Michael will help deliver the government-backed ‘Help To Grow: Management Course’, providing 30,000 SMEs access to world-class business schools’ expertise
The Small Business Charter (SBC) is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools, celebrating these institutions that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship. Now, the SBC has appointed Michael Hayman as its new Chair to continue its work to help small businesses across the UK.
Michael Hayman MBE DL, entrepreneur, author, and co-founder of StartUp Britain, will join the SBC to deliver a government-backed initiative, providing 30,000 SMEs access to world-class business schools’ expertise on everything from leadership to financial management and marketing. Michael will work with the Small Business Charter on its ‘Help To Grow: Management Course’ on behalf of the UK government under the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Treasury backed initiative. Michael will also work with the Small Business Charter to communicate the value of management education to SMEs; and to connect businesses, business schools and government to boost growth, productivity, innovation, and entrepreneurial success through improved management and business practice.
The Small Business Charter currently accredits 54 business schools across the UK for playing a strong role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship. The of accredited schools is growing, and the initiative has directly supported well over 20,000 small businesses. In addition to providing business schools with a nationally recognised accreditation, the SBC promotes the sector to ensure the value of the business knowledge, management expertise, and enterprise education is more widely known.
I’m delighted to become the new Chair of the Small Business Charter at such a critical time for business, Michael Hayman MBE, and newly-appointed Chair of the Small Business Charter said. The shape of the economy is changing ‘ with ever more of us likely to set up our own firms and make jobs rather than take them ‘ and we have world class business schools which can assist them. The Help To Grow: Management programme is a major opportunity for small firms to accelerate potential and we look forward to helping them achieve it.
It’s a pleasure to welcome Michael as Chair of the SBC board. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and industry insights that will greatly benefit our work, the future direction of the Small Business Charter, and how we identify and support high-potential businesses around the country, Anne Kiem OBE, Executive Director of the Small Business Charter and Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, added. We pride ourselves on boosting the conditions that support entrepreneurship in the UK, and we’re thrilled to have Michael join us to support that mission at this important time for British business.