Published on 27/04/2023
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Small Business Charter Excellence Awards
  • The awards recognise and celebrate exceptional achievements by accredited business schools
  • The winners will be decided by a panel of judges comprising business school leaders, SME business leaders and SME experts
  • The winners will be announced on 22 June at the House of Lords.

Aston Business School has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories at the Small Business Charter (SBC) Excellence Awards. 

The awards recognise and celebrate exceptional achievements by SBC accredited business schools that demonstrate a commitment to supporting and championing small businesses.

Aston Business School has been shortlisted in the categories of Outstanding Support for Small Business, Outstanding Stakeholder Engagement and Outstanding Support for Student Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. 

The Small Business Charter is a UK-wide accreditation awarded to business schools that demonstrate a commitment to supporting small businesses and driving local economic growth. The SBC Excellence Awards recognise business schools that have excelled in supporting small businesses and delivering sustainable impact and legacy.

The winners of each category will be decided by a panel of judges comprising business school leaders, SME business leaders and SME experts. 

Professor Zoe Radnor, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at Aston University, said:

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists in three categories of the Small Business Charter Excellence Awards. 

“Our commitment to supporting small businesses and driving local economic growth is at the heart of everything we do at Aston Business School, and we are proud to be recognised for our efforts. 

“We look forward to the awards ceremony in June and wish all the finalists the best of luck.”

The winners will be announced at the Small Business Charter Summer Reception on 22 June at the House of Lords.
 

Notes to Editors

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiary groups – students, business and the professions, and the West Midlands region and wider society. Located in Birmingham at the heart of a vibrant city, the campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Aleks Subic is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston University is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. The Aston Business School MBA programme was ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking.

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