1 June 2017
Gloucestershire's Young Entrepreneurs impress GCHQ judges
GFirst LEP has run its seventh inter-schools competition to find the county’s most innovative young entrepreneur. Sponsored by GCHQ, over 50 students aged 13 and 14, from seven local schools pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges, as part of the Young Entrepreneurs Competition.
24 May 2017
GFirst LEP business quiz raises £3,600 for local charity
Over 120 business people came together on Tuesday evening to test their general knowledge and to help raise funds for National Star. Organised by the GFirst LEP Banking and Finance Business Group, the event raised over £3,600; including the amount kindly matched by Barclays and Santander in Gloucestershire
22 May 2017
Gloucestershire towns make big impact in The UK Digital Influence Index
Cheltenham and Gloucester have made it into the top 20 of The UK Digital Influence Index, a database measuring a location’s online presence in a bid to increase its footfall.
12 April 2017
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10 April 2017
Multi-disciplinary speaker line up revealed for Growing Gloucestershire
The full agenda is now available for this year’s Growing Gloucestershire Conference which will take place on 21st June at The Growth Hub and University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester.
10 April 2017
Report - business views on Brexit
The business community of Gloucestershire was surveyed Wednesday 29th March 2017, the day Article 50 was triggered, to understand their views on Brexit and how they thought it would affect them and their workforce. Download the report here.
21 March 2017
New Workspaces at Farm491 Agritech Hub set to Facilitate Technological Progression in UK Farming
The dynamic agritech innovation and incubation hub, Farm491 is delighted to be opening five new practical workspaces at its Harnhill site, Gloucestershire, this April. Following a soft launch, the official opening will then take place on the 30th June – with a celebrity appearance from rare breeds farmer and TV Presenter Adam Henson.
7 March 2017
Surge in volunteers to support careers education in schools and colleges
There has been a surge in the number of people volunteering as Enterprise Advisers in secondary schools and colleges to support careers education – with more than half of all volunteers at CEO or Chair level, new figures from The Careers & Enterprise Company show (March 6).
23 February 2017
Over 100 million secured for county through GFirst LEP
Further investment is set to be poured into the county, as GFirst LEP heard today that they have secured £29.13 million in the third round of Growth Deal funding, taking the total to over £100 million.
22 February 2017
Growth Hub Network takes another step forward
GFirst LEP is taking another step forward in its journey to create a network of Growth Hubs across the county, as it announces two key suppliers that will help to create an expansive digital infrastructure.
22 February 2017
1.5m grant available for tourism businesses in rural Gloucestershire
A new £1.5 million capital grant to grow businesses and create jobs within the tourism sector in rural Gloucestershire has been launched.
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