It's here! The SoGlos Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire 2023

After months of research, and with the support of our fantastic partners, we can finally reveal the SoGlos Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire 2023. Find out about the biggest firms in the county by turnover – and prepare to be amazed!

By Andrew Merrell  |  Published
Gary Haseley-Nejrup and Kim Reynolds from WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, featured in the Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire, pick up an award at SGGLA 2023, from Neil Hyde of Nimble Elearning.

‘We have so much to be proud of here in Gloucestershire.’

That's how one of the partners who helped make our first SoGlos Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire possible, reacted to the list, and it's a sentiment echoed by all of our sponsors.

Dev Chakraborty, deputy chief executive officer of the county’s local enterprise partnership, GFirst LEP, was not alone in pointing out the incredible diversity shown by the list, and the value each business brings to Gloucestershire.

Partners also include The Growth Hub, Lodders Solicitors and Gloucestershire College, three significant players in the county’s business community, whose support and input made compiling this extensive list possible.

Using input from trusted sources, from businesses themselves as well as Companies House, we have put together a comprehensive list of the biggest Gloucestershire headquartered businesses by turnover.

Chakraborty said: ‘These incredible companies provide diverse opportunities for young people and highly skilled jobs with opportunities to keep Gloucestershire growing.

‘As the local enterprise partnership for Gloucestershire, many of these businesses sit on our board or within our business groups, contributing to the business voice so we can make Gloucestershire the best place to live and work for everyone.’

Manager of The Growth Hub, at the University of Gloucestershire's Oxstalls campus, Alex Cottrell, said: 'From innovative start-ups to sector-leading established names, this list demonstrates the breadth and depth of business talent in Gloucestershire.

'We have seen first-hand the growth of many of these organisations, and are so proud of the incredible people behind the businesses.'

Paul Mourton, managing partner at Lodders, said the SoGlos Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire campaign shines a light on some of the very best and brightest companies and helps recognise their success.

Legal expert Mourton said: 'Gloucestershire has a great reputation and strong track record for being a brilliant place to start a new business, and we are proud to work with business owners across the region’s diverse range of industries, from manufacturing and aerospace to property and farming.'

Andy Bates, the finance director at Gloucestershire College, said the Top 100 highlights many of the sectors the college is already helping support through training and apprenticeships – from cyber to construction as well as the growth of electric vehicles – and also those it wants to forge relationships with.

Business development manager at Gloucestershire College, Dawn Morgan, said: 'We have relationships with more than 1,000 businesses and offer 46 apprenticeships pathways from Level 2 to Level 6 (degree) with many more exciting plans and programmes in the pipeline.

‘We help train an estimated 1,200 to 1,300 apprentices a year at our campuses in Gloucester, Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean. Our ultimate aim is to help our apprentices and employers to succeed and create a vibrant, sustainable Gloucestershire economy.’

The list of 100 companies only features firms that have a registered head office, declared head office or operational headquarters in Gloucestershire and uses information either directly from those businesses or from Companies House that was published no later than Friday 30 June 2023.

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