Management School re-accredited to Small Business Charter

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Small Business Charter

The Management School has recently been re-accredited to the Small Business Charter (SBC) by the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS).  

The Small Business Charter was developed by Lord Young, at the then Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and CABS to recognise UK business schools that effectively support small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship. 

The School underwent a rigorous assessment, kindly supported by our external partners, alumni and students, to demonstrate how it meets the aims of the SBC including its impact on the local small business community and rigour of its enterprise and entrepreneurship teaching.  34 business schools currently hold the award.

The School’s focus on growing its entrepreneurship community as well as the highly regarded Growth Catalyst programme, which supports local SME owner/managers in developing leadership skills, were commended in particular.  

Professor Julia Balogun, Dean of the Management School, said, “We are delighted that we have secured this prestigious award, which further underpins our Vision to bring us together with students, business and society in learning to make a difference”.