Success Stories

Read articles about how businesses have benefitted from connecting with business schools that hold the Small Business Charter.

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…

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…

Kingston Business School celebrates a successful trade fair

A trade fair recently took place at Kingston Business School, Kingston Hill Campus, where students on two entrepreneurship modules (Design Thinking for Start-ups and Start-up a…

University partnership wins Knowledge Catalyst award

Loughborough University has worked in partnership with DJB Instruments (UK) since 2015, and the successful collaboration has been recognised by an EADT Business Award. DJB was the…

The small business owner’s story – Halls Food Group

Joe Hall has been involved in his family’s bakery business since 1990. The original company was founded in 1933 by Joe’s grandfather and went into liquidation in 2006, however,…

From student to start-up

As the founder of social media platform, Wakelet, Jamil Khalil is no stranger to the industriousness required to succeed in business. After some years developing Wakelet, the…