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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Gloucester's Heritage Bar owner dropped the price to help convert a sale of the rugby-mad bar

With Prime Minister Boris Johnson unrolling his road map to recovery, Gloucester Rugby's neighbour, sports bar The Heritage,...
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EXCLUSIVE: The first look inside Ecclesiastical’s new multi-million pound headquarters

After an 18-month construction project, Ecclesiastical Insurance’s new UK headquarters has been officially completed – and here’s...
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£8.2 billion flows into St James’s Place’s in an ‘extraordinary year’

Gloucestershire’s biggest business, St James’s Place Wealth Management, has reflected on an ‘extraordinary year’ for everyone –...
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Skyborne continues to aim high with takeover of US rival Vero Beach

The takeover by Gloucestershire Airport-based Skyborne of US-based rival pilot training business Vero Beach comes onto the radar...
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Hospitality could enjoy a ‘Roaring Twenties’ according to Cheltenham’s TURF

If reopening post lockdown goes to plan, Cheltenham hospitality trade body TURF predicts we could enjoy a new Roaring Twenties.
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Cotswold tech firm helping construction sees growth of 500 per cent

Helping construction firms keep going through the pandemic has seen Gloucestershire-based GetOnSite grow by an astonishing 500 per...
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Work begins on £3 million Institute of Technology at Gloucestershire College

Work has started at Gloucestershire College to create a £3 million Institute of Technology, with businesses claiming it will...
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Meeting could unlock multi-million pound Brimscombe Port development

A multi-million pound vision to transform Stroud’s historic Brimscombe Port into a new residential and business centre could be...
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Sunday Times International Fast Track award is not the end of ProCook's growth plans

According to Gloucester-based ProCook, a ranking on this year’s The Sunday Times International Fast Track 200, after an incredible...
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Deals mean multi-million pound Llanthony Road scheme is go

Said to be key to unlocking an extra £1 million of annual revenue for Gloucester – £64 million in the next 60 years – the deals...
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SoGlos is Gloucestershire's fastest growing LinkedIn business news channel

As it seeks to dominate business news in Gloucestershire, its first quarter figures for stories and videos on social media channel...
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Build back better: The trio of business consultants determined to make a difference

If you are looking to grow your business, through better marketing, raising your profile, understanding your financial position,...
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Covid grounds the Royal International Air Tattoo’s 50th anniversary celebrations

After months planning what would have been the 50th anniversary of the famous Royal International Air Tattoo, organisers have been...
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1,500 jobs could be created after Gloucestershire Airport development is cleared for take-off

Permission has been granted for a new business park development at Gloucestershire Airport which could create more than 1,500...
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Architects offer tantalising glimpse of the future for Gloucester’s Debenhams building

Two potential redesigns of Gloucester’s Debenhams building have been presented by the architects involved in designing the city’s...
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Can employers or employees insist on Covid-19 vaccinations?

With employers across Gloucestershire unsure of whether they can insist on employees being vaccinated against Covid-19 – and...
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Neptune Rum has a shot at global market with 50 per cent sale

Gloucestershire-based spirit-maker Neptune Rum says the sale of 50 per cent of its business to Babco UK is a springboard to a...
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Willans LLP appoints two new partners and three associates

Gloucestershire-based law firm Willans LLP has announced the appointment of two new partners as well as a series of senior...
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ADEY sells for £210 million

From garden shed start-up to international business, Gloucestershire heating engineering success story ADEY sells for £210...
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Help to shape the future of Gloucestershire’s £1 billion tourism sector

Businesses and residents are being called upon to help Visit Gloucestershire draw up its Together Gloucestershire strategy for a...
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From a cowshed to an internet sensation – how a Cotswold bookseller is racing towards a £50m turnover

Once a fledgling online-only book business trading from a cowshed, Paperback Shop has seen demand surge through the pandemic...
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Despite its Covid closure G-TEKT still made £145 million

Pandemic-related shutdown, Brexit speculation and the loss of a major client have not stopped Gloucestershire-based car parts...
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New face mask has huge potential for Cheltenham-based Versarien

Gloucestershire engineering firm Versarien is tapping into a market worth billions of pounds with its new face mask.
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Good news for construction as site for £11 million primary school site north of Cheltenham is named

Construction firms in Gloucestershire will benefit after a site for a new £11 million school in Bishop’s Cleeve is finally named.
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Renishaw engineering a steady recovery - and a 600 per cent increase in profits!

Despite challenging trading conditions Gloucestershire engineering business Renishaw is finding growth in some sectors and a...
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Cheltenham law firm sees turnover increase by £5 million

A Cheltenham law firm ranked as the most active in the region in mergers and acquisitions – and has revealed an increase in...
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Gloucester’s former Debenhams building could be ‘under offer’

The former Debenhams building in Gloucester could be ‘under offer’, SoGlos has been told, but does a Facebook post hint at who the...
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Merger sees Tewkesbury firm grow by £33 million

A second deal in 12 months sees a fast-growing financial services firm from Gloucestershire grow by £33 million.
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How Charles Darwin’s voyage to the Galapagos Islands inspired a Gloucester firm worth £500 million

When Charles Darwin visited the Pacific Ocean islands in 1835 little did he know his trip would inspire a Gloucestershire business...
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Entrepreneurs promise an exciting future for Cleeve Hill Golf Club

Gloucestershire businessmen have revealed big plans for investment after saving Cleeve Hill Golf Course, one of the top 100 golf...