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it’s YOU who makes the difference

it’s YOU who
makes the difference

BSc Business Enterprise
MSc Entrepreneurial Consultancy in Practice

At BEIU our mission is to deliver leading enterprise education combining academic theory with real world experience, expand our entrepreneurial reach beyond the university environment and encourage entrepreneurs of all ages and backgrounds.

our students

At BEIU our students are our top priority, as part of University which consistently comes in the top of the national student survey. We are proud to promote our diverse range of students on our programmes.

Guy Kazumba

Joined in January 2018

Albert Johnson

Joined in January 2019

Aisha Nwanko

Joined in January 2019

Safiya Sani-Omolori

Joined in September 2018

Angus White

Joined in January 2018

Dylan Cartmer

Joined in January 2019

Eniola Adeleke

Joined in January 2018

Michaela Dema

Joined in January 2019

Husein Valiev

Joined in September 2018

Jonny Zimmerman

Joined in January 2019

Ian Whittemore

Joined in January 2018

Felix Magnus

Joined in January 2018

Sam Adefule

Joined in January 2019

Kamil Bhansali

Joined in January 2018

Tandi Mntazi

Joined in January 2018

Joy Lorck-Schierning

Joined in January 2018

Freya Snart

Joined in January 2018

Charlie Heritage

Joined in January 2018



our success stories

BEIU graduates have utilised the entrepreneurial skills and enterprise education they have gained during their studies to pursue exciting and varied career paths; BEIU graduates have founded their own businesses, joined family businesses to contribute their new knowledge, progressed to postgraduate study and won international posts with exciting corporate employers.

Samuel Barrett

Graduated from Business Enterprise in 2014

Having graduated from BSc Business Enterprise in 2014 Sam went on to become Business Manager at Woodlands Medical Centre. Sam is also undertaking a MBA Leadership Practice Candidate at the Open University.

Nadia Sylvester

Graduated in Entrepreneurial Consultancy and Practice in 2019

The course gave me structure and guidance in doing things differently, such as how to formulate a written business plan and then implement with the help of academic theories and research. I learned that everyone has the capability to gain a degree, but to implement your ideas and find your inner strength; these are our ultimate personal challenges. Even though I didn’t feel wholly comfortable in academia, I managed somehow to overcome my doubts, butterflies in my stomach, and push through.

Sean Ruane

Graduated Business Enterprise in 2017

Since leaving Buckingham I joined two co-founders who had created an HR tech start up some months before. Since joining back in January 2017, we have raised nearly £3M from both Angel and Venture Capital investors, have an Annual Recurring Revenue of £2m and I feel privileged to head up a now global Customer Success team.

Maliha Anis Matta

Graduated from Business Enterprise in 2016

Having graduated from the BSc Business Enterprise programme Maliha returned to Indonesia to work with her family’s business where she worked with the CEO to expand the company’s portfolio. After a year Maliha founded her own business, EVRA Scarves, selling curated Turkish scarves. She is also pursuing a master’s degree in New Ventures Innovation at Prasetiya Mulya Business School, Jakarta, which includes the development of a F and B brand as part of the degree.

Andreas Hampel

Graduated from Business Enterprise in 2009

Andreas graduated from the BSc Business Enterprise programme in 2009. During his degree he founded and directed his internationally operating event management organisation, focused on networking events, as part his Business Enterprise degree.

From 2009 to 2012 Andreas worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley in London, Frankfurt and Dubai, focusing on deal execution in Western Europe, CEE and the Middle East. Andreas then made the move into freelance business consulting in the fields of business plan development and financial models before joining Deloitte Austria in 2013 as Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance department, focusing on M&A transactions, Debt Advisory and financial restructurings.

Tom Bowen

Graduated Business Enterprise in 2016

Tom Graduated from The University of Buckingham, BBE course with First Class Honours in March 2016. Since then, Tom has worked for his family business Veho Solutions, and is now employed as Marketing Director.

Veho Solutions provides a “Chauffeur In Your Own Car” Service, using a nationwide team of over 300 former and serving police officers. Before Tom, there was just one full time member of staff, but the company now has four full time team members. This growth can be attributed to a successful digital marketing campaign, as well as a revaluation of business direction and strategy. The company continues to reach new heights, and Tom looks forward to being part of the companies exciting story and expansion.




Opening its door in November 2018 the Vinson Building has two floors dedicated to the Enterprise Hub, providing an incubator space for start-up ventures and a work area for students, and their businesses, to thrive.

The ground floor of the Enterprise Hub offers a computer work area for Business Enterprise students and the first floor is a large open plan space, equipped with all the essentials – whiteboards, storage space and beanbags and it is the perfect space for hosting talks and seminars.

In partnership with Buckinghamshire Business First, the Enterprise Hub is open to local businesses as a hot-desking facility, providing a flexible, temporary workspace to allow businesses to grow, collaborate and build broader connections with other professionals using the co-working space.

The Buckingham Enterprise Hub is a different kind of work environment, combining learning space with business space. This unique blend may help you rethink your business and inspire you to change the way you do things.

our people

The BEIU team members are here to support the BSc Business Enterprise students and foster the BEIU and Enterprise Hub ethos working from years of industry experience and academic expertise.

Nigel Adams

Director of BEIU

Dean Jones

Partnerships and Outreach Manager

Katie Jones

Executive Administrator

our partners

BEIU works with a range of partners to enhance the experience of everyone who interacts with us. We are very proud of the partners we work with as we believe we have the same aligned vision of bringing an enterprising and entrepreneurial mindset to all.

Peter Jones Foundation Enterprise

BEIU and the Peter Jones Foundation work together to bring EntFest, a unique celebration of enterprise and entrepreneurship, to the University of Buckingham. The festival boasts an exciting agenda with opportunities for your students to meet and learn from some of the UK’s best known entrepreneurs and business leaders alongside panel debates, competitions and skills-based workshops.

Buckinghamshire Business First

BEIU and Buckingham Business First offer members a space for co-working in the heart of the University of Buckingham. The hot desks are shared between Buckinghamshire Business First Members and student entrepreneurs from across the University. The space develops the relationship between the resources and knowledge of the University with the local business community.


We are linked with the Natwest Accelerator in Milton Keynes to provide support to their businesses and allow them access to the University eco-system. The accelerator links in with a lot of our postgraduate work often providing mentors and projects for postgraduate students.

Young Enterprise

We work with Young Enterprise to help build entrepreneurial capability within schools across the UK in particular within the South Central Region of which we have hosted the regional finals in both 2018 and 2019. We are always thrilled to host Young Enterprise as they help some of the best young entrepreneurs in the country make the first steps to running their own businesses.

Enterprise Educators UK

The University of Buckingham is an active member of Enterprise Educators UK, the national network for supporting and developing enterprise education.

Centre for Entrepreneurs

BEIU is a member of the Centre for Entrepreneurs Incubator and Accelerator Network (IAN) that connects and represents Britain’s leading business growth programmes. Members include universities, corporate, commercial and non-profit incubators across the UK.

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