Gloucestershire organisations are being invited to submit their interest as the Growth Hub expands across the county. Continue reading
The Growth Hub is a partnership between the University of Gloucestershire and GFirst LEP, here to help your business realise its potential and grow.
It is the focal point for ambitious businesses who are seeking the relevant information, guidance, support, expertise, finance, knowledge and experience they need to grow. We can help you scale up, boost performance and find new ways of working.
We are here to help all businesses in Gloucestershire, regardless of sector or size.
However we offer a more in depth service for businesses with high growth potential who are considering, for example innovating new products and services, recruiting new staff, upskilling or exporting.
We can help you develop and refine your strategy, become more competitive, grow your people and skills, access finance, innovate, improve efficiency and identify new markets.
We offer tailored advice, training, networking and much more. If you’re a business in Gloucestershire and you have ambitions for growth, talk to us today.
Goodflex Rubber recently unveiled its new factory extension, more than doubling its floor space, thanks to a University of Gloucestershire Regional Growth Fund. Continue reading
The University of Gloucestershire is sponsoring the Gloucestershire Business Award for “Business Innovation.” This award will go to a business that has introduced a new product, process, invention, idea, or design that has made a significant contribution to the business. Continue reading
The Growth Hub played host to more than 30 businesses and students last week, to celebrate the success and future of the University of Gloucestershire’s ‘Make It’ campaign. Continue reading
We are excited to announce the launch of the 2016 Top 100 Businesses, sponsored by the University of Gloucestershire. Continue reading
Over £1 billion has been lost by businesses to online crime in the last year. Get Safe Online and Action Fraud are Continue reading
With more than £1bn lost by businesses to online crime in the last year, Get Safe Online is advising that businesses need to do more to ensure staff across the board have appropriate online fraud awareness training. Continue reading
A record number of tickets have been sold with less than 20 days to go until this year’s Growing Gloucestershire Conference which is taking place on 29 June at The Growth Hub at the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester. Continue reading
From August 2016, anyone under the age of 60 studying towards a full Masters degree will be able to apply for a postgraduate student loan of up to £10,000. Find out how you can apply Continue reading
The Growth Hub is a great social point, good for meetings and the right business atmosphere. The Growth Hub has directly benefitted Join in China, particularly with regard to networking and with their provision of knowledge and support
Renishaw needs to continue to develop its existing staff and bring in a pipeline of ‘up and coming’ talent to the business. We’re working with the University of Gloucestershire and The Growth Hub to support our pipeline for commercial roles, through placements, work experience and other initiatives, to ensure we have the workforce we need in the future.
We’re about to unveil ourselves to the world, and what we’re unveiling wouldn’t be so impressive if it wasn’t for the input from The Growth Hub and the access to resources that it gave us.
The Growth Hub is great as a meeting place and the seminars and masterclasses are really valuable.
While most people would have taken our details and emailed us the forms to complete; with The Growth Hub, the help was instant. I didn’t expect them to be so supportive - we received some great advice and left having got the ball well and truly rolling.
The Growth Hub team are extremely good connectors. Their experience at all levels of business means that they can see the opportunities that we sometimes can’t.
The passion for growing Gloucestershire businesses was extremely obvious during our day at The Growth Hub. The team have all come from different backgrounds and professions but they all share a common goal to inspire, motivate and help local businesses grow. We want everybody in the county to know that there is somewhere they can go for friendly expertise, great service and a cracking cup of tea!
I just wanted to thank you for all your help and support in setting up our two-day leadership training for social entrepreneurs. It exceeded our expectations. The group bonded very quickly and the peer support provided and received over the two days was very impressive. Jocelyne was fantastic and provided the expertise and flexibility that this group of business people needed. The Hub and staff were fabulous as always. The group is currently deciding how it would like to spend a further £500 Spark funding to continue the peer support so I will let you know what happens.
The team at the Growth Hub are excellent, from the highly professional reception you receive to the information and contacts made available and may I add, very promptly! My recent visit helped our small business in many ways, a meeting with the UKTI to discuss supporting our expansion, an Intellectual Property Expert and free funding advice – what more can a small business ask for, keep up the great work! You are invaluable.
We approached the funding clinic to understand more about the opportunities available for financing and what the risks and rewards are. The session was very informal, informative and interesting with a good spread of knowledge and expertise. We have left with a clear idea on how we need to implement a plan to get us "investment ready". The Growth Hub have again delivered an excellent forum!