Useful Links

Please see below useful links to a selection of key partners that play a key role in promoting all that Stroud District has to offer:

GFirst LEP

GFirst LEP is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Gloucestershire and was set up by central government in 2011 to create opportunities for thousands of people across the county.

Invest in Gloucestershire

Invest in Gloucestershire was created with a simple yet ambitious goal in mind – to showcase the best the county has to offer to the international business community and encourage growth through inward investment.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College



The SGS campuses are based in state-of-the-art buildings in great locations. Filton and WISE are within easy reach of the centre of Bristol, while the Stroud Campus is based in the beautiful Five Valleys in the county of Gloucestershire and Berkeley at the innovative Gloucestershire Science & Technology Park.

The Growth Hub

Stroud Growth Hub is the go-to place for local businesses to work, meet and learn.

Stroud and District Chamber of Commerce

Stroud and District Chamber of Commerce is an organisation of individuals and companies trading in Stroud town centre and the surrounding district. The organisation exists to lobby various authorities to gain a “level playing field” for Stroud businesses and to gain a good trading environment.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

The FSB offers local support to its members through a team of dedicated staff and volunteers. Experts in business offering a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice heard in government.

The Western Gateway is the Pan-Regional Partnership for South Wales and Western England, bringing together business, research and local leaders to create growth and reach net zero.