At WE LEAD we work collaboratively with a range of organisations, policy-makers, financial institutions, corporations and academic institutions.


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Liz Frost
Project and Communications Manager

Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)

The Institute of Leadership & Management is a professional membership body that connects like-minded people with the shared purpose of inspiring great leadership everywhere. WE LEAD is currently working with the Institute on a programme of work concerned with responsible leadership practice in a variety of contexts.

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Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE)

The ISBE is a network for people and organisations involved in small business and entrepreneurship research, policy, practice, education, support and advice. WE LEAD’s Professor Kiran Trehan is the ISBE's current president.

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The Institute for Family Business Research Foundation (IFB)

The IFB Research Foundation was established to foster greater knowledge and understanding of family firms and their contribution to the economy and society. It works closely with the Institute for Family Business (IFB). WE LEAD has worked with the Foundation to produce a research report which seeks to understand the different ways family firms engage with their communities to improve local prosperity and wellbeing.

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The West Midlands Combined Authority (Leadership Commission)

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) set up the Leadership Commission to examine why the wider leadership of the region is not more representative of the people it serves. Professor Kiran Trehan was appointed as one of the Commissioners on this project.

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Levelling Up Goals

Established with input from businesses, universities, civil society and MPs, the levelling up goals aim to set out clear objectives for the UK's Levelling Up challenge in the wake of Covid-19. Professor Kiran Trehan is working alongside the Rt Hon Justine Greening and other colleagues to drive levelling up on the ground.

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The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre in San Francisco delivers world-class resources through events, education, and mentorship to enable every entrepreneur across the globe to realise their maximum potential. Professor Trehan has met with the Centre and is leading a collaborative research project with Nasdaq and Lehigh University on the impact of the mentorship process in new ventures for migrant businesses.

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Contact us

Liz Frost
Project and Communications Manager