18 September 2013
You can export tea to China is the message to Gloucestershire companies
As a Government initiative to encourage companies to export more products overseas, the UK Trade and Investment body (UKTI) and GFirst LEP (the Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire) brought together Gloucestershire’s most influential businesses in order to drive economic growth and exports, encourage and boost the county’s export performance, as well as give local companies an opportunity to network and learn from each other’s successes.
11 September 2013
BIS representatives visit Gloucester for meeting on regenerating the high streets in the county
GFirst LEP (the Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire) hosted six Members of Parliament from the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee in Gloucestershire today. The MPs visited the county to see firsthand GFirst LEP’s work as the national Retail Pathfinder. As the first organisation to be awarded Pathfinder status, GFirst LEP is supporting retail across the county and creating a blueprint for boosting town centres across the UK.
9 September 2013
Cotswolds Tourism Awards 2014 Enter Their Fourth Year
As the peak summer tourism season comes to a close, Cotswolds Tourism is launching its annual hunt for the very best of the local tourism industry, in preparation for its annual tourism awards.
3 September 2013
GFirst LEP recruits engineers of tomorrow
GFirst LEP will be working closely with primary schools and specialist engineering and manufacturing companies across Gloucestershire to repeat a hugely successful programme launched earlier this year, to inspire young people to follow a future career in engineering.
22 August 2013
Trade partnership signed between Chinese government officials and Gloucestershire business leaders
An agreement was signed yesterday that creates an investment, trade and business cooperation partnership between Gloucestershire and the Wuhou District of China.
20 August 2013
Yr 10 students from Stroud schools get to work with local employers
GFirst LEP teamed up a number of employers in the county to work with Year 10 students in Stroud schools to help young people increase their confidence and enhance their employability skills by getting to grips with work-related challenges.
15 August 2013
Harrison Clark Rickerbys confirms strong half-year of business service transactions
Leading regional solicitors firm, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, is reporting signs of economic momentum within the corporate legal transactions it has conducted for businesses across the UK during the past six months.
15 August 2013
Students go green at University of Gloucestershire to drive sustainable economic growth
Representing 10,000 students in the county, the Students’ Union at the University of Gloucestershire have secured Government funding of £300,000 for a project that will bring students, businesses and local communities to work together in innovative ways to drive economic growth in a green and sustainable way.
14 August 2013
GFirst LEP looks to boost tourism in the Cotswolds for next year and beyond
As the Cotswolds Tourism industry celebrates a warm summer and a busier season than ever, local tourism businesses and support organisations have commenced a review of how support to this vital industry is organised across the area to increase further tourism and boost the local economy.
9 August 2013
University announces honorary awards
The University of Gloucestershire has today announced the names of outstanding individuals connected to Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds who will receive honorary awards at this year’s graduation ceremonies.
5 August 2013
GFirst LEP goes for growth by skilling the Gloucestershire workforce
GFirst LEP and Serco Vocational Training will be using European funding to help employees across businesses in Gloucestershire to acquire vital skills to aid business growth.
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