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WHAT START-UPS NEED – HERE IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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Start and Grow EnterpriseIs a successful and effective business support organisation funded jointly by the European Regional Development Fund and the University of Gloucestershire.

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Gloucestershire Bus Back Better

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Gloucestershire County Council Bus Service Improvement Plans – Initial Engagement Gloucestershire County Council is currently producing its Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) for Gloucestershire and as part of this they are...

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New Opportunity - Engagement Coordinator

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We are looking for an Engagement Coordinator on a Fixed Term Contract!The Forest Economic Partnership’s (FEP) mission is to deliver a thriving economy in the Forest of Dean District by connecting business,...

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FEP Appoints Artists for Elemental Forest

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In May 2021, the Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) and their project partners, Forest of Dean District Council, were successful in securing funding from Arts Council England to commission artists to...

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Success For FEP

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  In May 2021, Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) and project partners Forest of Dean District Council were successful in securing funding from Arts Council England to create a community engagement campaign....

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Levelling Up Fund

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Last month the Government announced the Levelling Up Fund (LUF) to support regeneration and town centre investment, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets.

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How Lockdown Changed My Business

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Prior to all this, I was running a successful health and wellness business, Cosmic Teapot – mainly offering hands on treatments like massage.

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Putting the Forest on the Map

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Travelling in rural areas is a constant and complex problem. Unless you own and drive your own car; you’re stuck.

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Big Win for Local Business and FEP

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On 7 January 2021, the Geospatial Commission in partnership with Innovate UK announced their 28 winners of the £2M transport location data competition. Stakeholders and project leader, Rural Technologies Ltd is one of the winners with its MERGeS feasibility project. While FEP is an important project partner to help gain feedback from the district.

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FEP Elects a New Chair

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In September 2020, Andrew Callard stood down as the Chair of the Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) after two and half years in post.

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Folk2Folk Lending Opportunities

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Can the Council fund your business?  The economic recovery following COVID-19 requires local authorities to dig deep and support their local businesses as best they can.

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Unemployment: What Help Is Out There

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The StatisticsIn August 2020, the unemployment rate in the Forest of Dean grew from a pre-covid rate of 2. 3% to 5.

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