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Zone Safety Training in Cheltenham runs a range of courses to keep staff up to date with the latest expertise in first aid and fire safety.

Why workplace first aid and safety training are so important for Gloucestershire businesses: Zone Safety Training expert insight

When it comes to saving lives, just a few hours of the right training can make all the difference, according to Cheltenham-based...

Discover what it’s really like to take on the role of director at one of the Cotswolds most loved museums.

‘Ultimately, what I am interested in is the human stories and experiences behind these things’: Meet the new director of the Corinium Museum

SoGlos caught up with the new director of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester to find out what it’s like to run a venue of such...

Forty five per cent of Barnwood Limited’s current apprentices are female, which the firm said was ‘great for the future of construction’.

Meet the employer: Why apprenticeships are at the heart of Barnwood Limited

As part of our Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign, SoGlos talks to county-based construction firm Barnwood Limited about...

Whether you have a small outside space or a bigger plot, Trioscape Garden Centre tells SoGlos how to make the most of your outdoor area this spring 2022.

How to turn your garden into an extension of your Gloucestershire home: Trioscape expert insight

With the sun making a gradual reappearance, it’s nearly time to get out in the garden again – and SoGlos caught up with Trioscape...

When was the last time you did a home security review? SoGlos spoke to Sevenside Security about why reviewing your home’s security regularly is so important.

Why regular home security reviews are so important: Severnside Security expert insight

Home security should never be taken for granted – and Gloucestershire-based Severnside Security shares why it’s so important...

With the online threat from criminals expected to increase, Neil Smith of ReformIT urges Gloucestershire businesses to scrutinise their supply chains when investing in their cyber security.

Why the conflict in Ukraine means UK businesses should scrutinise their digital supply chain: ReformIT expert insight

With GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre warning businesses to ‘bolster their defences’ against cyber attacks following Russia’s...

Helena Grant is prep head at Wycliffe College near Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, which offers children a plethora of benefits when they stay at prep school until Year 8.

Why you should consider keeping your kids at prep school until Year 8: Wycliffe College expert insight

SoGlos spoke to Wycliffe College’s head of prep, Helena Grant, to get an insight into the educational perks of staying at prep...

Daniel Sturdy, principal and proprietor of Wotton House International School in Gloucester was previously involved with Cambridge International School, too.

‘The purpose of learning goes beyond self-improvement’: Meet the principal of Wotton House International School

Providing regular opportunities for students to take part in learning outside the classroom, SoGlos spoke to the principal...

You can literally hire the best people, wherever they are in the world, says James Fleming of HR firm Brave Human Capital Group.

Why the trend for global recruitment is one to watch: Brave Human Capital Group expert insight

The pandemic has opened up an impressive global talent pool, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group...

Discover fresh blooms and seasonal plants at the Forest of Dean’s independent garden centre, Trioscape.

What to plant to help Gloucestershire’s wildlife this spring: Trioscape Garden Centre expert insight

With the days getting brighter and longer, fresh buds blooming and nature slowly coming back to life, SoGlos spoke to an expert...

Cheltenham’s unique coffee bar, The Scandinavian Coffee Pod, has had an exciting revamp.

‘We wanted the refurbishment to symbolise a new era’: Meet the owner of The Scandinavian Coffee Pod

With a brand-new look and exciting plans for 2022, SoGlos caught up with The Scandinavian Coffee Pod to find out more about...

From curating exhibitions to delivering projects that benefit the local community, discover what it takes to be the CEO of New Brewery Arts in Cirencester.

‘It’s a real joy to be amongst people who are so creative’: Meet the CEO of New Brewery Arts

Ever wondered what it’s like to run an art gallery? SoGlos spoke to the CEO of New Brewery Arts in Cirencester to see what...

BookCheck’s decision to specialise in Xero is paying off, as the cloud-based accounting software is fast becoming the platform of choice for businesses.

How Xero could save you money and help grow your business: BookCheck expert insight

If you want a more efficient business with lower overheads and clearer management information, the answer is Xero – according...

STEAM encourages pupils to give equal weight to all subjects and explore a wide range of interests, such as drama and expressive arts, according to MSJ’s head of STEAM, Isla Whitmore.

‘Creative thought is at the heart of making scientific progress’: Meet the head of STEAM at Malvern St James Girls’ School

Valuing the insights that the arts and humanities can bring to scientific innovation, Malvern St James is championing STEAM...

The Lakes Care Centre in Gloucestershire is just one of 66 care homes across the UK, where respite care can be arranged through The Orders of St John Care Trust.

The benefits of respite care in Gloucestershire: The Orders of St John Care Trust expert insight

Offering a safe, comfortable and friendly environment in which to recover after an operation, an accident, or illness, respite...

