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Equestrian clothing brand claims biggest prize at annual Flare Ignite competition

Alumna Sophia Roberts was the big winner at this year’s Flare Ignite awards, taking home £3,500 for her equestrian clothing business....

Hertfordshire Business School awarded 3-year Small Business Charter Award

Hertfordshire Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter in recognition of its commitment to supporting the small business community, student entrepreneurship, and the local economy....

New facilities unveiled at the University of Hertfordshire

As students and staff return to campus for a new academic year, the University of Hertfordshire is delighted to open several new and refurbished buildings that will enhance teaching and...

Enterprising Herts Alumnus aids the advancement of Black entrepreneurs and professionals in the UK

The UK is filled with amazing Black entrepreneurs, who despite facing challenges and barriers have risen to the top in their industries....

Bringing the James Webb Space Telescope to life in the UK

Two new dedicated fellows will help bring the science of the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) to schools, scientific communities and the public in the UK....

University of Hertfordshire's Enterprise Hub wins 'Project of the Year' Award

The University of Hertfordshire’s Enterprise Hub has been named the East of England Constructing Excellence 'Project of the Year'....

Double award win for University of Hertfordshire from Advance HE

Staff and students at the University of Hertfordshire have won national awards recognising the outstanding work of the Student Success Working Group, and exceptional teaching by the Head of Skills and Apprenticeships, Gilmar Queiros....

Local businesses receive over 1,000 hours of free support during the pandemic

Hertfordshire businesses that have struggled to cope during the pandemic have been given over 1,000 hours of free and confidential 1-2-1 business support through the Volunteer Business Support Scheme (VBSS),...

New University of Hertfordshire partnership to create instant opioid overdose tests

The University of Hertfordshire has joined forces with Animal Free Research UK to develop a new rapid test that will immediately detect whether somebody is experiencing an opioid overdose, allowing...

Case Studies

VBSS Mentor Spotlight: Corinna Hartwig

The Volunteer Business Support Scheme (VBSS) has attracted many high calibre mentors to its network since it was launched in June 2020. This includes Corinna Hartwig, who has been a...

Herts IT Consultancy firm opens new markets with mentorship support from the Volunteer Business Support Scheme 

Herts IT Consultancy firm opens new markets with mentorship support from the Volunteer Business Support Scheme....

Innovative Face Mask Breaks Inclusivity Barriers

Created by Dean Ezekiel, ‘Helloface’ is an innovative transparent face mask that is breaking inclusivity barriers....

ELSA Next Generation Empowers Young People Nationwide with Support from VBSS

Looking for support to navigate a challenging landscape, Jane applied to the VBSS mentoring scheme to get her business back on track....

Volunteer Business Support Scheme helps Hertfordshire-based marketing agency evolve and thrive

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, SWW Marketing faced a sudden and large reduction in demand for their services. Interested in exploring strategic approaches to help his business, Oliver...

Wedding cake business innovates in pandemic

Wedding cake business owner, Toyin Opebiyi, found a way to pivot her business during the pandemic with the help of the Volunteer Business Support Scheme....

Labelling solutions business drives growth through product testing at the University

Welwyn Garden City based business, Silver Fox, explain how the University and it's engineering department have supported them with successful product testing....

Suzero’s war on sugar; healthy snack bar entrepreneurs push for accelerated growth in 2021

Business Incubator members Ollie and Sam, continue waging a war against sugar, with low sugar snack bars, Suzero....

Virtual reality business, Virtronix, continues to grow with the support of the University's Business Incubator

Business Incubator member, Richard Jackson, on how the University has helped grow his company Virtronix, through collaborative support and guidance....