Small Business Charter

The Small Business Charter (SBC) award gives recognition to business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.

In order to achieve the Small Business Charter award, business schools undergo a rigorous assessment to determine the depth and effectiveness of their business engagement and business support.

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 a nationally recognisable kitemark award, the SBC also facilitates valuable knowledge sharing networks and promote the sector to ensure the value of the business knowledge, management expertise, and enterprise education offered by our business schools is maximised and utilised.

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


Business schools awarded the Small Business Charter  

There are 33 business schools hold the Small Business Charter award:

  • Aston University, Aston Business School
  • Birmingham City University, Birmingham City University Business School
  • Brunel Business School
  • Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff School of Management
  • Coventry University, Coventry Business School
  • De Montfort University, Leicester Business School
  • Derby Business School, University of Derby
  • Dublin City University, Dublin City University Business School
  • Guildhall School of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University
  • Kent Business School, University of Kent
  • Kingston University, Kingston Business School
  • Lancaster University Management School
  • Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University
  • Loughborough University School of Business and Economics
  • Manchester Metropolitan University Business School
  • Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University
  • Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School
  • School of Business, London South Bank University
  • Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Southampton Solent University, School of Business and Law
  • University of Bedfordshire Business School
  • University of Bradford School of Management
  • 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 Sheffield, Management School
  • University of Staffordshire, Staffordshire University Business School
  • University of Stirling, Management School
  • University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Business School