December offer – free hot desk trial at the 3M BIC

Are you looking for a flexible workspace away from your usual work set up?   We have several hot desks available to rent on a pay-as-you-go basis and we’re offering businesses the opportunity to trial them for FREE for a day throughout December.   Based in our Atrium area, our hot desks can be rented […]

Meet the 3M BIC businesses – LCR Supply Chain Programme

After three years of supporting manufacturing SMEs across the region through successful journeys of growth and development, the Leeds City Region Supply Chain programme will come to an end in March 2023 with a last call for applications until December this year.   Delivered by the University of Huddersfield the business support programme is funded by […]

Institute for Educational and Social Equity joins the 3M BIC

Welcome to the Institute for Educational and Social Equity that has recently set up residence at the 3M BIC.   The Institute for Educational and Social Equity was formed in July 2020 by Professor Paul Miller and Andrea Miller and provides research, training and consultancy services on anti-racism and other inclusion, diversity, and equity issues. […]

Day in the life – Olivia Fitton

Tell us about your journey to the 3M BIC I am currently studying Advertising and Marketing communications at the University of Huddersfield. During my studies, I was offered the opportunity to shadow the Business Development & Marketing Director and Strategic Marketing Consultant at Alpine Fire Engineers, an industry leading provider of Automatic Fire Suppression Solutions […]

University of Huddersfield’s business support programme urges final applicants

Last call for manufacturing SMEs in the Leeds City Region seeking business support for growth as grant funding deadline comes to an end in March 2023.   The Leeds City Region Supply Chain Programme is a business support programme delivered by the University of Huddersfield and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). After […]

Innovate UK visits 3M BIC

This month, we welcomed the Chief Executive of Innovate UK (IUK), Indro Mukerjee, to the 3M BIC, alongside colleagues and representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the University of Huddersfield, as part of the West Yorkshire Innovation Festival. The West Yorkshire Innovation Festival took place from 3-7 October and was designed to celebrate […]

Kirklees Top 100 Companies 2022 revealed

Award winners and top 3 companies with Kirklees Top 100 Companies partners. Trophy winners - l-r Richard Brown (Spectrum Yarns), Kristen Holley (Thornton and Ross), Nathan Paul (Buy It Direct), Rachel Copley (PPG)

The top 100 companies in Kirklees for 2022/23 have been unveiled today at the initiative’s first ever face-to-face launch event. Four new businesses entered the top 10 with the battle for the top place being tightly fought between the region’s biggest hitters.   Buy It Direct now holds the top spot, overtaking last year’s leaders […]

Two placement students join the 3M BIC

Placement students, Olivia Fitton and Elena Dellimpalitidou

The 3M BIC has welcomed two placement students, Elena Dellimpaltidou and Olivia Fitton. Aligned with the University of Huddersfield, the 3M BIC has a longstanding history of placement students, with several of our permanent team members starting out as placement students. Originally from Cyprus, Elena decided to study abroad and chose the University of Huddersfield […]

Spotlight on Innovation – 3M BIC live on Rangoli Radio

On Saturday 10 September, our CEO Sue Cooke, and Technology Manager Janine Downs, took part in a live broadcast on Rangoli Radio – Spotlight on Innovation – which was aired across the globe. The special live programme focusing on innovation was broadcasted from the 3M BIC on the Saturday to shine a spotlight on the […]

Day in the life – Elena Dellimpaltidou, Events Assistant

Name: Elena Dellimpaltidou Job title: Events Assistant   Tell us about your journey to the 3M BIC I am from Cyprus and decided to come abroad to study. I chose Huddersfield because the University of Huddersfield has high rankings on education and I feel more safe in a small town. As a student at the […]