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Read SoGlos interviews with Gloucestershire chefs, bands, artists, experts, celebrities and personalities.

Discover what awaits loved ones with a luxurious overnight stay at Blackwell Grange’s 1604.

Meet the owners – William and Didi Vernon Miller from Blackwell Grange tell us all about their new onsite accommodation

Find out more about Blackwell Grange’s beautiful and unique new accommodation, 1604, in SoGlos’s interview.

Emily Tarbox is helping Cotswolds-headquartered bespoke construction firm Montrose Group (Cotswold Builders) Ltd build its reputation in Gloucestershire and beyond. (Group picture below by Josie Cope Photography).

From the international motor trade to a Cotswold construction firm: Meet the businesswoman helping transform a bespoke family building firm

With the skills she learned both working as a buyer for a high-end car marque and then building large scale manufacturing facilities...

Gloucestershire’s one-stop shop for disability needs, Disabled Care & Mobility offers its assessment by appointment, alongside its drop-in service.

‘I enjoy helping change people’s lives’: Disabled Care & Mobility expert insight

Experts in ‘prescriptive mobility’, Disabled Care & Mobility’s Mike Clipsom finds bespoke solutions to help customers with...

SoGlos chatted to Year 7 student, Sofia, who started at Cheltenham Ladies’ College in September 2021 as a day girl and occasional boarder.

‘Everyone’s very welcoming and you can be yourself’: Meet the Year 7 student at Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Starting a new school can be daunting, but Cheltenham Ladies’ College is welcoming, supportive and makes it easy to make friends,...

Founded in 1973 by two former apprentices, Renishaw is a global business that remains committed to apprenticeships to help drive its business.

Meet the employer: Renishaw explains why apprenticeships are at the heart of its business

As part of our Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign, SoGlos talks to Julia Russell of county-based global engineering giant...

Among the many ‘hidden heroes’ who work at care homes in Gloucestershire run by The Orders of St John Care Trust are employees who had some surprisingly diverse routes into their careers.

Meet the… ‘hidden heroes’ who turned to careers in care with OSJCT

Helping to run care homes for The Orders of St John Care Trust in Gloucestershire and around the UK, find out what convinced...

You don't have to be an IT expert to create elearning courses for your staff: Nimble Elearning expert insight

Building bespoke online training courses for your staff might sound daunting, but you really do not have to be an IT expert...

Sara Rigby-Holmes leads the team at boutique hair salon 5 On The Square in Cheltenham.

‘Above everything else, we treasure the loyalty and support of our wonderful clients’: Meet the Gloucestershire boutique hair salon owner

In the first of our Meet the Gloucestershire women in business series, SoGlos spoke to Sara Rigby-Holmes about the inspiration...

Kay Clifton runs the Cotswold Security Group, which is entrusted with looking after commercial and residential sites in Gloucestershire and further afield.

‘I wanted a career that would stand the test of time’: meet the Gloucestershire businesswoman thriving in a male dominated industry

As part of our Meet the Gloucestershire Women in Business series, SoGlos spoke to Kay Clifton about the highs and lows of running...

After starting Cotswold Security Group in 2017, Kay Clifton was nominated by employees for ‘Business Manager of the Year’ at the Women in Security Awards.

‘We provide services to many well-known people’: Cotswold Security Group expert insight

As part of our Meet the Gloucestershire Women in Business series, SoGlos spoke to Kay Clifton about the highs and lows of running...

Gloucestershire parents are being encouraged to vaccinate children aged 12 to 15 against Covid-19 – with one mum telling SoGlos about why she’s choosing to have her child jabbed.

‘I think it is our social responsibility to vaccinate’: Meet the Gloucestershire mum vaccinating her child against Covid-19

With Covid-19 vaccinations now available for 12 to 15-year-olds in Gloucestershire, SoGlos spoke to a local mum about her decision...

BookCheck has built its reputation on the quality of its bookkeeping with management accounts service, together with payroll – and now it’s  in demand for its skills at taking accounts digital

How to take your business accounts digital with confidence: BookCheck expert insight

Already recognised as an expert in bookkeeping with management accounts, businesses have also begun turning to Gloucestershire...

Karen Green at Little Trees Cheltenham has devoted her career to ensuring children meet their full potential, drawing on an impressive 30 years’ experience in childcare.

How to prepare your child to start nursery: Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries expert insight

From what to pack, to recommended reading and coping with school gate goodbyes, SoGlos spoke to Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries...

Gloucestershire businesses are expected to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 – and Stroud-headquartered Ecotricity is sharing its advice on how to start achieving it.

Simple ways Gloucestershire businesses can reduce their carbon footprint: Ecotricity expert insight

With sustainability never being higher on the agenda, SoGlos spoke to green energy experts Ecotricity to discover some straightforward...

