• Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing

Identify and address skills shortages within the sector, engaging with academia to address these gaps and incorporate the manufacturing initiatives into the STEM learning environment. To ensure the right talents and capabilities are developed and retained within the county, avoiding skills seepage.
To assist in the development and implementation of the county’s Local Industrial Strategy.

  • Focus on identifying industry specific skills gaps: to work with employment and skills teams to support businesses in filling these.
  • Promote and support STEM activity join-up between businesses, education, employment and training providers to inspire future generations.
  • Work collaboratively with other business sectors, to identify mutual challenges, and to combine efforts to address these.
  • To support the Inward Investment proposition, the Local Industrial Strategy and the Levelling Up agenda and to fly the flag for Gloucestershire as a future leader of digitally enabled advanced manufacturing technologies. 

Listen to this soundbite from Ontic regarding Supply Chain challenges


Chair: Rob Loveday (Engineering Specialist)
GFirst LEP Board Member: Currently vacant

Matt Tudge - Business West
Marc Begg - Cirencester Fabrications
Chris Mould - Crowe U.K LLP
Mike Madden - Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA)
Ben Mannion - Hewett Recruitment
Jim Davison - MAKE UK
John Pattison - Mecwash Systems Ltd
Graham Harrison - National Composites Centre
Helen Harrison - Star Hydraulics Ltd
Nigel Jones - South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS)

If you’d like to help us in strengthening the economy of Gloucestershire, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Hello! My name is and I work at . I’d love to hear more about what you do, so please send your monthly newsletter, packed full of all the latest Gloucestershire business news, to . Oh, and by the way, my number is .                                  

Website designed by Alias