Business Update from David Owen CEO, GFirst LEP

Pictured: David Owen, CEO, Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (GFirst LEP)
GFirst LEP

Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP alongside its Growth Hub Network are working hard to ensure businesses right across the county have the very latest information of what Government support is available to them during this Coronavirus pandemic.

“I am very proud of the GFirst LEP and The Growth Hub staff for swiftly changing to working from home and supporting businesses within Gloucestershire. Our aim is to let businesses know what business support is available to them – whatever business sector they are in, whatever size of business; sole trader, SME or a multi-national company.

 Our Business Impact survey has already been completed by more than 500 local businesses. This short survey asks how the Coronavirus outbreak is affecting your business and what specific help your business needs. This important information is then being swiftly shared on a daily basis with Government departments. Though our Growth Hubs are temporarily closed to visitors, all the Business Guides and Navigators are working remotely and have spoken to hundreds of businesses.

 These are unprecedented times…. wherever we can, we need to support our businesses, we need to support each other and we need to look after ourselves.”

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