31 July 2013
Key county road links must be upgraded to boost the local economy
GFirst LEP, the county’s economic development champion, is highlighting the need for the Government to prioritise three road improvement schemes and is asking businesses what they think.
23 July 2013
GFirst LEP working with partners on growth opportunities in the Forest of Dean
Partners have appointed regeneration expert Chris Oldershaw to support a major regeneration project which is set to bring new investment, homes and hundreds of jobs to the Forest of Dean.
16 July 2013
Volunteers wanted to bring their jobs to school
Would you like to help inspire young people and give them a valuable insight into their future careers? An initiative which brings employees into the classroom to talk about their jobs, is seeking more volunteers in Gloucestershire.
16 July 2013
New Enterprise Hub unveiled in Cheltenham
The University of Gloucestershire unveiled their new Enterprise Hubs at Isbourne House in Cheltenham on Tuesday 15 July.
11 July 2013
Enterprise Hubs to support new businesses in the county
The University of Gloucestershire unveiled the first of its new Enterprise Hubs at an event at Blackfriars Inn in Gloucester on Tuesday 9 July.
11 July 2013
The Single Local Growth Fund
Here is a quick summary of the detail announced in June by Danny Alexander. He announced ‘Investing in Britain’s Future’, the vision of “how the British economy can succeed in the global race, by creating balanced growth and delivering lasting prosperity.” Plans were set out for over £100 billion of this for the infrastructure of the country, which included housing, roads, rail and superfast broadband.
4 July 2013
Local children in Gloucester get to work with Delphi
To encourage children to become the engineers of tomorrow, GFirst LEP has been working with Delphi, a specialist engineering and manufacturing company based in Stonehouse to work with local primary schools in Gloucester, and STEMworks, to build and program robots as part of a county wide challenge to raise enthusiasm in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
3 July 2013
Tewkesbury primary children race ahead with Moog
To encourage children to become the engineers of tomorrow, GFirst LEP has been working with Moog, a world-wide designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision motion control products and systems based in Tewkesbury, and STEMworks, to work with local primary schools to build and program robots as part of a county wide challenge to raise enthusiasm in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
1 July 2013
GFirst LEP appoints Neill Ricketts to Board of Directors
GFirst LEP today announced the appointment of Neill Ricketts to the GFirst LEP Board of Directors. The appointment is effective from the beginning of July 2013.
27 June 2013
GFirst LEP to bid for cash to boost the Gloucestershire economy from new Government funding pot
GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Gloucestershire businesses are today a major step closer to increasing economic growth in the county.
6 June 2013
New video case studies of Ambassadors in action
If you're not already actively involved as an Ambassador and would like to consider becoming one to help drive growth in Gloucestershire, you may wish to be inspired by some of the work undertaken by our forward thinking Ambassadors from the business, public sector and voluntary sector community.
4 June 2013
GFirst LEP calls on businesses to shape growth plans for Gloucestershire
On our second anniversary today, we marked the occasion at the Parabola Arts Centre in Cheltenham to show the business community and public sector how we will help shape plans to make Gloucestershire a world class place to live, work and invest.
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