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Do you run a successful business or social enterprise and are looking to grow?

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education and business support services. 10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation

The programme provides high-quality, practical education specifically tailored to the needs of UK small business leaders.  Participants will receive 100 hours of teaching designed by leading experts and delivered through online and residential sessions led by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, together with Aston University, University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University. The programme is fully funded for successful applicants. Participants will benefit from:

  • Specialist workshops
  • Business coaching
  • Networking opportunities
  • Exposure to a network of professional experts and one-to-one support
  • A network of 10,000 Small Business graduates


The programme is offered to small businesses and social enterprise leaders who desire to grow their businesses, create local employment and have scalable business models. This programme is not intended for start-up businesses, sole traders or businesses that are not seeking to grow.

•The applicant must be the primary owner / co-owner of the business, or the most senior decision-maker if the business is not limited by shares

•The business must have been operating for at least three years and will generally have between five and 40 employees

•The business should have an annual turnover of at least £250,000

•Social enterprise applicants must be commercially operated businesses that achieve their social purpose through trading rather than grant funding

•The business must be scalable and capable of generating additional local employment

•Applicants should not have extensive recent management education

• Preference will be given to those businesses operating in or on behalf of disadvantaged communities or regeneration areas

New impact report which details the growth impact of all the businesses participating in the first five years of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK (10KSB) programme. Goldman Sachs Report

Questions can be directed to the programme delivery team at Oxford Entrepreneurship Centre on 01865 288999 or email questions to  joanne.evans@sbs.ox.ac.uk

Further information can be found at: http://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000-small-businesses/UK/#_blank   or to make an Application go to https://www.10ksbapply.co.uk/