Andrew Merrell

Andrew was SoGlos Business Editor from January 2021 to July 2023 and 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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The Gloucestershire law firm attracting the county's brightest legal stars

The Covid-19 pandemic didn't just change our view of where we can work, but where talented people want to work — and it got...
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Meet the Gloucestershire cyber security experts empowering SMEs through education

Dynamic Cheltenham-based cyber firm, North Green Security, is empowering employees and businesses through education, providing...
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Gloucestershire recruitment company is helping major UK insurance firm with its new apprenticeship drive

A major UK firm with millions of customers has launched a drive for new apprentices — and it has sought out a Gloucestershire...
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21 inspirational independent retailers in Gloucestershire

It's more important than ever to support independent retailers, with SoGlos putting together an eclectic selection of exciting and...
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Husband-and-wife-run vehicle repair firm named south west's best start-up

A vehicle repair business, launched in the Covid-19 pandemic by a husband and wife team from Gloucester, has won the consumer...
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It's here! The SoGlos Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire 2023

After months of research, and with the support of our fantastic partners, we can finally reveal the SoGlos Top 100 Businesses in...
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The Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire 2023

Welcome to the first ever SoGlos Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire list, ranking the county’s biggest firms by turnover and...
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SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2023 winners revealed

The wait is over! Find out who has won a coveted SGGLA at this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, proudly sponsored...
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Gloucester Rugby buys popular Kingsholm pub

A popular Kingsholm bar which has become a favourite with fans of Gloucester Rugby has been bought by the club.
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The extraordinary and inspiring story of the first Gloucestershire Young Carer

For the hundreds of young carers living in Gloucestershire, there will be many times when they might wonder when it's their turn...
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Two more exciting eateries announced for £3.5 million Gloucester Food Dock

Two new independent names are joining the growing menu of eateries lining up to tantalise tastebuds at the £3.5 million-plus...
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Shortlist revealed for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023

County companies can finally find out if they're in the running for the county's largest awards, as SoGlos reveals the official...
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New headquarters for Cheltenham Festivals set to open in 2024

One of the most exciting developments in Cheltenham — a new headquarters for the company that runs its famous festivals and a key...
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One of Gloucestershire’s oldest family firms hits record turnover

One of the county’s oldest family businesses, Watts of Lydney, has announced a near 20 per cent jump in turnover to over £52...
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Record crowds expected for women's rugby final at Kingsholm

When Gloucester-Hartpury RFC take on Exeter Chiefs in the Allianz Premier 15s final at Kingshom stadium on Saturday 24 June 2023...
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Legendary Gloucestershire craft brewery up for sale

A brewery that has been a pioneer of craft beer in Gloucestershire for more than two decades — and remains a firm favourite with...
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QuoLux recognised as a 'force for good' by global B Corp movement

A company responsible for helping develop some of Gloucestershire’s foremost senior business leaders has achieved an accolade many...
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New boss of University of Gloucestershire named

The University of Gloucestershire has revealed the name of its new vice-chancellor who will take over from the long-serving...
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Judges compile the shortlist for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023

The entries are in and the difficult task of deciding which businesses will be put forward for this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: The secret to three-times faster growth is surprising...

In the latest in our series revealing the lessons that have led to success for Gloucestershire business leaders, in partnership...
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Gloucestershire brewery wins gold at the 'Oscars for beer'

Stroud Brewery has another reason to raise a toast, after winning four gold awards at the SIBA Independent Beer Awards – the...
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Student's wild swimming business idea wins big cash investment

A student from Gloucestershire who dreamt up a business that helps improve the safety of wild swimmers has walked away with first...
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SoGlos Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire 2023 is coming soon

SoGlos will reveal the Top 100 Businesses in Gloucestershire for 2023 — showcasing the very biggest businesses in the county, this...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: May 2023

From senior appointments at big hitting accountancy firms, new generations rising through the ranks at some of Gloucestershire's...
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£40 million aerospace factory opens in Gloucestershire

American engineering giant Moog has opened its new £40 million aerospace division headquarters in Tewkesbury, with general manager...
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Family firm breaks £100m turnover in its 50th year

When Terry Creed opened his first Linbar grocery store in Cheltenham with butcher Reg Pitt in the 1970s it was the beginning of...
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New Gloucestershire climbing centre confident phase two will go ahead

Owners of the new high ropes and activity tower 270 Climbing Park said they are confident phase two of the £7 million leisure park...
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The dos and don'ts of dismissing an employee, reveals Cheltenham law firm

One of the most challenging situations a manager will deal with is the dismissal of a member of staff. SoGlos spoke to Trula...
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'If you're standing still, you're going backwards' says one of the county's oldest law firms

Taking charge after more than two decades at a firm that has been around since 1857 are unlikely ingredients for change, but...
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Leading Cheltenham cyber firms elevate the county's profile with Portuguese partnership

What started as a fact-finding mission to a Lisbon business community ahead of Gloucestershire's Golden Valley Development has...
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Three major national sports associations back new £2 million pound facility in Stroud

Sport England, the Football Association and the Rugby Football Union have teamed up to back a new £1.8 million sports centre in...
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Engineering firm on board to help UK sailing team win the America's Cup

Helping to build a yacht that can travel faster than the wind, a Gloucestershire firm is lending its world-class engineering and...
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How to hire an architect you can trust

Finding a good team for your building project can be a daunting task. David Wint of Gloucestershire firm Roberts Limbrick explains...
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£6 million Gloucester city centre flats could unearth historic treasures

A London developer has revealed big plans for the middle of Gloucester — 55 new flats on the former Sainsbury’s supermarket site —...
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What is an IT disaster recovery plan and why does your business need one?

If your business is online, no matter how good its security, it could suffer a cyber attack. To understand how to get through one,...
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Dream job up for grabs at Hartpury University and Hartpury College

If you're passionate about providing outstanding careers support for young people, then Hartpury University and Hartpury College...
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The Forest of Dean to welcome special royal guest

A construction school in the Forest of Dean will welcome a very special guest this week, as Princess Anne accepts an invite to...
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Exciting new deal for fast-growing Cheltenham tech company sees expansion into the Asia-Pacific market

An impressive new deal with an Australian firm is set to supercharge international growth at an innovative Gloucestershire...
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World’s biggest wine merchant partners with Gloucestershire recruitment expert

A multi-million pound organisation, which is considered the world's biggest wine merchant, has signed an exclusive deal with a...
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There is still time to enter the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023

The deadline for entries to this year's SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards is fast approaching, but county companies and...
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Celebrating 30 years of Gloucestershire Young Carers

‘These are not young people who empty the dishwasher or make tea for their parents on their birthdays. Their families rely on them...
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Success continues to create jobs at Gloucestershire global engineering firm

After a year of enviable growth, Prima Dental’s prediction of more to come in 2023 is proving as accurate as its precision...
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Sewage powered planes on the horizon thanks to £5 million investment

Airlines of the future could take to the skies powered by fuel made from sewage sludge after a game-changing deal was signed...
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Historic law firm unveils its new Gloucestershire headquarters

One of Gloucestershire’s oldest law firms has underlined its commitment to the county, unveiling a new headquarters at the heart...
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Gloucestershire law firm says 100 deals worth £600 million is just the beginning

Cheltenham law firm BPE has revealed it was involved in 100 corporate deals last year, worth £600 million ­– and it predicts more...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: Everything else is replaceable – people aren't

In the second of a new series of Gloucestershire business lessons, in partnership with Nimble Elearning, SoGlos speaks to Clare...
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Gloucestershire bowling centre reveals major upgrade after £750,000 investment

The owner of Tenpin Gloucester, the indoor bowling alley and soft play area, has unveiled a major investment in the popular city...
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One of Gloucestershire’s 'best pubs' goes up for sale

The Gloucester Old Spot, lauded as one of the top three pubs in Gloucestershire and a winner of the Good Food and Real Ale Awards,...
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Turnover forecast to rise to £6 million at Gloucester accountants

An accountancy and business advisory practice in Gloucestershire is on track to increase annual turnover by 30 per cent to £6...
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Cotswolds coffee company is opening a £1 million roastery and café

A fast-growing coffee business has laid down a bold statement of intent with a £1 million investment in a new roastery and...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: April 2023

From the first ever female director at GCHQ to the Gloucestershire MP who is now a secretary of state – plus the county professor...
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Gloucester Quays bucks national trend with rising sales

Gloucester Quays said shoppers and visitors to the city centre waterside outlet and leisure centre had helped it deliver strong...
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Go Ape reveals how a Gloucestershire firm is key to its growth

The dilemma of how best to deliver vital staff training to its rapidly expanding network of high-ropes adventure sites could have...
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‘Diverse board’ helps Gloucestershire FTSE 100 firm deliver 20 per cent growth

One of Gloucestershire's biggest private employers has used a year of successful financial results — including turnover rising to...
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Cotswold business celebrates its best ever quarter as CEO is shortlisted for national award

His Gloucestershire business has just enjoyed its best ever quarter, crowning 12 months of 100 per cent growth – and now James...
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The man driving the fast-growing Gloucestershire cyber firm aiding the NHS

Steve Brigden is the face of Cylera UK, the Gloucestershire-based cyber firm which provides a centralised cyber security solution...
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9 reasons Gloucestershire businesses should consider online training

Whether compliance is the watchword; training is in your company's DNA; or you simply have courses you need to delivery quickly...
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Gloucestershire businesses explain how flexible office space is helping them grow

A former Bank of England building in the centre of Gloucester is proving to be an incubator for local businesses, with SoGlos...
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The pioneer helping make Gloucestershire College a leader in IT and cyber apprenticeships

As an apprentice engineer, Mikela Lowthian was one of just a few women in her chosen field. Now a vastly experienced trainer, she...
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Why a property consultant is vital to the success of a building project

If you’re looking for a challenge that could test you and your bank beyond breaking, it is a building project. Lee Creese of Six...
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Meet one of the new generation choosing apprenticeships over university

With university beckoning, Emelia Eagle instead chose an apprenticeship to unlock a career of her choice at a firm with a global...
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Landmark 10-storey tower is on track for Gloucester Quays

