Grow your people
We offer a range of apprenticeships, professional and short courses to support your training needs.
Grow your business and boost your knowledge in our innovative spaces and state-of-the-art School of Business.
We can support your business in a variety of ways, from one-to-one advice and leadership development to incubation, prototyping and networking.
Part of a £20m development at our Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester, our state-of-the-art School of Business has been designed by business, for business.
This exceptional new building includes high-tech boardrooms, a business incubation centre, Thompson Reuters trading rooms, its own moot courtroom and equipment on par with that of corporate headquarters all over the world.
Whether you need help developing a prototype, or you want to network with other leading businesses, you can do it in our new School of Business.
Benefit from our world-class facilities and access our specialist business support
The University of Gloucestershire proudly supports high-growth early-stage businesses. We provide promising ventures with the space and support that fuels their growth, with access to students, academics and resources that can make all the difference in those first few years.
The Growth Hub is here to help your business maximise its potential. From one-to-one advice and support, to a range of expert-led events and online self-serve resources; there’s help for growing companies of all shapes and sizes.
Whether it’s sourcing funding, developing your team or breaking into new markets; our experts are on-hand to consult, connect and collaborate.
C11 provides a secure environment for the cyber community of Gloucestershire to work, innovate, learn and network.
C11 has been set up by the University of Gloucestershire to meet the needs of the Gloucestershire cyber community, and offers cyber and digital training, access controlled and secure workspaces, conferences, networking and a technology zone for start-up and scale-up businesses.
Here are some of our many leading academics who are working with businesses in the UK and beyond.
Kamal is a world leading cyber security expert, with an international background. His specialties include artificial intelligence, leadership and international collaboration. He recently led a £3m cyber security project to produce highly skilled cyber professionals, which involved working with the likes of Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, GCHQ, IRM and the National Cyber Skills Centre.Professor Kamal Bechkoum
Janet is Director of the Countryside and Community Research Institute, our collaboration with the Royal Agricultural University and Hartpury College for the purposes of research, education and knowledge exchange. Janet’s research expertise centres on European and UK rural development policy and practice. She is well-known in policy-making circles in the UK and EU, has skills in facilitation and consensus-building, and is a regular speaker at international conferences.Professor Janet Dwyer
Neil is an internationally recognised expert in agile digital retail marketing, supply chain management, small business growth and applied research. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, is an expert adviser for several international bodies and he makes frequent media appearances. Neil has authored a number of sector policy reports, as well as papers in retail operations, supply chain and agility processes.Professor Neil Towers
Let our academics work with you to develop solutions tailored to meet your business needs.
Start and Grow Enterprise is here to help freelancers, entrepreneurs, and new businesses in Gloucestershire to grow.
Whether you’ve started your journey already, or you’re still mulling it over, the range of free support provided is designed to help you make intelligent, informed decisions.
Offered completely free of charge to eligible entrepreneurs, you’ll have access to training, workshops, coaching, networking, events and resources – as part of a community of like-minded new business owners.
For those who haven’t yet started their business.
Our Start-up Day is the first step on the way to building a successful business. You’ll cover the most important elements of getting ready and getting started, along with those roadblocks that we see so often when great ideas meet reality.
Our Business Planning Workshop will introduce you to an invaluable tool that will get you well on your way to a full-length business plan. Our Business Registration Workshop will guide you through the process of formalising, structuring, and registering your business.
Entrepreneurs’ Network Events: these fantastic events for all entrepreneurs are held monthly.
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For early-stage business owners.
Growth Day: take your business from good to great; hone in on your specialisms, your markets, and solve those challenges which have been building up in the background.
Growth Workshops: after your Growth Day, you can hand-pick another two workshops that focus on a challenge specific to the growth of you and your business.
Growth Coaching: the fastest-growing firms will be hand-picked for a package of free coaching, to help them keep the pace up and take their business even higher.
£1,000 Enterprise Voucher: apply for a reimbursed grant to grow your business!
Start and Grow Enterprise is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme (ERDF), which aims to help local areas stimulate their economic development through innovation, business support, job creation and local community regenerations.
Alternatively you can complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you.