When Sacha met Teresa – Yurts for Life at Number 10

As an Ambassador for the The Rural Business Awards, our illustrious leader Sacha Macey was recently invited by the Rural Business Group to attend a Roundtable at Number 10 Downing Street.

The Roundtable was hosted by Niamh Mulholland (Business Engagement Manager at the Prime Minister’s Office), and focussed on the challenges that rural businesses are currently facing, whilst also exploring thoughts and ideas about how we can address these challenges in order to have a real, sustainable impact on our rural communities – enabling us to not only survive but to thrive.

Anna Price Co-Founder of the Awards and Rural Business Group said:

“Our view is that successful rural communities are underpinned by successful rural enterprise in all its forms. We are delighted to be able to share some of our success with other hard working rural businesses and give them the opportunity to be heard at the heart of Westminster.”

We look forward to continued involvement with the group to help raise the profile of the rural economy and how it contributes to the UK’s prosperity.

As the discussion around the table proved, there is much to be done to remove roadblocks to success for people operating businesses of all sizes to level the playing field.

Yurts for Life chosen for Goldman Sachs Small Businesses programme

Sacha Macey
Sacha Macey

Yurts for Life chosen for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme

The Yurts for Life team is thrilled that our own Sacha Macey (pictured left) has been chosen for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme, after a rigorous selection process. The programme runs from September to December 2018, and provides high-quality, practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth small businesses across the UK. Such businesses play a vital role in creating jobs and driving economic growth in the UK through innovation and market expansion.

After extensive research, Goldman Sachs launched the 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme in 2010 specifically to address the support gap for small enterprises, helping them unlock the economic and job creation potential of their businesses. The programme is designed by leading experts and is run in partnership with leading UK universities and business schools, including the Said Business School at Oxford University.

The programme brings together leaders of small businesses from across industry sectors and creates unique networking and peer learning opportunities. The core of the programme is a high quality, practically-focused business and management education, delivered through a blend of online and in-person residential sessions. The curriculum has been designed specifically for this programme by world-class international and national experts in entrepreneurial learning.

Participants of the programme benefit from:

• Specialist workshops
• One-on-one business advising
• Business coaching
• Access to professional experts
• Networking opportunities and
• A network of 10,000 Small Business graduates

The programme is funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Programme results show that 10,000 Small Businesses graduates consistently grow their revenues, and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy.