Do business on campus


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Grow your business and boost your knowledge in our innovative spaces and landmark new business school opening in September 2018.

We can support your business in a variety of ways, from one-to​-one advice and leadership development to incubation, prototyping and networking. Get in touch for more information on how we can work together.

The Growth Hub​

​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 a​nd 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.

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C11 Cyber Security and Digital Centre

​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 zo​​ne for start-up and scale-up businesses.

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Projects to help your busine​ss

These university projects are part-financed by the Euro​pean 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. View an overview of ERDF Eligibility.

Find out more about sustainable development in business​

Further eligibility applies to each of the following projects - please contact the relevant team for details.

» Start and Grow En​​terprise (SaGE)​​

SaGE is for Gloucestershire based pre-start, start-ups, and enterprises (up to 3 years) at any stage of their business journey. A range of events, workshops, networks and reviews will be provided for eligible entrepreneurs, aiming to remove obstacles to progres​sion and provide expert support resources and a powerful community to help grow successful businesses.

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» Gloucestershire’s Accelerated Impact Network Support (GAINS)

GAINS is for SMEs from Gloucestershire and provides a new package of activities to support local businesses looking to grow. Eligible SMEs can access high quality subsidised business coaching, free masterclasses on the issues contributing to growth, and networking events for learning and support from other companies with the potential to increase productivity and profitability.

To find out more, email or follow us on Twitter @UoGGAINS.

» ​Gloucestershire Research and Innovation Project (GRIP)​

GRIP is for SMEs from Gloucestershire and provides support to local businesses that consider innovation is the key to growth. The project provides access to research and knowledge resources, an innovation lab (housing a 3D printer for rapid prototyping), supply chain engagement workshops, clustering and networking, innovation teams, p​roduct/service development, commercialisation and bid management.

To find out mo​re, email or follow us on Twitter @UoG​GRIP.​​

» ​Are you a Gloucestershire based SME? Receive a free training needs analysis from GOAL

Growing Opportunities for Apprenticeships Locally (G.O.A.L) is an ERDF fully funded project to showcase apprenticeships and facilitate engagement with local businesses to be able to provide apprenticeship opportunities.

SGS College, together with partners, University of Gloucestershire (including the Gloucestershire Growth Hub) Gloucestershire Enterprise Limited, and Gloucestershire College, are working with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), those employers with less than 250 employees and whose wage bill falls below the £3,000,000 per annum apprenticeship levy threshold, to train and upskill their existing workforce.

Don't miss the opportunity to get involved and benefit from the free, impartial service on offer.

Get in touch with GOAL today:

Jo Minns, Project Manager GOAL

01242 715472


​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.​

Get in touch for more information on how we can work together.