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What help can businesses get at The Growth Hub?

03rd November 2017, 12:11
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For the first three years of The Growth Hub project, our space was known as a go-to venue for business support, advice, events, networking and co-working.

In our second phase, these themes continue but The Growth Hub is now also home to a number of other services that local businesses can access:

The Growth Hub

The Growth Hub business support service is here to help your business maximise its potential.

From one-to-one advice and support, to a range of expert-led events and online self-serve resources, there's help for growing companies of all shapes and sizes. Whether it's sourcing funding, developing your team or breaking into new markets; our experts are on-hand to consult, connect and collaborate.

And soon you will be able to access The Growth Hub in 35+ locations around the county; as we partner with Gloucestershire Libraries, the Royal Agricultural University, Tewkesbury Borough Council and other organisations to make more support, more readily available.

Request help for your business: fill out this short form.

The University of Gloucestershire

Whether you're a large complex organisation or a rapidly-growing SME, the University of Gloucestershire is on-hand to help you create, innovate and compete, building the right strategies for your business.

There are a number of live projects your business can access right now such as start-up support from ‘SaGE’, accelerated growth for existing businesses through ‘GAINS’ or access the latest innovation and product development support though ‘GRIP’. Find out more about each of these services below.

We know that no two businesses are the same and we will work with you to solve unique business problems where solutions don't yet exist, in the way that suits you best.


GFirst LEP

GFirst LEP is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire.

GFirst LEP is on a mission to make Gloucestershire great by driving sustainable economic growth throughout the county, creating jobs and business opportunities for thousands of people. GFirst LEP are led by the business community, in partnership with voluntary, education and public sectors; to help Gloucestershire realise its economic potential.

Upcoming: Meet the Future Event: Tues 5th Dec 2017

Gloucestershire Accelerated Impact Network Support (GAINS)

Part of a suite of innovative business services offered from The University of Gloucestershire and hosted at The Growth Hub, Gloucestershire’s Accelerated Impact Network Support, GAINS, offers subsidised access to fully-approved, high-quality, business coaches who can equip you with the tools you need for further success and increased business performance.

You’ll receive invitations to exclusive masterclasses and high-growth specific networking events. 

Funding is limited to just 220 Gloucestershire businesses, so enterprises are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


Gloucestershire Research and Innovation Project (GRIP)

A new package of activities to support local businesses who consider that innovation is the key to growth – Gloucestershire Research and Innovation Programme (GRIP) from the University of Gloucestershire hosted at The Growth Hub.

Eligible SMEs registered within the county can access a package of services that are designed to enable them to accelerate their innovation plans by providing access to Research and Knowledge resources, Supply Chain Engagement workshops, Clustering and Networking, Innovation Teams, Product/Service development, Commercialisation and Bid Management. Within the university businesses will also have use of an Innovation Lab which houses 3D solid modelling software and a 3D printer to support rapid prototyping.


Start and Grow Enterprise (SaGE)

Start and Grow Enterprise (SaGE) is a University of Gloucestershire business service, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

SaGE is aimed at Gloucestershire based entrepreneurs and start-ups – from pre-start ambitious individuals with a business idea to current SME business owners (trading for less than 3 years). The project offers a range of free events, workshops, reviews, and resources, helping to turn ideas into reality and grow successful enterprises.


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