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University of Bedfordshire Business School – UBBS
To put it simply - we want to help your business become more profitable, more productive, to reach more markets and more customers, and to be financially and environmentally sustainable. We work with over 500 SMEs every year delivering consultancy and grants to help you innovate, to do more online, to bring in new staff or to overcome staffing challenges, to look into the future and to position yourself in the best possible way for you to grow.
Our Vision “To be known for taking global business education, research and practice in imaginative new directions” is one that has led us to recognition by the European Foundation for Management Development as the first UK business school awarded the prestigious Business School Impact System. This award recognises our impact not only in widening the participation and aspirations of our students but also the direct impact made by the business school on local, regional, national and international partners and stakeholders.
We are a significant Business School in our region with 75 FTE permanent staff and a further 60 Visiting Professors, Scholars, Practitioners and Fellows all of whom contribute through unit delivery, guest lectures, industry workshops, business simulations or research supervisions. We currently have over 6,500 students within the UK with more than 3,000 students on our UK-based home and partner campuses and almost 3,500 students at international partner colleges.
We consider our engagement with the SME community and our direct engagement with business enhancement activities to be central to the role played by our Business School in building a successful community of business engagement, inspiring students’ entrepreneurial aspirations and career choices. The success of our enterprise and employability activity lies in our joined-up regional approach through our distributed campus model plus our engagement with the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership area which in turn, supports the economic and cultural aspirations of our University and the regional business ecosystem.
In relation to SME development and scale- up, the following are provided: 1. Professors of Management Practice – who can advise during a SME business engagement project. 2. Business Partnership Managers – who offer cross-spectrum customer relationship advice and support services in respect of enterprise funding, knowledge exchange mechanisms, contractual matters and project planning. 3. Capstone/ Live Projects through which Masters Students have the opportunity to undertake a focused project or “in company” placement to support SME business development, either individually or as part of a cross disciplinary team. 4. Through our Lean Six Sigma Company, open enrolment training in Lean methods and productivity improvements from yellow belt to black belt. 5. Agile/ Prince2 project management – offered a suite of Project Management courses on open enrolment. 6. Chartered Management Institute training - A suite of accredited CPD qualifications from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). 7. Summer School - In conjunction with our centralised “Careers and Employability Service” support early career entrepreneurs gain insight into the specific intricacies of starting a business.
Participation in this programme is made available in accordance with Article 3.2.4 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement which enables the Participants to receive up to a maximum level of subsidy (a “Small Amount of Financial Assistance”).
The current threshold is 325,000 Euros Special Drawing Rights which equates to £315,005.27 (conversion rate as of May 5th 2021) over a period of three financial years.
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