Engaging with business

At the University of Stirling Management School, we are proud of our partnerships with organisations of all sizes, from local start-ups to multinational organisations and everything in between. Whether you are looking to benefit from our expert consultancy to help you deliver sustainable growth, develop and upskill your workforce or attract new talent, we are here to support you.

We are accredited by the Small Business Charter in recognition of our expertise in supporting small businesses, student entrepreneurship and engagement in the local economy. We aim to be an anchor in the Forth Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem, connecting local SMEs with the University, local institutions, and each other.

Help to grow your business

Help to Grow: Management Course

As a Small Business Charter accredited institution, we are one of a select number of partners delivering the UK Government's Help to Grow: Management Course. We can help you boost your business's performance, resilience and long-term growth.

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Collaborate with our staff

Our staff have the expertise and knowledge that can help your business. We can work with you in an advisory capacity, through bespoke contract research or longer-term research and development projects.

Contact us on manorg@stir.ac.uk.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses in the UK to innovate and grow through business and academic partnerships. If you have an idea but need help to develop it, a KTP may be the perfect solution. Find out more about partnering with us.

Work with our students

Our talented students can help you and your business.

If you have any questions about engaging with Stirling students for placements or projects, please contact employers@stir.ac.uk.

Help support the next generation

Are you interested in supporting the next generation of business leaders? Looking to expand your corporate social responsibility activities? We are always open to exploring opportunities for partners to enhance the learning experience for our students.

  • Join us as a guest speaker and share insights on contemporary management topics.
  • Inspire our students to excel by offering prizes and awards for academic excellence or innovative research proposals.
  • Join our networking events each year, helping you target our top talent and supporting the development of our students networking skills.
  • Offer unique scholarship opportunities to students who do not have the resources to further their education.
  • On-site visits inspire our students, and we appreciate the generosity of business experts who share in-depth insights and engage in lively discussions during company visits.

Business awards

We are proud supporters of the VIBES Awards and the HEAT Awards, recognising and supporting pioneering and sustainable business.

VIBES Awards

We are proud sponsors of the annual Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland (VIBES) Awards. We sponsor the SME Management category at the Awards, recognising SMEs with the strategic vision and management systems that enable them to continuously improve their contribution to Scotland’s sustainable development.

HEAT Awards

The School supports the annual HEAT awards (Highlighting Entrepreneurship All Together), a Dragons’ Den style competition where Management School staff take on the role of one of the dragons, as well as provide follow-on support to the winners. The event is organised by Forth Valley area Business Gateways.

catherine gee

“A positive impact for Keep Scotland Beautiful has been the research and information we received through the final reports and presentations have informed our work and planning, particularly our data management strategy and our approach to research through our campaigning activity; we continue to consider through our annual planning where projects could potentially be linked to future projects/internships/placements in partnership with the University.”

Catherine Gee, Operations Director, Keep Scotland Beautiful