This month saw Big Cat’s CEO Nick Morgan complete the Goldman Sachs ‘10,000 Small Businesses’ programme, the first of its kind in the area after a successful round in Yorkshire. The programme is designed to provide high-quality, practical support to the owners and leaders of established small businesses and social enterprises as they seek to grow. The 16 week course is an investment to help small businesses create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to business education, financial capital, and business support services.

Facilitated by Aston Business School, Nick completed a variety of modules ranging from M&A and growth strategies to sustainable entrepreneurship and business finance information. This was the first time this programme has been held in the Birmingham area and Nick fought off fierce competition to secure his place. With the programme being heavily oversubscribed, our CEO was put through a rigorous application process which saw almost 85 applicants for the 25 places.

Nick said, “Personal development is something Big Cat prides itself on, no matter where you are on the career ladder. The 10,000 Small Businesses programme was an enlightening experience which enabled me to explore new methodologies which will greatly benefit Big Cat’s continued growth strategy. I’d highly recommend people apply for next year’s cohort.”

With these new skills in our arsenal, Big Cat keeps ahead of the competition and invests in the future of the business as we continue to look for M&A partners.

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