KPMG and the University of Leeds partnership will focus on innovation and entrepreneurship through the University’s innovation hub, Nexus. KPMG has a physical presence within the Nexus building which demonstrates our dedication to innovation-led founders and university spin outs in the Yorkshire region. We work closely with Nexus to ensure their members have the best wrap around support for their growth journeys.

The partnership also extends to the wider university where we have numerous ongoing and new projects in the areas of learning, skills and thought leadership. We are also exploring different ways of engaging with student populations bearing in mind the ever changing landscape of the workforce of the future. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to find out more.

The Family Business Leadership Academy

  • Designed by KPMG in partnership with the University of Leeds, the Family Business Leadership Academy is for the next generation of family business leaders and provides a powerful combination of practical, real world KPMG experience with rigorous academic theory and learning. 
  • Cohorts are running and you can find out more here.

Collaboration with the Priestley Centre for Climate Futures

ESG is a topic which features high on the agenda of all businesses today. That is why through the partnership with the University of Leeds, KPMG is collaborating closely with the Priestley Centre for Climate Futures to provide interdisciplinary access to the latest thought leadership, research and expertise for our clients and our colleagues.

“Our heritage lies in the UK’s regional markets and our position within them remains one of our greatest strengths. We know the immense value of universities as critical drivers of the talent and innovation on which businesses depend in our cities and regions. Strengthening the bond between these parts of our economies has long been on the agenda of those focused on regional prosperity.”

Chris Hearld, Head of Regions, KPMG

“We are extremely excited about this next stage of our relationship with KPMG and what it can offer to the University of Leeds, the businesses within the Nexus community and across the wider innovation ecosystem. KPMG has been a key Nexus collaborator from the beginning and offered invaluable advice and support to our members that has delivered positive commercial outcomes. “The University of Leeds and Nexus have a shared ambition with KPMG to support regional economic growth and an innovation-driven network that inspires entrepreneurs to solve the biggest challenges facing our society today.”

Dr Martin Stow, Nexus Director

Our Team