BSeen business

Interested in making a difference and an income?

If so, bseen offers an attractive package of start-up support for Newman students and graduates.  Building on creative and enterprising ideas from people like you, it’s a collaborative programme run across four universities in Birmingham and is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

Successful applicants benefit from a variety of support including a five day development programme that will take place in April 2021, tailored personal  mentoring, a business grant of up to £500 and workspace and networking at one the partner institutions.

Applications are now open for the next programme with deadline of 14th February 2021.

There is a two stage process with a written application, followed by a  panel interview where you will be encouraged present your ideas.  Successful applicants will start the programme in April 2021. For full details of the programme and application process go to the bseen website.

So if you have a great idea, the passion, commitment, and determination to start your new venture during 2021, visit the bseen website to find out more or contact to discuss your eligibility.


EU Development Fund


bseen Success Stories

Bobby Bradstock - 2019 graduate

Bobby Bradstock – Serenity Psychotherapy

Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network (bseen) has recently named Bobby Bradstock, an Alumna of Newman University, as its Entrepreneur of the month.

Bobby studied for her BSc in Psychology and Counselling Studies before progressing to gain her MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, studying both at Newman University, and graduating in 2019.

Throughout her studies, Bobby gained work experience at Newman Health & Wellbeing and in her final year, Bobby entered into the bseen programme and was successful in gaining funding for her business. She began building her brand and website, eventually creating Serenity Psychotherapy.

Since graduating, Bobby’s business has grown and Serenity Psychotherapy now has an office in Hall Green as well as in Earlswood. Bobby has worked with tuition providers, social enterprises, and holistic wellbeing providers and most recently held her first networking event with Santander in Birmingham.

All of the above have contributed to Bobby being named as bseen’s Entrepreneur of the month.

Read more about Bobby’s story at Newman.

Read more about Bobby’s bseen journey.

Jamaal filming for BBC short film sat in car Jamaal O’Driscoll – O’Driscoll Collective

Jamaal worked at Newman University within the NCOP team before working with the University to create his own business O’Driscoll Collective. Jamaal’s business is a national dance collective, teaching an outreach programme, workshops and performances in schools and community spaces.

Jamaal has recently being named as entrepreneur of the month by bseen for May.

Read more about Jamaal’s bseen journey.

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