Small Business Charter award: Assessment workshop

This is a free online session for business school staff who are working on their school’s application. 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 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 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

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

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

The full programme will be available shortly.

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


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