Yorkshire MD celebrates after graduating from training programme

January 9, 2018

The managing director of a North Yorkshire-based sheet metalwork manufacturer is celebrating after graduating from the prestigious Goldman Sachs management training programme.

Charles Corner, who owns Fresh Metal, graduated from the 10,000 Small Businesses Training Programme at Oxford University after being selected from hundreds of business leaders to take part in the course.

Set up with the aim of assisting businesses in reaching their full potential, the course aims to provide small business leaders with the skills and tools they need to effectively grow their businesses. To date, the 10,000 Small Businesses Programme has helped generate more than £2.1billion in revenue among 933 entrepreneurs since its launch in 2011.

Speaking about his graduation, Charles said: “To be graduating from one of the most respected business training programmes in the country is something I’m really proud of. I credit taking part in the course with helping Fresh Metal achieve an 18% increase in growth in 2016-17.

“The skills I’ve learnt will be invaluable moving forward in helping the Fresh Metal team accomplish our plans to increase turnover by a further 25% in the next 12 months.

“During my participation in the course I’ve met some truly inspirational business leaders, whose knowledge and expertise – when utilised alongside the skills I developed during the course – will be incredibly useful in building my business plan for the next year and beyond.”


The focus of the Goldman Sachs programme is a high-quality, practical business and management education, delivered over 100 hours through a combination of online training sessions and in-person lectures at four universities across the UK – Oxford University Business School, the Aston Centre for Growth at Aston University, Leeds University Business School at University of Leeds, and the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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