Deck the halls with something really special

“I’d been looking for the perfect opportunity to introduce the sewing studio to Westmorland as I knew it could be a great connection. We’re always keen to bring in local producers, especially those in the communities we work alongside. Even better that this is a community group of women who all support each other and produce such unique handcrafted pieces. We were over the moon when they were commissioned for the Christmas decorations!”

A new limited edition goes on sale at Gloucester Services

Hot on the heels of the Channel 4 series ‘A Cotswold Farmshop’, four budding food entrepreneurs from Gloucester who took part in the ‘Limited Edition’ business skills course today saw the product they created from scratch go on sale at the award-winning Gloucester Services Farmshops. The ‘Limited Edition’ course – a unique collaboration between GloucesterContinue reading “A new limited edition goes on sale at Gloucester Services”

Stitching a piece of history

“I am a freelance costume maker born, raised, and based in Gloucester. I graduated in BA Costume Design and Making at Nottingham Trent University in 2018 and have since been working at various costume studios, workrooms and independently at my studio pod working in collaboration with designers, directors, prop makers, start-up fashion brands and now,Continue reading “Stitching a piece of history”

Our gift from France

“Hi. I am a French student my name is Tom and I am 18. In early 2023 I came to England for five weeks to study the Gloucestershire Gateway Trust (GGT) by being involved in some of it’s support charities. Coming here was for me the opportunity to discover the business model of the GGT,Continue reading “Our gift from France”

Seeing the real impact

Yesterday we had an inspirational day of togetherness, community learning, connection building and idea sharing, as we welcomed eight brilliant local Gloucester Services producers to join us for a very special outing. We’re all about making connections and building partnerships, so together we visited some of our community partners so that the producers could seeContinue reading “Seeing the real impact”

A big welcome to our new trustees

Some great news to start the year, we’re delighted to announce the appointment of two new Trustees who will be joining the Gloucestershire Gateway Trust board from the start of 2023, so a huge welcome to Pip Levett and Monique Smith. As former Director of Play at Play Gloucestershire, Pip has been working with GloucestershireContinue reading “A big welcome to our new trustees”

We have three new partners!

After the first five years of a successful community partnership with nine organisations receiving over £900,000 in funding from Gloucestershire Gateway Trust (GGT), we are delighted to announce another three organisations as official community partners. Thanks to our unique partnership with Westmorland and stake in the business at Gloucester Services on the M5, we atContinue reading “We have three new partners!”

Our biggest BTG yet!

This week we welcomed our biggest group ever onto our ‘Bridging the Gap’ pre-employment skills course at Gloucester Services.  Many of the 11 people that took part came to the course through the GEM Project.  “The course was really good, it gave you an opportunity to practise answers, questions and helped with introducing yourself, it helpedContinue reading “Our biggest BTG yet!”

A celebration of culture

by Nadiyaa Jaffer, Gloucester Services Farmshop “I started working a Gloucester Services in July 2014 in the Farmshop alongside my studies and recently graduated with a First-Class Honours in Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors from Bath University.  I was shortlisted for the ‘Sanderson Award 2021’ and my textile designs have been sold in Japan, Australia,Continue reading “A celebration of culture”