The Award

The Small Business Charter award is a mark of excellence for business schools, which recognises their expertise in:

  • Supporting small businesses
  • Student entrepreneurship
  • Engagement in the local economy


Award holders benefit from opportunities created by the Small Business Charter:

  • A nationally recognised kitemark award to promote your expertise
  • Nationwide advocacy
  • A network of business schools focused on enterprise and small business support
  • Knowledge-sharing workshops throughout the UK for business school award holders
  • An Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) network for business school EIRs
  • Engaging with governments across the UK to inform and influence
  • Conducting research that will inform and promote what works and highlight best practice

See the 'How to Apply' section for more information on the application process.

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