Kent Business School Receives Reaccreditation from Small Business Charter

Kent Business School has been granted a three-year reaccreditation from the Small Business Charter. The School were commended on 19 areas including a high level of support for local SMEs and links to local business coupled with a focus and drive to promote and support student entrepreneurship.

The Small Business Charter (SBC) is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools. The SBC award celebrates business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship. The latest accreditation demonstrates Kent Business School’s commitment to working with the business community and building long-term partnerships to collaborate in a wider variety of ways.

Assessors from the accreditation team at the Small Business Charter commented: “The value KBS make to student enterprise is excellent and the staff’s willingness and ability in the face of challenge – to pivot their mindsets and behaviours in real time is impressive… it is clear the school is operating in a manner keeping with the Small Business Charter (SBC) requirements and ambitions.”

The accreditation also ensures that Kent Business School is able to continue with its Help to Grow Management training scheme that began in February and is already proving to be a success.

Dean of Kent Business School, Professor Marian Garcia, says: “Here at Kent Business School, we are delighted to have our commitment to SMEs recognised by the Chartered Association of Business Schools through our reaccreditation with the Small Business Charter.

“We embed business experience in our teaching to provide experiential learning opportunities for all our students and we strive to incorporate real-world relevance in our research activities to support responsible management and enterprise. This recognition inspires us to continue to build on our progress so far and specifically, we look forward to working with local SME leaders and CABS in providing the Help to Grow (Management) programme.”

Please get in touch to find out more about how we can support our business community ( and some examples of how we can help.

At Kent Business School we actively seek to connect with businesses.

Some of the ways we can help include:

  • Engaging with our Business Clinic to get sound advice from industry experts
  • Joining our networking events live and online to challenge, inspire and debate
  • Leveraging our world-class academic community to turbo-charge your business
  • Connecting with our students who bring fresh ideas and specialised knowledge

 We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch to discuss how you could work with Kent Business School.


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