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

Meet the Alumni

  • Rich Walker


    London, UK

    'The programme is structured around peer-to-peer learning. At first you think: ‘How is that going to work between a restaurant, a cleaning company, a haulage company and a robot company?’ But it soon becomes apparent that the problems are the same across all businesses.'

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  • Rana Harvey


    York, UK

    'Through the programme I have streamlined a lot of our processes…instead of taking 29 minutes to process an order, it now takes us less than two minutes'

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  • Kevin Davis

    Education and Consumer Cyclicals

    Walsall, UK

    'A social enterprise is a business like any other business, but it strives to make the environment or the society that it works in a better place.'

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  • Bobby Patel

    Restaurants and Pubs

    Bradford, UK

    '10,000 Small Businesses allowed us to identify exactly where we wanted to be. You see yourself as someone delivering a vision, delivering a plan and delivering dreams for your team.'

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  • Andy Simpson


    Doncaster, UK

    'I can now quickly evaluate and assess potential business opportunities.'

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  • Chris Ives


    Ilkley, UK

    'The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme gave me the confidence to rewrite our business plan with more ambition and to approach business angels saying, ‘here we are, we think this is great, come and join us’.'

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  • OCT 2016

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Opens London Stock Exchange

  • SEP 2016

    10,000 Small Businesses UK Second National Cohort Participant Selfie Video

  • JULY 2016

    Celebrating the Graduation of the Inaugural 10,000 Small Businesses UK National Cohort

  • MAY 2016

    Overcoming the Skills Challenge for Fast-Growing SMEs

  • APR 2016

    Goldman Sachs Launches National 10,000 Small Businesses UK Program

  • NOV 2015

    Global Entrepreneurship Week: Celebrating 10,000 Small Businesses UK

  • APR 2015

    Goldman Sachs Supports Business in the Community's 2015 Responsible Business Week

  • FEB 2015

    Guardian hosts seminar in association with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

  • NOV 2014

    Global Entrepreneurship Week: Celebrating 10,000 Small Businesses UK

  • NOV 2014

    Empowering Entrepreneurs, Accelerating Growth: New 10,000 Small Businesses UK Progress Report

  • MAY 2014

    10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme Directors Awarded Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion

  • NOV 2013

    THE TIMES Celebrates UK Entrepreneurs with Articles Featuring our 10,000 Small Businesses Participants

  • JUN 2013

    10,000 Small Businesses UK: Delivering Greater Opportunity for High growth Businesses in their Supply Chain

  • MAY 2013

    10,000 Small Businesses participant Neeraj Takiar and Goldman Sachs apprentice Salma Begum discuss youth employment opportunities on Bloomberg TV

  • APR 2013

    New Report on 10,000 Small Businesses UK: 'Stimulating Small Business Growth'

  • 22 APR 2013

    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Hosts Alumni Conference

  • Nov 2012

    UK Business Secretary Joined 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni in Roundtable Discussion

  • JUN 2012

    10,000 Small Businesses UK and Leeds University Business School Win Award

  • APR 2012

    10,000 Small Businesses UK Graduates First Cohort in the Midlands