Working for yourself?

The traditional route to work isn’t for everybody.

Whether you have an idea for a business or just want to build up your enterprising skills, you can get student-centric support for big ideas and small businesses through Start and Grow Enterprise.

You have the idea, the time, the energy and the ambition. We can help with the rest.

Everything you need is waiting for you, on-campus and free of charge. Start and Grow Enterprise is a University of Gloucestershire project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It is here to help freelancers, entrepreneurs, and new businesses working in Gloucestershire to grow. Whether you’ve started your journey already, or you’re still mulling it over, the range of free support is designed to help you make intelligent, informed decisions.

Offered completely free of charge, you’ll have access to a range of business support: training, networking, courses, events, and resources – as part of a community of like-minded new business owners.

Since 2017, the Start and Grow Enterprise has supported over 1,000 ambitious entrepreneurs in Gloucestershire to start businesses, solidify plans, and take their companies from budding to booming.