Scale Up 4 Growth

Are you a Gloucestershire business looking to scale?​

Scale Up 4 Growth offers SME's in the Gloucestershire region high quality support and training to help make your ambitions a reality.​

Fully-funded training workshops have now launched with the next workshop in the series coming in Autumn 2022.

Check out details of the last workshop below for a taste of what will be available.


You can check if you are eligible and then register your interest in joining our free training workshops here. Or you can email us on

Scale Up 4 Growth also grant funds 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.

Scale Up 4 Growth Gloucestershire (S4GG) is a business support programme delivered in partnership between UWE BristolGloucestershire College and NatWest. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), it supports businesses in Gloucestershire to grow, expand and scale. 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.

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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.

Am I eligible?