• Agri Food and Rural

In partnership with the Royal Agricultural University:
Identify and communicate the needs of the land-based sector in Gloucestershire in relation to the issues impacting on the delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).
Support the growth and effective growth potential, resilience and competitiveness of land-based businesses and improve the competitiveness of the land-based sector and its long-term sustainability.

  • To bring together expertise within the rural sector.
  • Collaborate with local authorities and stakeholders to advise on rural issues within the county.
  • Develop a sector based countywide strategy to support the growth of this sector, and supply chain if appropriate.
  • Devise and implement engaging initiatives and activities that will help promote, nurture and support improved skills for the longevity of a thriving rural economy.
  • To enable business groups to share ideas, and to widen the reach of all represented efforts, utilising the Growth Hub and other available business support networks across the county.
  • Understand our rural sector.

Chair: Professor Jo Price – Royal Agricultural University
GFirst LEP Lead: Karen Campbell
GFirst LEP Board Member: Mike Warner – Warners Motor Group
Katharine Cripps - Barclays Bank
Tamsyn Harrod - Boomcircle
Ben Compton - Bruton Knowles
Chris Lyons – Business West
Nick Dummett - Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)
Graham Clark – County Land and Business Association (CLA)
Nick Waloff - Cotswold Taste
Jeremy Davies – Campden BRI
Bob Watters – Forest of Dean Local Action Group
Gill Reindl – Gill Reindl Consulting
Jill Matthew – Gloucestershire County Council
Claire Edwards – Gloucestershire County Council
Elin Tattersall – Gloucestershire Rural Community Council
Gareth Parry – Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Russell Marchant – Hartpury University
Simon King – Hartpury University
Charles Mann – National Farmers Union (NFU)
Graham Nichols – National Farmers Union (NFU)
Will Frazer – National Farmers Union (NFU)
Simon Weaver – Turnstone Farming Co Ltd
Janet Dwyer – University of Gloucestershire (CCRI)

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