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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Key Gloucestershire business events for your diary in August 2022

August might be a time of holidays, but Gloucestershire business never stops and neither do the county events, seminars, coaching...
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Gloucestershire College is the first in the country to switch to 100 per cent renewable energy

A multi-million pound investment has transformed Gloucestershire College into a flagship for the county’s push towards carbon net...
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Developer chosen to build 150 homes at historic Gloucestershire port

St Modwen has been named as the developer tasked with transforming Brimscombe Port in the Five Valleys into a site for 150...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: July 2022

From a new chief executive officer heading up Gloucestershire-based charity National Star to new faces at the county’s unofficial...
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An almost full Gloucester Food Dock reflects a confident and creative Gloucestershire hospitality sector

All 15 restaurant spaces at Gloucester Food Dock are nearly taken, SoGlos can reveal, with those who champion Gloucestershire...
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The architects helping a Gloucestershire university and college remain among the nation's very best

To remain among the very best in England at delivering further and higher education you also need to continually invest in first...
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Queen’s Award showcases incredible Gloucestershire firm and its anti-fraud super weapon

In scenes reminiscent of a spy thriller, Synalogik began with discreet meetings in pubs and car parks between its founders, but it...
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Cotteswold Dairy grows turnover to near £70 million

Family firm and finalist in the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022, Cotteswold Dairy, has announced a £10 million rise in...
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UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant to move onto former Gloucester RAF site

The UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, MKM, is the latest business to move onto the 340-acre former RAF Quedgeley site...
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Three Counties Showground secures deal to host Winter Glow for six more years

The Three Counties Showground in Malvern has signed a deal worth three quarters of a million pounds to keep the Winter Glow...
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Party at Gloucester Brewery celebrates SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022 finalists

SEE ALL THE PHOTOS: Sponsors, finalists and guests celebrated at Gloucester Brewery's Warehouse 4 taproom, raising a glass to all...
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How a Stonehouse firm collaborated with artisan coffeemaker SOHO Coffee Co. to help its staff shine

From a small Gloucestershire artisan coffee business to multinational brand, SOHO Coffee Co. pays homage to the expertise of...
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8 great reasons to work for Ultra Precision Control Systems

Ultra Precision Control Systems has just announced a £2 million investment in its long-standing Gloucestershire base and a...
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It’s hot - but is it too hot to work?

Unless you have an airconditioned office, the current heatwave may well be making you feel your job just a little too hot to...
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Apprentices from Gloucestershire win a UK-wide People’s Prize for engineering

A team of apprentices from Gloucestershire College has beaten 8,000 students from 33 UK and Irish universities to walk away with...
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Why all businesses should consider switching to VoIP: ReformIT expert insight

Landlines in the UK are soon to be a thing of the past, switched off for good, with the complicated sounding Voice over Internet...
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Images show transformation of Gloucester's former Debenhams is on track

New images revealed by the University of Gloucestershire show its multi-million pound transformation of the former Debenhams...
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National Star begins £6 million building project

Building work has begun on £6 million plans to future-proof one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved charities, National Star, but the...
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Gloucestershire university rated number one in England for teaching

A national survey of students has ranked Hartpury University number one in England for teaching - and highly in two other...
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Groundbreaking event marks progress for £100 million-plus Gloucester development

The biggest building project to take place in the middle of Gloucester in decades, the £107 million The Forum development, has...
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Development partner for £1 billion Golden Valley project confirmed

HBD X Factory is the company in charge of the anticipated Golden Valley Development, which is set to create 3,700 new homes and...
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Meet the HR director helping to drive fast growth at Pro Global

His career began working with author Terry Pratchett, but today Patrick Francis-Lang is part of the team helping shape...
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Merger makes Gloucestershire law firm part of growing regional giant

A long-established solicitors with offices in Gloucestershire and the Wye Valley has merged with UK Top 100 law firm Thrings.
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Judges decide finalists for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022

The judges have met, the decisions have been made and we can now reveal the list of the finalists for the SoGlos Gloucestershire...
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Made in Stroud reveals partnership with Sibling Distillery and Dunkertons Cider

One of the Five Valley’s most iconic businesses, Made in Stroud, is about to unveil an exciting new partnership with two of...
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Gloucester BID wins second term and promises to invest £2 million in the city

Powerful business group Gloucester BID has won a second five-year term, which will give it an estimated £400,000 a year to invest...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: June 2022

From a major succession plan unveiled at a Gloucestershire law firm, a former boss of ASOS joining an online retail specialist and...
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Key Gloucestershire business events for your diary in July 2022

From exclusive leadership gatherings to many people’s favourite networking event of the year, Cheltenham Cricket Festival, SoGlos...
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£2 million investment by Ultra PCS lays foundation for 30 Gloucestershire jobs

One of Gloucestershire and the UK’s premier specialist aerospace and defence firms, with a history intertwined with the legendary...
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Gloucestershire businesses gather for a networking day with a difference

Business leaders from some of Gloucestershire’s most exciting companies came together to lock horns – in a friendly fashion – at a...