Collaborate and grow in the University of Gloucestershire's business spaces, where you can carry out a range of specialised tasks from prototyping to leadership development, and conduct professional business and networking.
Business on campus
Across our campuses in Cheltenham and Gloucester, we have a variety of spaces and opportunities to do business. From our regular events and seminars to
The Growth Hub at Oxstalls, you can work and network across a range of open plan spaces, meeting rooms and training spaces. Take a
virtual tour of The Growth Hub and find out more about spaces and prices.
The University of Gloucestershire recognises the importance of supporting high-growth early-stage businesses, in an environment that promotes innovation. Working with the next generation of businesses, we provide these promising ventures with the space and support that fuels their growth with access to students and academics that can make all the difference in those first few years.
For more information on how we can work together, please get in touch.
These university projects
are part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme (ERDF), helping local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit
View an overview of ERDF Eligibility. Please note further eligibility applies to each of the following projects - contact the relevant team for details.
Start and Grow Enterprise (SaGE)
This new scheme is aimed at eligible entrepreneurs at any stage of their business journey – from ambitious individuals with a business idea to current SME business owners. A range of events, workshops, networks and reviews will be provided by Start and Grow Enterprise (SaGE), aiming to remove obstacles to progression.
Gloucestershire based Pre-start, Start-ups, and Enterprises up to 3 years, can access expert support resources and a powerful community to help turn their ideas into reality and grow a successful business.
To take part in any part of the SaGE project, participants will need to complete a short
eligibility form. Please send your completed for to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in contact.
Gloucestershire’s Accelerated Impact Network Support (GAINS)
A new package of activities to support local businesses looking to grow is now available via Gloucestershire's Accelerated Impact Network Support (GAINS).
Eligible SMEs from the county 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 for increasing productivity and profitability.
Gloucestershire Research and Innovation Project (GRIP)
This new package of activities will support local businesses which consider that innovation is the key to growth.
Eligible SMEs can access a package of services designed to enable them to accelerate their innovation plans by providing access to Research and Knowledge resources, Supply Chain Engagement workshops, Clustering and Networking, Innovation Teams, Product/Service development, Commercialisation and Bid Management.
Within the university, businesses will also have use of an Innovation Lab which houses 3D solid modelling software and a 3D printer to support rapid prototyping.