Sheffield Business School (SBS) is delighted and proud to be sponsoring the SME of the Year Award at the Sheffield Business Awards 2019.

As Britain’s largest modern business school, with more than 6,000 students, we are an intrinsic part of a vibrant city known for community, respect for diversity, choices, and quality of life. Our teaching and research covers a range of modern sectors including banking, entrepreneurship, food, hospitality, tourism and events management.

We provide real world learning and applied research that addresses current and future business issues.

Our unique partnerships with businesses across the Sheffield City Region, as well as national and global companies, provides students with ideas, experiences, techniques, career opportunities and business connections.

This creates an environment dedicated to caring for, and nurturing the potential of the individual as well as meeting the needs of employers.

We are focused on the employment prospects of our students and work in partnership with around 2,000 employers every year, through support including internships, work placements, graduate recruitment and consulting projects. 

SBS is the proud recipient of the Small Business Charter accreditation in recognition of its outstanding support to small businesses and student entrepreneurship. SBS was particularly praised for its dedication to student start-ups and its commitment to the local economy.

In April we opened the Hallam i-Lab, a brilliant new city centre entrepreneurship and co-working space that will act as a hub of vibrant events, business support and economic growth.

The university has also launched its new MSc in Entrepreneurship for those embarking on new social or commercial enterprises.

At Sheffield Business School we nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of our students and many of our graduates have gone on set up their own small companies within our city region so this award holds particular significance for us.