An ambitious scheme to redevelop historic Gloucester Quays, that includes a landmark 10-storey tower, new restaurants, shops and...
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Quarter of a million downloads milestone for Gloucestershire podcast business

An interactive podcasting platform from Gloucestershire has achieved a quarter of a million downloads in six months, thanks to the...
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University of Gloucestershire wins huge cash injection for digital scholarships

A share of an £8.1 million fund to support efforts to widen access and increase diversity within the UK digital industry has been...
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50 Gloucestershire businesses with impressive employee growth

Creating exciting job opportunities for communities across the county, SoGlos rounds up a whopping 50 Gloucestershire business...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: March 2023

From major players like Bruton Knowles and pilot training firm Skyborne to one of the county’s senior football clubs, Forest Green...
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District council wins £79,000 for Forest of Dean businesses

Companies in the Forest of Dean will benefit from fresh funding for The Growth Hub business support centre.
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Gloucester Rugby reveals huge increase in turnover

Fans will still have all eyes on the end of the season run in but Gloucester Rugby has already ended its financial year on a high,...
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Vital charity thriving thanks to expertise of Gloucestershire tech firm

Demand continues to grow for the services of The Nelson Trust, which supports people battling addiction and more, with the charity...
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Cotswolds entrepreneur named one of the 50 most inspirational businesswomen in the UK

The entrepreneur, campaigner and businesswoman behind the fast-growing Cotswold-based Little Soap Company has been awarded a...
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£1 billion Golden Valley tech park reaches new milestone

As work continues apace to make Gloucestershire the official cyber capital of the UK, SoGlos speaks to the man leading the project...
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Business founded by Gloucester Rugby legend predicts £10 million turnover

A home entertainment business founded by a Gloucester Rugby legend has made an impressive start to 2023, with all signs pointing...
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Government withdraws support for transformative business group GFirst LEP

Powerful business group GFirst LEP, which has won more than £110-million investment into Gloucestershire and left a legacy of...
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13 inspiring office spaces in Gloucestershire

Working from home may have become a way of life after the Covid-19 pandemic, but good offices still have a huge part to play in...
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One of the lightest tax policy Budgets in living memory

When it comes to analysis of any Budget having an expert who knows what businesses in Gloucestershire are looking for can be...
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Gloucestershire equestrian entrepreneur wins contract for major sporting event

After a little over a year in charge of her business a young Gloucestershire entrepreneur specialising in equine marketing and PR...
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'As close as you will get to bringing sunlight into your house': Meet the Gloucestershire firm producing 'the world's healthiest light'

After years of research into whether you could remove the negative side effects of artificial lighting, SoGlos speaks to the...
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The landscape architect helping shape the future of Gloucestershire and beyond

Key to the ongoing success of architects Roberts Limbrick, alongside its ability to create incredible buildings, is being able to...
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'World class' hotel with ‘glamorous roof top bar’ to open in Gloucester

A business with upmarket hotels in London, Berlin, New York and Hong Kong has confirmed its next venture – complete with...
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New plans revealed for Regent Arcade rooftop restaurant

New designs for the much-talked about rooftop restaurant at Cheltenham's Regent Arcade shopping centre have been unveiled, with...
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Founder of high-profile Gloucestershire engineering firm resigns

In a shock announcement, Neill Ricketts, the co-founder of Gloucestershire specialist engineering firm Versarien, has resigned...
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Exciting new Cheltenham cocktail bar opens for Race Week

With an eclectic menu of cocktails inspired by cultures from all over the world, brand-new bar Rouge is set to open on...
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Gloucestershire's biggest firm delivers 'an exceptional year'

Despite a challenging 2022, Cotswold-based St James’s Place has achieved ‘an exceptional year’, with billions of pounds of new...
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£40 million development could create 500 jobs in Gloucestershire

Up to 500 jobs could be created if a new £40 million business park at the former RAF Quedgeley site, Hunts Grove, gets the go...
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Entries open for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023

It's official! Gloucestershire businesses, entrepreneurs and leaders can now put themselves forward for the SoGlos Gloucestershire...
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Partners confirmed for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023

With a superb line-up of sponsors for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023, we can now also reveal the incredible partners...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: February 2023

From a new managing director of a fast-growing managed IT firm to a new boss at a rising star of the county's growing army of...
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Versarien reassures shareholders as it announces a 'streamlining' of its operations

Advanced engineering materials firm Versarien has sought to reassure shareholders after revealing economic conditions had delayed...
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Headline sponsors revealed for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2023

As the build-up to the county's leading business awards begins, SoGlos is delighted to announce Hazlewoods and Willans LLP as the...
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Voluntary organisations across Gloucestershire could be transformed by The Growth Hub

Exciting plans are underway which could plug Gloucestershire’s extraordinary provider of support for businesses, The Growth Hub,...
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Famous boutique shoe shop returns to Cheltenham’s Promenade

Much-loved by fashion fans and a fixture on Cheltenham's Promenade for 46 years until it closed its doors in 2021, Keith Scarrott...
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Gloucester Brewery has a new bar at Cheltenham Racecourse - and a new managing director

Gloucester Brewery is opening a new bar at one of the nation’s highest profile sporting venues, just in time for Cheltenham...
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Renishaw races to record half year revenues

Global engineering success story Renishaw has announced it made £347.7 million in its last full six months of trading, a record...
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New engineering and construction training centre for the Forest of Dean

An exciting new partnership between two of Gloucestershire’s highest profile and most respected training centres, as well as a...
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How Gloucestershire College is delivering apprenticeships that fit the needs of business

Gloucestershire College is a key part of the county’s economic future, with a business plan to deliver the apprenticeships needed...
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Meet the co-founder of a rising star of the property and construction sectors

Gloucestershire firm Six Property Consulting was born out of a desire to deliver and to be different. SoGlos speaks to co-founder...
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15 inspiring digital businesses thriving in Gloucestershire

The digital world is now part of our everyday lives and businesses are continually discovering new potential in it to develop and...
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Renewable energy business could generate hundreds of new jobs

Investment in apprentices is at the heart of fast-growing Gloucestershire renewable energy firm Immersa, with predictions it could...
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How a Gloucestershire firm's lighting tech is offering an antidote to the winter blues

An innovative technology company, run by two intrepid Gloucestershire entrepreneurs, has created a lightbulb it claims shines...
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15 inspirational engineering apprentices in Gloucestershire

SoGlos shines a spotlight on 15 of Gloucestershire Engineering Training’s most promising apprentices to mark National...
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How a former Bank of England stronghold is helping Gloucestershire businesses grow

In a post-pandemic world, it seems firms do need office space after all, and a former Bank of England building overlooking...
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Opening date revealed for £7 million leisure park with Europe's tallest climbing challenge

The opening date for an impressive high ropes course at 270 Climbing, between Gloucester and Cheltenham, has been revealed - with...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: Why communication is key to running a successful business

In the first of a new series of our Gloucestershire business lessons, in partnership with Nimble Elearning, SoGlos speaks to Matt...
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Bus depot dedication to longest ever serving worker of 57 years

Bus company Stagecoach West has marked the retirement of its longest ever serving member of staff from its Cheltenham depot with a...
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Gloucestershire firm saves over 20 tonnes of CO2 emissions with electric vehicle investment

Gloucester-based Markey Group has achieved a significant reduction in its carbon footprint, thanks to its latest, company-wide...
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TV chef to open a new Gloucestershire restaurant

Award-winning TV chef, Andrew Sheridan, is about to open a new restaurant and pub business in Gloucestershire.
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Gloucestershire accountants says £1.5 billion of deals is a sign of confidence in UK business

Business deals valued at £1.5 billion have been handled by a Gloucestershire firm Hazlewoods, with the accountants saying it...
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Hot air balloon race to launch from Gloucestershire Airport

A rare spectacle is taking place in the county in 2023, when a fleet of hot air balloons launch from Gloucestershire Airport to...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: January 2023

From new board members at GFirst LEP, to a high-profile member of the construction sector joining the Gloucester Culture Trust,...
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Solution to training up the UK pub trade found in Gloucestershire

When Cask Marque faced the challenge of how to help the UK pub trade deliver high standards of beer and service across the...
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Plans unveiled for £100 million Cotswold innovation village

Ambitious plans to build a £100 million sustainable, carbon neutral, innovation village in the Cotswolds – a home for...
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How Gloucestershire businesses can handle flexible working requests

Flexible working looks like it's here to stay post Covid-19, not least because the Government plans to make it a right for staff...
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Meet the Gloucestershire graduate forging a career with Pro Global

Dance or politics – the two most likely career paths for Emily Lewis before Covid-19 arrived and she took a very different turn....
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Rooftop restaurant remains on the menu at Regent Arcade for 2023

Businesses at Cheltenham’s Regent Arcade have been boosted by a better than expected 2022 and now ambitious plans for a rooftop...
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Hub8 cyber centre sells majority stake to 'well connected' London innovation firm

A major city-based innovation company, which helps connect firms to investors, has bought a majority stake in the Gloucestershire...
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Gloucestershire foundation achieves coveted B Corp status

Gloucestershire-headquartered Commercial Group has achieved B Corp status for its foundation, which is dedicated to supporting...
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Global leader moves into new Cheltenham business complex

A major business, with 10,000 employees around the world, has become one of the first firms to move into the fast-evolving Grange...
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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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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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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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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...
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Moving offices? Don't ignore your IT, warns Cheltenham-based experts ReformIT

Your business is moving offices. You’ve focused on looking after staff, customers and removal logistics and have it covered. But...
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Top food awards for four Gloucestershire eateries

A Gloucestershire restaurant has won a prestigious Good Food Blue Ribbon Award for its food and service, with two county cafés and...
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National award wins for Gloucestershire estate agent

A firm of estate agents from Gloucestershire founded by two friends 25 years ago is ending 2022 on a high with top honours at a...
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Apprenticeships help to transform Gloucestershire firms

Hundreds of businesses are already taking advantage, but many more across the county are still unaware how apprenticeships can...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: November 2022