SoGlos spoke to the team behind The Scenic Supper to find out all the details of its new winter venue – and plans for 2022.

‘This really is the best venue we could have hoped for’: Meet the team behind The Scenic Supper

From the importance of seasonal produce to making some of the best gin cocktails in Gloucestershire, SoGlos grills the team...

The customer wanted a turn a near derelict bungalow near Winchcombe into a new, modern, stylish and practical home for their mother. Ford Construction delivered.

From dilapidated bungalow to beautiful new Cotswold home: Ford Construction expert insight

As it continues to grow its reputation for bespoke building projects, Ford Construction lets us inside one of its latest –...

Infection Prevention is a key priority at Nuffield Health Cheltenham. Reducing the risk of patients and staff transmitting Covid is its number one focus.

Meet the infection prevention nurse: Gabriella D’Amato at Nuffield Health Cheltenham

Not content with educating hospital patients and staff about infection prevention during the pandemic, Nuffield Health Cheltenham’s...

As Nimble Elearning explains, businesses need to be aware that some of the training choices it might want to make are not their own.

Training is not always a choice, in some cases it’s the law: Nimble Elearning expert insight

It is important to make the right choices when it comes to staff training, but as Nimble Elearning points out – make the wrong...

Companies who fear losing trade if key staff move to competitors might find restrictive covenants a useful means of protection, says Sherbornes Solicitors Ltd.

Protecting your business when key staff move on: Sherbornes Solicitors Ltd expert insight

With the UK locked into a labour shortage, employees are being offered better terms elsewhere, leaving Gloucestershire employers...

As pressures mount to retain those staff members you just can’t afford to lose, Hazlewoods steps forward with some useful levers which might just make all the difference. And won’t cost your business the earth!

How to attract, incentivise and retain your employees: Hazlewoods expert insight

As pressures on the labour market mount and stories of staff being tempted to competitors increase, there are levers Gloucestershire...

The Mortgage Brain shares its expert advice on everything homeowners need to know when it comes to remortgaging a property.

How remortgaging your property could save you money: The Mortgage Brain expert insight

The founder of Gloucestershire-based The Mortgage Brain has shared an insight into what homeowners need to know if they are...

The charity Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum has 37,000 members.

‘Working at Westonbirt Arboretum has been a life-changing experience’: Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum expert insight

Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum is a charity which helps support the care of Westonbirt Arboretum, as well as offering paid...

The Forum in Gloucester, an example of how planning is transforming our county and promising to bring people back into our city and town centres.

How can Gloucestershire retain its younger generation?: Evans Jones expert insight

Gloucestershire is facing a major challenge – retaining its younger generation. Evans Jones thinks our planning system could...

Through Gloucestershire County Council, Sharon Gillett has fostered 28 mothers and babies over the past seven years.

‘It means the world to us’: Meet the Gloucestershire woman who has fostered 28 mothers and babies

Children and teenagers aren’t the only ones who need foster care, with one Gloucestershire woman revealing why she finds...

Ford Construction continues to make a name for itself tackling the jobs that seem straightforward, but aren’t, yet still demand the highest attention to detail. And it’s thriving.

The Cirencester house project: Ford Construction expert insight

Ford Construction continues to build its reputation for bespoke projects, as this extension on a Cirencester couple’s...

Life is getting back to normal at specialist dementia care home, Edwardstow Court Care Centre, one of 17 The Orders of St John Care homes in Gloucestershire.

How life is getting back to normal in Gloucestershire care homes: The Orders of St John expert insight

Edwardstow Court Care Centre in Stow-on-the-Wold has given an insight into returning to some normality at the care home – and...

The University of Gloucestershire’s business school boasts a growing list of apprenticeships for an increasing number of sectors.

Meet the apprentice: Joshua Davis of Attivo Group

An apprenticeship at the University of Gloucestershire is helping Cheltenham business Attivo develop the next generation of...

Fairview Financial is an expert in advising first-time buyers on all aspects of the mortgage advice they will need as they search for their dream home.

Fairview Financial expert insight: First time buyers – your questions answered

Entering the housing market as a first-time buyer is an exciting and daunting proposition, with good advice key to managing...

The myriad of challenges facing business leaders can be isolating and stop them getting the best out of themselves and their companies, which is where OPS-BOX can help.

It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top: OPS-BOX expert insight

Business owners need to feel supported, but when you don’t have the luxury of a big team around you, where do you find that...

From ensuring the recruitment process is fair to keeping contracts up to date, Willans LLP solicitors in Cheltenham offers some helpful advice on the legal side of recruitment.

Key things to consider when hiring new employees: Willans LLP solicitors expert insight

When it comes to recruitment, there’s a lot more to consider than just finding the right hire, according to Cheltenham-based...

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