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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Growth continues to drive recruitment at Prima Dental

Specialist manufacturing firm to healthcare markets worldwide, Prima Dental, continues to mark itself out as one of...
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10 of the most innovative companies to work for in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is a hotbed of innovative businesses of all shapes, sizes and sectors, with SoGlos showcasing 10 up and coming...
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Hundreds of entries for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022

Entries have now closed for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022 – with more than 380 nominations from 178 different...
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GFirst LEP Annual Review calls for the county to look to the future

Gloucestershire’s business community gathered onboard a Boeing 747 at Cotswold Airport for the GFirst LEP Annual Review 2022, to...
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Sir David Attenborough praises Cotswold entrepreneur for her new children’s book

An entrepreneur from the Cotswolds, who has just published a children’s book raising awareness of environmental issues, has...
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6 reasons to consider a cyber security technical professional degree apprenticeship

As Gloucestershire continues to reinvent itself as the UK’s cyber capital, there’s an opportunity to train for one of the roles...
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Spicy new venue revealed at Gloucester Food Dock

Gloucester Food Dock, one of the most hotly anticipated developments in the city, will be hosting its own new Mexican eatery –...
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8 reasons why you should consider a career in insurance in Gloucestershire

From job security to variety, career development to job satisfaction, the world-wide insurance sector offers this and more – and...
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£23.6 million transport scheme key to the Golden Valley Development is complete

A multi-million transport plan key to Gloucestershire delivering the £400 million Golden Valley Development – and a scheme...
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Gloucestershire university’s master’s degree gets seal of approval from National Cyber Security Centre

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, has certified the master’s degree in cyber security at University of...
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Royal’s favourite Gloucestershire fashion brand celebrates record turnover with a part in Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Proud British fashion brand and favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, Gloucestershire business Holland Cooper has rounded off a...
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Gloucestershire communications specialist recognised in prestigious 30-under-30 list

A communications specialist from Gloucestershire has been recognised in a prestigious list of the top 30 public relations...
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Small businesses in Gloucestershire must now pass on costs to customers, according to Business West

Business West is increasing the pressure on government to step in and help small UK businesses, warning firms can no longer absorb...
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County firm’s major new Gloucester headquarters will have a running track, gym and restaurant

A new headquarters for one of Gloucestershire’s fastest growing firms will provide not just 167,000 square foot of office and...
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Gloucestershire student’s business idea wins £10,000 start-up investment

A 22-year-old student at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester has won £10,000 and mentoring to help her start not one,...
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The University of Gloucestershire is set to bring thousands more students to Gloucestershire

Two multi-million-pound funding wins and the headline-grabbing redevelopment of Gloucester’s former Debenhams store are all part...
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£4.48m Gloucestershire Digital Skills Centre opens

A new £4.48 million skills centre set to ‘transform digital education’ in Gloucestershire has been officially opened at...
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There’s still time to enter SGGBA 2022 – but not for long

Time is running out fast if you want to enter the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022 and be part of what promises to be...
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12 reasons to become a chartered manager degree apprentice

Once, only those starting out became apprentices. But increasingly, senior business leaders are developing themselves and their...
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New business park development in Gloucestershire is set to create hundreds of jobs

Planners have given the go ahead for two new business premises in Stonehouse – an £11 million development that could generate...
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British manufacturer champions the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards

One of the winners from last year’s inaugural SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards has paid tribute to the thrill of seeing his...
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An American-style burger joint is joining Gloucester Food Dock

The latest eatery to join Gloucester Food Dock has been announced, in what’s expected to be an exciting succession of grand...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: May 2022

From the top jobs at Mike Burton Group and the University of Gloucestershire to pivotal roles at Marketing Cheltenham and...
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Key Gloucestershire business events for your diary in June 2022

With everything from Jubilee celebrations to Cheltenham Science Festival taking place in Gloucestershire in June, SoGlos rounds up...
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Iconic Gloucestershire hotel is sold to Paris-based hotel group

One of Gloucestershire’s most celebrated and admired hotels, Cowley Manor, has been sold to French hospitality group, Experimental...
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Gloucester Food Dock project reaches milestone

A landmark moment in the £3.5 million development that is Gloucestershire Food Dock has been reached, with the owners able to...
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11 organisations to go to for advice on starting a business

Gloucestershire is blessed with groups that can help when it comes to setting up a business. SoGlos has teamed up with one of...
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Multi-million-pound runway work launches new chapter for Gloucestershire Airport

With upgrades worth £8 million now complete, Gloucestershire Airport – which claims to be the UK’s busiest general aviation...
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Non Solo Pasta to launch Italian restaurant in Stroud

After starting their business almost ‘by accident’ on a stall at Cirencester Farmer’s Market, an Italian couple from the Cotswolds...
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Gloucestershire brewery wins first place at regional beer awards

One of Gloucestershire’s favourite breweries, DEYA Brewing Company, has won first place at the highly regarded SIBA Wales & West...