From a new boss at one of the region’s biggest property firms to a 'new' director at Gloucester Rugby and a new interim chief...
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Lifesaving £15 million NHS diagnostic centre to open in Gloucester

A new NHS diagnostic centre serving the whole of Gloucestershire is to open at Gloucester’s quayside in early 2023, aiming to...
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10 more unique growth businesses in Gloucestershire to watch

Discover 10 more Gloucestershire businesses that announced impressive growth in 2022, creating new employment opportunities as...
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Multi-billion agri firm buys Gloucestershire business

A firm of environmental experts from the Cotswolds that advises developers on major projects has been bought by a multi-billion...
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Family business in Gloucestershire sees turnover rise above £22 million

Despite what it called a ‘tough environment’ one of Gloucestershire’s biggest family firms has revealed turnover has risen to £22...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: Listening more and understanding each person’s skills can create a stronger team

In the fifth of our ‘business lessons’ interview series, in partnership with Nimble Elearning, we speak to Hazlewoods partner and...
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The culture that makes food innovator Green Gourmet the envy of UK businesses

Describing why a business's culture is 'award-winning' and 'different' can be a challenge, but after speaking to Green Gourmet's...
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10 key takeaways from the Autumn Statement 2022

Helping to make sense of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's Autumn Statement, which spans 70 pages, SoGlos spoke to Nick Haines, a partner...
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Business leaders in Gloucestershire respond to the Autumn Statement

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s first Autumn Statement aims to provide much-needed stability, but the first reaction from many...
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Chancellor's tax rises could be just the beginning, warns Nick Haines of Hazlewoods Cheltenham

If the tax rises announced in Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement do not have the desired effect on inflation and the UK’s...
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Gloucester cyber firm that made its founder a multi-millionaire delivers more growth

It may have been overshadowed by the new cyber firms on the block in Gloucestershire of late, but one of the county’s original...
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Renishaw explains why it is about to offer 60-plus new apprenticeships

Next year is significant for Renishaw, the Gloucestershire-based engineering giant celebrates half a century in 2023, and as it...
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Firm pays for breakfast, lunch and the gym to help staff with cost of living crisis

Breakfast, lunch and even the gym are on the house for staff at a Gloucestershire insurance firm as it seeks to help mitigate the...
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Major investment will create parkland office complex near Cheltenham

A multi-million pound investment looks set to transform the former Gloucestershire headquarters of insurance giant Zurich into a...
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4 inspirational apprentices and graduates at one of Gloucestershire’s fastest-growing firms

After a year of business growth insurance specialist Pro Global's apprenticeship and graduate training programmes have become even...
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England Women’s Rugby World Cup final will be extra special for Gloucestershire

When England take to the pitch to face New Zealand on Saturday 12 November 2022 for the Women’s Rugby World Cup final there will...
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Major growth sees Prima Dental launch a £7m investment in Gloucester

As Prima Dental looks back over a record 2022 and turns its sights to 2023, it reveals a £7 million investment in its Gloucester...
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Opening date for Cheltenham’s highly anticipated £6.8 million MX centre revealed

The opening date for the MX or Minster Exchange project, the purpose-built 20,000-square foot work and performance space and new...
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Why embracing elearning alongside face-to-face training can grow your Gloucestershire business

With online training now an accepted route to learning it has also presented companies selling elearning and training providers...
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What it's really like to work at one of Gloucestershire’s fastest growing firms

While most companies will tell you that they're a great place to work, few are brave enough to let their staff say what it’s...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: Trust people, be trusted, be honest, be reliable

In the fourth of our 'business lessons' interview series, in partnership with Nimble Elearning, SoGlos speaks to Simon Hewer,...
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SoGlos launches the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign

To mark the run up to National Apprenticeship Week 2023, SoGlos has teamed up with Gloucestershire College, SGS College, Renishaw...
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Boss of Gloucestershire cyber firm named in UK top 50 business leaders list

An already good year just got even better for a Gloucestershire tech firm which scooped a SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Award ­–...
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'Crucial' outdoor dining at Cheltenham's No. 131 restaurant could be over

A blow has been dealt to upmarket Cheltenham hotel, bar and restaurant No.131 after planners refused permission for it to continue...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: October 2022

From a new chancellor for the University of Gloucestershire to a new deputy judge as well as new directors at a Cheltenham law...
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Gloucestershire food business's ‘people-planet-first’ culture is driving profit too

Staff well-being and the environment are key considerations for many businesses, but making them a priority and turning a profit...
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CyNam brings 1,000 girls together for cyber event at 'secret' Gloucestershire location

In a radical move to capture the hearts and minds of a generation of potential female recruits - and change perceptions that cyber...
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Solar set to help Gloucestershire firm escape potential £500,000 energy bill

A Gloucestershire garden centre and popular restaurant facing a potential five-fold increase in energy bills to £500,000 a year is...
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SGGBA 2022 winners revealed

The winners of the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022 have been revealed at a showcase event celebrating the county’s...
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Today is the day for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022

There's not long to wait to find out who will walk away with the top honours from this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire Business...
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Gloucester kitchenware brand achieves coveted B Corp certification

Gloucester-based ProCook has become the latest in select number of leading Gloucestershire businesses to be awarded B Corp...
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Aerospace firm reveals new focus in Gloucestershire recruitment drive

After revealing it has recruited 10 new apprentices this year, Ontic has revealed a secret weapon to help it attract still more...
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Work begins on new £12 million development at Hartpury

Hot on the heels of the opening of its Graze restaurant, Hartpury College and Hartpury University has officially broken ground on...
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Prima Dental reveals its magic formula for success

After 15 years-plus of annual growth Prima Dental was rocked by Covid-19, but last year sales were already exceeding pre-pandemic...
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UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant gets keys to new Gloucester site

The UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, MKM, has been handed the keys to a new base on the 340-acre former RAF Quedgeley...
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More places now available on 'transformational' management course Help to Grow

Described as 'transformational' by those graduating, funding has been approved for a new wave of applicants on a management course...
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Why flexible office space at the heart of Gloucester’s regeneration is in demand

Covid-19 forced businesses to embrace flexible working, even ditch permanent offices altogether, and one centre at the heart of...
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Superdry positive in face of significant challenges

Julian Dunkerton has won his battle to return Superdry back to profits, three years after re-joining the board of the firm he...
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Whether it's Apple or Microsoft for your business – here’s what you should consider

Few businesses ever really consider why they use the IT operating systems they do, whether they are getting the most out of what...
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Engineering champion sought for GFirst LEP board

If you work in Gloucestershire in an advanced engineering and manufacturing firm, and you have a passion for that sector, the...
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Investment creates scores of jobs at one of Gloucestershire’s oldest firms

One hundred and sixty-year-old family firm Gardiner Bros & Co (Leathers) Ltd has tripled the size of its business premises,...
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Final new restaurant unveiled for Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter

Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter has revealed that another new restaurant will soon be launching at the town centre destination, with...
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Gloucestershire energy firm announces new Cotswold headquarters

A renewable energy firm which has outgrown its Gloucestershire base has said it will be staying in the county, after finding a new...
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Gloucestershire College investment in new electric vehicle training centre welcomed

A new training centre for electric and hybrid vehicle technicians is being built at Gloucestershire College, offering expert...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: September 2022

From board members to those just starting out, it was a busy time for appointments again in Gloucestershire in September, as shown...
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10 Hartpury sports academies Gloucestershire businesses can sponsor and celebrate with

Each of the exceptional sporting teams at Hartpury offers a platform for the next generation of talent to shine – and now...
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Hartpury offers sponsorship of its 10 sporting academies to businesses

Ten sporting academies already put Hartpury University and Hartpury College on an elite list of the nation’s very best centres of...
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15 inspirational people in construction and commercial property in Gloucestershire

From a sector overflowing with talent, SoGlos has handpicked 15 stand-out faces who have significantly influenced or inspired the...
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11 exciting projects that will help make Gloucestershire the UK’s cyber capital

As Gloucestershire lays down statement after statement about its ambitions to become the UK’s capital for cyber business, we...
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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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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...
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Cotswold Farm Park will harvest the power of the sun to fend off energy price rises

With businesses UK-wide concerned about rising energy prices, Cotswold Farm Park has called on the expertise of a Gloucestershire...
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Forest of Dean-based Lucozade maker sees £60 million rise in revenues

A major Forest of Dean employer and manufacturer of the popular Lucozade drink has revealed a strong recovery from the worst of...
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£12.5 million plans to transform Gloucester’s Greyfriars Quarter unveiled

An ambitious scheme to transform an historic quarter of Gloucester city centre has been revealed, with a bid for £12.5 million of...
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New £20 million park and ride for Cheltenham gets the go-ahead

A £20 million scheme to transform Cheltenham’s Arle Court Park and Ride into a new 'transport hub' with nearly 1,000 new parking...
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Lucy Phelps: A day in the life of an Ultra engineer

She excelled at school, fell out of love with study in sixth form and stepped away from the university route to work before an...
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A new generation is in charge at one of Gloucestershire’s most successful family firms...

