The single front door to business support in Gloucestershire

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.

Welcome to the Growth Hub.

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The Buzz

In September 2015, the University of Gloucestershire announced £3.2m of SEED funding, available for local businesses undertaking projects of innovation and job creation. As part of the overall Regional Growth Fund, this money has been dispensed to more than 40 businesses over the past 12 months, in grants ranging from £7,500 to £200,000. 300+ jobs are projected to be […] Continue reading

The Growth Hub incubates a small number of growing businesses at facilities around Gloucestershire, giving them heightened access to mentoring and business support. One of these, ContractsWise Ltd, narrowly missed out on the top spot at IACCM’s recent Americas Conference in San Diego. The International Association for Contract and Commercial Management considered ContractsWise founder Noel Green for the […] Continue reading


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