A business offering innovative and sustainable product design consultancy - Plus Minus Design - has been named winner of the University of Leeds' annual business plan competition.

A unique opportunity for forward thinking companies in Yorkshire to develop new products or processes based on latest emerging technologies is being launched by the region's Nanofactory.

The University of Leeds Enterprise Scholars gathered at a special 'boot camp' at Weetwood Hall earlier this week aimed at boosting their chances of business success.

The success of University of Leeds spinout Image Analysis has been acknowledged with a Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Award.

Marks & Spencer chairman, Sir Stuart Rose, will take centre stage at the University of Leeds on Wednesday 16th September (11.45am-1.00pm).