In business for 90-plus years, family firm GR Lane Health Products (Lanes Health) has a new executive chairman and if anyone...
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16 inspirational people in manufacturing and engineering in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is blessed with engineering and manufacturing talent, from incredible businesses big and small, to those who run...
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Lanes Health

G.R. Lane Health Products Ltd, Sisson Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0GR

Family business Lanes Health can trace its Gloucestershire roots back four generations to 1930 and today is one of the foremost...
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Gloucestershire College is the first in the country to switch to 100 per cent renewable energy

A multi-million pound investment has transformed Gloucestershire College into a flagship for the county’s push towards carbon net...
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Developer chosen to build 150 homes at historic Gloucestershire port

St Modwen has been named as the developer tasked with transforming Brimscombe Port in the Five Valleys into a site for 150...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: July 2022

From a new chief executive officer heading up Gloucestershire-based charity National Star to new faces at the county’s unofficial...
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An almost full Gloucester Food Dock reflects a confident and creative Gloucestershire hospitality sector

All 15 restaurant spaces at Gloucester Food Dock are nearly taken, SoGlos can reveal, with those who champion Gloucestershire...
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The architects helping a Gloucestershire university and college remain among the nation's very best

To remain among the very best in England at delivering further and higher education you also need to continually invest in first...
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Queen’s Award showcases incredible Gloucestershire firm and its anti-fraud super weapon

In scenes reminiscent of a spy thriller, Synalogik began with discreet meetings in pubs and car parks between its founders, but it...
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Cotteswold Dairy grows turnover to near £70 million

Family firm and finalist in the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022, Cotteswold Dairy, has announced a £10 million rise in...
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UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant to move onto former Gloucester RAF site

The UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, MKM, is the latest business to move onto the 340-acre former RAF Quedgeley site...
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Three Counties Showground secures deal to host Winter Glow for six more years

The Three Counties Showground in Malvern has signed a deal worth three quarters of a million pounds to keep the Winter Glow...
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Party at Gloucester Brewery celebrates SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022 finalists

SEE ALL THE PHOTOS: Sponsors, finalists and guests celebrated at Gloucester Brewery's Warehouse 4 taproom, raising a glass to all...
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How a Stonehouse firm collaborated with artisan coffeemaker SOHO Coffee Co. to help its staff shine

From a small Gloucestershire artisan coffee business to multinational brand, SOHO Coffee Co. pays homage to the expertise of...
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It’s hot - but is it too hot to work?

Unless you have an airconditioned office, the current heatwave may well be making you feel your job just a little too hot to...
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Apprentices from Gloucestershire win a UK-wide People’s Prize for engineering

A team of apprentices from Gloucestershire College has beaten 8,000 students from 33 UK and Irish universities to walk away with...
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Why all businesses should consider switching to VoIP: ReformIT expert insight

Landlines in the UK are soon to be a thing of the past, switched off for good, with the complicated sounding Voice over Internet...
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Images show transformation of Gloucester's former Debenhams is on track

New images revealed by the University of Gloucestershire show its multi-million pound transformation of the former Debenhams...
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National Star begins £6 million building project

Building work has begun on £6 million plans to future-proof one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved charities, National Star, but the...
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Gloucestershire university rated number one in England for teaching

A national survey of students has ranked Hartpury University number one in England for teaching - and highly in two other...
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Groundbreaking event marks progress for £100 million-plus Gloucester development

The biggest building project to take place in the middle of Gloucester in decades, the £107 million The Forum development, has...
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Development partner for £1 billion Golden Valley project confirmed

HBD X Factory is the company in charge of the anticipated Golden Valley Development, which is set to create 3,700 new homes and...
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Meet the HR director helping to drive fast growth at Pro Global

His career began working with author Terry Pratchett, but today Patrick Francis-Lang is part of the team helping shape...
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Merger makes Gloucestershire law firm part of growing regional giant

A long-established solicitors with offices in Gloucestershire and the Wye Valley has merged with UK Top 100 law firm Thrings.
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Judges decide finalists for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022

The judges have met, the decisions have been made and we can now reveal the list of the finalists for the SoGlos Gloucestershire...
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Made in Stroud reveals partnership with Sibling Distillery and Dunkertons Cider

One of the Five Valley’s most iconic businesses, Made in Stroud, is about to unveil an exciting new partnership with two of...
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Gloucester BID wins second term and promises to invest £2 million in the city

Powerful business group Gloucester BID has won a second five-year term, which will give it an estimated £400,000 a year to invest...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: June 2022

From a major succession plan unveiled at a Gloucestershire law firm, a former boss of ASOS joining an online retail specialist and...
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£2 million investment by Ultra PCS lays foundation for 30 Gloucestershire jobs

One of Gloucestershire and the UK’s premier specialist aerospace and defence firms, with a history intertwined with the legendary...
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New brownie shop launches in Gloucester

Brownie shop Baked in the Shire will open its doors to the public in Gloucester this summer, and SoGlos got a preview of what...
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Renishaw looks to recruit more than 180 new staff

One of Gloucestershire and the UK’s leading engineering firms is continuing its strong post pandemic growth with a major...
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More than 150 attend Gloucestershire construction event

After more than two years away due to the pandemic what is possibly the biggest construction-dedicated event in Gloucestershire...
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‘Golden Valley factor’ spurs merger of Gloucestershire brand agencies

Mighty has announced its takeover of another of Gloucestershire’s well-established brand agencies, Third Floor Design, citing the...
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Forest of Dean firm set to build second construction skills centre

The team behind Gloucestershire’s new multi-million-pound AccXel construction school in the Forest of Dean has revealed it is...
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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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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...
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Pro Global launches Gloucestershire graduate and apprenticeship drive

Gloucester-based insurance services firm Pro Global, that has dealt with everything from policies for footballers’ legs to cruise...
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10 sector leaders on the benefits of a senior leadership degree apprenticeship

An increasing number of managers are turning to senior leadership degree apprenticeships at the University of Gloucestershire to...
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England Rugby shirtmaker deal boosts revenues at Gloucestershire firm

England Rugby players could soon be joining footballers at some of the world’s top clubs and taking to the pitch with a special...
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Queen’s Speech further boosts a united and positive Gloucestershire

Positives in the Queen’s Speech will benefit the county and its significant visitor economy, already united and ready for one of...
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Soaring post-pandemic sales for Superdry

A near 60 per cent rise in sales in the last 12 months has given Julian Dunkerton cause to be confident about Superdry’s return to...
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Gloucestershire engineering firm grows and invests despite losing £2 million from Russia

Ceasing all trading with Russia and Belarus has cost Renishaw £2 million, but 2022 will go down as a year of considerable growth...
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Gloucestershire firm offering £1 million to charities

This is your chance to nominate a charity close to your heart and win that good cause a share of £1 million pledged by one of...
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Gloucester’s £107 million digital quarter development reaches major milestone

A major milestone has been marked in the creation of Gloucester’s £107 million digital quarter The Forum.
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The Gloucestershire plumbers revolutionising call-outs with new electric cargo bikes

An innovative Gloucestershire plumbing business has gone to extremes to achieve an environmentally friendly service ¬– believing...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: Gaining trust is key, learning and development is fundamental

In the second of our business lessons interview series, in partnership with Nimble Elearning, SoGlos speaks to Dany Fremantle of...
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10 unique growth businesses in Gloucestershire to watch

Businesses continue to thrive in Gloucestershire – and here SoGlos showcases 10 interesting examples of county firms across the...
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Fat Toni’s is opening a huge new Italian restaurant in Stroud

Gloucestershire pizza legend Fat Toni’s is set to open a new 108-seater Italian restaurant which is set to ‘give fresh life to...
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New Gloucestershire Airport business park takes ‘significant’ step forward

A new multi-million pound business park planned for Gloucestershire Airport, expected to create up to 1,500 jobs, has taken a...
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Cheltenham law firm key to firm’s £295 million investment win

A small Gloucestershire law firm has been revealed as a key player in a business partnership that looks set to go from start-up to...
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Cheltenham venue named ‘The Best Hotel Gin Bar’ in the world

Gin connoisseurs in Gloucestershire searching for the ‘ultimate experience’ don’t have to travel far – with ‘The Best Hotel Gin...
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One month remaining for your business to enter the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022

The deadline for exceptional county companies to enter Gloucestershire’s definitive business awards is fast-approaching, with one...
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Gloucestershire food firm creates blueprint for the modern workplace

Innovative Gloucestershire food business Green Gourmet has just been ranked as one of the UK's Best Workplaces – and may also have...
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A pizza restaurant with speakeasy bar is joining Gloucester Food Dock

Serving up Neapolitan pizzas and speakeasy cocktails, Bella Mia is the latest business to join the growing line-up of food and...
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New seafood bar and grill restaurant to open in Cirencester

One-time favourite Cirencester restaurant Harry Hares is due to reopen in May 2022 under new management as Henry’s Seafood Bar &...
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Rising stars of business celebrate at exclusive 40 under 40 event

An exclusive networking event brought together and celebrated all those featured in the SoGlos and University of Gloucestershire’s...
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Upmarket Cotswolds ready meal maker wins national supermarket deal

A small Gloucestershire firm making upmarket ready meals, created with a Michelin-starred chef, has landed a deal with national...
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20 inspirational Gloucestershire retailers

Continuing to champion Gloucestershire’s thriving business community, SoGlos showcases some of the county’s incredible retailers –...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: April 2022

From a newly appointed CEO for Cirencester Friendly to the latest director at engineering giant Renishaw, plus, new faces at one...
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Kier Highways wins £460 million A417 ‘missing link’ contract

The contract to carry out the work to upgrade the A417 ‘missing link’ between Gloucester and Swindon – described as ‘the key’ to...
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UK engineering giant is investing up to £10 million in new Gloucester headquarters

Jobs and investment are coming to Gloucester as one of the UK’s most advanced engineering firms plans to spend millions in the...
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40 under 40: Showcasing Gloucestershire’s business talent

From up and coming talent to well established faces in the county business community, SoGlos has teamed up with the University of...
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Cyber firms from Gloucestershire vie for top national award

Two cyber security firms from Gloucestershire with multimillion pound turnovers have been pitted against one another in the...
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Business is booming for Stroud-based food manufacturer

Sales have now exceeded pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels at Stroud-based Kitchen Garden Foods – thanks to new contracts with the likes...
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90th birthday party celebrates founder of major Gloucestershire family firm

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest family businesses, Hewer Facilities Management, is set to host a rather special open day in April...
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Reflecting on 50 years in business in Gloucestershire: Meet the managing director of Evans Jones

As Evans Jones celebrates 50 years in business in Gloucestershire, its managing director, David Jones, looks back over half a...
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Gloucestershire teenager named national engineering apprentice of the year

A 19-year-old from Gloucestershire who made an incredible recovery from a life-threatening road traffic accident has been named as...
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Growth shows no signs of cooling for Tubby Tom’s

Just four years since starting out, Forest of Dean hot sauce and seasoning company Tubby Tom’s is targeting a 50 per cent increase...
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Dale Vince to leave Ecotricity for politics – and business for sale

The founder of Gloucestershire energy company Ecotricity, which employs 800 staff in Stroud, has announced the business is up for...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: March 2022

