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In recognition of its wide-ranging support for small businesses, outstanding student entrepreneurship provision and dedicated work with SMEs to support growth in the local community, Cranfield School of Management has achieved the Small Business Charter Award.

Assessors praised Cranfield’s crucial role in the local business infrastructure, and its dedicated entrepreneurial support. The University’s programmes such as the Business Growth Programme and Ready for Scale are well attended by small business leaders.

The assessment summary noted “the breadth and impact of Cranfield on SMEs, the community and its students are a credit to the school and broader university.  It’s evident that the School of Management and dedicated Bettany Centre play an important and holistic role in supporting the SME infrastructure within the Bedfordshire area. The impact from this work is simply extraordinary and wide ranging.”

The assessment team also noted Cranfield’s close relationships with businesses, partners and networks, and highlighted the University’s “thorough range of enterprise support for students.”

Professor David Oglethorpe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Cranfield School of Management said:

“I’m extremely proud of all the initiatives and valuable support that Cranfield provides to small businesses and our entrepreneurial students. To have this recognised by the Small Business Charter is a real achievement for everyone at the School of Management.

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