Birmingham City Business School has been reaccredited with the Small Business Charter award after continually demonstrating excellent work in supporting small businesses, the economy and student entrepreneurship.
The Small Business Charter is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools, which gain recognition for supporting SMEs, enhancing student entrepreneurship as well as their engagement with the local economy.
Head of the Business School, Professor Deborah Lock, said: “We take pride in playing a pivotal role in the University’s vision of being the University for Birmingham. To be awarded the Small Business Charter once again is a fantastic achievement for the School.
“I am extremely proud of the hard work and commitment of colleagues, and this award is well-deserved recognition of the great work they do in supporting the small businesses of Birmingham and the West Midlands.”
The Business School’s ‘Promoting Sustainable Performance’ project has been awarded exemplary status, with findings from the project being used as the basis for practical interventions that have supported over 1,000 SMEs in the West Midlands, Canada, and Indonesia.
The project has also helped the Business School to develop an executive education programme for SME owners and managers.