Meet the S4G Team

Scale Up 4 Growth (S4G) is a business support programme delivered in partnership between UWE BristolGloucestershire College and NatWest. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), it supports businesses in Gloucestershire to grow, expand and scale. The aim of the programme is to enable businesses to develop their potential, create job opportunities, get ready to scale up and overcome barriers to growth.​

S4G offers eligible businesses a range of support including access to grants, training, and support from experts and scale-up solutions.​​


S4G will receive up to £1.4m of funding from the ERDF as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, job creation and local community regenerations.

The S4G programme is being delivered by a highly experienced partnership team that includes:​

The UWE Bristol

Delivery Team

Tracey John

S4G Programme Director

Kathryn Sensier

Business Projects Team Manager

Nemia Maclachlan

S4G Project Officer

Rik Rawling

S4G Finance Officer

Robin Halpenny

S4G Business Growth Partner

The Partnership

Delivery Team

Mike West

Natwest

Andy Bates

Gloucestershire College