Hartpury delighted to be venue for record-breaking business event


A record number of delegates, including students and young entrepreneurs, attended a showpiece event for the Gloucestershire business community at Hartpury.

More than 400 guests gathered within Hartpury’s state-of-the-art Equine Centre for GFirst LEP’s seventh Annual Review, to network and find out how GFirst LEP is future-proofing Gloucestershire project by project.

Russell Marchant, Vice-Chancellor of Hartpury University and Principal of Hartpury College, said: “We’re extremely proud to have been the venue for GFirst LEP’s 2018 Annual Review as we celebrate Hartpury’s 70th anniversary and so soon after we were granted university title.

“We were delighted to update guests on the progress of our Agri Tech Centre, which will provide access to the latest smart farming techniques, for which support from GFirst LEP has been crucial.”

GFirst LEP has created a Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) for Gloucestershire to drive forward the next period of economic growth for the county.

David Owen, Chief Executive of GFirst LEP, said: “It’s been great to see record numbers of delegates turn out for our Annual Review.

“Now really is the time to engage with the LEP and help drive forward the next exciting period of growth for the county.

“There are three easy ways to engage with us; join one of our Business Groups for a taster session and contribute your ideas, volunteer a few hours with our Education Team and help empower and inspire the next generation of business leaders and if you are under 40, please spend some time with us and give us your valuable input into developing our Local Industrial Strategy for the county.”

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