Gloucestershire businesses invited to LEP celebration event

Local News 26 Feb 2024

Meeting will look back on local successes for county before major upheaval

GFirst LEP - Gloucestershire's Local Enterprise Partnership - has been an important voice for local businesses over the past few years and has tried to ensure that the business voice has been at the heart of local economic policy. Following a Government review, the LEPs are disappearing in their current format but in Gloucestershire much of the good, innovative and progressive work undergone by the LEP should now come under the auspices of Gloucestershire County Council.

Before that happens the LEP are having a final meeting to look back, reflect and then look forward to what this all means to the county and its business arena.

The event takes place on Tuesday 12 March at 4.30pm at the University of Gloucestershire and promises to be a key day to review and celebrate what the LEP has achieved in the county. You can register for your place now here.

If you want to listen into a debate about what the post-LEP landscape will mean for business in Gloucestershire then I (Sam Holliday) will be part of a panel alongside Ian Mean, Oli Christie, and Dev Chakraborty - chaired by Darren Stevens - which will be discussing this at The Gloucestershire Business Show on Thursday 29 February at the University Business School. To join in the debate at 2.15pm entitled ‘Local Enterprise Partnerships – what comes visit here.