Andrew Merrell

Andrew was SoGlos Business Editor from January 2021 to July 2023 and 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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Gloucestershire engineering firm grows and invests despite losing £2 million from Russia

Ceasing all trading with Russia and Belarus has cost Renishaw £2 million, but 2022 will go down as a year of considerable growth...
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Gloucestershire firm offering £1 million to charities

This is your chance to nominate a charity close to your heart and win that good cause a share of £1 million pledged by one of...
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Gloucester’s £107 million digital quarter development reaches major milestone

A major milestone has been marked in the creation of Gloucester’s £107 million digital quarter The Forum.
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The Gloucestershire plumbers revolutionising call-outs with new electric cargo bikes

An innovative Gloucestershire plumbing business has gone to extremes to achieve an environmentally friendly service ¬– believing...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: Gaining trust is key, learning and development is fundamental

In the second of our business lessons interview series, in partnership with Nimble Elearning, SoGlos speaks to Dany Fremantle of...
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10 unique growth businesses in Gloucestershire to watch

Businesses continue to thrive in Gloucestershire – and here SoGlos showcases 10 interesting examples of county firms across the...
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Fat Toni’s is opening a huge new Italian restaurant in Stroud

Gloucestershire pizza legend Fat Toni’s is set to open a new 108-seater Italian restaurant which is set to ‘give fresh life to...
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New Gloucestershire Airport business park takes ‘significant’ step forward

A new multi-million pound business park planned for Gloucestershire Airport, expected to create up to 1,500 jobs, has taken a...
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Cheltenham law firm key to firm’s £295 million investment win

A small Gloucestershire law firm has been revealed as a key player in a business partnership that looks set to go from start-up to...
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Cheltenham venue named ‘The Best Hotel Gin Bar’ in the world

Gin connoisseurs in Gloucestershire searching for the ‘ultimate experience’ don’t have to travel far – with ‘The Best Hotel Gin...
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One month remaining for your business to enter the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022

The deadline for exceptional county companies to enter Gloucestershire’s definitive business awards is fast-approaching, with one...
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Gloucestershire food firm creates blueprint for the modern workplace

Innovative Gloucestershire food business Green Gourmet has just been ranked as one of the UK's Best Workplaces – and may also have...
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A pizza restaurant with speakeasy bar is joining Gloucester Food Dock

Serving up Neapolitan pizzas and speakeasy cocktails, Bella Mia is the latest business to join the growing line-up of food and...
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New seafood bar and grill restaurant to open in Cirencester

One-time favourite Cirencester restaurant Harry Hares is due to reopen in May 2022 under new management as Henry’s Seafood Bar &...
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Rising stars of business celebrate at exclusive 40 under 40 event

An exclusive networking event brought together and celebrated all those featured in the SoGlos and University of Gloucestershire’s...
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Upmarket Cotswolds ready meal maker wins national supermarket deal

A small Gloucestershire firm making upmarket ready meals, created with a Michelin-starred chef, has landed a deal with national...
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20 inspirational Gloucestershire retailers

Continuing to champion Gloucestershire’s thriving business community, SoGlos showcases some of the county’s incredible retailers –...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: April 2022

From a newly appointed CEO for Cirencester Friendly to the latest director at engineering giant Renishaw, plus, new faces at one...
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Kier Highways wins £460 million A417 ‘missing link’ contract

The contract to carry out the work to upgrade the A417 ‘missing link’ between Gloucester and Swindon – described as ‘the key’ to...
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UK engineering giant is investing up to £10 million in new Gloucester headquarters

Jobs and investment are coming to Gloucester as one of the UK’s most advanced engineering firms plans to spend millions in the...
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40 under 40: Showcasing Gloucestershire’s business talent

From up and coming talent to well established faces in the county business community, SoGlos has teamed up with the University of...
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Cyber firms from Gloucestershire vie for top national award

Two cyber security firms from Gloucestershire with multimillion pound turnovers have been pitted against one another in the...
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Business is booming for Stroud-based food manufacturer

Sales have now exceeded pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels at Stroud-based Kitchen Garden Foods – thanks to new contracts with the likes...
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90th birthday party celebrates founder of major Gloucestershire family firm

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest family businesses, Hewer Facilities Management, is set to host a rather special open day in April...
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Reflecting on 50 years in business in Gloucestershire: Meet the managing director of Evans Jones

As Evans Jones celebrates 50 years in business in Gloucestershire, its managing director, David Jones, looks back over half a...
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Gloucestershire teenager named national engineering apprentice of the year

A 19-year-old from Gloucestershire who made an incredible recovery from a life-threatening road traffic accident has been named as...
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Growth shows no signs of cooling for Tubby Tom’s

Just four years since starting out, Forest of Dean hot sauce and seasoning company Tubby Tom’s is targeting a 50 per cent increase...
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Dale Vince to leave Ecotricity for politics – and business for sale

The founder of Gloucestershire energy company Ecotricity, which employs 800 staff in Stroud, has announced the business is up for...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: March 2022

There’s a new ceo at Tewkesbury Borough Council, a new vice chair at GFirst LEP and a high-profile European data protection role...
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Gloucestershire law firm hailed for multi-million pound investment win

A Cheltenham law firm helped one of its corporate clients win a multi-million pound British Growth Fund investment to pursue major...