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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11 diverse women helping shape Gloucestershire’s cyber sector

With Gloucestershire’s cyber sector growing at an astonishing rate, SoGlos takes a look at some of the talented women helping...
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Decathlon opens its first Gloucestershire store

Just weeks after it announced it would be coming to Gloucestershire, sporting goods retailer Decathlon has opened its latest store...
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New Robert Hitchins scheme could create hundreds of jobs in Gloucestershire

Major Gloucestershire developer Robert Hitchins could create hundreds of new local jobs, with its plans to build two new business...
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High Court gives go ahead for 50 new homes near Bishops Cleeve

A 50-home development will go ahead near Bishops Cleeve north of Cheltenham after developer, L&Q Estates, won a two-year High...
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Gloucestershire engineering giant is offering a record number of apprenticeships in 2022

Global engineering giant Renishaw, based in Wotton-under-Edge, is set to offer a record 80 apprenticeships in 2022.
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You don't have to be an IT expert to create elearning courses for your staff

Building bespoke online training courses for your staff might sound daunting, but you really do not have to be an IT expert to get...
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First image revealed of what £3.5 million Gloucester Food Dock will look like

Developers behind Gloucester Food Dock, one of the most eagerly anticipated developments in Gloucestershire, have released the...
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SoGlos launches the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign

SoGlos has teamed up with Gloucestershire College, Gloucestershire Engineering Training, Renishaw and the University of...
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‘Strong interest’ already in new airport business park set to create 1,500 jobs

A GFirst LEP-funded development to create a new business park at Gloucestershire Airport is already attracting the kind of...
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Superdry partners with Versarien to produce a new range of high-tech clothing

Global fashion brand Superdry and Gloucestershire engineering firm Versarien are partnering to develop a new green range of...
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Praise from the Queen highlights Gloucestershire firm's importance to chocolate making

A Queen’s Award for Forest of Dean firm DPS Designs reveals how important the Gloucestershire engineering business is to the...
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Gloucestershire bakery Janes Pantry unveils major investment and a brand-new café

Much-loved Gloucestershire bakery, Janes Pantry, has revealed its £300,000 investment plans and is set to open its biggest café...
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Major Cheltenham employer is on course for record revenue and profit

Engineering firm Spirax Sarco, which employs more than 1,000 staff in Cheltenham, has declared itself on course for a record year...
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New rooftop bar and restaurant planned at Regent Arcade in Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s Regent Arcade plans to open a new rooftop fine dining restaurant, nearly five years after it was first proposed.
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Nearly 100 new affordable homes to be built in Newent

A Gloucestershire-headquartered housing developer has revealed plans to build nearly 100 new affordable homes in Newent in 2022.
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How to take your business accounts digital with confidence

Already recognised as an expert in bookkeeping with management accounts, businesses have also begun turning to Gloucestershire...
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Increasing number of former employees seeking legal action against Complete Utilities

The number of former staff members lining up to take legal action against the collapsed Gloucestershire firm Complete Utilities...
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First business moves into £2 million Hartpury Tech Box Park

Agritech firm Novazera has been confirmed as the first company to take up residence in the new £2 million Tech Box Park at...
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When Gloucester’s former Debenhams building will open to students is revealed

With the added boost of £20 million Levelling Up Fund cash, the University of Gloucestershire has revealed when it hopes students...
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Sports firm confident of recovery after covid slashes turnover by £37 million

Directors of a major UK sports travel firm headquartered in Gloucester are confident they will bounce back, after revealing how...
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9 steps to take if your IT systems are under attack

If your business or organisation’s IT system is infected with malware or ransomware, SoGlos shares some steps which could help...
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12 inspirational people in Gloucestershire farming and agriculture

Nothing has shaped the face of Gloucestershire like its agriculture – and the county continues to produce crop-upon-crop of...
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From dilapidated bungalow to beautiful new Cotswold home

As it continues to grow its reputation for bespoke building projects, Ford Construction lets us inside one of its latest - the...
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16 inspirational business leaders from Gloucestershire

As part of SoGlos’s on-going efforts to champion Gloucestershire’s business community, we have compiled a shortlist of 16 names to...
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Fast-growing Cheltenham retailer to create 40 new jobs by Christmas

A luxury online retailer headquartered in Cheltenham expects to create 40 new jobs by Christmas as it continues to expand after an...
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Invest in Gloucester Brewery and get free beer for a year

With free beer and other rewards up for grabs, investors are already supporting Gloucester Brewery’s exciting £500,000 expansion...
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Peer Networks programme launches to support Gloucestershire’s female business leaders

With data showing women’s wellbeing is more negatively affected than men’s during the pandemic, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise...
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Hundreds of jobs could be lost after Complete Utilities 'ceases trading'

An uncertain future faces 300 staff at Complete Utilities after a major customer for the Gloucestershire firm declared the...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: October 2021

From a new role for the former chairman of GFirst LEP to new senior figures at ProCook, SoGlos highlights some of the key business...
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Renishaw engineers strong recovery with 146 per cent increase in profits

Global engineering success story, and major Gloucestershire employer, Renishaw has revealed a strong recovery from the impact of...