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*In person* Entrepreneurs’ Network Event – May 2022

May 11, 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 Make Better Business Decisions

This networking event is taking place directly before the How To Make Better Business Decisions power lunch session, which is also held at the Gloucester Rugby Club. 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



This month’s networking event will be held in person at the Gloucester Rugby Club.

Gloucester Rugby Business Club membership offers a whole host of benefits, including a listing on their business directory, use of club branded assets, and invitations and discounts for exclusive club events.

All the Club benefits are included in the subscription of £99 (plus VAT) per month. However, as local businesses are recovering from the current Covid-crisis, the Club is offering a period of FREE membership for new joiners from Start and Grow Enterprise. Please contact businessclub@gloucesterrugby.co.uk for further details and quote ‘Start and Grow Enterprise’.

Light refreshments will be provided and free parking is available on-site.

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…

Alex Cottrell is Manager at the Gloucester Growth Hub and works with a team of 13 to provide dedicated support to Gloucestershire’s growing businesses. Having worked with more than 10,000 clients since the Growth Hub began back in  2014, the Gloucestershire Growth Hub network has become an incredible source of specialist growth strategy support and advice. During her session, Alex will talk through some of the support tools that you can access as your business starts to develop and share with you some of the success stories from other businesses that have taken advantage of all that is on offer.




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.


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May 11, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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gloucester rugby club
Kingsholm Stadium
Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 3AX United Kingdom
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01452 872250
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Start and Grow Enterprise
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Please email startandgrow@glos.ac.uk.