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Get the support you need to accelerate your business with Aston Business School.

Aston Business School is committed to growing local talent and supporting business growth in the Midlands.

We work with businesses to develop opportunities for people, companies and communities.

Our research is not "ivory tower” – we understand how businesses actually operate. We talk business, with business and we mean business.

Our demonstrable commitment to business growth and enterprise has won us the Small Business Charter Gold Award. Aston is one of only three business schools nationally to be awarded Charter status at the highest level. This means we can access a range of government initiatives to support even more businesses to grow.



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TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation
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BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP and Others
TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation
BUSINESS SECTOR: All
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP and Others
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BUSINESS SECTOR: All
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP and Others
TYPE OF SUPPORT: N/A
BUSINESS SECTOR: All
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP and Others
TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation
BUSINESS SECTOR: All
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP and Others
TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation
BUSINESS SECTOR: All
BUSINESS LOCATION: GBSLEP and Others
TYPE OF SUPPORT: Innovation
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Related Events


Advanced Services Programme for SMEs Breakfast Event

Advanced Services Programme for SMEs Breakfast Event

Tuesday 8th November
07:30 - 10:00

This breakfast meeting provides an introduction to the programme, and opportunity to find out how this programme can help you to develop your business.

Fresh Perspectives Scenario Planning

Fresh Perspectives Scenario Planning

Thursday 17th November
7.30am - 9.30am

Wake up and be inspired over breakfast at Aston Business School. Aston academics present innovative, interesting and informative advice on business challenges. Hear the latest research on business solutions shaping essential tool-kits for strategy and management. Learn our recommendations to accelerate business growth and professional development.

Fresh Perspectives Developing an Entrepreneurial Mind-set

Fresh Perspectives Developing an Entrepreneurial Mind-set

Wednesday 30th November
7.30am - 9.30am

Wake up and be inspired over breakfast at Aston Business School. Aston academics present innovative, interesting and informative advice on business challenges. Hear the latest research on business solutions shaping essential tool-kits for strategy and management. Learn our recommendations to accelerate business growth and professional development.

Fresh Perspectives Business Growth by Exploiting todays Fractured Media with Steve Dyson

Fresh Perspectives Business Growth by Exploiting todays Fractured Media with Steve Dyson

Wednesday 7th December
7.30am - 9.30am

Wake up and be inspired over breakfast at Aston Business School. Aston academics present innovative, interesting and informative advice on business challenges. Hear the latest research on business solutions shaping essential tool-kits for strategy and management. Learn our recommendations to accelerate business growth and professional development.

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop - Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop - Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

Friday 11th November
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 1 - Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 1 - Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

Wednesday 4th January
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 1 - Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 1 - Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

Friday 10th February
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 1 - Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 1 - Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

Wednesday 8th March
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 1 - Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 1 - Envisioning for Growth through Innovation

Friday 5th May
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

Friday 18th November
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

Wednesday 11th January
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

Tuesday 14th February
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

Wednesday 15th March
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 2 - Strategy and Leadership for Innovation

Tuesday 16th May
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 3 - Marketing and Finance for Innovation

Innovation Vouchers – Business Innovation Workshop 3 - Marketing and Finance for Innovation

Tuesday 30th May
09:30 - 17:00

Business Innovation Workshops are available through the Innovation Vouchers scheme managed by a consortium led by Aston University, in partnership with Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The Business Innovation Workshops are run on three specific topics by leading academics from Aston University, Birmingham City University and University of Wolverhampton. The workshops are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore free to the participating c

SEFORIS conference Insights from and for Social Entrepreneurs Global Patterns Local Realities

SEFORIS conference Insights from and for Social Entrepreneurs Global Patterns Local Realities

Friday 9th December
09:00 - 18:15

A conversation with social entrepreneurs and international academics conducting the worldwide largest panel study of social enterprises.

Inspiring Great British Manufacturing - SERVITIZATION

Inspiring Great British Manufacturing - SERVITIZATION

Wednesday 30th November
08:00 - 10:35

This event is aimed at British SME owner/managers: - Seeking accelerated growth in sales and productivity - Looking to achieve improved margins - Wanting to know more about how The Manufacturing Technology Centre can propel your business.

Manufacturing - SMEs Strategic Planning Competitiveness through Services

Manufacturing - SMEs Strategic Planning Competitiveness through Services

Thursday 15th December
09:30 - 16:00

Retaining competitive advantage can be difficult Companies are constantly seeing their profit margins squeezed and their products become increasingly commoditised. Consequently, SMEs are increasingly looking at ways to differentiate themselves, improve their margins, get closer to their customers and make their business more sustainable. Many SMEs are adopting services as part of their competitive strategy in order to increase value and unlock opportunities.

Aston University - Recruit Our Talent - Meet the Team

Aston University - Recruit Our Talent - Meet the Team

Thursday 1st December
18:00 - 19:00

If you’ve ever considered utilising student and/or graduate talent- for short term projects through to permanent positions- but have been unsure about the best way to drive this agenda forward, then this event is for you.

Aston University Degree Apprenticeships How to Grow your own Graduates

Aston University Degree Apprenticeships How to Grow your own Graduates

Wednesday 18th January
7:30 - 10:00

On 6th April 2017 the Apprenticeship Levy will come into effect – are you ready to turn this tax into talent?

In conversation with Derek Brewer

In conversation with Derek Brewer

Friday 10th February
13:00 - 14:00

Cricketing legend and leading Aston alumni Derek Brewer will share his wealth of knowledge on commercial banking and leading sporting businesses for the past eleven years.

