Regional Liaison Network

Delivering meaningful SBC events at a regional level across the UK

Small Business Charter events (face-to-face and online) exist to facilitate knowledge exchange between SBC schools; and provide opportunities for SBC schools to connect with small businesses and other stakeholders. In 2020-21 we plan to deliver a wide spectrum of events that reflect the particular needs and areas of interest of local and regional business communities. Regionally focused events also enable face-to-face gatherings to take place with minimal travel.

How you can get involved

The Regional Liaison Network will be made up of representatives of Small Business Charter Award holding schools. We will be asking members of the network to:

  • Volunteer to chair and speak at online events planned for November 2020 onwards
  • Volunteer to host face-to-face events when they recommence in March 2021
  • Help develop programmes for events that are relevant to business schools and small businesses in your region
  • Help promote events to other business schools and small businesses in your region

In return, we will profile members of the Network on the SBC website, include your institutions branding in the events you host and invite you to speak at/attend relevant events hosted by the Chartered ABS and SBC.

Next steps

If you would like to be part of the Network please complete the application form by Friday 18 September.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a member of this network what will I be asked to do?

We are asking members of the Regional Liaison Network to:

  • Volunteer to chair and speak at online events planned for November 2020 onwards
  • Volunteer to host face-to-face events when they recommence in March 2021
  • Help develop programmes for events that are relevant to your local and regional communities
  • Help promote events to other business schools and small businesses in your region

Can there be just one member of the Regional Liaison Network in each SBC school?

No, there is no restriction on the number of Network members in each SBC school. However, a key requirement is that members of the Network will take an active role in the development of regional SBC events.

I am interested in joining but don't feel able to commit to this by Friday 18 September will I have another opportunity?

Yes, there will be another call for volunteers in the early part of 2021. If you would like to be informed when the call opens please contact Meenal Datar (meenal.datar@charteredabs.org)

If you have any questions about the Regional Liaison Network please contact

Meenal Datar, SBC Manager, meenal.datar@charteredabs.org

Oliver Lowe, Head of Conferences and International, oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org