Tewkesbury Means Business is an event which will showcase exciting plans to support business across Tewkesbury Borough and demonstrate the value of companies in the area to the wider economy of Gloucestershire.
And at the same time, Tewkesbury Borough Council is increasing its service to local firms with the introduction of a new business Growth Hub.
The plans to support business in Tewkesbury Borough will be outlined at a Tewkesbury Means Business breakfast event on Thursday, 10 May at Tewkesbury Park Hotel. It is being organised by Tewkesbury Borough Council, Business West and Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership - GFirst LEP.
Key to the development of business services in the borough is the setting up of the Tewkesbury Growth Hub which will open in the autumn. It is a major development in GFirst LEP’s extension of its network of Growth Hubs to encourage business expansion throughout the county.
Councillor Rob Bird, Tewkesbury Borough’s lead member for economic development and promotion, said: “The new Growth Hub is a fantastic innovation which we hope will provide real help to those starting up in business and to those established companies who are looking for additional help and support”.
He added: “Our location is great for business, Tewkesbury Borough area has brilliant transport links through the M5 corridor, the main line rail connection and a growing business airport. We aim to drive local business growth which will provide economic benefits to the whole of Gloucestershire”.
Sarah Danson, Growth Hub Manager for GFirst LEP said: “The plan to roll out the Growth Hub network to cover the county was part of the Strategic Economic Plan published by GFirst LEP back in March 2014.
“The Tewkesbury Growth Hub is the only one being run in partnership with the local authority and we are confident it will be a busy hub offering support to business large and small”.
Ian Mean, Director of Business West for Gloucestershire, said:” Tewkesbury Borough is a great place to do business and is the fastest growing area in Gloucestershire.
“It has several industry leading companies like Moog, and with nearly half the new homes in Gloucestershire due to be built in Tewkesbury borough up to 2031, the area has the opportunity to become a real economic powerhouse.”
The new Tewkesbury Growth Hub, currently being built at the council’s Public Service Centre on Gloucester Road in Tewkesbury, will offer business services to around 4,000 companies located in the borough.
Register at Eventbrite for Tewkesbury Means Business at Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Lincoln Green Lane, Tewkesbury GL20 7DN on Thursday 10 May (7.45-9.30am).