The Centre is a focal point for budding and established entrepreneurs across the Cass network. If you have a great commercial idea, and the focus and resilience to create a significant business, we can help you develop the skills and connections to make it succeed.
Expert advice, support and funding
The Centre is at the forefront of entrepreneurship and grew from the vision of Peter Cullum, a high profile Cass alumnus, the founder of Towergate Insurance and the 2005 Ernst & Young UK Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner. In December 2010, Peter was awarded a CBE for his contribution to business, entrepreneurship and charitable causes.
The Centre brings together the skills, experiences, and networks of successful entrepreneurs, financiers, and business leaders. It focuses them in a practical way on the needs of emerging businesses - offering perspective on the market and the opportunities and risks facing your business.
With a pledge of £10 million of risk capital from Peter Cullum, the Centre is able to act as an integrated development partner and funding hub for the next generation of high potential entrepreneurs. Nick Badman, Chairman
A unique range of programmes
The Centre provides development programmes for budding entrepreneurs - New Venture Creation Programme, and growth businesses - Business Growth Programmes. These programmes also offer privileged access to the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund - an investment fund for the best start up and early stage businesses.