Posted: 29th December 2015
Goldman Sachs have announced they are extending their commitment to the 10,000 Small Businesses Programme UK, and have released a report on Unlocking Productivity with the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) and the British Business Bank (BBB).
Unlocking UK Productivity: Internationalisation and Innovation of SMEs report co-authored by Goldman Sachs, the Enterprise Research Centre and the British Business Bank was published on 16th November 2015. It headlines that SME growth ambition is key to the UK productivity puzzle and finds that Britain’s productivity is falling behind other economies because it is failing to turn ambitious smaller firms into exporters of innovative new products and services. A video has been created to provide an insight into the full report. And the press release is available here.
Over the past five years almost 1,000 businesses have been reached through the 10,000 Small Businesses programme, a national programme that provides applied business education, leadership and support services. The programme is open business throughout the UK and delivers scaling, educational and leadership opportunities to help the entrepreneurs realise greater growth. By expanding the programme’s reach, developing new partnerships and leveraging technology to deliver a new blended learning model, the programme will support the entrepreneurial community and the UK’s overall growth agenda.
The new programme will start in April 2016 and eligible SMEs can register their interest by following the link on our website. Questions can be directed to the programme delivery team at Aston Centre for Growth on 0121 204 3225.
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