Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research

Established in the early 1990s, the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) is a leading academic research centre specialising in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), regional and local economic development, social enterprise and labour market analysis.

We have an established reputation for the high quality, independence and impact of our research work. CEEDR’s research team have a proven track record of expertise, academic publication, scholarship and applied policy research in the areas of:

- SME growth, finance and development
- Social enterprise
- Local/regional economic development and regeneration
- Employment, skills and quality of work

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Research Impact

The Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development has recently been featured in our Research Impact Case Studies.

Spotlights

Impact of research into small and medium sized enterprises

Our work informs government policy around business support and access to finance

Ground-breaking research into social enterprise

We have led £2 million of research projects in a field attracting much attention

Influencing local economic development and growth

We are helping to address the problem of transforming disadvantaged areas