16 January 2014
GFirst LEP and BIS meet to drive exports and high level skills in the Business and Professional Sector in Gloucestershire
Creating high level skills, apprenticeships and exporting in the Professional and Business Sector is one of the Government’s key strategic initiatives for economic growth and one for GFirst LEP at a local level in Gloucestershire. To look at ways of stimulating growth opportunities in this sector that covers businesses providing professional services such as accountancy, law, architecture, education, engineering consultancy, management consultancy, recruitment, HR and media, representatives from GFirst LEP, the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) met earlier this week in a workshop session.
15 January 2014
GFirst LEP meets with Greg Clark and Lord Heseltine to discuss transformational economic growth plans for Gloucestershire
Dr Diane Savory OBE DL, Chair of the GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire and David Owen, Chief Executive of GFirst LEP, along with key partners met with Greg Clark, Minister for State for Cities and Constitution and Lord Heseltine earlier this week to discuss the plans for transformational economic growth in Gloucestershire, as outlined in the draft Strategic Economic Plan that was submitted to Government in December.
14 January 2014
Highways Agency M5 Bridgeworks in Gloucestershire
This week the Highways Agency have launched a Facebook page to support the comprehensive package of bridge safety improvements and maintenance on the M5 near Gloucester.
14 January 2014
Are you savvy online?
Are you savvy online? Perhaps not as streetwise online as you would like to be or think you are?
9 January 2014
Gloucestershire is open for world-class business
Working in strong partnership with the private sector, the seven local authorities, the HE and FE sectors and the voluntary and community sectors, GFirst LEP is seeking over £400m funding from Government to invest in Gloucestershire to drive significant economic growth throughout the county.
6 January 2014
National Careers Service - Here For You Campaign
The National Careers Service is ‘Here for You’
27 December 2013
Cotswolds Tourism Awards 2014
In conjunction with Cotswold Life, Cotswolds Tourism have been busy with the tourism awards putting local hotels, B&Bs, visitor attractions and other tourism businesses in the spotlight as the fourth annual Cotswold Tourism Awards are announced.
18 December 2013
Record 30 million people in jobs
Employment hit a new record high this month with over 30 million people in jobs for the first time, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics this morning.
18 December 2013
Current claimant rate in Gloucestershire is 2.1%
Latest published figures by Gloucestershire County Council Inform shows that the claimant count in Gloucestershire in November 2013 decreased by 376 people. The amount of people claiming in November 2013 was 4.6% lower than the number in October 2013. This compares to a 1.4% decrease in the South West and a 3.6% decrease for the UK. The year on year claimant count in Gloucestershire has decreased since last month.
17 December 2013
Business coach encourages growth for Forest businesses
To encourage business growth in the Forest of Dean, local businesses were invited to attend a free breakfast meeting last week to share ideas with motivational speaker and business coach Andrew Pearson. Sharing insights from his own personal experiences and aligning them to business practice, Andrew has developed a wide-ranging set of tools and techniques that allow businesses and people to realize their full potential.
16 December 2013
Snow Business awarded Innovation Voucher for exciting project with University of Gloucestershire
World Leaders in the creation of artificial snow, Snow Business is delighted to have just been awarded an Innovation Voucher to undertake an exciting research project with the University of Gloucestershire.
10 December 2013
RAU Students in Cirencester help boost the High Street
To help boost the High Street in Cirencester, undergraduates, master students and academics from the Royal Agricultural University are working with the Cirencester Community Development Trust (CCDT) – the ‘Town Team’, to look at the strengths of the town and areas of specific interest such as charity shops and food markets.
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