Laura Knight

Employer Partnership Development Manager

Employer Partnerships

I am a Business Development Manager in Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise. I support businesses, identifying training needs and academic pathways as part of our CPD offer, which covers both micro-credentials and short courses.

Back at the office, I work closely with our academic team to identify new courses and business opportunities. I also manage our Creative Lab, a fantastic design-led facility that supports businesses and start-ups with product creation, service development and business growth. As part of my wider role, I look at innovation needs with my accounts and can offer support with Innovate UK bids. 

I have a strong education and account management background, having worked in both FE and HE since 2007, covering areas that have included apprenticeships and recruitment, and really enjoy supporting people and organisations by meeting their goals.  


  • Knowledge exchange
  • Micro-credentials
  • Account management
UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021