Studio accepted onto Goldman Sachs Small Business Programme
Leeds-based design consultancy Only is set to take its business to the next level after being accepted onto the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses scheme.
Only, which was founded two years ago by brothers Daniel and Matthew Tweddle, applied to join the scheme following a recommendation by the company’s accountant, Simon Palmer of Leeds and York-based Garbutt + Elliott.
Simon explained: “We are always looking for ways to help our clients improve their businesses – whether it’s applying for tax credits to free up funds, or taking advantage of external training programmes. I have been working with and nurturing creative companies like Only for many years, and I was certain that 10,000 Small Businesses would be an ideal fit to help Daniel and Matthew develop and grow their business.”
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme is designed to provide high-quality, practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth small businesses and social enterprises across the UK.
Daniel Tweddle, managing director of Only, applied to the programme, which is aimed at high-growth small businesses, and was attracted by its world-class mentoring and business insights. The course is a mixture of online and in-person residential sessions designed to equip successful new businesses with the skills they need to grow.
Commenting on the scheme, Daniel said: “As a design consultancy we are leaders in field, and our success to date shows that we are very good at what we do. We have attracted a very strong roster of clients and picked up several industry awards in a short space of time, including UK Startup of the Year. But there are gaps in our knowledge in terms of business and management. The Goldman Sachs scheme is exactly what we need to give us a solid foundation to build on.
“We have been working with Garbutt + Elliott since we set up the company in 2014 and we feel fortunate to have an accountant like Simon who not only has a real grasp of the creative sector, but is always helping us to find ways to develop as a business. Without Simon’s recommendation and encouragement we would not have applied for 10,000 Small Businesses and I’m confident that it will be truly transformative for us.”
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