We won Bronze at the Association Excellence Awards 

The Chartered ABS has been awarded Bronze in the category of Best Association Team at the Association Excellence Awards 2023.  

On Friday 3 November, representatives from the Chartered ABS attended the awards ceremony at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms. 

We were shortlisted for UK Association of the Year (up to 1000 members) and were delighted to take home the Bronze for Best Association Team.  

In a challenging period for business schools and the higher education sector, the Chartered ABS team has been successful in advancing its aims of supporting and championing business schools for the benefit of business and society. During this time the team have also had to adjust to rapid growth in the size of the organisation, and an office relocation, as a response to increasing the value it provides to a highly engaged membership.  

The team also oversees the delivery of the government’s Help to Grow: Management Course, which is offered by members of the Chartered ABS that hold the Small Business Charter accreditation. For course alumni, we have delivered a new ‘Alumni Hub’, offering resources, partnerships, and networking opportunities for ongoing learning. To further celebrate the impact of business schools that are accredited with the Small Business Charter, we launched the SBC Excellence Awards. 

As part of our core advocacy work, we have diversified our research activity to strengthen our lobbying and provide valuable insight for members. In building on our portfolio of professional development activities, we achieved a record number of attendees at annual events and worked together to launch a new development programme for our executive education community. 


The judges said: 

“Impressive results from a 'young' team.  Ability to deliver on new workstreams and grow engagement successfully is laudable.” 

 “Great example of leadership of a sector, encouraging and provoking members to develop their businesses.” 


Barney Roe, Deputy CEO & Director of External Relations at the Chartered ABS, said: 

We have a fabulously committed and purpose-driven team who place our members at the heart of everything we do. Through an exciting period of growth and change, the team have shown great adaptability and agility. There have been exceptional demonstrations of collaboration both internally, and through our partnerships with stakeholders and government. The team’s member-centric ethos is delivering brilliant engagement and enabling us to work effectively with business schools to expand our impact across business and society. 


About the awards 

The Association Excellence Awards have been run annually since 2015 and were founded to recognise the essential work that associations, trade bodies, unions and professional organisations conduct on behalf of their members. Attended by over 350 association executives each year, the awards are a trusted and reputable fixture in the calendar. 


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