There’s a new ceo at Tewkesbury Borough Council, a new vice chair at GFirst LEP and a high-profile European data protection role...
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Gloucestershire law firm hailed for multi-million pound investment win

A Cheltenham law firm helped one of its corporate clients win a multi-million pound British Growth Fund investment to pursue major...
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‘A major buzz’: EG Carter on its double win at the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards

As we build up to the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022, sponsored by Hazlewoods and Willans LLP solicitors, we talk to...
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New £5 million restaurant and conference building is almost ready

A major building project at Hartpury College and Hartpury University has stepped closer to completion, with contractors gathering...
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M&M turns pandemic crisis into 150 per cent profit growth

A Gloucestershire business specialising in branded merchandise, which faced closure when the Covid-19 pandemic hit, is predicting...
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Clarkson Evans shares the highlights of working for one of the UK’s top firms

Gloucestershire electrical contractor Clarkson Evans is thriving, growing and moving into new areas. And it’s looking for three...
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Gloucester Brewery wins national award – and invites everyone to a party to celebrate

After raising £500,000 of investment and winning top prizes in national industry awards, Gloucester Brewery plans to celebrate in...
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The first businesses opening at Gloucester Food Dock revealed

Gin cocktails, Italian-style gelato and steak from a Gordon Ramsay-trained chef will all feature at the much-anticipated £3.5...
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Fast-growing women’s running group champions the support it receives from Gloucestershire firm

The team behind This Mum Runs, which supports tens of thousands of women’s running communities UK-wide, says the support it...
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Alder King pays tribute to Tim Heal

Property consultancy Alder King has paid tribute to its former lead partner for Gloucestershire and the man who helped established...
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Cyber security entrepreneurs from Gloucestershire launch DarkInvader

With the name DarkInvader it is already sounds intriguing, and its business model does not disappoint. Meet the Gloucestershire...
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Gloucestershire business reaction to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement 2022

With the nation still digesting the detail from Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement, the early reaction from The Federation...
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Turnover reaches £240 million at Ecotricity as it looks to sever Russian ties

Turnover has increased by nearly eight per cent to £240 million for Ecotricity, as the Gloucestershire firm announces its hands...
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‘There is nowhere more magnificent than Gloucester’ declares Griff Rhys Jones

In Gloucestershire to support the bid to help save the Tudor building that houses The Folk of Gloucester museum, Griff Rhys Jones...
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Two well-known Gloucestershire accountants have merged

Gloucester and Forest of Dean accountants Griffiths Marshall Advisory Group now has a strong foothold in Cheltenham after the...
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Conservation work to save Gloucester’s Fleece Hotel gets underway

More of the mysteries of Gloucester’s medieval The Fleece Hotel are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks as a major...
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Profits and turnover are up as Gloucestershire-based Clarkson Evans predicts more growth in 2022

Hot on the heels of announcing a management buyout, one of Gloucestershire’s biggest construction sector firms, Clarkson Evans,...
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Award-winning Gloucestershire golf business looks set to grow again in 2022

Queen’s Award-winning business, Stewart Golf, said it still expects to grow in 2022, despite the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and...
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Roberts Limbrick unveils rebrand, growth and a list of Gloucestershire projects

One of Gloucestershire’s leading architectural practices, Roberts Limbrick, has begun 2022 by revealing continued growth, a list...
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Gloucestershire business lessons: How a learning culture is driving Forge Engineering to success

In the first of the brand-new Gloucestershire business lessons interview series in partnership with Nimble Elearning, SoGlos...
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Major Cheltenham employer delivers £320 million of operating profit

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest employers is back on track after the worst of the pandemic, delivering record operating profits,...
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Regeneration designs for Cheltenham’s Minster Gardens are unveiled

Proposals for the near quarter of a million pound redesign and revamp of the churchyard of the medieval St Mary’s Minster in...
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Meet the employer: Why apprenticeships are at the heart of Barnwood Limited

As part of our Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign, SoGlos talks to county-based construction firm Barnwood Limited about why...
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Why the conflict in Ukraine means UK businesses should scrutinise their digital supply chain

With GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre warning businesses to ‘bolster their defences’ against cyber attacks following Russia’s...
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Ecclesiastical Insurance Group announces its new name

One of Gloucestershire's oldest and best-known brands, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, has changed its name.
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£425,000 given to start-up businesses in Gloucestershire

Start and Grow Enterprise has revealed it has invested the equivalent of £425,000 in Gloucestershire businesses and helped...
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Forest of Dean firm launches 3D printed lifestyle pods

An advanced engineering firm from Gloucestershire – usually associated with the super material graphene – is starting production...
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Gloucestershire glamping retreat wins Best Rural Tourism Business in the UK

Forest of Dean glamping retreat, The Roost, which was set up just over two years ago has been named Best Rural Tourism Business in...
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15 inspirational individuals driving Gloucestershire’s cyber sector forward

You don’t have to work at GCHQ to know that one of Gloucestershire’s worst kept secrets is the incredible depth of talent in its...
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Headline sponsors of SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022 revealed

As the build-up begins to the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022, we can now reveal the headline sponsors for this year’s...
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Category sponsors revealed for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022

All of the categories and sponsors for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022 have now been revealed, with some brand-new...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: February 2022

On the face of it February 2022 felt like a quiet month for appointments, but scratch beneath the surface and it has been anything...
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Major family business begins its ambitious expansion

An ambitious construction project to future-proof one of Tewkesbury’s biggest employers and one of Gloucestershire’s biggest...
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How Xero could save you money and help grow your business

If you want a more efficient business with lower overheads and clearer management information, the answer is Xero – according to...
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£1 million investment in historic Tewkesbury hotel creates 30 jobs

Tewkesbury’s historic Tudor House Hotel, complete with battle scars inflicted by Jacobite rioters, is gearing up to reopen its...
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Venue and partners for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2022 revealed

The exciting new location and all the partners that will make this year's SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards go with a bang...
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Historic Cotswold pub has been sold for £650,000

A Grade II-listed Cotswold village pub and restaurant, near Burford, has been sold – with plans already in place to develop the...
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First images released of new City Campus in Gloucester’s former Debenhams

The University of Gloucestershire has unveiled the first images of its new City Campus in Gloucester’s former Debenhams building.
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Work to start on rooftop restaurant, bar and hotel in Gloucester city centre

Phase two of Gloucester’s £107m city centre redevelopment, The Forum, is due to start in March 2022, with Kier appointed lead...
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A £20 million park and ride could be built in Cheltenham

Cheltenham’s Arle Court Park and Ride could be about to undergo a £20 million transformation into a new 'transport hub', with...
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Willans joins campaign to achieve net zero carbon emissions by the year 2030

As it prepares to celebrate 75 years in business, Gloucestershire-based Willans LLP is also the first law firm in the county to...
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Stagecoach reaches milestone of employing 1,000 apprentices

Bus company Stagecoach, which operates bus services across Gloucestershire, now employs 1,000 apprentices – a milestone it is...
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Julian Dunkerton's Lucky Onion Group to sell Gloucestershire pubs

The Lucky Onion Group, owned by Superdry founder Julian Dunkerton, is to sell some of its pubs and hotels to major pub chain...
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Law firm to teach courses at Gloucestershire’s new construction school

Cheltenham law firm, BPE, is set to deliver two new training courses at Gloucestershire’s new multi-million-pound construction...
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How to overcome the challenges of recruiting and job hunting in 2022

After one of the most challenging years for businesses seeking new staff, SoGlos spoke to recruitment experts Hooray about how the...
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Applications open for new operations and IT degree apprenticeships

New operations and IT degree apprenticeships have been unveiled by the University of Gloucestershire, in partnership with one of...
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Investment firms buys second Gloucester industrial estate for £10.4 million

A Covent Garden-based investment firm which last year bought £13 million-plus of Gloucester commercial property has come back for...
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Future confirmed for GFirst LEP

After a long few months waiting to hear its fate, the future of GFirst LEP, the most powerful business voice in Gloucestershire,...
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Record revenue for engineering giant Renishaw

Gloucestershire engineering giant and major county employer, Renishaw, has reported record revenue for its last six months of...
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Medieval tiled floor is uncovered at £107 million Gloucester development

Archaeologists working to clear the way for the multi-million pound The Forum development in Gloucester have discovered a largely...
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Grant of up to £6,000 still available for businesses affected by omicron

All of Gloucestershire’s local authorities are still offering grants to businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector affected...
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Janes Pantry opens its new £300,000 bakery and café

Gloucestershire business Janes Pantry has officially opened its 11th bakery and café – and the new Twigworth venue is its biggest...
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‘Unlimited demand’ drives launch of new Gloucestershire fintech business

Demand for one of its specialist services, has led to Stroud firm BookCheck launching a new financial technology business to cope...
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16 inspiring property developments in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is an amazing place to build, buy and develop property – even throughout the Covid-19 pandemic – and to celebrate...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: January 2022

From a new management team at Five Valleys in Stroud to the boss of St James’s Place stepping down and the Dean of Gloucester...
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9 rapidly expanding Gloucestershire businesses

Despite the impact of the pandemic, some Gloucestershire businesses have expanded at an astonishing rate – with acquisitions, huge...
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Work on Ecotricity’s new football stadium and business park development in Gloucestershire could start in spring

Ecotricity has submitted ‘revisited plans’ for its long-awaited Eco Park development, a new football stadium and business park in...
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High-profile speakers named for Gloucestershire apprenticeship event

Businesses, organisations and anyone interested in the potential of apprenticeships are invited to attend a National...
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Gloucestershire recruitment company launches new service for firms looking to fill senior roles

After two years of economic uncertainty, the jobs market remains challenging, but Gloucestershire recruitment firm Hooray has good...
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Gloucestershire fashion house amasses a 2,000-strong social media army

Founder and boss of Superdry, Julian Dunkerton, has revealed the Gloucestershire fashion house has gathered a 2,000-strong army of...
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Gloucestershire puts its case to Government to be crowned the UK cyber capital

