The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London has today launched its new Goldsmiths’ Business Growth Programme for “exceptional and ambitious members” of the UK jewellery, silversmithing and allied trade industries.
The programme, funded by the Goldsmiths’ Company, will provide 10 entrepreneurs who have the potential and drive to transform their businesses with the skills to become game-changers in the industry.
Michael Wainwright, Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company and MD of Boodles, said: “I’m passionate about backing inspiring individuals who have the vision to fulfil their potential and helping them, through the right training, to create strong creative UK businesses in an international marketplace.
“The Goldsmiths’ Business Growth Programme, made possible via generous funding from the Goldsmiths’ Company, will help to foster a new generation of entrepreneurs within the jewellery industry.”
Led by business experts, successful applicants with at least three years’ experience running a business will receive intensive support to help them enhance their business commercial performance and deliver their strategic ambition.
Delivered in six modules, the bespoke programme will help the entrepreneurs to shape their brands, understand how to capitalise on the power of marketing, develop leadership behaviours as well as selling, communication and negotiation skills.
Peter Taylor, director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, said: “We are working hard at the Goldsmiths’ Centre to identify new and innovative ways to encourage businesses to grow in our industry. The launch of this new programme with the Goldsmiths’ Company’s sponsorship ratchets up the Centre offer, giving businesses and individuals within our sector access to support and development opportunities that historically would have been out of reach of most small businesses.”