Newman teams up with BEC for 1883 Club

26/05/2021 by Sinead Staunton

Newman University has teamed up with Birmingham Enterprise Community (BEC) to offer 10 spaces for the 1883 Club run by BEC.

The spaces will be open to Alumni of the University as well as current students who have been involved with the Enterprise Department when setting up their own business.

Daniel Evans, Alumnus of Newman University, is the CEO of BEC which is an award-winning organisation that supports a global community of entrepreneurs and businesses through a range of programmes and initiatives that support these entrepreneurs from concept/idea phase through to creating a start-up all the way through to supporting high-growth scale-ups.

The 1883 Club offers an opportunity to officially become part of BEC’s community of entrepreneurs and change makers and in turn offers opportunities that will support both an individual’s personal development and the growth of their business.

Newman University will be funding the 10 places to allow current students and Alumni to have access to support to assist with growing their business. Benefits of the 1883 Club include becoming part of one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial communities in the UK and EU; direct access to the whole BEC community through the BEC Slack channel; and 10% discount on a number of BEC programmes.

The collaboration between Newman University and BEC builds on the existing relationship and partnership to offer yet more benefits and opportunities to students and Alumni.

Ben Osborne, Account Manager for Collaborative Partnerships at Newman University commented “The 1883 club for current students and alumni allows them the opportunity to build their knowledge and network outside of Newman University which is important for both the growth of their business and the individual. The club is the perfect platform to understand and connect with the vast number of entrepreneurs in Birmingham on how to continue their own journey with the support of both B.E.C and Enterprise @ Newman. We are proud to be partners of Birmingham Enterprise Community.”

Daniel Evans, CEO of Birmingham Enterprise Community, added “Whilst I was studying at Newman I was so keen to build new connections to help me on my entrepreneurial journey and to be able to access something like the 1883 Club would have been the perfect way to do this. I am thrilled that we’ve been able to work with Newman University to add this fantastic opportunity to the growing list of available support to students and graduates at the university looking to explore starting a business. Our intentions with the 1883 Club will be to help these students and graduates to build connections in the wider business community which will be vital for the development of their professional & entrepreneurial journeys.”

For those interested in taking the opportunity you can email the enterprise team on