Aston University announced the launch of the first cohort of small business and social enterprise leaders for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme in the Midlands. Recruitment for the second cohort has also started, with preview events taking place in the Midlands this and next month.
The programme, already successfully established in Yorkshire and the
North West, is designed to boost local economic growth and job creation
through providing a combination of targeted, high quality, practical
business education and support services to small businesses and social
Businesses in the first cohort represent a wide range of sectors,
including manufacturing, business services, technology, retail and
education. They range in size from approximately £200,000 in turnover to
over £3 million. They have been recruited from across the Midlands,
including Birmingham, Coventry, Walsall, Solihull and Leicester.
Applications are currently open for the second cohort of the 10,000 Small Businesses programme in the Midlands, which will begin in spring 2012. Information about attending a preview event and how to apply can be obtained by email from firstname.lastname@example.org, by phoning 0121 204 3225 or on the Aston Business School website.