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Independent business advice, help and support at no cost - right on your doorstep

Here at The Growth Hub Gloucestershire we’ve helped over 14,000 local businesses realise their potential and maximise growth through an array of expert Business Support Services, fully funded by the UK Government.

Our approach: Consult, Connect, Collaborate

The human approach is the cornerstone of our business philosophy. We consult our networks, leverage connections, and help to resolve complex challenges together.

Our approachable teams establish trust and rapport, creating an environment where you can feel comfortable sharing your vision. We fly the flag for Gloucestershire and genuinely want you to succeed – whatever that looks like for you now, and in the future.

Fully funded business support: what does it mean?

All our core Business Support Services are fully funded by the UK Government and there’s no limit on how much, or how long you can work with us.

What does this mean? Our expert advice, online resources, workshops and one-to-ones are all available to you free of charge. How do you access them? Register for an online account and you can start booking events and downloading resources right away.

Localised hubs, countywide support: talk to our experts face to face

We’re the only Growth Hub in the country with a network of hubs strategically located amongst our districts. This means you’re never far from expert help and advice.

Not only will you be allocated a dedicated Navigator at your nearest hub, our entire network is available to Gloucestershire businesses, whether you’re looking for flexible coworking space when you’re out on the road, sector specific experts, or a particular workshop or event.

You can find our state-of-the-art hubs in Gloucester, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, The Forest of Dean and Cheltenham, all of which offer our core fully funded support services, together with unique specialists and localised strategic partners. Visit our hub pages to find out more.

Register for business support services, and you can expect:

Expert advice & guidance

Work alongside your dedicated Business Navigator to explore your potential and maximise growth. Your Navigator will create a customised Growth Plan that signposts resources, workshops, and mentorship opportunities.

Valuable events and networking opportunities

Participate in fully funded workshops and one-to-ones delivered by our specialist, trusted partners. Enhance your skills and overcome barriers to growth in a supportive environment.

Proven business planning resources

Access our ever growing library of online resources and guides to expand your knowledge and propel your business development journey forward. With more than 1700 to choose from, you’re sure to find what you need.

Professional mentorship and support

Partner up with a Hub Mentor at any stage of your business development journey. Benefit from their commercial expertise and experience. Apply their insight and encouragement to inform sustained development and growth.

Collaborative coworking venues

Join our inspiring community and work alongside fellow entrepreneurs, business owners, sector specialists, and industry experts to propel you towards your goals and ambitions.

Office, meeting and event space

Take up residence in our incubation offices, or host meetings and events in our vibrant facilities as you progress along your business development journey.

Professional mentorship and support

Work alongside a trusted Mentor at any stage of your business development journey. Benefit from their commercial expertise and experience. Apply their insight and encouragement to inform sustained development and growth.

Proven business planning resources

Access over 1700 resources including our Toolkit templates, Cobra factsheets and Support Community/Business Directory; all designed to propel your business development journey toward success.

Expert advice & guidance

Work alongside your dedicated Growth Hub Navigator to realise your growth potential. Your navigator will create a customised Growth Plan that signposts resources, workshops, and mentorship opportunities designed to support rapid business success.

Valuable events and networking opportunities

Participate in fully-funded workshops and one-to-ones delivered by our specialist, trusted partners. Enhance your skills and overcome barriers to growth.

Collaborative coworking venues

Join our inspiring community and work alongside fellow entrepreneurs, business owners, our specialists, and industry partners.

Office, meeting and event space

Take up residence in our Pre-launch and Startup incubation offices, or host meetings and events in our vibrant facilities as you progress along your business development journey.

Finding the funding you need

Just as our funding partners facilitate the art of the possible here at The Growth Hub, we keep an eye out for funds that could do the same for you. Thanks to our extensive network, we are amongst the first to hear of upcoming funds, grants, and loans. Not only will we point you in their direction, but we’ll also help you identify your financial goals, and connect you with the finance professionals you need.

“Peter has been absolutely invaluable to us and to the business, drawing on his extensive experience of manufacturing and production he has helped us become an altogether more confident business.”

Deborah Flint

Co-owner of Cinderhill Farm

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