Birmingham City University Business School

We hope that you are keeping well and safe during these unprecedented times and wanted to inform you that we at the BCU Business School are on hand to support your business through this challenging period. We know that as restrictions are placed upon our ability to meet people, many businesses will face increased levels of uncertainty. That is why we wanted to inform you that we have a number of services that will be of great benefit to you and your business and will assist you in planning and preparing for the future.


Small Business Leadership Programme
Helping businesses to survive and thrive beyond COVID


Why Choose the Small Business Leadership Programme?

We are delighted to announce at BCU we are part of a consortium of business schools accredited by the Small Business Charter (SBC), and supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy taking part in the Small Business Leadership Programme.


The Small Business Leadership Programme is a free fully funded 10 week programme supporting senior leaders to enhance their business’s resilience and recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Helping small and medium-sized businesses to develop their potential for future growth and productivity. Participants will develop strategic leadership skills and the confidence to make informed decisions to boost business performance.


This programme will be delivered online by small business and enterprise experts from our business school. To take part you need to be in senior management role in businesses which have been operating for at least one year and with 5-249 employees in England.

For more details click here     


tigerLAB BITES Leader Coaching

With COVID-19 our tigerLAB LIVE! Events at the University are suspended, so we welcome you to tigerLAB BITES!, our new content stream that informs, inspires and bring us together again.


In this episode, we are going to learn about the concept of leader coaching with Dr Chris Edger, Professor of Management Practice, who has recently co-written Advanced Leader Coaching. Chris takes us through the central premise of the book of how leaders think and feel, affects how they behave with others – which in turn affects their performance. Questions on this episode are from BCU student Dhanusha Hema Reddy and Aston Villa Manager, Dean Smith.


True to our tigerLAB spirit this episode is packed with physical exercises as ‘Something Different’ presented by Mike Osborne, University Events Manager and a talk on resilience with Matthew Till, Assistant Director of Skills.

Watch the episode here



If you have any questions or queries about our services or courses please email

Business Advice Centre [email protected] or BCBS Business Services [email protected]