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Scale Up 4 Growth

Are you a Gloucestershire business looking to scale?​

Scale Up 4 Growth (S4GG) is a business support programme delivered in partnership between UWE Bristol, Gloucestershire College and Natwest.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), it supports businesses in Gloucestershire to grow, expand and scale by offering high quality support and training.

The aim of the programme is to enable businesses to develop their potential, create job opportunities, get ready to scale up and overcome barriers to growth.

Scale Up 4 Growth has also supported 40 SME's across all sectors in the Gloucestershire region with £1million of funds - further information and success stories about these businesses will be coming soon.

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Fully-funded training workshops have now launched!


Our next ‘Boost your Brand & grow your Business’  workshop will take place on 01 & 02 February 2023 at The Growth Hub, Gloucester.


Am I eligible?

If your business has a presence in the Gloucestershire region you will most likely be eligible to apply for training workshops and additional one-to-one support available through the Scale Up 4 Growth Gloucestershire (S4GG) programme. The eligible areas within the Gloucestershire LEP are Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean, Stroud and the Cotswolds.


Scale Up 4 Growth is specifically aimed at small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) so your business must also fall into this category according to the European Commission’s SME definition. As the funding for S4GG comes through the European Regional Development Fund we use this definition which takes into account staff numbers, turnover and relationships with other enterprises.

The Scale Up 4 Growth programme is aimed at SMEs in the GFirst LEP region who can demonstrate ‘growth potential’: the potential to generate growth in job creation or turnover in order to achieve their growth ambitions. This includes support for pre-start-ups, start-ups, micro enterprises, social enterprises and sole traders as well as established companies.

S4GG eligibility
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