Gloucestershire put its case to be crowned the UK’s cyber capital directly to the minister for media, data and digital...
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Unilever confirms jobs at its Gloucestershire ice cream factory are safe

After announcing dramatic plans to shed 1,500 staff, consumer giant Unilever has confirmed that 300-plus jobs at its Walls Ice...
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Gloucestershire organisations receive a boost from HRH The Princess Royal

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest businesses and one of its best-loved charities had their good work celebrated with a visit from...
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CEO of leading Cheltenham technology firm announces her departure

It’s all change at Bamboo Technology, as Lorrin White shares her decision to leave the board and announces her replacement as CEO...
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Award-winning Cheltenham digital marketing agency is sold

A Queen’s Award-winning, Cheltenham-based digital marketing business with 20 staff and a £6 million turnover has announced its...
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Major Gloucestershire firm is set for a management buyout

A majority stake in one of Gloucestershire’s most successful family businesses, which trains scores of electrical apprentices...
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New support grant for Tewkesbury businesses affected by Omicron

A new grant is available aimed at supporting businesses in the Tewkesbury borough financially impacted by the Covid-19 Omicron...
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Court decision unlocking 10,000 homes development near Tewkesbury could face a new challenge

A High Court decision to allow a bridge to be built over the railway near Tewkesbury, helping to unlock the door to a 10,000-home...
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Gloucestershire dental manufacturer wins £472,000 to help fight against the pandemic

Nearly half a million pounds has been given to Gloucestershire’s Prima Dental Group to develop new technology to improve the...
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New railway bridge keeps multi-million pound Stroudwater Canal restoration on track

A major project to replace a Gloucestershire railway bridge within seven days to allow boats on the Stroudwater Canal to pass...
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Hazlewoods has its best annual results in the company’s 100-year history

The corporate finance team at Gloucestershire accountants Hazlewoods is celebrating after announcing it advised on transactions...
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Everything you need to know about the Cyber Essentials scheme

With the government’s National Cyber Security Centre set to update the Cyber Essentials scheme in January 2022, IT support...
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Multi-million-pound business and arts centre taking shape in the centre of Cheltenham

A new multi-million-pound business centre and headquarters for Cheltenham’s famous festivals is fast taking shape in the heart of...
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A shortage of employment land is ‘holding Gloucestershire back’ property experts claims

Gloucestershire is facing ‘a desperate shortage of good employment land with demand outstripping supply’, according to one of the...
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Record profits and turnover for Gloucestershire specialist construction firm

Profits have doubled and turnover risen by almost 60 per cent to nearly £80 million for Gloucestershire-based data centre...
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Gloucestershire wine supplier doubles business to nearly £60 million

Profits are up at Gloucestershire-headquartered Off-Piste Wines, with turnover growing more than 50 per cent to nearly £60...
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4 reasons why good cyber security will help you win business

Cyber security is no longer just about protecting your own company from attacks – it is a marketable asset that can also be very...
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Cheltenham cyber experts announce takeover of tech training firm

Gloucestershire-based defence consultancy CDS Defence & Security (CDS DS) has unveiled an ‘ambitious growth strategy’ with the...
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What good management information can do for your business

Good accounts are vital to keep on top of the running of your business, but good management information alongside can take your...
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Work begins on new £7 million Gloucestershire leisure park

Contractors have begun to clear a site in Gloucestershire for a new family leisure park which will create new jobs and a training...
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Drone business joins Hartpury’s Tech Box Park

A new business park at Hartpury College and University has welcomed another business to its ranks – drone technology firm...
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Multi-million pound contract awarded by Gloucestershire Airport

A major contract which is part of a £15 million investment in its runways has been awarded by Gloucestershire Airport, promising...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: December 2021

From a new research and development director at one of the county’s biggest drinks manufacturers to a new CEO for Hartpury College...
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Meet the employer: Why apprenticeships continue to be a driving force at engineering giant Moog

As part of our Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign, SoGlos talks to county-based global engineering giant Moog about why it...
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The University of Gloucestershire reveals its plans for Gloucester’s former Debenhams

Ambitious plans to transform the former Debenhams building in the centre of Gloucester have been revealed by the University of...
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Cheltenham fashion brand expands with a new American distribution depot

Christmas sales helped increase turnover at Cheltenham-based men’s fashion label &Sons by 300 per cent in 2021, with the business...
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Jobs at a Cotswold paper company are safe as German firm buys the business

All 51 staff will be kept on following the sale of Cotswold-based family business Cotek Papers Limited to a German rival.
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Cheltenham Festivals names its new leadership team

Two familiar faces will head up a new, four-strong senior management team to lead the world-famous Cheltenham Festivals in 2022.
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The King's School Gloucester is rounding off a year of community work with a special Christmas party in Gloucestershire

Students and staff from The King’s School Gloucester have raised almost £5,000 for good causes this Christmas, cooked more than...
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A 300-home development is planned for Gloucester Railway Station

Growing confidence in Gloucester is attracting more investment into the city, with Eutopia Homes sharing its plans to build up to...
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18 inspirational Gloucestershire food and drink heroes

SoGlos serves up some of the incredible champions of Gloucestershire’s food and drink sector.
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Gloucester Brewery has reached its £500,000 crowdfunding target

Gloucester Brewery has cause to celebrate after reaching its £500,000 crowdfunding target to fund its ambitious expansion plans –...
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More life-saving defibrillators arrive in Cheltenham town centre

More life-saving defibrillators have arrived in Cheltenham, as the town’s business community steps up to support the Public Hearts...
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Gloucestershire solicitors helps make £7.5 million Sureserve takeover possible

A team from a Gloucestershire law firm has been praised for its part in the multi-million pound takeover of a firm which helps...
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AccXel construction school opens with first 80 apprentices already promised work

The brand-new multi-million pound AccXel construction skills training centre has opened in the Forest of Dean – with the powerful...
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Building work begins on Cotswolds Designer Outlet 10,000 sq ft restaurant and garden centre

Construction has started on Cotswolds Designer Outlet’s new 10,000 square foot restaurant and 74,000 sq ft Dobbies Garden Centre –...
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Restaurateurs from Cheltenham to launch ‘seafood’ farming business

Two entrepreneurial restaurateurs from Cheltenham have unveiled plans to for an exciting new start-up – a land-based seafood...
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Investment in Gloucester city centre offices creates jobs

One of Gloucester’s landmark office buildings, home to 20 city businesses, has received a major facelift thanks to a £300,000...
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New Gloucester Primark is about to open

With work on Gloucester’s brand-new Primark store complete and the hoardings removed, we thought we would remind you the new city...
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Revenues up more than 40 per cent at Versarien

One of Gloucestershire’s most high-profile advanced engineering and manufacturing firms has announced a 41 per cent increase in...
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Stroud sustainable wine business raises £400,000 through crowdfunding

Anglo-Italian wine business, When in Rome, has hit its £400,000 crowdfunding target after 180 investors came forward – with big...
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Development of 180 new homes near Gloucester city centre receives £2.2 million in funding

Plans to build 180 affordable homes near the centre of Gloucester have moved a ‘significant’ step closer, thanks to a £2.2 million...
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New steak restaurant ‘Strip’ opens in Stroud

A new restaurant specialising in steaks has opened its doors in the middle of Stroud.
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Junior reporters wanted to cover Gloucester Rugby games

Gloucester Rugby is offering children aged between 10 and 16 the chance to become a junior reporter covering its home games at...
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Superdry opens its new performance sport and fashion store in Cheltenham

Global fashion brand and Gloucestershire-based business Superdry has officially opened its first new Studio concept store in the...
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Major British grooming brand reveals how a Gloucestershire business helped it achieve success

King of Shaves has become a multi-million-pound business, an achievement it says was made possible by the expertise of...
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Award-winning Gloucestershire construction firm heading for record £24 million turnover

After winning an industry award in 2021, Gloucestershire-based specialist construction firm, Cold Clad, reveals that the...
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The Kings Head in Cirencester wins hotel of the year award

The Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester has been crowned hotel of the year at the Bespoke Hotels awards – and, after 12 months of...
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Bamboo Technology expands with acquisition of IT firm

Gloucestershire-headquartered Bamboo Technology Group Ltd has announced it has bought Worcestershire-based TechTeam Limited.
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8 benefits to outsourcing your bookkeeping

Online and cloud-based services have brought back office tasks within a click of every Gloucestershire business owner, but many...
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Growth for Gloucestershire law firm committed to the county

Gloucestershire law firm Frank Smith & Co Solicitors was determination to remain true to its core values, its customers and county...
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Fast-growing Gloucester construction firm unveils a new recruitment drive

Up to 30 new jobs are being created at Gloucester-headquartered specialist construction firm, ISD Solutions, which is also on...
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Tewkesbury Borough Council chief executive Mike Dawson is stepping down

After 12 years as chief executive officer of Tewkesbury Borough Council, Mike Dawson has announced his departure.
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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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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...
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Building work to start on Cheltenham Minster Exchange

Work is due to start on Cheltenham Minster Exchange, a significant new business centre and also headquarters for Cheltenham...
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Second major sports retailer to open in Regent Arcade

Another huge global sports retailer – a first for the south west – is due to open in Cheltenham’s Regent Arcade, following on from...
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Training is not always a choice, in some cases it’s the law

It is important to make the right choices when it comes to staff training, but as Nimble Elearning points out – make the wrong...
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Protecting your business when key staff move on

With the UK locked into a labour shortage, employees are being offered better terms elsewhere, leaving Gloucestershire employers...
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How to attract, incentivise and retain your employees

As pressures on the labour market mount and stories of staff being tempted to competitors increase, there are levers...
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Specialist solar firm Mypower wins national award

A Gloucestershire firm which installed solar panels on Gloucester Cathedral has been honoured at the National Energy Efficiency...
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Multi-million-pound investment in cyber brings Michael Gove to Cheltenham

A £3 million investment in a new digital training centre and workplace at Gloucestershire College has won high praise from the...
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Gloucestershire kitchenware brand is set to float on the stock market for £300 million

A Gloucestershire businessman who left school aged 15 is about to float his company on the stock market with a valuation of...
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Gloucestershire moves a step closer to building the world’s first fusion energy plant

A plan to build a new fusion energy plant in Gloucestershire, potentially creating thousands of jobs, has made its way onto a...
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Plumbing and heating firm Shackleton, Wintle and Lane enters administration

A total of 69 people have lost their jobs after Gloucestershire-based plumbing, heating and electrical specialist Shackleton,...
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How incredible generosity ‘saved’ Cheltenham Festivals

Just how close Cheltenham Festivals came to financial collapse during the pandemic, and the astonishing generosity that saved it,...
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Winners of Gloucestershire’s first Inclusive Employer Awards revealed

The 13 winners of the first Gloucestershire Inclusive Employers Awards, staged by the GEM Project, have been announced.
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There’s still time for business leaders to join the Peer Networks programme

A programme for Gloucestershire business leaders aimed at helping them grow their companies has opened its doors to more cohorts,...
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How can Gloucestershire retain its younger generation?

