Executive Education and Enterprise Development

We work with people and businesses, supporting them to grow and thrive. We do this by providing a wide range of professional development options as well as opportunities to share ideas, evidence and expertise - often called 'knowledge exchange'.

From courses to funding and research

As a university, our focus is on providing high-quality education and training to individuals or businesses. That includes everything from short courses to longer-term partnerships like apprenticeships or bespoke work-based learning.

However, our support doesn't stop there. We are also sharing our knowledge and facilities with businesses and helping them to access funding and support so they can grow, adapt and innovate.

Our team is based in the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, with programmes covering these key areas: business, leadership and management; criminology; law and policing; social sciences. However, we can put you in touch with any of the University’s colleges, giving you access to a greater range of specialisms.

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We chose to work with Derby because of their collaborative approach...we have always been completely satisfied with all aspects of delivery and the impact it has had on our business

Steve Simmonds
Operations Director, Alstom (formerly Signalling Solutions)

Key contacts

These are the key contacts in Executive Education and Enterprise Development:

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Alexandra Charles
College Head of Executive Education and Enterprise Development

Alexandra Charles is College Head of Executive Education and Enterprise Development. Through its work with business and business leaders, her team has global impact as a high quality provider of innovative work integrated and applied learning solutions.    

Email
a.charles@derby.ac.uk
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Dave Lees
Business Development Manager and Senior Lecturer

Dave Lees is an experienced Senior Lecturer in Business and Management subjects. He has many years of sales and sales management to call upon when teaching as well as knowledge gained from running his own business as a business consultant and coach. Dave has now moved roles and uses his expertise to help local businesses grow and develop their offer to the market.

Email
d.lees@derby.ac.uk
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