Manufacturing Advisory Programmes: LMAP & GMAP
LMAP, and its successor GMAP, are manufacturing advisory programmes designed to stimulate growth in Gloucestershire’s manufacturing businesses: through advice, consultancy, grants, training and more.
Inward Investment Gloucestershire
Inward Investment Gloucestershire is designed to promote the county as an attractive destination for overseas investment.
Habitat Cheltenham aims to bring natural habitats into the built-up and urban spaces of Cheltenham town centre, and link these to the existing network of green spaces on the edges of the town.
Gloucestershire Canal Tow Paths Upgrade
This project will deliver upgrades to Gloucestershire’s canal towpaths, to provide an improved experience for both walkers and wildlife.
Digital Innovation in Agri-Tech
Digital innovation in Agri-Tech will provide an innovation workspace, and dedicated support programme, to Gloucestershire’s agri-tech SMEs.
Improving Broadband in Gloucestershire
These projects are working to improve the connectivity and broadband for businesses throughout Gloucestershire, and properties in rural or unserviced areas.
Farm491 - Inspiring Agritech Innovation
Inspiring Agritech Innovation (IAI) is a project which helps farmers access the technology, expertise and resources they need to run successful, thriving businesses.
Support for Entrepreneurship Skills
There is a positive entrepreneurial culture in Gloucestershire with 14% of the employment base self- employed. In addition to this, the county has the second highest survival rate of start-up businesses after three years.
The GOAL project was developed to help Gloucestershire SMEs to better understand their training and skills needs, and encourage them to overcome these challenges by utilising the apprenticeship programme.
Work Start Provision in Gloucestershire
The work start programme is a voluntary programme designed to help those with barriers to work to get the skills and experience they need to find their first job or return to work.
Wild Towns is a project designed to create, connect and enhance green spaces for wildlife; in 7 towns across Gloucestershire.
The Urban Greening Project is about creating new interconnected habitats thereby increasing the quality of life and well-being for residents thus ensuring Gloucestershire continues to be a destination for inward investment and growth while allowing wildlife to flourish.
22 February 2024
GFirst LEP - 'The One about Evolution'
We would love for you to join us at GFirst LEP's final event.
31 January 2024
Sale of SGS Berkeley Campus to bring economic prosperity to the region
South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (SGS) is embarking on a transformative journey by signing Heads of Terms for a strategic disposal of their Gloucestershire Science and Technology Park at SGS Berkeley to a preferred bidder, Chiltern Vital Group (CVG).
22 November 2023
A seamless transition for GFirst LEP, "Evolution not extinction"
The roles and responsibilities of GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, will transfer to Gloucestershire County Council from April 2024.
2 November 2023
Planning submitted for £1bn project at the heart of the UK’s Technology and Cyber ambitions
Planning has been submitted for Cheltenham’s Golden Valley Development, the £1bn project at the heart of the Government’s National Cyber Strategy and the UK’s newest Innovation District.
10 October 2023
GFirst LEP: Net Zero Conference 2023
GFirst LEP and The Growth Hub are excited to bring you another inspiring Net Zero Conference this November!
5 September 2023
We are Made in Gloucestershire
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