Case Study: University of Manchester 

We have been very impressed with the data held on the’s not only been helpful in identifying and targeting companies we would want to undertake collaborative R&D with, it’s also helped us identify sources of funding for existing relationships, with the view to growing these too.

Saqab Rasul, SME & KE Manager

Academic research

Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL


The University of Manchester is one of the UK’s most prestigious higher education institutions. Their 20-user subscription helped them understand and engage with high-growth SMEs, from knowledge exchange to enhancing the University’s impact with local and national businesses.

How they use Beauhurst

  • Monitoring the high-growth landscape, news and key SMEs
  • Building invitation lists of people and companies for events
  • Targeting businesses based on specific criteria for knowledge exchange opportunities
  • Understanding sources of funding for high-growth companies
  • Identifying leads for marketing campaigns
  • Exporting data for further analysis and research

The results of using Beauhurst

  • Delivered a successful KTP marketing campaign, resulting in opportunities for KTPs and/or collaborative projects

  • Targeted scaleup companies to join a new Scale-up Forum – with representatives of 60 SMEs at the launch event

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