Small Business Charter award: Assessment and reassessment workshop

This workshop will give an overview of and guidance on the application and assessment/re-assessment process. It will focus on the three pillars of the SBC’s assessment criteria -Small Business Support for Growth, Stakeholder Engagement to Support Growth, Encouraging Student Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and the evidence required to gain credit in these sections.

The event will include sessions from senior faculty and entrepreneurs, and will also provide an opportunity to hear about the journey through the assessment process and the benefits received from one business school.

About the SBC award

The Small Business Charter Award recognises business schools for engagement with SME’s. The Charter award is a valuable kitemark that helps to raise 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.

Currently, there are 36 schools holding the SBC award and to ensure schools meet the quality mark, the assessment criteria is rigorous. 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.

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 award holding school

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

Speakers include:

Professor Mark Hart
Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Aston Business School and Deputy Director, Enterprise Research Centre

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

Dr Matt Sutherland
Director for Enterprise and Engagement, Newcastle Business School

Kate Beresford
Head of Memberships and Operations, Enterprise Educators UK; Director of Kate Beresford Associated Ltd

Fees and Enquiries

09:45Registration 
10:00Welcome. introductions and about the Small Business Charter award
Siân Rees,
Associate Dean and Director of Enterprise,
Cardiff School of Management
10:15Overview of the SBC application and assessment
Professor Mark Hart, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
at Aston Business School; Deputy Director, Enterprise Research Centre;
Programme Director and Academic Lead, Goldman Sachs
10,000 Small Businesses Programme and SBC Assessor
11:15Refreshments and networking
11:30Wider stakeholder engagement in the growth agenda (section B)
Professor Mark Hart, 
Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
at Aston Business School; Deputy Director, Enterprise Research Centre;
Programme Director and Academic Lead, Goldman Sachs
10,000 Small Businesses Programme and SBC Assessor
12:15Lunch
13:00Small business support for growth (section A)
Joe Hall
, Managing Director, Halls Food Group
13:45Encouraging student enterprise and start-ups (section C)
Kate Beresford, Head of Memberships and Operations,
Enterprise Educators UK; Director of Kate Beresford Associates Ltd
14:30Refreshments and networking 
14:45SBC award success stories
Dr Matthew Sutherland, 
Director of Enterprise and Engagement, Newcastle Business School
15:30Q&A, summary and reflections
Siân Rees, Associate Dean and Director of Enterprise,
Cardiff School of Management
15:45Close


All sessions and speakers are provisional and are subject to change

Northumbria University London
110 Middlesex St,
London
E1 7HT

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.

One delegate: £175
If you have any queries, please contact Meenal Datar:
Email: meenal.datar@charteredabs.org
Tel: 020 7634 9586