Small businesses play a vital role in creating jobs and economic growth in the UK. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme addresses the support gap for growth-orientated small businesses, helping them to unlock their economic and job creation potential. Designed by business education experts and run in partnership with leading UK universities and business schools, the programme is fully funded for all participants.
The 10KSB UK Programme is a partnership between Goldman Sachs, the Goldman Sachs Foundation and leading UK universities.
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Meet the Owners
Bobby Patel – Operations Director of Prashad (Cohort 1)
Bobby was running a successful family restaurant and applied to the programme to develop a clear plan, with practical and measurable goals, to enable him to achieve the growth potential of the business.
Since participating in 10,000 Small Businesses, Bobby has relocated the restaurant to larger premises, increasing both the number of covers and doubling the number of employees.
Rana Harvey – Managing Director of Monster Group (Cohort 2)
Rana’s business began as a mannequin retail company called “Dazzling Dummies”. Through 10,000 Small Businesses and to accommodate her ever-growing vision, Rana rebranded her business from “Dazzling Dummies” to “Monster Group (UK)”.
Rana revolutionised her internal order processing to create a more streamlined and efficient system.
Chris Ives of the Ilkley Brewery (Pilot Cohort)
Chris applied to 10,000 Small Businesses because Ilkley Brewery had outgrown its premises and he wanted to learn how best to raise capital to fund his ambitions for business expansion.
Chris has moved premises since participating in the programme. He has also tripled the number of people he employs, reinvented the Ilkley Brewery brand and developed a successful partnership with another business that he met through the programme.