Issue date: 06 September 2004

ISSUE DATE: 06/09/04

Setting up a new business is a challenge – one that can be extremely rewarding when it takes off, as software marketing company Yuma has just found. The budding business is on the move to new premises having outgrown its first home in the University of the West of England’s Bristol city centre business incubator.
Yuma markets software solutions to small and medium enterprises and has become channel partner responsible for the South West for business software producer SAP. Sales director Anil Kuner said:

"Bristol City Centre has been ideal for launching this business and the links with UWE have proved very useful."

The University offers a select number of incubator places to external organisations, as well as staff and students, with innovative business ideas that have the potential to benefit from the expertise at UWE.

“Our city-centre incubators combine affordable, managed office space, in the heart of Bristol’s creative district, with everything included and ready to go,” said Nick Markovits, UWE’s Enterprise Manager.

New businesses can tap into a wide range of practical support through local mentors including Business West. Links are encouraged with experts from the University in areas such as digital media, business, computing and engineering.


Editor’s notes

1. UWE’s business incubators have been developed as part of the University’s Enterprise initiative and commitment to knowledge exchange.
2. The incubators are equipped with desks, phones, a broadband internet connection and communal areas where clients can meet and network with similar companies.
2. For further information contact Nick Markovits, Enterprise Manager, on 0117 32 82763 email: nick.markovits@uwe.ac.uk

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