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Retail, Tourism and The High Street Business Group meeting

March 29th

The Retail, Tourism and The High Street Business Group will meet today at 9am.

Managing Your Approach To Fraud

31 Mar 2017

Mazars are pleased to invite you to the March series of seminars on Fraud in the current climate. Jon Marchant will provide an overview of legislation relating to the Fraud Act 2006 and also the Bribery Act 2010 and what preventative measures can be taken. Bosses could face jail for failure to prevent fraud Tony Monger will provide an overview of the current HMRC approach to tax fraud and evasion and consider the measures that businesses need to put in place.

Find out more here.


Location: Manor By The Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham GL51 6PN

Workshop - Understanding what European Funding is available and how to get it

05 Apr 2017

Gloucestershire has been awarded £1.5 million from the Rural Development Programme England (RDPE) for capital investment in rural tourism (read more about the fund here).

If you have an ambition or an idea to make your business or organisation grow, and you need support to achieve your aspiration attending this event could be your starting point.

Book your place here.

Why Attend?

∗ Discover more about the grants now available, how to qualify and how much you could get

∗ Understand how to put together a bid that meets the funding criteria to maximise your chance of success

∗ Know who to contact for more FREE help & support

∗ Learn from others who have been through the process

∗ Work with funders and advisors who want to help your enterprise to be successful


Who Should Attend?

∗ New and existing rural micro businesses (less than 10 full time equivalent employees)

∗ New and existing small rural businesses (less than 50 full time equivalent employees)

∗ Social Enterprises

∗ Farmers

∗ Land Owners

∗ Local Authorities

∗ Other Public Bodies

∗ People or groups representing rural communities

∗ Charities


Outline Agenda

0930 Registration

1000 Introductions

1010 Growth Funding programmes

1025 Tourism presentation

1055 LEADER Presentation

1125 Break

1140 Defra funding step by step guide

1245 Case study

1300 Lunch

1330 Small Group discussion sessions

1430 Close

Location: The Growth Hub

Farm Accounting with Xero

06 Apr 2017

Workshop session with Hazlewoods Chartered Accountants

Thursday, 6th April 2017
11.00am -3.00pm


Hazlewoods Offices, Staverton Court, Staverton, Cheltenham, GL51 0UX

Join us for this session, it is free to attend
Light lunch will be available

Contact Herefordshire Rural Hub to book your place on the course, telephone 01432 353465 or email

Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing Business Group meeting

April 24th

The Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing Business Group will meet today at 3pm in the Growth Hub.

Location: The Growth Hub

Banking & Finance Business Group meeting

April 25th

The Banking and Finance Business Group will meet today at 4pm in the Growth Hub.

Location: The Growth Hub

GFirst LEP Banking & Finance Clinic

April 25th

The GFirst LEP Banking and Finance Business Group, in partnership with the Growth Hub, are offering businesses free tailored financial support and advice at the Growth Hub, Gloucester.

In a 30 minute, one-to-one session, we will be able to offer you the expertise of members from the GFirst LEP Banking and Finance Business Group, Growth Hub business guides and local business experts operating in the finance sector.

Irrespective of whether you are a new start-up business or an established large plc, our panel of leading industry experts are ready to hear from you, about what is holding your business back from hitting its growth goals.

If you would like to receive customised support for the individual needs of your organisation, please click here to complete some details about your business and we will get in contact with you.

This session is part of a series of one-to-one workshops, so if you are unable to make this date please check our events calendar for other dates.

Location: The Growth Hub

Business and Professional Services Business Group Meeting

April 26th

The Business and Professional Services Business Group will be meeting today at 5.30pm in the Growth Hub.

Location: The Growth Hub

Special Schools Practice Interviews

26 Apr 2017

Aimed at helping young people in years 10 to 13, these practice interview sessions help prepare young people for that all important interview whether it be for a job, internship or University placement. Students will benefit from hands-on practical advice and experience in the form of a mock-interview and feedback with advice about what to wear, how to behave, what to expect and how to prepare to make a positive impression with a prospective employer.

This programme typically lasts for 5 hours and fits with the school timetable. Each interview session lasts for 30 minutes, including oral and written feedback.

Kiwa Training Open Day - with FREE 'Marketing your Business' session

11am - 3pm

Kiwa Training are pleased to be holding another Open Day after the success of our last event in September 2016.

Our headline for this event will be 2 FREE sessions on Digital Marketing; the first aimed at larger businesses, and the second catering for small businesses and the self-employed. Both sessions will be led by Paul Kelson, Director of ECHO Engage, who have a successful history in working with a variety of businesses types, helping them navigate the world of Digital and Social Media.

We will also have representatives from NICEIC and OFTEC here to answer questions, and exhibitors such as Kane International, Socket & See and Adey Professional. Click here for more details.

Location: Kiwa Training, Kiwa House, Malvern View Business Park, Stella Way, Bishops Cleeve, GL52 7DQ

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