The Growth Hub

The front door to business support in Gloucestershire

The Growth Hub is a partnership between GFirst LEP and the University of Gloucestershire, here to help your business realise its potential and grow.

It is the focal point for ambitious businesses who are seeking the relevant information, guidance, support, expertise, finance, knowledge and experience they need to grow. The Hub can help you scale up, boost performance and find new ways of working.

The Growth Hub can help all businesses in Gloucestershire, regardless of sector or size, also offering a more in-depth service for businesses with high growth potential who are considering, for example innovating new products and services, recruiting new staff, upskilling or exporting.

The team can help you develop and refine your strategy, become more competitive, grow your people and skills, access finance, innovate, improve efficiency and identify new markets. Tailored advice, training, networking and much more are all available. If you’re a business in Gloucestershire and you have ambitions for growth, talk to the Growth Hub today.

Growth Hub Network & Expansion

The next phase for the Growth Hub is supported by £10 million of capital investment.  £5 million will be spent on the expansion of the Growth Hub at Oxstalls which will include the co-location of the University of Gloucestershire Business School, and the further £5 million will be used to roll out a network of Growth Hub sites across the county supported and network by a comprehensive digital infrastructure.

Growth Deal Funding: £10 million


Growth Hub Network

The network will enable businesses to access enhanced Growth Hub services from a range of locations across the county. The support will give businesses in Gloucestershire comprehensive, coordinated and simplified access to the business support most appropriate to their needs no matter where, how or by whom it is provided.

After a call to organisations to express their interest, partners confirmed to work alongside the existing Growth Hub at the University of Gloucestershire include Tewkesbury Borough Council and Royal Agricultural University.