Fresh Perspectives The Changing Face of Customer Loyalty

Fresh Perspectives The Changing Face of Customer Loyalty

Thursday 16th February
07:30 - 09:30

Dr Laura Chamberlain will examine the changing loyalty landscape, question some embedded assumptions and explore ways to measure customer emotions.

Negotiating Brexit A Story of Politics versus Economics

Negotiating Brexit A Story of Politics versus Economics

Wednesday 22nd February
08:00 - 09:30

The first in a series of breakfast events from SimkissGuy Recruitment Ltd in partnership with Aston Business School, for regional professionals to gain insight and discuss the latest business issues with expert speakers. Dr Andrew Glencross will set out what the policy trade-offs look like for different Brexit scenarios and explains whether politics or economics will determine the final outcome.

In conversation with Dr Eva Eisenschimmel

In conversation with Dr Eva Eisenschimmel

Tuesday 28th February
18:00 - 20:00

Leading alumni marketeer Eva Eisenschimmel will share her expertise and passion for customers, brands, digital engagement and building diverse teams at work.

Aston University Executive MBA Open Evening

Aston University Executive MBA Open Evening

Thursday 23rd February
18:30 - 21:00

Join us for an exclusive MBA Open Evening and find out more about the Aston Executive MBA.

The Innovating Role of Frontline Employees

The Innovating Role of Frontline Employees

Tuesday 25th April
8:00 - 9:30

The second in a series of partnership events from SimkissGuy Recruitment Ltd and Aston Business School for 2017. These breakfast events are for regional professionals to gain insight and discuss the latest business issues with guest experts, network with like-minded people and develop valuable connections.

Venturefest West Midlands

Venturefest West Midlands

Tuesday 27th June
8:00 - 17:00

Venturefest West Midlands

EBRI Master Class Course on Bioenergy

EBRI Master Class Course on Bioenergy

Wednesday 14th June
09:30 - 16:30

Is your business seeking new market opportunities? EBRI’s Master Class Courses provide exclusive content for entrepreneurs and business leaders covering the technical and commercial fundamentals of bioenergy. Companies looking to develop new products and services can benefit from attending this event, as can those who are simply looking for a better understanding of the bioenergy market.

Launch Event for Aston Institute of Materials Research AIMR

Launch Event for Aston Institute of Materials Research AIMR

Tuesday 13th June
16:00 - 20:00

Learn about AIMRs cutting edge multi-disciplinary research, from the design of novel materials, through to testing for specific applications, as well as all the necessary stages in between.

Pathway to Growth – New Revenue Models for SMEs

Pathway to Growth – New Revenue Models for SMEs

Tuesday 6th June
10:00 - 16:00

This free event will involve talks from SMEs and industry leaders who have introduced advanced services into their businesses, and will involve workshops to help you develop your own ideas for a service offering.

Fresh Perspectives - Brand success - what can we learn from Politicians

Fresh Perspectives - Brand success - what can we learn from Politicians

Tuesday 13th June
08:00 - 09:30

Join Dr Keith Glanfield and Susan Vidler, Head of Research at Harris Interactive to discuss if there’s anything marketers can learn from Politicians to enhance branding success and develop category leadership.

Fresh Perspectives - Brexit and interest groups – will anything change

Fresh Perspectives - Brexit and interest groups – will anything change

Thursday 15th June
08:00 - 09:30

The implications of Brexit on UK interest groups' lobbying capacity The question of a fallout from Brexit is hunting a number of analysts. The trend in mushrooming publications (see for example: German Law Journal, Special supplement printed on Brexit already early July 2016) and media coverage (with the Guardian and Politico.eu taking lead) confirms it. Most of the analysts draw a distinction between the immediate-short term effect of the “leave” result stemming from the referendum and the l

Aston Business Network

Aston Business Network

Wednesday 21st June
17:30 - 20:00

The Aston Business Network is our regular networking event that provides an opportunity for local businesses to meet each other in a friendly and informal setting, and hear from a topical guest speaker. The guest speaker for June's event is Bart (B.D) Dalton II, sharing insight into his True Gravity process.

Fresh Perspectives - Employee social responsibility

Fresh Perspectives - Employee social responsibility

Wednesday 26th July
08:00 - 09:30

Encouraging employees with their CSR efforts When thinking of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the focus tends to be at the organisational level and on what organisations 'do' which is socially responsible. It is argued that greater attention also needs to be placed within the organisation, on the employees. How can we encourage employees to further their individual social responsibility efforts?

Fresh Perspectives - New Insights into Customer Relationship Management

Fresh Perspectives - New Insights into Customer Relationship Management

Tuesday 10th October
08:00 - 09:30

Challenge your thinking about customer loyalty, relationship and measurement.

Fresh Perspectives - Musical block Brexits influence on UK live music

Fresh Perspectives - Musical block Brexits influence on UK live music

Thursday 26th October
07:30 - 09:30

The British music industry was worth a stunning £4.1 billion in 2014. The corner stone of the sector are live music events. The most recent data indicates that this particular sub-sector generated £924 million and employed 25.100 full-time employees in 2015, with stunning number of 27.7 million people attending live music events. The numbers clearly show that the value of that sub-sector should not be underestimated. In the mists of the Brexit debate, there are number of scenarios to consider.

Aston Business Network

Aston Business Network

Wednesday 22nd November
17:30 - 20:00

Are you looking for an informative and enjoyable way of expanding your professional network? The Aston Business Network is our regular networking event that provides an opportunity for local businesses to meet each other in a friendly and informal setting.

Making Light Work with Laser Cutting and Machining

Making Light Work with Laser Cutting and Machining

Friday 18th August
09:30 - 14:00

A laser-based workshop about technologies for manufacturing. How Aston University's photonics team are applying scientific knowledge to new product and process development with local companies and helping to increase their productivity and profits.