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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 10th October 2016
Interviews Late October/November 2016 (TBC)
Final Decision Early December 2016
Programme begins (online) 9th January 2017
First residential (University of Leeds) 17th -19th January 2017 TBC *
Online blocks January & February 2017*
Second Residential (University of Oxford) 27th February - 2nd March 2017 TBC*
Online blocks March 2017*
Third residential (Aston University) 3rd - 6th April 2017 TBC *
Programme ends 7th April 2017

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

Apply now

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 10th October 2016. 

Please follow the 'Apply Now' link to start your application.

Apply now

 

Cohort 2 - Autumn 2016

  Applications now open
Interviews 14th - 22nd July 2016
Final Decision 8th August 2016
Programme begins (online) 5th September 2016
First Residential (Leeds University) 12th - 14th September 2016*
Online Blocks 26th September - 14th October 2016*
Second Residential (Aston University) 17th - 20th October 2016*
Online Blocks 7th - 25th November 2016*
Third Residential (University of Oxford) 5th - 7th December 2016*
Programme ends 9th 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.