Gloucestershire is facing a major challenge – retaining its younger generation. Evans Jones thinks our planning system could be...
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The Forest of Dean Growth Hub opens its doors

Businesses in the Forest of Dean now have a new point of focus, with The Growth Hub opening its latest branch in Mitcheldean.
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Turnover passes £53 million for Gloucester retail business

Winner of this year’s SoGlos Gloucestershire business Award for growth, ProCook, has lived up to its title – with annual turnover...
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World’s largest vertical farm underlines Gloucestershire’s position as a hotbed of agri-tech

Gloucestershire’s profile as a UK hotspot for agritech has been further boosted by news of a multi-million pound investment that...
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Turnover and ‘profits’ up at Two Rivers Housing

Turnover has increased to £28 million and ‘profits’ are also up at Gloucestershire-based Two Rivers Housing Group.
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Digital October events for businesses launched by The Growth Hub

To support businesses investing in a digitally-powered recovery from the pandemic, Gloucestershire’s Growth Hub is launching a...
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Major Gloucester employer officially opens new offices

One of Gloucester’s biggest private employers, with more than 500 staff, has officially opened new offices in Brockworth.
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Gloucestershire B&B owner launches new breakfast cereal

When lockdown decimated her bed and breakfast business owner Deborah Lamplugh realised she was sitting on another potential...
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After 10 years GFirst LEP celebrates its biggest project yet

After a decade helping transform Gloucestershire with £100 million-plus of investment, and establishing a can-do reputation in...
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Potential buyers show interest in former Gloucester office, as major development plans are revealed

A major residential development is being proposed for a former office site in the centre of Gloucester, with potential buyers...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: September 2021

From senior appointments at fast-growing Gloucestershire tech firms to new faces on the board of the county’s local enterprise...
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Hartpury women's rugby team reveals new sponsor

Elite women's rugby team Gloucester-Hartpury is celebrating revealing a new signing - its latest sponsor.
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The Cirencester house project: Ford Construction expert insight

Ford Construction continues to build its reputation for bespoke projects, as this extension on a Cirencester couple's home shows.
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New Gloucester Brewery warehouse bar opens at Gloucester Docks

Gloucester Brewery officially launched its new 2,500 square foot Dock-side bar on Friday 24 September 2021, also opening its doors...
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Gloucestershire College’s academy launch reveals a county bristling with confidence

The official opening of Gloucestershire College’s £3 million Advanced Digital Academy and Hub8 co-working space has revealed a...
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Work begins on £2 million Digital Innovation Farm Tech Box Park

Work has begun to build a £2 million digital innovation centre for Gloucestershire agri-tech firms at Hartpury College and...
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Cheltenham BID appoints new chief executive

Powerful business group Cheltenham BID has named Heath Gunter as its new chief executive.
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Meet the apprentice: Joshua Davis of Attivo Group

An apprenticeship at the University of Gloucestershire is helping Cheltenham business Attivo develop the next generation of talent...
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JD Sports is opening a new Cheltenham store in Regent Arcade

JD Sports will be the latest brand to open in Regent Arcade shopping centre, replacing Cheltenham’s vacant Top Shop unit.
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12 steps to supply chain security that will help grow your Gloucestershire business

Talk of cyber security often puts the onus on you and your business, but an attack on your suppliers can be just as damaging. As...
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Gloucestershire Day launched to celebrate the county

The whole county is being invited to join in with the Gloucestershire Day celebrations on Tuesday 21 September 2021 – with the...
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Superdry back on track for growth

Gloucestershire-based fashion brand Superdry said it was ending the year strongly and was back on track for growth, after the...
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First-time buyers' questions answered

Entering the housing market as a first-time buyer is an exciting and daunting proposition, with good advice key to managing your...
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It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top

Business owners need to feel supported, but when you don’t have the luxury of a big team around you, where do you find that...
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Why businesses are turning to BookCheck to help them grow

Gloucestershire-based BookCheck has transformed bookkeeping and payroll management into an art form – and is seeing more and more...
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Gloucestershire is growing its reputation as a holiday destination

Visit Gloucestershire, set up to champion and support the county’s visitor economy, said a boom in staycations this summer had...
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A new pizza restaurant plans to open on Cheltenham Promenade

Cheltenham foodies wondering what will move into the former Café Rouge could now have their answer – as the Promenade building...
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£500,000 of growth funding for When in Rome wine business

Gloucestershire-based Italian wine importer When in Rome has won £500,000 of funding to expand its environmentally friendly...
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Gloucester book business records sales of £297 million in one year

Started by just two people in an office in Gloucester, The Book Depository turned over £297 million last year.
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SGGBA business of the year award-winner reveals secret of its success

SGGBA business of the year award winner EG Carter & Co Ltd has committed itself to investing in its staff – taking on a record...
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SGGBA 2021 winners revealed

The winners of the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021 have been revealed at a special evening celebrating the county’s...
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New details revealed in £6.8 million Cheltenham Minster Exchange project

A scheme to transform the public space around Cheltenham Minster, by the team behind a radical new building for the town, have...
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Neptune Rum reveals secret recipe for SGGBA rum punch

If you didn't have one of the golden tickets for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021, you can still enjoy a genuine taste...
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Work starts on £3.5 million Gloucester Food Dock

Work has now officially started to deliver what is, for food and drinks lovers, one of the most eagerly anticipated developments...
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Work starts on £5-million Hartpury restaurant and conference venue

Construction work has started at Hartpury University and Hartpury College on a new £5 million catering hub and conference venue.
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£2.55 million for new building at expanding Cirencester College

Cirencester College has won millions of pounds to make another exciting building project happen at its Cotswolds campus, allowing...
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The future of flexible working and cyber security

The pandemic showed businesses that remote working can be a success, but as cybercrime spiked, companies have turned to firms like...
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BBC presenter Steve Knibbs to host SGGBA and SGGLA

We can now make it official – BBC presenter and well-known face of Gloucestershire, Steve Knibbs, will host this year’s SoGlos...
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Cheltenham law firm instrumental in creating one of the biggest data businesses in the world

Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors played a key role in the takeover of a specialist London-based stock market business, helping to...
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Lead constructor for Golden Valley Development describes it as ‘once in a lifetime’

The man who will lead the construction of the Golden Valley Development has declared the project an ‘unprecedented’ opportunity –...
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EXCLUSIVE: First look inside: The Music Works’ £1.8 million Gloucester music venue

As The Music Works gets ready to unveil its £1.8 million new music venue in Gloucester, SoGlos got to see inside The Hub, before...
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Freemans Event Partners clocks up 40 years of fast food at Silverstone

A Moto GP race at Silverstone saw a Gloucestershire fast-food catering and logistics business mark four decades in partnership...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: August 2021

From senior appointments at Hartpury University to new board members at Gloucester BID, SoGlos looks at key business appointments...
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GFirst LEP commits to delivering five key projects to drive Gloucestershire’s economic growth

As she prepares to take over as chairwoman of powerful business group GFirst LEP, Ruth Dooley has renewed its commitment to...
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Fluffy Puffin ice cream confirmed as SGGBA food partner

Artisan ice cream and sorbet maker Fluffy Puffin will be touching down at Gloucestershire Airport for the SGGBA, promising to...
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Building work gets underway on Gloucester’s The Forum

Work to build phase one of the £102 million The Forum in the centre of Gloucester, billed as 'transformative for the city', starts...
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Bruton Knowles reports record results

Profits doubled and turnover reached £13.5 million at Gloucestershire headquartered national chartered surveyors, Bruton Knowles.
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Ecotricity’s takeover bid for Good Energy dismissed

Gloucestershire-based green energy firm Ecotricity has seen its bid to take over renewable energy rival Good Energy dismissed as...
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Cotswold truffle business set to turnover £8 million in 2021

TruffleHunter, whose Cotswolds-based business sells products inspired by the sought-after fungi, is on target to see turnover pass...
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Sale of Gloucestershire defence tech firm raises national security concerns

Concerns have been raised about national security after Gloucestershire-based specialist defence tech business, Ultra Electronics,...
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Firm with £14.6 billion of assets opens new Gloucestershire branch

Wealth management firm Raymond James has announced the launch of a new branch in Cheltenham.
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SLX confirmed as SGGBA event partner

From West End shows and The Hundred to SGGBA – if Weston Aviation’s hangar was not already an exciting enough location, we can now...
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Despite a tough year Ribena-maker still toasts the future with confidence

The pandemic helped take nearly £40 million off its turnover, but after multi-million pound investments major Gloucestershire...
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High praise for Cheltenham firm’s advisors to high-net-worth individuals

Two Gloucestershire advisors to high-net-worth individuals have been singled out as among the best in their profession in an...
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HS2 rail project on track for Gloucestershire engineering firm

Advanced engineering firm Versarien is increasing production of the revolutionary material graphene to help make possible the High...
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Profits of £153 million-plus for major Gloucestershire employer

Cheltenham firm Spirax Sarco has delivered a rise in profits and turnover thanks to a 'strong recovery of global industrial...
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£15 million buyout promises growth for Gloucestershire telecoms firm

