What is the Small Business Charter?

The Small Business Charter (SBC) recognises the UK’s world-class Business Schools and “celebrates business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship”. You can find out more about the award here.

What does the SBC mean for Portsmouth?

The University of Portsmouth was awarded the Small Business Charter in 2015 and is one of only 37 universities in the UK to have been awarded this accreditation. The award recognises the University’s commitment to encouraging student entrepreneurship, supporting start-ups and small businesses, and its engagement with the local economy.

What does the SBC mean for me?

Pat Smith, Small Business Manager within the Faculty of Business and Law, explains that,

“Whilst the award sits within the Faculty of Business and Law, the award is in respect of the University as a whole, so it is important that colleagues know what is measured and the significance this has on the delivery of events for our students and small businesses.”


If you would like to know more about the Small Business Charter, Pat will be giving a presentation and taking questions at the next Research and Innovation Support Staff Network (RISSNet) event on 20th June 2018.

You can book a place at this event through Eventbrite at https://rissnet20jun.eventbrite.co.uk.