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The Enterprise Hub

The Enterprise Hub

Coventry University embeds entrepreneurialism and enterprise throughout all of its activities, culture, staff and its students. If you are a budding entrepreneur, have a business idea you need help with, or want to make a difference through creation of a social enterprise we are here to help.

The Enterprise Hub is a resource for staff, students and graduates of Coventry University who are interested in setting up a business or developing a social enterprise. It’s a space to meet with our experts and network with like-minded entrepreneurs.

Meet the Team

Keith Jeffrey

Managing Director

Coventry University Social Enterprise Manager

Passionate about: Passionate about changing the world, great ideas and getting things done


Gabriela Matouskova

Business Delivery Manager

Passionate about: Social value, Coventry being a social enterprise city and helping students, staff and communities  find solutions that meet their specific needs.



Mariama Njie – Social Enterprise Officer

Social Enterprise Support

Passionate about: Africa, Using Social Enterprise as a vehicle to empower young people to realise their full potential whilst giving those less fortunate a chance to do the same.




Summayyah Hussain – Tier 1 Enterprise Programme Officer

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurial Visa Programme Officer

Passionate about: Helping people realise their potential, Inspiring and Motivating people, Social Enterprise, Global Entrepreneurship, International Relations with Entrepreneurs



Carole Donnelly – Evolve Programme Manager

Evolve Programme Manager

Passionate about: Social Enterprise, saving old buildings, making a difference and inspiring communities.



Donna Preece – Evolve Programme Officer

Evolve programme facilitator

Passionate about: Creative enterprise, empowerment through de-demonising business, fun teaching for deeper learning and expanding the minds of the future generation of entrepreneurs.  


Harriet Alice – Erasmus Programme Officer

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme officer

Passionate about: Entrepreneurship, environmentalism, circular economy, food, drink & retail sector



ConnectMe is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). The project is designed to provide customers with tailored and flexible support to overcome barriers in order to move closer towards and into employment.

Enterprise 121

We are now providing time to advise you on your business plan. You can make an appointment with one of our specialist and they can talk to you about your business idea and your business plan, and help you through planning process. 

Access to Funding

CWRT - We also have appointment available to discuss your start up loan and funding needs.


An innovative, interactive business development programme


A cross boarder entreprenueiral exchange programme

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurs

Assisting international students develop a business in the UK

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Find us

Coventry University Social Enterprise,The Enterprise Hub, 5 Whitefriars Street, Coventry, CV1 2DS

Open: Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

 Call us:
+44 (0) 24 7765 954