The Growth Hub Stroud

Build your business in a place of learning and academic excellence, at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

Newly redeveloped to include a purpose built business centre, you’ll find endless opportunities to work, meet, and upskill at The Growth Hub Stroud.

Contact us

SGS College
Stratford Road
01453 761184

Opening times


09:00 – 16:00

Photograph of Laura Gaiger

Laura Gaiger - Growth Hub Manager

With a background in sports development and facility management, Laura has worked closely with elite sports teams and learned the importance of dedication, commitment, and hard work to success. With so many parallels to the world of entrepreneurship and business, Laura now heads up The Growth Hub Stroud and supports local companies with her unique experience and specialisms.

Chris Hill - Business Navigator

With a background in aerospace engineering and manufacturing, Chris has built up many years of experience working with and supporting local businesses. He is passionate about the importance of people to an organisation and how their development, commitment, and hard work can lead to success. Chris continues to actively support entrepreneurs, start-ups and mature businesses through his work with the Growth Hub.
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Jacob Ford-Thomson - Startup Navigator

Jacob has a background in advising and coaching young entrepreneurs to develop and build social enterprises into profitable and impactful businesses. With this and a Master’s in Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship Jacob has gained a wide range of business techniques and expertise. Jacob continues his passion in advising and helping start-ups to grow as our Startup Navigator.