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
Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020