Small Business Charter Award: Assessment and Reassessment Workshop

Tuesday 21 May, London

This workshop will give an overview of, and practical guidance about, the application and assessment/re-assessment process for the Small Business Charter Award.

The in-depth programme focuses on the three pillars of the SBC’s assessment criteria and the evidence required to gain credit in these sections:

  • Small Business Support for Growth
  • Stakeholder Engagement to Support Growth
  • Encouraging Student Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.

Delivered by senior faculty and entrepreneurs the workshop is an opportunity to hear about the 'Assessment Journey' and the benefits of the process.

The workshop will enable delegates to gain an insight into:

  • The application and the assessment criteria
  • The application and the assessment process
  • Benefits of the SBC award to the business school and to the wider University
  • Success stories from an award holding school

There will be plenty of time for Q&A in each session.

Speakers:

Joe Hall
Managing Director, Halls Food Group and Chairman, Bako NW Group Ltd.

Professor Sarah Underwood
Director, Enterprise Educators UK and Director of Executive and Professional Education at Leeds University Business School

Siân Rees
Associate Dean and Director of Enterprise, Cardiff School of Management

Programme 

 

09:30Registrations 
9:50Welcome
Siân Rees,
Associate Dean and Director of Enterprise,
Cardiff School of Management
10:00Introduction to the Small Business Charter Award and the application process
Siân Rees, Associate Dean and Director of Enterprise,
Cardiff School of Management
Joe Hall,
 Managing Director, Halls Food Group
10:45Refreshments and networking
11:00Stakeholder engagement to support growth agenda -
(section B of the application form)
Siân Rees,
Associate Dean and Director of Enterprise,
Cardiff School of Management
11:45Support for growth of small businesses -
(section A of the application form)
Joe Hall
, Managing Director, Halls Food Group
12:30Lunch
13:15Encouraging student enterprise and entrepreneurship -
(section C of the application form)
Professor Sarah Underwood, Director, Enterprise Educators UK and
Director of Executive and Professional Education,
Leeds University Business School
14:00Application Success Story
14:15Refreshments and Networking
14:30Discussions in Groups on each section and Feedback
Siân Rees,
Associate Dean and Director of Enterprise,
Cardiff School of Management
15:45Summary and Close


All sessions and speakers are provisional and are subject to change

Who Should Attend

Directors and Heads of enterprise departments, Managers, Lecturers, and university support staff who are currently working on the SBC application or would like to explore the value of the award before beginning to work on the application.

This workshop will also benefit schools who are in the process of re-assessment to maintain their SBC award.

Fees and Enquiries

One delegate: £180
Two delegates: £315

If you have any queries, please contact Meenal Datar:
Email: meenal.datar@charteredabs.org
Tel: 020 7634 9586

Venue

The Learning Lounge, Ground Floor,
London South Bank University,
105 Borough Road,
London SE1 0AA.

Download map and directions

About the SBC award

The Small Business Charter Award recognises business schools for engagement with small businesses. The Charter award is a valuable kitemark that helps to raise the profile of business schools and offers opportunities to network with like-minded organisations, share best practice, and discuss common challenges and possible solutions to overcome them.

There are currently 36 schools holding the SBC award and the assessment criteria is rigorous to ensure schools meet the quality mark. The assessment process involves completing an application form, followed by a visit by a panel to evaluate the evidence cited in the application. Business Schools will receive feedback and suggestions from experts on areas to enhance the business school’s current work.