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Small Business Charter

The Small Business Charter (SBC) is an accreditation celebrating world-class business schools across the UK and Ireland that demonstrate excellence and impact in supporting small businesses, student entrepreneurship, and their local economies.

It was established to signpost entrepreneurs, small businesses, and local economic stakeholders to business schools in their region with the expertise to help them thrive.

In order to achieve the Small Business Charter accreditation, business schools undergo a rigorous assessment to determine the effectiveness of their business support, entrepreneurship education, and engagement with their local economy. 67 business schools across the UK now hold the Small Business Charter.

The Small Business Charter was developed by Lord Young, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Chartered Association of Business Schools. In addition to providing business schools with the prestige of a nationally recognised accreditation, our business schools also benefit from access to capacity building activities, influence through nationwide advocacy, and the opportunity to deliver programmes relating to business growth.

To find out more and to apply for a Small Business Charter award please visit the Small Business Charter website.

Current Small Business Charter accredited schools

There are 67 business schools that hold the Small Business Charter award:

  • Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University

  • Faculty of Business and Law, Anglia Ruskin University

  • Aston University, Aston Business School

  • Birkbeck School of Business, Economics and Informatics

  • Birmingham City University, Birmingham City University Business School

  • Bournemouth University Business School

  • Brunel Business School

  • Christ Church Business School, Canterbury Christ Church University

  • Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff School of Management

  • Coventry Business School, Coventry University

  • Cranfield School of Management

  • De Montfort University, Leicester Business School

  • Derby Business School, University of Derby

  • Dublin City University, Dublin City University Business School

  • Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University

  • The Fashion Business School, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London

  • Gloucestershire Business School

  • Greenwich Business School

  • Guildhall School of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University

  • Henley Business School

  • Hertfordshire Business School

  • Huddersfield Business School

  • Hull Business School

  • Keele Business School

  • Kent Business School, University of Kent

  • King's Business School, King's College London

  • Kingston University, Kingston Business School

  • Lancashire School for Business and Enterprise

  • Lancaster University Management School

  • Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University

  • Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds

  • Leicester Castle Business School

  • London South Bank University School of Business

  • Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

  • Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

  • Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

  • Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School

  • Norwich Business School

  • Oxford Brookes Business School

  • Pearson Business School

  • Queen's Business School

  • School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London

  • Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

  • Solent Business School, Faculty of Business, Law & Digital Technologies, Solent University

  • Southampton Business School, University of Southampton

  • Sunderland Business School

  • Swansea University School of Management

  • Teesside University International Business School

  • Ulster Business School

  • University of Bath School of Management

  • University of Bedfordshire Business School

  • University of Bradford School of Management

  • University of Brighton School of Business and Law

  • University of Dundee School of Business

  • University of Exeter Business School

  • University of Leicester School of Business

  • University of Liverpool Management School

  • University of Nottingham, Nottingham University Business School

  • University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth Business School

  • University of Salford, Salford Business School

  • University of Stirling, Management School

  • University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Business School

  • University of the West of England, Bristol Business School

  • University of the West of Scotland, School of Business and Creative Industries

  • University of Worcester, Worcester Business School

  • Winchester Business School

Small Business Charter

To find out more and to apply for a Small Business Charter award please visit the Small Business Charter website.