SBC Workshop 22 March 2017

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How to apply for the Small Business Charter award

The workshop will give an overview 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, Wider stakeholder Engagement in the Growth Agenda, Student Facing Start-ups’ and the evidence required to gain credit in these sections.

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

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 33 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 panel to evaluate the evidence. Business Schools will receive feedback and suggestions from experts on areas to enhance the business school’s current entrepreneurial work.

The workshop will enable delegates to gain an insight into:

  • Application and the Assessment criteria
  • Guidance on Application and the Assessment process
  • Benefits of 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.

Confirmed speakers include:

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Stuart Miller, Chair, Small Business Charter and CEO, Bybox Holdings Ltd

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Karen Bill, Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise), University of Wolverhampton; Director, Enterprise Educators UK; and SBC Management Board member

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Joe Hall, Managing Director, Halls Food Group

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

Programme

Time Session
9:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Introduction to SBC
Anne Kiem, Chief Executive, Chartered Association of Business Schools and Executive Director, Small Business Charter
10:05 Why this is the right time to apply for the SBC Award
Stuart Miller, Chair, Small Business Charter and CEO, ByBox Holdings Ltd
10:20 Overview 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 Management Board Member
Meenal Datar, SBC Manager
11:05 Break
11:20 Small Business Support for Growth & Wider Stakeholder Engagement in the Growth Agenda
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 Management Board Member
Joe Hall, Managing Director of Halls Food Group
13:20 Lunch
14:00 Student Facing Start-ups
Karen Bill, Associate Dean, (Research and Enterprise), University of Wolverhampton; Director, Enterprise Educators UK; and SBC Management Board Member
14:30 Sharing Staffordshire Business School's Success Story
Dr Peter Jones, Acting Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, Staffordshire University Business School
Hazel Squire, Senior Lecturer and International Partnership Manager, Staffordshire University Business School
15:15 Reflections and Summary
Stuart Miller, Chair, Small Business Charter and CEO, ByBox Holdings Ltd
15:30 Close
 

*All sessions and speakers are subject to change

  • Directors and Heads of the enterprise department
  • Managers
  • Lecturers
  • Those who are currently working on the SBC application
  • Those who would like to explore the value of the award before beginning to work on the application

The Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre
Aston Business School
Aston Street
Birmingham
B4 7ET

Map and Directions

The Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre is located on the ground floor of Aston Business School, opposite reception.

Directions on how to reach Aston Business School

One delegate: £175

If you have any queries, please contact Meenal Datar:

Email: meenal.datar@charteredabs.org

Tel: 020 7634 9586