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"By 2022, Gloucestershire will be the county to have world class companies, a diverse business portfolio and a reputation for starting and strengthening great businesses."

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GFirst LEP is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire

Set up by central Government in 2011 to work with local businesses, local voluntary organisations and local authorities, the role of GFirst LEP is to drive sustainable economic growth in the county, and by doing so, create jobs and business opportunities.

As one of 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP) in England, GFirst LEP is led by former SuperGroup Chief Operating Officer Dr Diane Savory OBE DL and David Owen, Chief Executive.

Representing business communities, public, voluntary and education sectors across the county, the GFirst LEP Board of Directors is represented by forward thinking leaders with a passion and commitment for success to achieve the vision:

"By 2022, Gloucestershire will be the county to have world class companies, a diverse business portfolio and a reputation for starting and growing great businesses."

By 2022, Gloucestershire will be a county with even more world class businesses and a reputation for starting, growing, attracting and retaining a diverse range of companies. Gloucestershire will have the right skills and the right infrastructure to support business growth and a reputation that attracts national and international companies to invest here.

Through the work of eight Business Groups and over 700 volunteer GL Ambassadors, we’ve already achieved a great deal in the last four years.

The Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) for Gloucestershire has been submitted to Government. The SEP outlines how we will grow the economy by 2022 to drive growth of 4.8% GVA per annum, averaged over the period of the plan.

Click here to see the plan.

You can download a copy of the GFirst LEP 2015 Annual Report below, which highlights some of the biggest achievements in the county this year, that GFirst LEP have been the strategic leaders on, alongside our partners.

Click here to see the 2015 Annual Report