A NEW networking forum has been launched in Leeds and local businesses are set to benefit from the Leeds Trinity University College initiative.
The launch coincides with Universities Week which runs until Sunday.
In the first of a series of networking events, Leeds Trinity welcomed local businesses to its campus in Horsforth to share ideas and find out how the university college can support them.
Representatives of enterprises in north west Leeds took the opportunity to meet with other business people.
Anne Waterhouse, of Beautyteknorth, said: “As a sole business owner, it can be difficult to find local support and make contacts so I jumped at the chance to come to a networking event on my own doorstep.
“I feel it is so important to be part of the community, personally and from a business point of view.”
Professor Freda Bridge opened the event.
She said: “As a community-based institution we are proud of our association with Horsforth and our strong links with local businesses, and I urge you to think of us as a resource for you.”
Future network meetings will include guest speakers and training sessions, with the next event planned for October.
For information contact Jess Sewter, education partnership manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0113 283 182.