The Small Business Charter has been awarded to Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University for its work in supporting small businesses.
The business school offers internships and placements through its excellent careers and employability support. Their graduate internship scheme supported over 150 SMEs with support and funding to employ over 200 graduates since 2013.
It also provides outstanding support to students and graduates to start-up their own businesses. The business school’s Hatchery project provides a dedicated co-working space for student entrepreneurs and graduates on a low cost rent.
The Small Business Charter (SBC) award is a national kitemark which recognises business schools which demonstrate excellence in supporting student enterprise, engagement with the local economy, and small business engagement.
The SBC website acts as a hub connecting small businesses with business advice and support provided by the 37 business schools which have achieved the award.
Professor Kevin Kerrigan, Pro Vice Chancellor (Enterprise), and Dean of Sheffield Business School said: “Sheffield Hallam University is a leading applied university that is open for business and is a major supporter of the vibrant small business community in the Sheffield City Region.
“The Small Business Charter accreditation confirms Sheffield Business School’s position as the leading catalyst for business creation and growth in the region and offers a platform to reach out to even more entrepreneurs and scale up companies.”