10,000 Small Businesses

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme provides high quality, structured and practically focussed support to small business leaders who are seeking to grow their businesses.

The programme looks for ambitious business leaders to join the programme. Find out more about the programme here.

Participants learn alongside other ambitious small business owners, and with the support of Aston Business School and a range of experienced practitioners from the business community. At the end of the programme, participants join an active and enthusiastic 10,000 Small Businesses national alumni network consisting of hundreds of the UK's most exciting small businesses.

Originally launched in the United States in 2009 and in the UK in 2010, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses  programme aims to support the vital role played by small businesses in creating jobs and driving economic growth.

In the UK the programme is now established in Yorkshire, the North West, the Midlands and London. The programme is fully-funded for successful applicants by the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

The new Progress Report entitled Empowering Entrepreneurs, Accelerating Growth, demonstrates the impact the programme has had on its participant businesses.

Click here to download a summary of the report or see the Goldman Sachs website for the full version.

To find out more about the programme, please click here.


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  • John-Millar John Miller: Base GroupSince completing the programme, Base Group has successfully diversified into new markets, expanded their export operations and secured 2 TSB SMART Funded projects 22 August 2014
  • Paul Phedon Paul Phedon: S&X MediaSince starting the programme, S&X Media has secured a number of new major clients, expanded the team from six to ten employees, acquired office space in London and is in line to achieve 40% growth 23 October 2014
  • Julie Summerell Julie Boyd: TR FleetSince starting the programme TR Fleet has secured Investment from Midven, allowing Julie to recruit a Commercial Director and Business Development Manager 23 October 2014
  • Harco Women Alumni: Manufacturing BusinessesA selection of case studies with manufacturing businesses who were part of the fifth Midlands cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme. 23 October 2014