Key Gloucestershire business events for your diary in May 2022

In our latest monthly roundup of the most unmissable and interesting Gloucestershire business events, SoGlos lists the ones not to miss in May – brought to you in partnership with ReformIT.

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
From talks to inspire business achievement to advice on growing your exports from the Department for International Trade, there are plenty of Gloucestershire business events in May 2022.
From talks to inspire business achievement to advice on growing your exports from the Department for International Trade, there are plenty of Gloucestershire business events in May 2022.

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Whether it is networking you are after, advice about exporting or increasing your customer base or a motivational and inspiring talk, here is SoGlos’s monthly round up of key business events across the county for May 2022.

1. Talk Business Gloucester UNO Networking launch event at Spago

Talk Business UNO is due to launch its twice-monthly, face-to-face networking event format at Spago Gloucester on Wednesday 4 May 2022, between 7.30am and 9am.

There is free parking for two hours for every registered delegate, with the opening event free to attend to give everyone an opportunity to introduce themselves and their business.

Tickets must be booked in advance. For more information, visit

2. Reach overseas customers with the Department for International Trade at The Forest of Dean Growth Hub

The Forest of Dean’s Growth Hub is due to stage another useful event for county businesses, this time with the Department for International Trade to explain how it can help grow your company’s exports.

Expect information on the current internationalisation match funding scheme, the Export Academy and the UK Export Finance, with international trade adviser Stefano Pucello on hand to answer questions.

The event is due to take place between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 5 May 2022 at the Forest of Dean Growth Hub in Mitcheldean. For more information, visit

3. Three Simple Steps for Creating Incredible Ideas workshop at Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre

Presenting three simple steps that businesses can take to create massive ideas, this workshop at Hartpury’s Digital Innovation Farm Tech Box Park will help delegates generate new propositions that resonate with new customers; new products; services and marketing strategies; ways to unlock more sales; and ways to solve business challenges.

Visit Hartpury’s Digital Innovation Farm Tech Box Park and meet presenter, Nikolas Venios, innovation strategist and founder of The Ideas Agency – named one of the top 500 UK creative talents to watch by The Guardian.

The event is due to take place at Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre from 1pm to 5pm on Thursday 11 May 2022. For more information, visit

4. Entrepreneurs’ Network Event at Kingsholm Stadium

Start and Grow Enterprise is due to stage another free Entrepreneurs’ Network Event, aimed at Gloucestershire-based entrepreneurs and SMEs on Wednesday 11 May 2022.

Taking place at Gloucester Rugby’s Kingsholm Stadium between 10am and 12pm, the event is billed as ‘a chance to gain valuable tips and insights from professionals, experts, other start-ups and entrepreneurs, to connect and share skills.’

To find out more, visit

5. Purusha Gordon at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester

Ocean Sheroes, a four-woman rowing team, completed the challenge to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean in June 2021, finishing the race in record time and breaking both the previous men’s and women’s world records.

Crewmember and health and wellbeing expert, Purusha Gordon, is due to speak at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester on Thursday 12 May 2022, as the headline draw for a Growth Hub event designed to inspire business people and anyone who attends.

For more information, visit

6. Gloucester & Cheltenham Jobs Fair at Kingsholm Stadium

The Gloucester & Cheltenham Jobs Fair is due to take place on Friday 13 May 2022 at Kingsholm Stadium from 10am to 1pm.

Free to attend with free parking, the event will give job seekers the chance to meet HR teams face to face, discover new job opportunities, find careers and CV advice, apprenticeships training courses and self-employed opportunities, too.

For more information, visit

7. Gloucestershire’s Best Business Growth Meeting in Brockworth

The Entrepreneurs Circle Local Meeting bills itself as ‘a new type of business growth meeting that is guaranteed to help your business grow’, sharing actionable tactics and strategies for business leaders to start using right away.

Staged by Gloucestershire’s Ambassador Team, the panel has 75 years of experience between them and will be focusing on how a practical marketing strategy can win your business more customers.

The event is taking place at Brockworth Community Centre on Thursday 16 May 2022 from 6pm to 8pm. For more information, visit

8. How to plan your business growth at Tewkesbury Growth Hub

Aimed at business owners and managers, this Tewkesbury workshop is being laid on by the town’s Growth Hub and is free to attend.

Richard Neale from OPS-BOX Group will talk businesses through the tools and techniques that will enable them to achieve their plans and goals.

The event is due to take place on Friday 17 May 2022 from 9am to 12pm at the Tewkesbury Growth Hub, based at Tewkesbury Borough Council. For more information, visit

9. Cheltenham Jobs Fair at Cheltenham Library

Gloucestershire College is staging a fair for anyone seeking a new or first job; looking for support to work; return to work or change their career.

There will be opportunities to talk to employers and businesses from a range of sectors about their vacancies, plus access to professional careers advice and training.

The free event is due to take place on Wednesday 25 May 2022 from 10am to 1pm at Cheltenham Library. To find out more, visit

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