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*In person* Entrepreneurs’ Network Event – March 2022

March 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

woman in a group smiling at business entrepreneurs networking event

Our free Entrepreneurs’ Network Event runs monthly and is aimed at Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and SMEs. Each month, we feature a different guest speaker and a change in theme.

These brilliant networking events offer a chance to gain valuable tips and insights from professionals and experts, and other start-ups and entrepreneurs.

You’ll connect and share skills, and hear about the support available to your new or growing business from Start and Grow Enterprise, University of Gloucestershire, and more.

This Entrepreneurs’ Network Event is open to everyone. If you’re not already signed up with Start and Grow Enterprise, get your free ticket here.


Power Lunch: How To Stay Ahead Of The Competition

This event is taking place directly before the How To Stay Ahead Of The Competition session, which is also being held at the Forest of Dean Growth Hub. If you’d like to stay for the afternoon and take part in the workshop, you can find more details and book your place here.



09.45am Arrivals

10.00am Event start time

10.05am Introduction to Start and Grow Enterprise

10.10am Guest talk

10.30am Q&A

10.40am Around the room introductions

11.00am Open networking

12.00pm Event closes



We’re pleased to say that our networking event will be held in person at The Forest of Dean Growth Hub in Mitcheldean.

This event is taking place at the brand-new Forest of Dean Growth Hub, Located at Vantage Point Business Village. The Forest of Dean Growth Hub offers workspace, free business support, and events.

This venue is fully accessible. Light refreshments are provided, and free parking is available on-site. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at least 5 days in advance of the event by emailing startandgrow@glos.ac.uk.

Notice: Please note that photographs will be taken throughout the event. These will be used by Start and Grow Enterprise for marketing and publicity.

Staying Covid-19 safe

It is advised that you carry out a lateral flow test before arrival. Wearing a mask is not mandatory but is recommended in group settings. These measures help to keep yourself and others safe.


Details of this month’s speaker…

Edward Hampshire is a Commercial Account Executive for John Morgan Partnership, an independent insurance broker based in Cheltenham servicing local and national businesses. We work with our clients to understand their business, the risks that are associated to them and source adequate, fit for purpose insurance cover. We work with over 120 insurers to make sure our clients are with the right insurer to cover their needs.

Edward’s presentation will give a brief introduction to the company, what covers we can source for new and growing businesses, and what can happen if you do not have the correct insurance in place.




Entrepreneurs’ Network events are offered by Start and Grow Enterprise, a University of Gloucestershire project with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Start and Grow Enterprise supports the growth of Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and start-ups (trading up to 3 years) through free training, events, networks and resources.


Tickets are not available as this event has passed.


March 9, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Forest of Dean Growth Hub
The Forest of Dean Growth Hub, Vantage Point Business Village, Gloucester Road
Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire GL17 0DD United Kingdom
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01594 546663
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Start and Grow Enterprise
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Access and Dietary Requirements
Please email startandgrow@glos.ac.uk.