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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Turnover trebles to near £90 million at Gloucestershire family business

Any firm that can produce an increase in turnover certainly has something to celebrate – Gloucestershire family firm Robert...
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Former professional rugby player positions family business for fresh growth

A little-known Gloucestershire family business, which has long-standing working relationships with some of the county’s biggest...
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Need faster broadband? Could the cloud be the answer? Cheltenham's ReformIT explains all...

When your IT needs upgrading, it can all seem far too complicated; do you focus on broadband speed or new tech – and just what is...
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New owners look to grow Gloucester City AFC

After years under the stewardship of one of Gloucestershire’s most successful businessmen, Eamonn McGurk, Gloucester City...
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Gloucestershire business IT advice series

If there is one challenge shared across almost all organisations today it's IT – from how to make your operations more secure to...
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Meet the head of insurance services and one of the architects of Pro Global

Richard Emmett could have had a very different career - in the music business - but instead he has helped shaped a hit of a very...
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Six Property Consulting

Six Property Consulting, 4 Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QB

Six Property Consulting is a Cheltenham-based building surveyor, quantity surveyor and project consultant serving the Southwest...
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Tributes pour in for Gloucestershire businessman Tracey Pope

The family of Tracey Pope has said a heart-felt ‘thank you’ for the messages of condolence, support and love from the...
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Dragons' Den-style Gloucestershire business event highlights hotbed of entrepreneurial spirit

Shining a spotlight on the county's burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit, a fledgling event modelled on the popular business pitch...
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Multi-million pound skatepark planned for Gloucestershire

A major new skatepark could be coming to Gloucestershire – for skateboards, BMXs and scooters – with land earmarked and plans...
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Record-breaking year for Gloucestershire aerospace firm

Ontic, which makes parts for many of the world’s biggest plane manufacturers right here in Gloucestershire, is celebrating a...
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A new sushi restaurant is opening in Gloucester

Fast-growing Japanese sushi and Asian food chain Kokoro is due to open a new restaurant in the centre of Gloucester, creating as...
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Turnover at family firm soars by 40 cent to £27 million

A well-known Gloucestershire family business saw an incredible recovery from the pandemic in 2022, with turnover up nearly 40 per...
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Business support vital to keeping Gloucestershire charities thriving

A spur of the moment act of generosity by a Gloucestershire business has potentially saved lives this Christmas, and highlighted...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: December 2022

Eyes might have increasingly been drawn to Christmas from early December, but appointments have continued apace.
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Key Gloucestershire business events for your diary in January 2023

Start the year as you mean to go on – informed about what is afoot, giving yourself the maximum chance of meeting interesting...
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Sales soar for Gloucestershire designer fashion brand

Gloucestershire's homegrown designer fashion brand, Holland Cooper, has had a record year in 2022, seeing its sales increase by...
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Stay of execution granted for outdoor marquees at Cheltenham's No. 131 The Promenade

Marquees described as ‘crucial' to Julian Dunkerton's No. 131 and 133 The Promenade bar and restaurant, which were ordered to be...
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Major Gloucestershire firm reveals apprentices are the key to its ongoing success

Gloucestershire accountants and business advisors, Hazlewoods, reveals the secret of how it stays at the top of its game and...
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6 reasons Gloucestershire businesses should take on an apprentice

From helping to solve staffing conundrums to increasing productivity and ensuring your business is sustainable, SoGlos shares six...
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Cheltenham pub re-opens after six-figure investment

A Gloucestershire pub on one of the main thoroughfares into Cheltenham has re-opened just in time for Christmas after a six-figure...
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11 global businesses flourishing in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to some major companies with footprints around the world. SoGlos teamed up with Gloucester-based insurance...
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Multi-million-pound council spend in Cheltenham will relaunch stalled MX centre

Nearly £6 million is being invested in Cheltenham town centre by the council as it moves to ‘protect’ the High Street from...
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A new 'climate-smart' agriculture tech centre is being created in the Cotswolds

A multi-million-pound investment from the government will see a new centre dedicated to ‘climate-smart, resilient agriculture and...
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Speculation over Superdry’s future as a public company

In October 2022 Superdry announced a return to profits, but also that it had until January 2023 to replace a £70 million loan...
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New £5.8 million university cyber tech centre welcomed by Gloucestershire business

News that the University of Gloucestershire has won £5.8 million of funding to build a centre for its computing and engineering...
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50 of the most influential individuals in business in Gloucestershire in 2022

As we continue our mission to celebrate the talent and achievements of the county's business community, we've teamed up with the...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: Why starting on the shop floor can be so invaluable

In the sixth in our ‘business lessons’ interview series, in partnership with Nimble Elearning, we speak to Sam Carter, joint...
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Like your science loud? Hartpury is about to stage a very special Christmas lecture

It could be the most thought-provoking gig of 2022, but if you can’t make Hartpury University’s inaugural Christmas lecture, you...