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Application information

The programme is offered on a fully funded basis 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.

Eligibility

Key dates

You can also take a look at our FAQ for the programme.

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • 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 50 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

Key dates

Cohort 3 - Winter 2017

  Applications now open
Application closing date 24 October 2016
Interviews 28 November - 5 December 2016
Final Decision Early December 2016
Programme begins (online) 9- 13 January 2017*
First residential (Modules 1-2 at University of Leeds) 16- 18 January 2017*
Online block (modules 3-5) 23 January - 24 February*
Second Residential (Modules 6-8 at University of Oxford) 27 February - 2 March 2017*
Online block (modules 9-11) 6 March - 31 March*
Third residential (Modules 12-13 at Aston University) 4 - 5 April 2017*
Programme ends 7 April 2017

*Participants are required to attend all online and residential sessions.

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme currently operates nationally throughout the United Kingdom.

Applications are now open for the Winter 2017 cohort and will close on 24 October 2016.

Apply now

 

Cohort 2 - Autumn 2016

   
Final Decision 8 August 2016
Programme begins (online) 5 September 2016*
First Residential (Leeds University) 12- 14 September 2016*
Online Blocks 26 September - 14 October 2016*
Second Residential (Aston University) 17- 20 October 2016*
Online Blocks 7- 25 November 2016*
Third Residential (University of Oxford) 5- 6 December 2016*
Programme ends 9 December 2016

*Participants are required to attend all online and residential sessions.

 

Apply now

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme operates nationally throughout the United Kingdom. 

Applications are now open for the Winter 2017 cohort beginning in January 2017. Please follow the link below to visit the application website and begin your application.