C2 Safety Managing Director and Somerset Chamber board member Jerome Timbrell will be graduating from the Goldman Sachs prestigious 10,000 Small Business Programme in January 2020.
The programme was launched in early 2011 and aims to support high potential small businesses and unlock their growth potential. Funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs foundation, each participant of the programme learns to recognise and implement steps that will scale their businesses, create employment and expand to new markets.
Somerset Chamber partnered with support organisation Inspire to offer chamber members the opportunity to access the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Programme.
Designed by top experts, the programme is run in partnership with leading business Universities such as Said Business School at Oxford University and Aston Centre for Growth at Aston University.
Graduates of the scheme outperform other small UK businesses by growing their revenue 25% faster and create jobs 23% faster than similar small businesses. This has so far created 5,840 new jobs and contributed £307m to the UK economy.
By bringing together leaders of a variety of small businesses which cross a huge span of industry sectors, the programme also creates fantastic and unique networking opportunities.
Jerome said: “The programme provided grounded learning and a fresh look at the business’s development plan for the next few years. And as we move into our 25th year of trading it’s very useful to get back to basics and think strategically and analytically.”
Jerome said he was excited to bring his newfound skills and knowledge into the workplace and was looking forward to what the future holds for C2.