Growing a business

This page contains details of support services to help you grow your business including specialists on innovation, manufacturing and exporting.

The Growth Hub

The Growth Hub is a partnership between the University of Gloucestershire and the Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire (Gfirst LEP) providing information on all areas of growing a business, including tailored advice, training and networking. For more information:

Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade is the Government department that helps business to export goods and services overseas. It runs a series of initiatives including trade fairs, missions and the Open to Export scheme for SMEs. For more information:

Innovate UK

Innovate UK gives support and funding to help business develop new products and services. Innovate UK runs a series of schemes including the SMART R & D Grants, Feasibility Studies and Innovation Vouchers. For more information:

Department of International Trade

Department of International Trade is a Government organisation that helps businesses to successfully export goods and services overseas.  It runs a series of initiatives including trade fairs, missions and the Open to Export scheme for SMEs. For more information: