The enterprise arm of one of the North’s leading BME-led housing associations has launched a new website following a major upgrade of its facilities.

The new Unity Enterprise website which was launched today

The new Unity Enterprise website which was launched today

Unity Enterprise was set up in 2000 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leeds-based Unity Homes and Enterprise.

A not-for-profit organisation, Unity Enterprise currently provides 130 managed workspaces for around 80 local businesses, social enterprises and third sector organisations across three locations close to the city centre.

Two of the sites - Unity Business Centre and Chapeltown Enterprise Centre - recently benefitted from a £1.4 million refurbishment programme.

The third – Leeds Media Centre – is home to Made in Leeds TV, alongside a range of independent media and music companies, education providers and community projects.

Ali Akbor

Ali Akbor

The new Unity Enterprise website features an array of professional photographs illustrating the full range of amenities and services available for lease or hire. These include office suites, shop units, meeting rooms and conference facilities.  

Ali Akbor, Unity Homes and Enterprise chief executive, said: “Unity Enterprise was created to support local entrepreneurial activity, invest in social and economic regeneration, and improve the economic wellbeing of the communities we serve.

“It is doing a tremendous job in achieving these objectives.

“One of the secrets of Unity’s success since we were first established as a housing association 30 years ago is an ability to evolve and move with the times.

“Having a first class website is crucial, especially when operating in an increasingly competitive business environment.

“The Unity Enterprise site impressively fulfils that need.”   

Adrian Green

Adrian Green

The website redevelopment was overseen by Unity Enterprise manager Adrian Green.

He commented: “The new site is modern and accessible which accurately reflects our ethos.

“We are incredibly proud of the enhanced facilities now on offer.  Last year, Unity Enterprise generated a financial surplus which will help us to fund further improvements and support Unity’s wider work in providing high quality affordable housing.”

The website can be accessed at  

Companies or other organisations seeking more information about Unity Enterprise can contact Adrian Green on Tel: 0113 242 5996 or email: