8 key Gloucestershire business events for your diary in April 2024

From an exclusive talk with the young Gloucestershire Formula One hopeful to a 'netwalking' event on Crickley Hill and a look back at the 135-year history of local government in the county, here is just a flavour of April’s business events in Gloucestershire.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
The Growth Hub is just one of the hosts offering a packed calender of business events throughout the year, including some crackers this April 2024.
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Gloucestershire has a packed calendar of business events for entrepreneurs and companies of all shapes, sizes and sectors, from relaxed networking in nature to inspirational and educational talks, this April 2024.

SoGlos has teamed up with Gloucestershire-based IT experts, ReformIT, to handpick a selection of this month's events that are sure to fuel the imagination. 

North Cotswolds UNO networking event in Chipping Camden

One for businesses in the north Cotswolds, the UNO networking group is hosting its monthly get-together on Wednesday 3 April 2024 from 10am to 11.30am.

Meeting at the Seagrave Arms in Weston Subedge, Chipping Campden, the group sits down for brunch, with everyone getting the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business. Tickets cost £15 and are available via Eventbrite.

'Our Corporate Memory' — a Gloucestershire Heritage Hub event in Gloucester

A special Heritage Hub event on Saturday 6 April 2024 from 1pm to 4pm, the afternoon looks back on over 135 years of the local government in Gloucestershire, with pre-bookable talks including 'Public Servants All — a selection of officers and councillors illustrating 135 years of change in Gloucestershire local government' and 'Great Intentions: the education service in Gloucestershire in the 20th century'.

There will be collections on display of historic parish, district and county council documents that are usually held at the Gloucestershire Archives; while attendees can discover their family history at the Gloucestershire Family History Resource Centre. Free refreshments are on offer throughout the afternoon and parking is available on-site at the Heritage Hub on Clarence Row in Gloucester. Tickets are available to book via the hub's website, with early booking for talks recommended.

'Strive To Survive... The Road to F1' event at Dunkertons Cider

SoGlos readers may remember reading about Gloucestershire teenage F1 hopeful, Zak O'Sullivan, and his ambitions to reach Formula One. On Monday 8 April 2024, hear from Cheltenham's very own motorsport prodigy himself, as the 19-year-old sits down with F1 TV's Laura Winter for an in-depth interview and Q&A session at an exclusive event at Dunkertons Cider.

Everyone receives a welcome drink and the chance to enter the free prize draw, with a private tour of Williams F1 Museum for four people, accompanied by Zak, up for grabs. All funds raised from the event will go towards funding his F2 season — with Zak and his team also offering exclusive sponsorship opportunities for Gloucestershire businesses to help support his motorsport career.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite with early booking recommended.

'Reward and risk in business' breakfast networking event in Cheltenham

On Tuesday 9 April from 8am to 10am, Cheltenham law firm, Charles Russell Speechlys, is hosting a breakfast networking event for business owners and managers.

All about making business decisions and the risks that can come with them, this interactive session will give an interesting insight into some of the key mistakes as well as the big wins that you can take action on.

Register via the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce website — tickets cost £15 for non-members and £5 for members and include breakfast. 

Cheltenham BID Networking at Randox Health clinic in John Lewis Cheltenham

To celebrate the opening of the new Randox Health clinic at John Lewis & Partners, Cheltenham BID is hosting a first look round with refreshments and networking.

From 9.30am to 11.30 am on Tuesday 9 April 2024, the Randox team will show attendees around the new clinic and discuss preventative healthcare followed by networking with fellow professionals, entrepreneurs and local businesses in The Place to Eat restaurant. You'll also get a free blood pressure check and body composition analysis; a discount on any services booked during the event; and a goodie bag. Tickets are free for Cheltenham BID levy payers and £10 for non-levy paying businesses.

Netwalking for Creative Women in Business at Crickley Hill in Birdlip

On Wednesday 10 April 2024 starting at 10am, a relaxed and friendly 'netwalking' event for female business owners kicks off from Crickley Hill Country Park in Birdlip near Gloucester.

Meet outside the cafe at 10am and enjoy the peaceful trails of the countryside through woods and across pastures. Taking around 45 minutes, with the opportunity of informal networking too, tickets cost £10, with parking for £2 and a post-walk coffee and cake pitstop afterwards. The event lasts for one and a half hours, with tickets available on Eventbrite.

Learn how to manage stress as a business owner with The Growth Hub Stroud

Hosted by an experienced therapist and coach, this free workshop held at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College will help you create a stress-management strategy and discover effective methods of controlling stress, enhancing emotional intelligence and achieving a greater sense of calm in your professional life. 

For business owners, managers and other business professionals on Thursday 18 April 2024 with two timeslots available — either 10am to 11.30am or 12pm to 1.30pm. Find out more about this event being held at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, on Stratford Road, by visiting The Growth Hub website.

Tetbury Businesswomen's Group monthly networking at the Trouble House Inn

A group for female business owners and entrepreneurs in and around Tetbury in the Cotswolds, this month's networking meetup is on Thursday 25 April 2024 from 10am to 12pm at the 18th century Trouble House Inn on London Road in Tetbury.

The pub opens early for the group at around 9.45am, for businesswomen to grab a hot drink before heading into the meeting room. After a couple of hours of talks and business introductions, attendees are encouraged to stay on for a pub lunch after to continue the conversations. Tickets are free and can be booked via Eventbrite.

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