Growing Gloucestershire Annual Conference
This well-received conference, which has been running since 2003, brings together a wide business community skill set under one roof for one day a year. It attracts hundreds of people and provides the perfect platform for sharing ideas, expertise, good practice and networking with all business sizes.
The conference was originally intended as CPD (Continuous Professional Development) for institute members. It continues to serve that role but also acts as an invaluable cross function source of expertise and inspiration for all business people. The idea is gain a little bit of knowledge about a lot of things – not enough to make you expert but enough so that you know what you need to know or know that you need to know more!
Anyone can attend – you do not need to be a member of an institute or professional body.
The conference seminars are split into four themes: Sustainability, Connectivity, Technology and Success.. The conference will also have four keynote speakers to stimulate personal development skills.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and the Chartered Management Institute and the Federation of Small Businesses are the driving force behind the conference which, in 2019, is chaired by Chartered Management Accountant Jonathan Nicholls.
Founded in 2002, Gloucestershire Professionals is a group of volunteers representing professional institutes and membership bodies in Gloucestershire.
We share the common objective of helping the county’s business communities, public, voluntary and education sectors to share information, expertise and knowledge as well as ‘best-practice’ through our network of several thousand members.
Volunteer representatives from each body meet regularly to share knowledge, news, institute-specific events and plan the annual conference. New member institutes are welcome to join the group at any time.
The group is responsible for Growing Gloucestershire, a not-for-profit conference run annually, aimed at educating, ‘growing’ and sharing knowledge and fostering relationships.