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 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...
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8 key Gloucestershire business events for your diary in April 2023

From networking at Gloucester Brewery, a breakfast event in Tewkesbury, to a start-up masterclass at a Nailsworth restaurant, here...
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‘A major buzz’: EG Carter on its double win at the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards

As we build up to the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022, sponsored by Hazlewoods and Willans LLP solicitors, we talk to...
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New £5 million restaurant and conference building is almost ready

A major building project at Hartpury College and Hartpury University has stepped closer to completion, with contractors gathering...
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M&M turns pandemic crisis into 150 per cent profit growth

A Gloucestershire business specialising in branded merchandise, which faced closure when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, is predicting...
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Clarkson Evans shares the highlights of working for one of the UK’s top firms

Gloucestershire electrical contractor Clarkson Evans is thriving, growing and moving into new areas. And it’s looking for three...
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Gloucester Brewery wins national award – and invites everyone to a party to celebrate

After raising £500,000 of investment and winning top prizes in national industry awards, Gloucester Brewery plans to celebrate in...
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The first businesses opening at Gloucester Food Dock revealed

Gin cocktails, Italian-style gelato and steak from a Gordon Ramsay-trained chef will all feature at the much-anticipated £3.5...
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Fast-growing women’s running group champions the support it receives from Gloucestershire firm

The team behind This Mum Runs, which supports tens of thousands of women’s running communities UK-wide, says the support it...
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Alder King pays tribute to Tim Heal

Property consultancy Alder King has paid tribute to its former lead partner for Gloucestershire and the man who helped established...
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Cyber security entrepreneurs from Gloucestershire launch DarkInvader

With the name DarkInvader it is already sounds intriguing, and its business model does not disappoint. Meet the Gloucestershire...
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Gloucestershire business reaction to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement 2022

With the nation still digesting the detail from Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement, the early reaction from The Federation...
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Turnover reaches £240 million at Ecotricity as it looks to sever Russian ties

Turnover has increased by nearly eight per cent to £240 million for Ecotricity, as the Gloucestershire firm announces its hands...
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‘There is nowhere more magnificent than Gloucester’ declares Griff Rhys Jones

In Gloucestershire to support the bid to help save the Tudor building that houses The Folk of Gloucester museum, Griff Rhys Jones...
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Two well-known Gloucestershire accountants have merged

Gloucester and Forest of Dean accountants Griffiths Marshall Advisory Group now has a strong foothold in Cheltenham after the...
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Conservation work to save Gloucester’s Fleece Hotel gets underway

More of the mysteries of Gloucester’s medieval The Fleece Hotel are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks as a major...
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Profits and turnover are up as Gloucestershire-based Clarkson Evans predicts more growth in 2022

Hot on the heels of announcing a management buyout, one of Gloucestershire’s biggest construction sector firms, Clarkson Evans,...
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Award-winning Gloucestershire golf business looks set to grow again in 2022

Queen’s Award-winning business, Stewart Golf, said it still expects to grow in 2022, despite the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and...
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Roberts Limbrick unveils rebrand, growth and a list of Gloucestershire projects

One of Gloucestershire’s leading architectural practices, Roberts Limbrick, has begun 2022 by revealing continued growth, a list...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: How a learning culture is driving Forge Engineering to success

In the first of the brand-new Gloucestershire business lessons interview series in partnership with Nimble Elearning, SoGlos...
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Major Cheltenham employer delivers £320 million of operating profit

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest employers is back on track after the worst of the pandemic, delivering record operating profits,...
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Regeneration designs for Cheltenham’s Minster Gardens are unveiled

Proposals for the near quarter of a million pound redesign and revamp of the churchyard of the medieval St Mary’s Minster in...
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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 why...
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Why the conflict in Ukraine means UK businesses should scrutinise their digital supply chain

With GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre warning businesses to ‘bolster their defences’ against cyber attacks following Russia’s...
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Ecclesiastical Insurance Group announces its new name

One of Gloucestershire's oldest and best-known brands, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, has changed its name.
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£425,000 given to start-up businesses in Gloucestershire

Start and Grow Enterprise has revealed it has invested the equivalent of £425,000 in Gloucestershire businesses and helped...
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Forest of Dean firm launches 3D printed lifestyle pods

An advanced engineering firm from Gloucestershire – usually associated with the super material graphene – is starting production...
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Gloucestershire glamping retreat wins Best Rural Tourism Business in the UK

Forest of Dean glamping retreat, The Roost, which was set up just over two years ago has been named Best Rural Tourism Business in...
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15 inspirational individuals driving Gloucestershire’s cyber sector forward

You don’t have to work at GCHQ to know that one of Gloucestershire’s worst kept secrets is the incredible depth of talent in its...
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Headline sponsors of SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022 revealed

As the build-up begins to the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022, we can now reveal the headline sponsors for this year’s...