Accountants and business advisers Hart Shaw have joined forces with Sheffield University to help the next generation of graduates to turn their business ideas into a reality.
The Sheffield firm is working with University of Sheffield Enterprise, which has been helping students to develop entrepreneurial skills for the last eight years, staging workshops on financial management, mentoring students and helping to judge the University’s annual Enterprising Ideas Business Planning Competition.
Hart Shaw senior partner, Andrew Maybery, said: “We are very keen to encourage enterprise in the local area and help develop the businesses of tomorrow, and feel that putting something like this back into the community will only enhance the success of the students.”
Sara Pates, enterprise business manager at the University, says the collaboration with Hart Shaw is essential.
“For many it may be their first real engagement with the business community; and knowing it is with a strong, local firm, experienced in the local SME sector, provides us with a high degree of confidence in the quality of support and guidance they will receive,” she added.