Success Stories

Read articles about how businesses have benefited from connecting with business schools that hold the Small Business Charter and learn more about the value of the award for business schools.

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Rewarding vocational learning through accreditation

Cardiff School of Management’s (CSM) expertise in work based learning enabled them to apply a bespoke solution to their client Voice Workshop UK Ltd.

How business schools boost productivity in small businesses

Mechatronic, a midlands-based robotics company, grew over 400% in 5 years after receiving help from Aston Business School's small business development centre, Aston Growth. This…

CRUNCH and Small Businesses – collaborative research beyond business and management

What if small businesses were active collaborators in projects across a range of disciplines, such as sustainability? Portsmouth Business School demonstrates how such projects can…

Lancaster students travel to Singapore to take part in global sustainability debate

Ten students from Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) have just returned from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) annual meeting in…

Leader in co-operatives and diversity: Dorothy Francis awarded honorary degree

On 20 July, the University of Leicester proudly awarded Dorothy Francis an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws for her incredible contribution to the co-operative movement and…

Supporting a local business to achieve high growth

The Managing Director of Salford-based furniture manufacturer, Forest Sofa, is ready to take the next steps in business growth and expansion, thanks to the support of Manchester…

The incubator ecosystem in action

Taking the risk I started Blueberry Marketing Solutions 13 years ago as an uncertain 29-year-old looking to take on a challenge and progress in the business world. Although I was…

A big idea that helped a small community

Find out how London Metropolitan University's business incubator, the Accelarator, helped Giorgia Bacco create a niche business with a compelling cultural and social narrative.

Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs

The School of Business at Leicester was delighted to host a round of the Young Enterprise Company Programme Showcase Events.  Running throughout one academic year, students (aged…

University of Portsmouth staff explore the benefits of the Small Business Charter award and what it means to their University.

On Friday 9th March, The University of Portsmouth welcomed colleagues across the institution and businesses they work with to the city to recognise the great work with small…