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What We Do
We work tirelessly to promote economic growth in the county, create jobs and provide real opportunity for businesses in the region. We do this by developing roads and transport infrastructure throughout the region, launching organisations like The Growth Hub that offer invaluable business advice, and building training and education facilities that will promote Gloucestershire’s future champions.
Chief Executive, GFirst LEP
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.
How We Do It
In order to achieve our goals, we set a plan in motion. The Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) was submitted to the government in 2011, and outlines how we plan to grow the economy by 2022. Our aim is to drive growth of 4.8% GVA per annum, averaged over the period of the plan.
By following the SEP, we know that Gloucestershire will be home to even more world-class businesses and have a reputation for growing, attracting and retaining a diverse range of companies. The county will have the right skills and infrastructure to support business growth, and a reputation that attracts national and international companies to invest here.
In short, we’re making Gloucestershire the best place in the country for business.
Strategic Economic Plan
Our ambitious business plan outlines how we will drive our economy forward by 2022 to achieve growth of 4.8% GVA per annum.
The Gloucestershire Growth Deal
Since 2014, we’ve secured £101.69 million of funding, and we're using it to help Gloucestershire grow through groundbreaking projects.
Who Our Plans Benefit
Through our work, we’ve been able to provide funding for projects all over the county, working with a range of partners. From helping business start-ups get on their feet and rejuvenating our high streets, to building new educational facilities and improving our roads, we’ve got Gloucestershire’s best interests in mind.
How You Can Get Involved
16 April 2019
U.K. productivity – what is the solution?
Well, in many respects, no solution is needed. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in their latest report ending September 2018 stated “…compared with the same quarter a year ago, labour productivity on an output per hour basis grew by 0.2% and has been growing for the past eight consecutive quarters.” Many would also argue that that regionally, all are struggling to increase productivity compare to 2016 – even give the ‘lag’ in statistics.
10 April 2019
We're Recruiting - Diversity and Risk Champions
Are you passionate about Gloucestershire, its economic wellbeing and future success?
9 April 2019
Gloucestershire Climate Change Summit
Our ambition is to achieve a carbon neutral county by 2050.
8 April 2019
We're Hiring - Mentoring Services - Project Manager
We’re recruiting - GFirst LEP are looking for a Mentoring Services - Project Manager.
28 March 2019
Gloucestershire Energy Strategy
This strategy draws on the report of a project commissioned from the Centre for Sustainable Energy by GFirst LEP.
21 March 2019
Local Industrial Strategy - Call for Evidence
Overview To develop a Local Industrial Strategy for Gloucestershire, GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership is issuing a public ‘Call for Evidence’.
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