The Growth Hub
No matter the size or sector of your business, the Growth Hub Gloucester can support you with free help and advice.
The Growth Hub Gloucester has been open since 2014, and has welcomed more than 30,000 people through its doors.
As the original Growth Hub in the county, we’ve worked with thousands of businesses to help them accelerate their growth through free consultancy, workshops and collaboration.
Our unique partnership with University of Gloucestershire means that you can access groundbreaking research and academic opinion, to give you the edge over your competition.
Location: Growth Hub Gloucester, Oxstalls Campus, Oxstalls Lane, Gloucester, GL2 9HW
Opening times: Monday-Thursday: 09.00-16.30, Friday: 09.00-12.00
Direct Business Support
The Growth Hub’s Business Navigators are trained to listen, learn, and help you find your way. Best of all, you don’t pay a penny for their time.
Our Navigators know everything and everybody there is to know in Gloucester business. Their job is to work with Gloucester businesses to make introductions, help you identify opportunities, and signpost you to the resources you don’t have time to find. They find grants and funds, free programmes and discounted offers, experts with time to spare, and everything in between. Think of them as your Google, but for business growth.
To kick things off you need to complete a simple application form. This gives our Navigator team all the information they need. You’ll then be contacted with the next steps, which may be an invitation to attend a meeting with a Navigator or signposting to another more appropriate support service.
Gloucestershire businesses can freely use our co-working space at the Gloucester Hub. No booking required, just visit our modern space at the Business School on Oxstalls Campus. Our state of the art facility spans two floors, and boasts all types of spaces for you to work on your business, meet colleagues, or hold meetings with suppliers.
WiFi, tea and coffee are all included. There is also a cafe and refectory on site if you want to buy sandwiches, fresh coffee, snacks or hot meal options.
We are open for co-working Monday-Thursday, 09.00-16.30, and Friday 09.00-12.00.
Meetings rooms and event spaces at the Gloucester Hub are available to hire. Open to businesses, organisations and charities from Gloucestershire and beyond.
There are a range of spaces on offer from small meeting rooms available by the hour up to large event spaces for full-day bookings. Our team know the importance and complexity of running events, and look forward to helping you secure the perfect space to make your booking run smoothly.
We have a limited number of office spaces, designed to incubate and support growing Gloucester businesses looking to level-up with their first formal premises.
Situated within the Growth Hub Gloucester itself, our incubated businesses thrive in an innovative and collaborative environment; with easy access to the Growth Hub Gloucester team, events, and University of Gloucestershire academics.
All our incubation offices are currently occupied. To be notified when space next becomes available, please email email@example.com.
Accessibility and parking
The Growth Hub Gloucester is committed to providing universal access to our events, office spaces and co-working area.
- Step-free access to main building
- Step-free access to main working spaces
- Lift access to all floors of Gloucestershire Business School
- Wide doorway
- Accessible bathroom
- Free accessible parking space with blue badge, cannot be booked in advance
- Hearing Loop
- Fire alarms that include both auditory and visual components
- Seats without arms for wheelchair users to transfer into
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Dedicated members of staff available to help/assist on the day of the visit with prior arrangements
- Printing adjustments available e.g. large print, printed documents on lower contrast paper colours
- Quiet spaces available subject to availability
Please contact the Growth Hub Gloucester team on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how else we could make our spaces and events accessible for you. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs so we request you contact us as soon as possible ahead of your visit.
Parking is available on-site, with a fee to pay of up to £2.80 for all-day use (08.30-5.00).
This is payable via contactless card (cash and ApplePay not accepted) at terminals in the carpark. Payment can also be made via the Justpark app, which does carry a small additional fee.
Visitors with a blue badge do not need to pay if they are using a dedicated parking bay. There are also electric charging points on campus, and covered bike storage.
News and events
The Growth Hub Gloucester is your resource for free workshops, networking opportunities, and courses led by local experts. Our goal is to upskill your teams and overcome barriers to growth. We are proud to be a part of the Growth Hub Gloucestershire network, which extends to Hubs in Cirencester, Cheltenham, Forest of Dean, Stroud, and Tewkesbury.
Our workshops provide the opportunity to learn from seasoned business experts and collaboratively address specific challenges alongside your peers. Additionally, we offer one-on-one sessions, allowing you dedicated time with an expert to address your business’s unique and pressing questions.
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Short courses for business
University of Gloucestershire offers courses tailored to kickstart businesses, increase growth, enhance leadership skills, and strengthen strategic plans.
Whether you’re a freelancer, entrepreneur, or operate a business of any size or industry, our short courses are equipped to empower you to make wise and well-informed decisions when it matters most.
Get in touch
If you have any questions or want to speak to a member of the team you can email or call us.