Tewkesbury borough’s Public Services Centre will add another string to its bow when a business Growth Hub is introduced to provide advice and support to new and growing businesses in the area.
Tewkesbury Borough Council will offer Growth Hub services to 4,000 businesses located in the borough, from its Public Services Centre on Gloucester Road in Tewkesbury. The move comes as part of the council’s vision to transform its offices into a thriving centre where a range of public services be accessed in one place.
The Growth Hub will be a place where businesses can meet, network, get access to important resources and secure grant funding. Promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the area, it is hoped the hub will drive economic success right in the heart of the Tewkesbury borough - the fastest growing part of Gloucestershire.
Tewkesbury Borough Council’s lead member for economic development and promotion, Rob Bird, said: “This will be a unique Growth Hub as it offers businesses unparalleled access to a huge range of business support services already located in the Public Services Centre.
“A key objective for Tewkesbury Borough Council is to drive economic growth and this is an important element in delivering that promise. I am confident that the service will be well-used by local entrepreneurs starting-up and by established businesses seeking to expand.”
GFirst LEP approved Tewkesbury Borough Council’s bid to be one of the first partners to provide location specific support to Gloucestershire’s businesses for the expanding Growth Hub Network this week (Monday 17 October). There is currently one Growth Hub supporting Gloucestershire, based at the Oxstalls Campus at the University of Gloucestershire and the new Tewkesbury Growth Hub will support this whilst building the network across Gloucestershire.
The hub will be introduced to Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Public Services Centre in the summer of 2018.