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Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership (mKTP)

Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership is a dynamic partnership between a business, Staffordshire University and a recently qualified graduate.

The focus of a mKTP is specifically on delivering human-centred and/or technology - enabled, strategic change.

Spanning all key business functions including marketing to IT, creativity to strategic management; HR to employment relations; finance to logistics.

mKTPs can be in areas such as:

  • Alternative business models/business agility
  • Identifying new opportunities and revenue streams
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and ambidexterity
  • Benchmarking, best practice, data analysis, KPIs
  • Business scale-up practices/value creation
  • Organisational/behavioural/cultural change management
  • Succession/continuity planning/coaching and mentoring
  • Improving efficiency, business processes and productivity
  • Reshoring/remote working practices/new supply chains
  • Executive leadership, strategic thinking and decision making
  • Business process improvement and professionalisation

Who can apply?

  • Growth-oriented businesses with up to 500 employees, who are eager to build and execute their ambitious management strategy by introducing better management practices.
  • Businesses seeking significant productivity gains, recognising that good management and leadership can help deliver this.
  • Businesses looking to up-skill their people and make step-change improvements in productivity by deploying industry-leading practices and innovation processes.

What to expect

  • Up to 67% funded depending on the size of your business.
  • mKTPs enable you to adopt and adapt expertise to bring about people-focused, strategic change to help your business succeed.
  • Access high-calibre graduates.


Marek Hornak

Asso Dean: Employer Ptn'S & Enterprise

Laura Knight

Employer Partnership Development Manager

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.

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Philip O'Neill

Employer Partnerships Development Mgr

I work with businesses regionally and nationally, to understand their needs, and ensure they are suitably supported by Staffordshire University.

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Steve Hargreaves

Ep Develop'Mt Mgr-K'Ledge Exchng E'Prise

In my current role as an Employer Partnerships Development Manager, I look after the business incubator and take the lead in several exciting innovation projects. I set up KTPs and have supported businesses with Innovate UK bids.

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