Improving pay, working conditions and development opportunities are key to attracting and retaining staff in hospitality, according to Steve Gardner-Collins of Visit Gloucestershire.

Top tips for recruiting during the hospitality staff shortage: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

While staff shortages are still causing chaos for local hospitality businesses, SoGlos spoke to Visit Gloucestershire to get...

There are already signs of positive change for firms looking to recruit and those seeking new roles in 2022, according to Richard Arthur of Cheltenham-based recruitment firm, Hooray.

How to overcome the challenges of recruiting and job hunting in 2022: Hooray expert insight

After one of the most challenging years for businesses seeking new staff, SoGlos spoke to recruitment experts Hooray about...

The new head of pre-prep at Cheltenham College, Rebecca Hughes-Noon, was previously headteacher of a north Cotswold primary.

‘This is a magic time for children, when every experience is fresh and exciting’: Meet the new head of pre-prep at Cheltenham College

Rebecca Hughes-Noon tells SoGlos why the infant and early years are a magic time for children and reveals how choosing a school...

Local knowledge, great reviews and personal recommendations are some of the most important things to consider when choosing an estate agent, according to Naylor Powell.

What to consider before choosing an estate agent to sell your Gloucestershire home: Naylor Powell expert insight

With demand for properties steadily rising in the county, SoGlos spoke to Naylor Powell about how choosing the right estate...

M5 Motorhome Hire in Cheltenham grew its fleet of campervans and motorhomes during the pandemic – and demand for them looks set to continue in 2022.

Why staycations are here to stay: M5 Motorhome Hire expert insight

Having expanded its fleet during the pandemic, M5 Motorhome Hire says staycations are here to stay, thanks in part to some...

Get the culture of your business right and the right people will follow, says James Fleming of HR firm Brave Human Capital Group.

Why keeping good staff should be a key focus for Gloucestershire businesses: Brave Human Capital Group expert insight

In a jobs market where businesses are struggling to find the right people, one key focus is often being overlooked, according...

Cyber security audits are just one of the many expert-level IT services offered to small and medium-sized businesses by Gloucester-based Optimising IT.

How cyber security audits can protect your business: Optimising IT expert insight

Issues with IT systems need to be identified before they can be addressed, so to prevent any vulnerabilities from being exploited,...

SoGlos spoke to Visit Gloucestershire to get its advice on how to gear up for the 2022 hospitality season.

How to plan for the 2022 hospitality season: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

After almost two years of uncertainty, Visit Gloucestershire is helping local hospitality businesses gear up for the 2022 season...

The new curriculum at Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries is linked to an educational pioneer, Friedrich Froebel, whose theories resonate with its core values.

Taking the Froebel approach to early education: Dean Close Little Trees expert insight

Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries is writing its own curriculum for children, based on the principles of Friedrich Froebel...

Gloucestershire aerospace parts maker Ontic remains in demand world-wide and is expected to announce its latest intake of apprentices for 2022 any day now.

Meet the employer: Why the future of aerospace depends on Ontic’s apprentices

For plane operators in need of parts to keep their aircraft flying, Gloucestershire firm Ontic is the go-to specialist manufacturer...

As employers adopt hybrid working for the long-term, blended learning could be the answer to staff training needs, according to Nimble Elearning.

How Gloucestershire businesses can harness the potential of blended learning: Nimble Elearning expert insight

With hybrid working here to stay and many businesses needing to find an alternative to traditional classroom training for staff,...

The Cyber Essentials scheme is being overhauled to reflect the UK’s digital economy, with new requirements for businesses from January 2022.

Everything you need to know about the Cyber Essentials scheme: ReformIT expert insight

With the government’s National Cyber Security Centre set to update the Cyber Essentials scheme in January 2022, IT support...

Clear accounts coupled with clear management information can be an incredible powerful tool for business leaders, according to Gloucestershire bookkeeping experts BookCheck.

What good management information can do for your business: BookCheck expert insight

Good accounts are vital to keep on top of the running of your business, but good management information alongside can take...

Raw dog food producer, Cotswold RAW, explains how dogs can benefit from eating vegetables as part of their diet.

Why owners should consider adding vegetables to their dogs’ diet: Cotswold RAW expert insight

Rich in nutrients and full of flavour, it’s important that dogs eat their greens and get enough veggies in their diet, just...

Engineering giant Moog is investing £40 million in a new Gloucestershire engineering centre beside its Tewkesbury headquarters.

Meet the employer: Why apprenticeships continue to be a driving force at engineering giant Moog

As part of our Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign, SoGlos talks to county-based global engineering giant Moog about why...

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