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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Help shape a new five-year vision for Gloucester city centre

Businesses, residents and organisations across Gloucester are being consulted as the city draws up a vision for the next five...
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Gloucestershire business leaders come together for inaugural SoGlos golf and networking day

An extraordinary one-of-a-kind tournament pitted competitors from local businesses against one another in a head-to-head battle...
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Hazlewoods opens its doors to 45 apprentices

Its profile and reputation already go before it, but Hazlewoods has now revealed one of the key secrets behind its ongoing growth...
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Gloucestershire businesses welcome hopes of ‘mini-budget’ support

News that stamp duty could be cut to stimulate economic growth and businesses will get help with crippling fuel bills has been...
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Gloucestershire firm’s new technology will make life safer for patients and dentists worldwide

The health of patients and dentists across the globe looks set to benefit from technology being developed as part of a ‘radical...
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BID welcomes £5 million investment in Cheltenham high street

A £5.3 million investment in a high street property by a Guernsey-based company has been hailed by Cheltenham BID as a sign of...
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Record revenue for major Gloucestershire engineering firm

Engineering giant Renishaw, a Gloucestershire firm started in a back bedroom, has announced a record turnover of £671.1 million.
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Harsh economic headlines hide a ‘huge growth story’ for Gloucestershire

Beneath the national headlines about economic challenges there is a far more uplifting story to be told, in Gloucestershire ­at...
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Gloucestershire aerospace firm announces 10 new apprentices and more jobs

One of Gloucestershire’s most exciting aerospace firms has unveiled its intake of 10 new apprentices for 2022 – as well as plans...
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12 groundbreaking science and technology projects in Gloucestershire

From a car that could break the land speed record and hydrogen powered flights to saving the elvers of the county’s rivers,...
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Gloucestershire engineering giant Kohler Mira opens the doors to work placement opportunities

For anyone who would love to do work experience at a Gloucestershire business with global opportunities recognised not just as a...
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Gloucester Brewery signs major sponsorship with city sports clubs

Fans of Gloucester City FC will soon be able to watch their favourite team in the Gloucester Brewery Stand at the TigerTurf...
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A fine dining restaurant will crown Gloucester Food Dock

A fine dining restaurant ‘of the calibre Gloucester has never seen before’ will move into the top floor of the city's new...
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Cheltenham engineering firm forecasts £25 million turnover as it doubles in size

It is a success story that keeps on getting better and better - ALS Mechatronic, one of the winners of last year’s SoGlos...
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BPE’s part in sale of upmarket underwear business

Upmarket underwear brand Derriere Equestrian has been sold to an ambassador for jewellery business The Wild Horse Club, thanks to...
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The new star of British cycling will line up in Gloucestershire for Tour of Britain

*Please note, the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain has been cancelled as the UK observes a period of national...
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Gloucester Food Dock reveals two new businesses joining the development

Two more names have joined the stable of exciting independent food and drink businesses that will make up Gloucester Food Dock, as...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: Passion and ambition are key – relationships are paramount

In the third of our business lessons interview series, in partnership with Nimble Elearning, SoGlos speaks to Sarah Bryars, chief...
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Firm makes ‘truly carbon zero’ engine fuel from fish farm waste

A ‘100 per cent sustainable' engine fuel made by fish farm waste from a Gloucestershire family business marks an important stage...
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Buyers are already circling new Gloucester city centre apartments

Just days after it was revealed the first 19 apartments were about to go on sale in the £107 million The Forum development in...
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No. 131 The Promenade in Cheltenham reveals new plans to extend its outdoor dining area

Cheltenham's No. 131 and 133 The Promenade has revealed designs to extend its outdoor dining facilities – both in the short and...
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7 inspiring low carbon-conscious Gloucestershire science and technology businesses

Gloucestershire’s economy is a rich rainbow of sectors, but the knowledge driving many of the best firms comes from two key areas...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: August 2022

From a new MD at a fast-growing bookkeeping firm and a new team at Savills in Cheltenham, to a former marine made head chef at a...
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Key Gloucestershire business events for your diary in September 2022

We might be leaving the summer holiday period behind, but the business events continue to come thick and fast across...
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Multi-million investment continues to drive growth at Ripjar

Software firm Ripjar has revealed it saw turnover rise 12 per cent through 2021 to £8.86 million – before it had even even started...
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£70 million 300-home Gloucester Railway Station scheme moves forward

Developer Eutopia Homes says confidence in Gloucester is behind its decision to progress plans for 300 new homes next to...
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New partnership flags rising star in Gloucestershire's cyber sector

Businesses and public bodies involved in legitimate online investigations and profiling will have better protection from the...
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EXCLUSIVE: Landmark 10-storey tower planned for Gloucester Quays

Downings Tower, a new 10-storey development could become a new gateway to Gloucester Quays from the south, with ambitious plans to...
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Golf day will bring Gloucestershire businesses together

In the second of our series supporting businesses getting back to enjoying face-to-face socials, SoGlos is teaming up with...
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Iconic Cheltenham restaurant The Daffodil has announced its closure

Known for its stylish art deco interior and classic food, The Daffodil in Cheltenham has announced its closure with immediate...