Andrew Merrell

Andrew has reported on Gloucestershire for more than two decades, much of that covering the county’s business community. Beginning as a journalist on local newspapers, he has edited regional and Gloucestershire business magazines and websites, has ran his own business and remains enthralled by and dedicated to championing the county.

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Moving offices? Don't ignore your IT, warns Cheltenham-based experts ReformIT

Your business is moving offices. You’ve focused on looking after staff, customers and removal logistics and have it covered. But...
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Top food awards for four Gloucestershire eateries

A Gloucestershire restaurant has won a prestigious Good Food Blue Ribbon Award for its food and service, with two county cafés and...
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National award wins for Gloucestershire estate agent

A firm of estate agents from Gloucestershire founded by two friends 25 years ago is ending 2022 on a high with top honours at a...
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Key Gloucestershire business events for your diary in December 2022

From engineering breakfasts and opportunities to celebrate Christmas in style while raising money for Sue Ryder, to a veterans’...
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Apprenticeships help to transform Gloucestershire firms

Hundreds of businesses are already taking advantage, but many more across the county are still unaware how apprenticeships can...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: November 2022

From a new boss at one of the region’s biggest property firms to a 'new' director at Gloucester Rugby and a new interim chief...
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Lifesaving £15 million NHS diagnostic centre to open in Gloucester

A new NHS diagnostic centre serving the whole of Gloucestershire is to open at Gloucester’s quayside in early 2023, aiming to...
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9 benefits of starting an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have transformed from the preserve of the young starting out, to include every level up to a masters degree,...
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10 more unique growth businesses in Gloucestershire to watch

Discover 10 more Gloucestershire businesses that announced impressive growth in 2022, creating new employment opportunities as...
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Multi-billion agri firm buys Gloucestershire business

A firm of environmental experts from the Cotswolds that advises developers on major projects has been bought by a multi-billion...
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Family business in Gloucestershire sees turnover rise above £22 million

Despite what it called a ‘tough environment’ one of Gloucestershire’s biggest family firms has revealed turnover has risen to £22...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: Listening more and understanding each person’s skills can create a stronger team

In the fifth of our ‘business lessons’ interview series, in partnership with Nimble Elearning, we speak to Hazlewoods partner and...
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The culture that makes food innovator Green Gourmet the envy of UK businesses

Describing why a business's culture is 'award-winning' and 'different' can be a challenge, but after speaking to Green Gourmet's...
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10 key takeaways from the Autumn Statement 2022

Helping to make sense of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's Autumn Statement, which spans 70 pages, SoGlos spoke to Nick Haines, a partner...
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Business leaders in Gloucestershire respond to the Autumn Statement

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s first Autumn Statement aims to provide much-needed stability, but the first reaction from many...
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Chancellor's tax rises could be just the beginning, warns Nick Haines of Hazlewoods Cheltenham

If the tax rises announced in Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement do not have the desired effect on inflation and the UK’s...
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Gloucester cyber firm that made its founder a multi-millionaire delivers more growth

It may have been overshadowed by the new cyber firms on the block in Gloucestershire of late, but one of the county’s original...
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Renishaw explains why it is about to offer 60-plus new apprenticeships

Next year is significant for Renishaw, the Gloucestershire-based engineering giant celebrates half a century in 2023, and as it...
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Firm pays for breakfast, lunch and the gym to help staff with cost of living crisis

Breakfast, lunch and even the gym are on the house for staff at a Gloucestershire insurance firm as it seeks to help mitigate the...
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Major investment will create parkland office complex near Cheltenham

A multi-million pound investment looks set to transform the former Gloucestershire headquarters of insurance giant Zurich into a...
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4 inspirational apprentices and graduates at one of Gloucestershire’s fastest-growing firms

After a year of business growth insurance specialist Pro Global's apprenticeship and graduate training programmes have become even...
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England Women’s Rugby World Cup final will be extra special for Gloucestershire

When England take to the pitch to face New Zealand on Saturday 12 November 2022 for the Women’s Rugby World Cup final there will...
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Major growth sees Prima Dental launch a £7m investment in Gloucester

As Prima Dental looks back over a record 2022 and turns its sights to 2023, it reveals a £7 million investment in its Gloucester...
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Opening date for Cheltenham’s highly anticipated £6.8 million MX centre revealed

The opening date for the MX or Minster Exchange project, the purpose-built 20,000-square foot work and performance space and new...
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40 cyber and tech companies to watch in Gloucestershire

As Gloucestershire vies to become the UK’s cyber capital, SoGlos reveals 40 cyber and tech businesses leading the county's growing...
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10 stand-out sustainable building projects in Gloucestershire in 2022

As we head towards the end of 2022, we shine the spotlight on some of the Gloucestershire’s stand-out sustainable developments...
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Why embracing elearning alongside face-to-face training can grow your Gloucestershire business

With online training now an accepted route to learning it has also presented companies selling elearning and training providers...
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What it's really like to work at one of Gloucestershire’s fastest growing firms

While most companies will tell you that they're a great place to work, few are brave enough to let their staff say what it’s...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: Trust people, be trusted, be honest, be reliable

In the fourth of our 'business lessons' interview series, in partnership with Nimble Elearning, SoGlos speaks to Simon Hewer,...
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SoGlos launches the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign

To mark the run up to National Apprenticeship Week 2023, SoGlos has teamed up with Gloucestershire College, SGS College, Renishaw...