Leeds City, and its wider region, is one of the most economically prosperous areas outside of London and the South East in the United Kingdom. It is well suited to collaborate with other cities in Northern England, and develop productive business networks and labor markets.

REAP Team Leeds City has stakeholders from the University of Leeds, KPMG, Arup, the Nexus Innovation Center, and the Leeds Academic Health Partnership. They are excited to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems in Leeds City that will have both local and national impacts.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Lisa Roberts
Champion
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Leeds
Roger Marsh
Chair, Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership
Justine Andrew
Market Director, KPMG's Education and Skills
Adam Beaumont
Founder & CEO, AQL and Northinvest
Thomas Bridges
Director, Arup
Dr. Martin Stow
Director, Nexus, University of Leeds
Tom Riordan
Chief Executive, Leeds City Council
Jo-Anne Wass
Director, Leeds Academic Health Partnership
Ben Ziff
Managing Director, Citipark at Town Center Securities

Core Regional Metrics

Population of Leeds City Region: 3 million

Population of Leeds City: 775,000

Number of Businesses: 120,000

Number of Jobs: 1.45  million

Top Industries: Healthcare technologies, data, digital, finance.

INNOVATION CAPACITY

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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People

The Leeds City region has a population of approximately 3 million, with 775,000 living in Leeds City.

Performance

Leeds City generates 5% of the United Kingdom’s outputs.

Demand

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Funding

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

Leeds City has approximately 120,000 businesses and about 1.45 million jobs.

ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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Demand

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People

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Performance

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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