account

Established in your industry?

Looking to innovate, expand, or diversify your well-established business in Gloucestershire? Work with our experts!

We have the industry leaders, sector specialists, and been-there-done-that Mentors who can help you. Our Business Support Services are fully funded by the UK Government, which means all of this expertise is available to you at no cost. What’s more, we’ll also put one of our esteemed Business Advisors at your side to get you where you want to be quicker and smarter.

How it works: what your business development journey looks like​

Getting started with The Growth Hub Gloucestershire is fast, seamless and entirely cost-free. Here’s what you can expect:

Step 1: Register for our fully-funded support

Start by completing our online registration, it only takes a couple of minutes. By answering a few basic questions, we can understand what you need, and how we can help. Once we’ve received your details, we’ll be in touch within 5 working days to arrange an initial ‘Discovery Meeting’.

stroud growth hub reception
workshop at a hub

Step 2: Explore our resources

From the moment you’ve registered, and before your Discovery Meeting takes place, you’ll have full access to all our online resources and business guides. You can also book a place on any of our wide range of workshops and one-to-ones.

Step 3: Attend your Discovery Meeting appointment

Your Discovery Meeting gets you talking to your dedicated Navigator, in-person or online. They’ll explore the history of your business, its operations, the market in which it operates and what’s made it successful so far. Using what they discover, your Navigator will create a customised ‘Growth Plan’ for you within 5 working days.

Your plan, specific to your business and market, clearly signposts resources, workshops, and mentorship opportunities, all carefully selected to provide the tailored, unique support you need.

Together, your Navigator will help you answer questions like:​

  • How can I scale up my operations?
  • What areas would benefit from more time and investment?
  • Am I hiring for and developing the right in-house skills?
  • How can I reduce my financial risk?
  • Am I protecting my Intellectual Property?
  • Are there overseas markets I should pursue?
  • How can I benefit from mentorship and collaboration?

Your plan will signpost you to the most relevant things you need:

Knowledge-Sharing Events

Participate in workshops and one-to-ones designed to expand your skills, address specific challenges, and foster connections with like-minded businesses.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders in a welcoming environment, expanding your network and opening doors to new collaborations.

One-to-One Mentoring

Connect with one of our been-there-done-that Hub Mentors who can help you explore new ideas, provide invaluable insights, and offer fresh perspectives as you grow.

Funding Guidance

Explore funding opportunities with your Navigator, as they arise, that could support your business and help you break into new markets, diversify sector, or export internationally.

Business Resources

Make the most of our growing range of free resources within our online library, alongside other third-party guides that will help guide and upskill you and your team.

Tailored Support

Our experts will be on hand whether it’s to delve into the detail, answer questions, or signpost connections, opportunities, and resources to help your business succeed.

Ready for the next move?

“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

READ THE SUCCESS STORY

Image of Cinderhill farm owners

Our Success Stories

WHC Hire gain the knowledge on how to calculate their carbon footprint

Established Business
Net Zero & Sustainability

Gloucester City Homes lays the foundations in building their Net Zero Strategy

Established Business
Net Zero & Sustainability