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Gloucestershire’s Accelerated Impact Network Support, GAINS

GAINS, Gloucestershire’s Accelerated Impact Network Support, is a newly launched programme, run by the University of Gloucestershire and supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

It’s been specifically created for local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the potential and ambition to grow their business sustainably and achieve their goals. GAINS will build on the national service previously offered by Growth Accelerator and the Business Growth Centre.

To be accepted onto the GAINS scheme, businesses must meet certain criteria, which include being based within the area covered by GFirst LEP, meet the definition of ‘high growth’, and be able to complete the coaching programme within six months.

Once on the programme, management teams will receive access to four days of high-quality coaching, an in-depth business diagnostic, a series of masterclasses that tackle local high- growth SME needs, and inclusion within a Gloucestershire-specific, high-growth networking group.

The funding will run until December 2019, but is limited to just 220 Gloucestershire businesses, so enterprises are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure that they benefit from the programme.

Further Information 

  • Enquires about the programme should be made to: gains@glos.ac.uk or 01242 715475
  • Follow GAINS on Twitter @UoGGAINS
  • More information about the programme, and other ERDF projects can be found online here.
  • The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund.

Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding

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