on the market and the opportunities and risks facing your business.

With a pledge of £10 million of risk capital from Peter Cullum, the Centre is able to act as an integrated development partner and funding hub for the next generation of high potential entrepreneurs. Nick Badman, Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Bayes Business School

Commercial funding for growth businesses

Through the Entrepreneurship Fund the Centre is able to support direct, commercial investments into growing businesses.

Visit the Fund's dedicated microsite to learn more about its investment criteria and activities.

A unique range of programmes

The Centre has designed and supported a range of development programmes for budding entrepreneurs, most notably the New Venture Creation Programme.