Small Business Charter award: Assessment and Reassessment

Small Business Charter award: Assessment and Reassessment

 9 September 2020 - Zoom

This is a free online session for business school staff who are working on their school’s application or re-assessment. Representatives from schools who would like to explore the value of the SBC award before beginning to work on their application are also invited to register.

This session 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.

Participants will gain insight into:

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

About the SBC award

The Small Business Charter Award recognises business schools for their engagement with SME’s. It demonstrates the business school’s effectiveness in supporting small businesses, student entrepreneurs and local economies. The SBC award is a valuable kitemark which 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.

Business Schools who achieve the SBC award have to demonstrate through the assessment process their expertise in supporting small businesses, entrepreneurship and local economies.

SBC works with the government and other partners to demonstrate our business school’s ability to support SMEs.

We were successful in our bid for Business Basics funding, and as a result a consortium of SBC schools are delivering the Leading to Grow Programme to help small businesses.

There are currently 32 schools with the SBC award, all of which have been through a rigorous assessment. The assessment/re-assessment process involves completing an application form, followed by an assessment by a panel who evaluate the evidence cited in the application. An assessment report will then be discussed at a meeting of the SBC Management Board and schools will be informed of the result.

The assessments will be conducted virtually until the time it is deemed safe to conduct them on campus.

Speakers include:

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

Gareth Trainer
Chair, Enterprise Educators UK; Assistant Director, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Newcastle University

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

Dr Julie Holland

Lead for the Small Business Charter at Loughborough University; Director of Short Courses and Deputy Head of International Business, Strategy and Innovation

13.30 Introduction to the SBC award and the overview of the Application Process

Siân Rees, Associate Dean and Director of Enterprise, Cardiff School of Management, and Joe Hall, Managing Director, Halls Food Group

13.50 Guidance on Section A - Support for growth of small businesses

Joe Hall

14:20 Guidance on Section B - Stakeholder engagement to support growth

Siân Rees

14:50 Break

15:00 Guidance on Section C - Encouraging student enterprise and entrepreneurship

Gareth Trainer, Chair, Enterprise Educators UK; Assistant Director, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Newcastle University

15:30 Success Story
Dr Julie Holland, Lead for the Small Business Charter at Loughborough University; Director of Short Courses and Deputy Head of International Business, Strategy and Innovation

15:45 Group Discussions

Group A – Assessments Group B – Re-assessments

16:15 Closing Remarks

Siân Rees

16:30 End


All sessions and speakers are provisional and are subject to change

This online session is for business school staff who are working on their school’s application or re-assessment.


Representatives from schools who would like to explore the value of the SBC award before beginning to work on their application are also invited to register.

 There is no fee to join this training session. Participants must register and book a place.

 

 If you have any questions, please contact Meenal, Meenal.datar@charteredabs.org