Surely graduates from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme

In a lovely ceremony held at University of Oxford’s iconic Sheldonian Theatre on 10th Dec, our CEO Larry Shapiro joined the rest of the 2018 cohort in graduating from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme.

Funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation, this innovative programme ran from September to December 2018, providing over 100 hours of high-quality business education specifically tailored to high-growth small businesses. The programme was coordinated by Oxford University’s Said Business School, together with Leeds University Business School and the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, and included three residentials (2 in Oxford and 1 in Manchester), together with weekly webinars and skype calls with a dedicated growth expert.

A business growth plan was created and reviewed over the course of the programme. In addition, strong relationships were forged across the 75 companies participating in the cohort.

We are grateful to the Goldman Sachs team for this fantastic experience and learning opportunity, and we look forward to participating actively in the Alumni network and activities!