New Gloucestershire organisation Circle2Success aims to build county business

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New Gloucestershire organisation Circle2Success aims to build county business

A new organisation has been launched to help Gloucestershire business leaders and “rising stars” achieve their full potential.

Circle2Success was officially unveiled at a reception for more than 50 business people at Abbey Business Group at Cheltenham’s Neptune Business Centre.

Behind the organisation are Suzanne Hall-Gibbins, former chief executive of Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce and Angela Edwards, business development manager at Gloucester Rugby.

Ms Edwards said: “We are both very passionate about businesses in Gloucestershire and beyond, how to support businesses and help them grow.

“We started to explore what we could do together and came up with the idea of circle2success.

“We went out to local business leaders and asked them what did they need to support their businesses and help them grow.”

Circle2Success is a membership organisation with three main areas of activity. The leaders forum is aimed at MDs, CEOs and directors enabling them to come together to discuss strategic issues, visit other firms and have access to experts.

The executive forum is for senior management and rising stars to debates issues and build a network of peer group support. The C2S club brings different business together to share experience and meet potential new clients.

“We believe the Circle2Success business model we have created can be rolled out throughout the whole of the UK and internationally. That is our vision,” said Angela.    

Suzanne said: “We want to add value and be a bit different. We want to find a way of supporting growing businesses who are time short.

“The feedback we had was that people wanted something that was informal but informative but also that was fun.”

It was about sharing insights, ideas and experiences, helping each other to develop and grow businesses.”

Founder members of Circle2Success include Britannia Construction, Creed Foodservice, Commercial Group, Gillman’s and Fluid Transfer International.

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