GFirst LEP

  • "It is about making the county as strong as possible - and helping businesses survive"

    14-10-2020

    It makes for a dramatic headline without a doubt, but it was not a negative message, it was the boss of the county’s most powerful business group talking about what his organisation’s go...

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  • Video: Diane Savory - Cheltenham Economic Recovery Task Force is about 'ensuring a joined-up approach to recovery'

    Video: Diane Savory - Cheltenham Economic Recovery Task Force is about 'ensuring a joined-up approach to recovery'

    07-10-2020

    Video: Diane Savory, on what the Cheltenham Economic Recovery Task Force can do for Gloucestershire  “It is about making sure Cheltenham does not just survive but thrives. It is abou...

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  • Seizing the narrative – GFirst LEP’s video appeal to Gloucestershire business

    Seizing the narrative – GFirst LEP’s video appeal to Gloucestershire business

    23-09-2020

    For those left fatigued, cynical or worse after consuming too many attempts at nation-rousing to-camera announcements of late, this could be the antidote.  Falling just the right side of p...

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  • Secretary of State visits site of new multi-million pound investment in construction sector

    Secretary of State visits site of new multi-million pound investment in construction sector

    15-09-2020

    A visit by a senior Government minister to the site of what will become a new powerhouse of training for the construction sector was more than a mere photo opportunity.  It was KW Bell Gro...

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  • Task force unveiled to spearhead Cheltenham’s economic recovery

    Task force unveiled to spearhead Cheltenham’s economic recovery

    10-09-2020

    An Economic Recovery Task Force has been formed to spearhead Cheltenham’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic – and its challenges became apparent immediately.  Bringing together...

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  • Welcome arrival at Gloucester Railway Station - £1.7m of investment

    Welcome arrival at Gloucester Railway Station - £1.7m of investment

    05-09-2020

    One of the most welcome arrivals at Gloucester Railway Station in some time has been hailed as the “missing piece in the jigsaw” to at last upgrade its facilities after years of waiting ...

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  • All nodes lead to Cheltenham: New cyber business park will create 11,500 jobs and £835m annually

    All nodes lead to Cheltenham: New cyber business park will create 11,500 jobs and £835m annually

    21-08-2020

    Cyber Central UK business park would create 11,500 jobs, contribute and extra £835m GVA annually to the economy and add £15 million more to business rates in Gloucestershire.  ...

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  • "I am very optimistic – not just about Gloucestershire" – says acclaimed baker

    10-08-2020

    It is not just the bread, pastries and cakes which are something to feast on from The Artisan Baker, the optimism and energy having made it through lockdown are to be savoured too.  Ori He...

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  • How £3.3m will help build two new job-creating innovation centres

    How £3.3m will help build two new job-creating innovation centres

    05-08-2020

    Yesterday GFirst LEP dropped the happy news that £11.3 million of investment had been won to kickstart projects across Gloucestershire creating 1,000 jobs and driving the economy.   ...

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  • £11m plus of investment for Gloucestershire will create almost 1,000 jobs

    £11m plus of investment for Gloucestershire will create almost 1,000 jobs

    04-08-2020

    Here is why the leader of GFirst LEP got so excited on Twitter today – the organisation he helps lead has secured £11.3 million to help Gloucestershire recover from the Coronavirus pande...

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  • Pandemic has not torpedoed A417 Missing Link project

    Pandemic has not torpedoed A417 Missing Link project

    03-08-2020

    Perhaps the hardest-won major infrastructure project predicted to widelybenefit the economy of Gloucestershire will still go ahead, despite the impact of covid-19 on Government coffers.  ...

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  • Intervention will help Gloucestershire avoid potential 49,000 job losses and £1billion-plus drop in GVA

    Intervention will help Gloucestershire avoid potential 49,000 job losses and £1billion-plus drop in GVA

    25-07-2020

    Gloucestershire’s local enterprise partnership has positioned itself front and centre of the county’s economic recovery from lockdown with a dramatic package of measures to help business...

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  • With the post now standing at £8.5m phase two of Cheltenham transport scheme is go

    With the post now standing at £8.5m phase two of Cheltenham transport scheme is go

    29-06-2020

    Almost £8.5 million has now been awarded by Gloucestershire’s most powerful business group to a transport scheme in Cheltenham.  The county council has just revealed a further ...

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  • How do you restart a sector worth £1.4blln to the Gloucestershire economy?

    How do you restart a sector worth £1.4blln to the Gloucestershire economy?

    03-06-2020

    Before Britain became embroiled in the pandemic Gloucestershire’s visitor and leisure economy was worth £1.4 billion to the county, according to figure to the end of 2019. Possibly more s...

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  • Vital report will help determine prognosis for Gloucestershire’s economy

    Vital report will help determine prognosis for Gloucestershire’s economy

    01-06-2020

    In just a few days time those charged with charting Gloucestershire’s economic recovery will get their hands-on data showing just how deep the wounds of the pandemic might be. That there ...

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  • Search starts for investment partner in £400m cyber park project

    Search starts for investment partner in £400m cyber park project

    15-05-2020

    When your 'to do list' contains plans to develop 200 hectares of Gloucestershire countryside into a £400 million you can be forgiven for making a big thing out of the launch.  This i...

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  • An update from David Owen, CEO GFirst LEP

    An update from David Owen, CEO GFirst LEP

    30-04-2020

    Recovery from the coronavirus pandemic represents the single biggest economic challenge since the Second World War. However, it also presents the single biggest opportunity to reshape the British eco...

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  • David Woodfine, director of Cyber Security Associates:  Staying cyber safe – an expert guide to working from home

    David Woodfine, director of Cyber Security Associates: Staying cyber safe – an expert guide to working from home

    27-04-2020

    As we prepare for possible restrictions to business activities and encourage more home working, it is  is important to remember ...

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  • What Stroud firms need to know about £26m to help them survive Covid-19

    What Stroud firms need to know about £26m to help them survive Covid-19

    23-04-2020

    Cash to the total of £26 million has been made available to Stroud District Council to distribute to businesses to them keep afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.  The first...

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  • 'We will do whatever it takes to help you' district council tells business

    'We will do whatever it takes to help you' district council tells business

    23-04-2020

    While the challenges of the coronavirus pandemicare “unprecedented we are well prepared to tackle them”, Stroud District Council has told businesses.  In a statement to compani...

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