Business groups

Our Business Groups are the ‘engine-room’ – experts in their field who advise on business and economic growth decisions – to help Gloucestershire improve skills, innovation, and reach its economic potential.

Read more about our Business Groups.

For more information on the work of our Business Groups at the Growth and Enterprise Team, click on the sectors listed below or contact our Business Group Manager, Paul Woodhouse –


Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

Identifying skill gaps, developing talent, and embedding AEM into the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning environment.

Agri-Food and Rural

Supporting individuals and rural businesses to maximise business productivity and profitability through sustainable development.

Banking and Finance

Bringing the county’s banks and financial organisations together to demystify funding and finance for Gloucestershire businesses.

Business Members Group

Representing professional services in the county to provide feedback on the Growth and Enterprise Team’s (GET) project pipeline.

Construction and Infrastructure

Supporting the county’s sustainable development plans and their impact on the environmental and society.

Cyber Tech

Supporting Gloucestershire’s Local Industrial Strategy, it’s cyber security ambitions, and development of cyber tech skills.


Promoting the application of Gloucestershire’s Sustainable Energy Strategy into new projects, striving to be carbon neutral by 2050.

Retail and Hospitality

Supporting high street businesses and working together to encourage diversification, offer employment, and develop skills.