Since 2010, almost 1,500 leaders of the UK’s most ambitious high-growth small businesses have graduated from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK. As some of the fastest-growing UK businesses, each has invaluable insights to offer on how to overcome the UK’s productivity gap.
Tapping into this on-the-ground knowledge, we have recently convened a series of conversations with policy-makers, providing a platform for small businesses with to share the opportunities and challenges they face on a daily basis.
But what have they been saying? That collectively, they are the beating heart of our economy: dynamic and transformative, growing and innovating. That this group alone generates £2.8 billion in collective revenue and sustains over 40,000 jobs. That individually, each is striving to grow, to create jobs, to find new markets, refine new products. To overcome challenges, internal and external. That they need a business environment that encourages entrepreneurship, attracts the best talent and inspires innovation.