Published on 20/04/17

Development Support from Aston Business School



Aston Business School’s portfolio has been designed in close partnership with business and industry at home and internationally, giving you an ideal platform on which to build your future career or business. Impressive accreditation, a worldwide reputation and staff who can pass on the benefit of genuine commercial experience will enhance your prospects and progression.


BSEEN offers students and graduates a great package of intensive start-up support for new ventures. Successful participants benefit from a variety of workshops, networking opportunities, tailored mentoring, grants, and workspace at one of our partner universities.

BSEEEN at Aston University is part-funded by the ERDF and delivered in conjunction with partner institutions Birmingham City University, Newman University Birmingham and University College Birmingham.


Aston Programme for Small Business Growth 

Take your small business to the next level by joining the Aston Programme for Small Business Growth.  Develop your leadership skills and build a targeted growth strategy for your own business in the company of other ambitious business leaders.

The Aston Programme for Small Business Growth is free of charge for participants. The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


Express an interest in becoming a mentor for the cohorts by contacting the programme Engagement Manager Vicci Hogan:


Advanced Services Programme   

This business support package is designed to help manufacturing and technology-innovating SMEs grow their revenues and improve their competitiveness. Transforming SMEs to Improve their Revenues through the Adoption of Advanced Services (TRAN-SIP). 

The programme is fully-subsidised for SMEs in the Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership region. The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered by the Advanced Services Group, at Aston Business School, Lloyds Bank plc and Trowers & Hamlins LLP.


Aston Professional Managers Award 

The programme gives you an understanding of the concepts and fundamental principles in key management disciplines- strategy, operations, finance, people management, project management and marketing – that you need to move forward in your career. Crucially, you will also learn how to apply these principles to improve decision-making within your organisation.

The programme fee is £2,995 per person.


Fresh Perspectives

Wake up and be inspired over breakfast at Aston Business School. At these free breakfast briefings 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. Gain a fresh perspective from Aston.


Professional Mentoring Scheme 

The Professional Mentoring Scheme pairs business professionals with Second Year Aston University students to work one-to-one and help them gain an insight into professional life. 

Mentors help students to develop their knowledge and professional skills, which ensures that students begin their Placement Year with a solid foundation of knowledge.  We offer training and on-going support to everyone who joins the scheme. In addition to this, we seek to enhance the experience of everyone who is enrolled on the scheme by inviting them to additional events at Aston University.