Pearson Business School awarded the Small Business Charter

Pearson Business School has obtained accreditation from the Small Business Charter, a mark of excellence that is awarded to leading business schools around the UK. 

As part of the review process, Pearson Business School was recognised for its expertise in: 

  • Supporting small businesses 
  • Student entrepreneurship 
  • Engagement in the local economy  

The Small Business Charter Award is a national accreditation, assessed by small business leaders, to recognise business schools which demonstrate excellence in supporting small businesses, student enterprise, and the local economy. Pearson Business School will hold the award for three years. There are now 57 business schools that hold the SBC Award in the UK and Ireland. 

Will Holt, Dean of Pearson Business School, said: “Everybody at Pearson Business School is thrilled to have received accreditation to the Small Business Charter – it reflects the highly innovative work that we are doing to support SMEs and start-ups. I couldn't be prouder of our team and I'm extremely grateful to our SME community for their support in helping us to gain this accreditation. 

“We also hope to start delivering Help to Grow management courses later this year, which are a brilliant resource for senior managers of SMEs.” 

Anne Kiem OBE, Executive Director of the Small Business Charter, and Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Business Schools said: 

“We congratulate Pearson Business School on their Small Business Charter Award, given in recognition of their support for student entrepreneurship, small business and their local economy. It is clear that their commitment to greater entrepreneurial learning and practice is built into the very DNA of the school, and we hope we can look forward to welcoming them as one of the delivery partners for the government’s Help to Grow: Management Course.” 

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