GLOUCESTERSHIRE LIVE: Addressing the issues facing County’s future

The University of Gloucestershire‘s School of Business and Technology has hosted a special conference for private and public sector leaders from across the County to join academics in discussing challenges and future solutions for entrepreneurial growth in #Gloucestershire.Over 20 representatives from local organisations including GFirst LEP, NHS Trust, QuoLux, Hazlewoods, Gloucester Quays and Creed Foodservice gathered took part in a wide-ranging debate, examining why Gloucestershire has an estimated 6.4% below UK average productivity rate, and is expecting a shortfall of 48,000 unfilled jobs within 20 years’ time.

A lack of affordable housing, planning red tape, weak school education, poor business leadership, outdated recruitment practices and a view of Gloucestershire as a rural haven which proves unattractive to young employees were all issues identified in a discussion that asked ‘what next?’ Story covered by Gloucestershire Live…

University of Gloucestershire's School of Business and Technology has hosted a special conference for private and public sector leaders.