Details of a £15 million buy-out of a Tewkesbury telecoms firm have become clearer after a Cheltenham law firm was thanked for its...
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Health check shines spotlight on a Gloucester BID growing in strength

As it runs towards a crucial vote on its next five-year term the influential city centre business group, Gloucester BID has...
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Gloucestershire is in a 'brilliant position to prosper' post-pandemic

While towns and cities nationwide scramble to find their new place in a post-pandemic world, Gloucestershire is in a ‘brilliant...
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One of Gloucestershire’s best-known breweries is to close

The family behind the successful Hillside Brewery in the Forest of Dean has announced the business will close at the end of August...
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Cheltenham law firm launches its biggest-ever recruitment drive

Law firm Lodders has revealed plans for its biggest ever recruitment drive as it seeks to grow its workforce by more than a...
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Build Back Better Fund launched to drive Gloucestershire’s Covid recovery

A new £2 million Build Back Better Fund to help communities in Gloucestershire recover and rebuild from the impact of Covid-19 has...
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Cheltenham cyber firm joins forces with global financial business

A Gloucestershire firm launched just four years ago has been chosen to help global business brand RSM become a market leader in...
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The danger of spam emails and how to avoid them

We might think we know all about the dangers of spam emails, but according to leading Gloucestershire IT company, ReformIT, all we...
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8 simple ways Gloucestershire businesses can protect themselves against spam emails

With nearly half of all businesses suffering a cyber attack in 2020, and criminals finding a route in through spam emails, IT...
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EXCLUSIVE: The future of electric motorsport is being built in Gloucestershire

The McMurtry Spéirling may look like the new Batmobile, but it is possibly the world’s most advanced electric racing car made by...
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Highfield Garden World set to grow even further with £1 million investment

A £1 million investment will see the continued expansion of the popular family-owned Gloucestershire garden centre business.
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Hobbycraft begins recruitment drive for new Cotswold store

One of the UK’s largest arts and crafts retailers, Hobbycraft, has revealed plans to open a new store at the Cirencester Retail...
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Gloucester Rugby unveils major new signing

A new headline name has been added to the shirts of Gloucester Rugby for the coming season, making for one of the biggest signings...
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5 devastating things that can happen to your business if you don’t prepare for a cyber attack

The days of cyber attacks being something that happens to other people’s businesses are gone, but Gloucestershire has cyber...
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8 ways Gloucestershire businesses are getting back to work safely

As part of our #BackToBusinessGlos campaign, SoGlos handpicks eight pathways being taken by businesses in rebuilding...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: July 2021

From the top job at GFirst LEP and a well-known managing director being appointed to The Pied Piper Appeal board to three new...
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First look inside: Gloucester Rugby’s new super gym

Gloucester Rugby has not hung around in getting its new Kingsholm training centre fit for purpose – and SoGlos got to take a first...
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Gloucester withdraws from the race to become UK City of Culture

Gloucester will no longer be bidding for the title of UK City of Culture 2025, choosing instead to focus its efforts on recovering...
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Contractor named to build Hartpury’s £5 million ‘state-of-the-art catering hub’

Vitruvius Management Services names Gloucester building firm to take on the latest new development at Hartpury University and...
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Apprenticeships could be key to Cheltenham’s economic recovery

Helping businesses understand the benefits of apprenticeships could make them a key element in Cheltenham’s recovery from the...
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Gloucestershire’s new designer outlet moves a step closer

The business behind a major retail development near Tewkesbury, expected to generate millions of pounds annually, says its plans...
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Award win reveals Cheltenham insurance firm creating jobs

Cheltenham insurance firm Assured Futures has beaten all-comers from its sector across the UK to win an award for outstanding...
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Judges decide finalists for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021

The judges have met, the decisions have been made and the list of all finalists have been drawn up for the first SoGlos...
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Meet the Apprentice: April Trigg of Brace Creative

In the third of SoGlos’s series on modern apprenticeships April Trigg, marketing manager at Gloucester-headquartered Brace...
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How to avoid losing the best potential candidates when recruiting

The wheels of UK plc are rolling again, but one of the biggest challenges facing businesses in Gloucestershire and beyond, is...
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Here is where you can get free ice creams in Gloucester this weekend

Ice cream maker supreme, Wall’s, is installing a special vending machine in Gloucester this weekend giving away free Twisters,...
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Versarien’s move into the Forest of Dean could signal the start of significant investment

Versarien PLC’s decision to move to new headquarters in the Forest of Dean is just one of a number of projects that could see tens...
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Boat built in same shipyard as the Titanic to become Gloucester Docks' new restaurant

A boat built in the same shipyard as the famous passenger liner RMS Titanic could be about to start a new life as a floating...
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Ice cream factory launches new traineeship opportunities

Ten places are up for grabs on a new traineeship programme for young people at Unilever’s famous Gloucester Wall’s ice cream...
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Ground-breaking Gloucestershire energy harvesting firm wins £350,000 contract

A Gloucestershire business has won a £350,000 contract with the Ministry of Defence which could transform how electricity is...
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ReformIT in Cheltenham acquires Apple-focused rival

Fast-growing Cheltenham firm, ReformIT, has acquired the town’s long-standing Apple-focused managed IT services firm, Grafx...
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Cheltenham businesses hold private meeting with the minister for tourism

The minister for tourism discussed the challenges being faced by Gloucestershire businesses in a private meeting arranged by...
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First look: New multimillion pound cyber training centre at Gloucestershire College

A new multimillion pound institute of technology, bringing degree level computing and cyber education to all in Gloucestershire,...
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New nightclub represents £1.5 million-plus investment in Cheltenham

Owners of a new Cheltenham nightclub have revealed the venue represents a more than £1.5 million investment in the town and will...
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Renishaw announces its search for a new owner is at an end

Gloucestershire engineering superpower, Renishaw, has announced its search for new owners is at an end – with the company taking...
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Businessmen complete gruelling 17-hour bike ride for charity

Ten businessmen from Gloucestershire have completed a two-day non-stop 250 mile bike ride, raising £7,800 for Sue Ryder...
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University of Gloucestershire unveils plans for new £3.6 million cyber centre

The University of Gloucestershire has unveiled plans to open an institute for cyber security and digital innovation in Germany.
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14 Gloucestershire cyber companies to watch in 2021

With Gloucestershire’s status as UK cyber capital drawing more tech firms to the county, SoGlos showcases a shortlist of companies...
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Second term for Cheltenham BID means nearly £3 million for the town centre

Voting is over and Cheltenham BID has secured a second term in office, with even more money to invest in championing Cheltenham’s...
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Cheltenham Quadrangle redevelopment and rooftop restaurant completed

The anticipated multi-million pound redevelopment of Cheltenham’s Quadrangle building and 'discreet' rooftop restaurant has...
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New £2 million Tech Box high-growth business park revealed for Hartpury

A new £2 million business park built from re-purposed shipping containers is the next stage of Hartpury University and Hartpury...
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7 ways to support your team's mental health as they return to work

The legacy of the ongoing pandemic on employees’ mental health is double edged – while the strain is real, Gloucestershire...
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Gloucestershire firm’s revolutionary image analysing software aims to make the internet safer

Gloucestershire business Image Analyzer has been revealed as a firm at the forefront of the race to deliver a tech-based antidote...
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Government experts endorse cyber degree apprenticeship at Gloucestershire College

Gloucestershire College’s new degree apprenticeship has been backed by the UK’s highest authority on cyber, in a move seriously...
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Meet the Apprentice: Naimat Kaur, St James’s Place Wealth Management

In the second of SoGlos’s new apprenticeship series, St James's Place Wealth Management’s Naimat Kaur tells us why the cyber...
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Openreach reveals the next areas of Gloucestershire to get superfast broadband

Infrastructure provider Openreach is living up to its promise of linking up Gloucestershire with superfast broadband – with areas...
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Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: June 2021

From a new partner at one of the county’s best known law firms and a new commercial manager for the business behind Gloucester...
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Record year for Cheltenham cyber and tech recruitment firm

Cheltenham-based InfoSec People has grown from strength to strength in the last 18 months – with its founder predicting more...
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Business sales see Hazlewoods handle £422 million of deals so far in 2021

A surge in mergers and acquisitions activity in the first six months of 2021 has kept Hazlewoods’ corporate finance team busy – so...
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The Growth Hub is set to release thousands of pounds of digital business recovery grants

A new round of digital business recovery grants of up to £3,000 will be made available to Gloucestershire businesses by The Growth...
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Deals reveal Cheltenham firm’s global partnership with multi-billion dollar US software giant

Two deals with African firms have shed light on an innovative Gloucestershire business partnering multi-billion dollar US software...
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New excavations in Gloucester could reveal ‘archaeological treasures’ at The Forum

New ‘archaeological treasures’ could be revealed as a fresh dig on the site of the city centre’s £85 million redevelopment...
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New boutique Cotswold hotel opens to show-off half a million-pound investment

The curtain has gone up on an 11-bedroom luxury boutique hotel beside Cirencester’s Barn Theatre, revealing a stunning...
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Stroud businesses urged to check if they qualify for remaining grant money

Five Valleys’ firms are being urged to check if they qualify for grants of up to £4,500, as Stroud District Council extends its...
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The Forest of Dean sculptor creating a memorial to the district's war heroes

It will be a proud and moving moment when the giant stone war memorial to a Forest of Dean parish’s fallen is unveiled this...
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£20 million of Levelling Up Fund cash would be ‘a shot in the arm for the Gloucester’

Business leaders and political masters behind three transformational projects in Gloucester have called on the government to back...
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19 ways to support charities and communities in Gloucestershire

There are so many ways to help Gloucestershire charities and communities. From sporting challenges to charitable donations and...
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Stroud’s Ship Inn to become part of growing Five Valleys’ family business

A Stroud restaurateur has revealed big plans for the Ship Inn, as the Brimscombe Port pub becomes part of his growing business...
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£1 million of green funding will help unlock major plans for Stroud

A major waterside redevelopment in Stroud and projects to future-proof some of its most historic buildings have received a...
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Gloucester Rugby’s new plans will help it score a significant commercial win

All eyes were on the plans for a new indoor pitch and gym beside Kingsholm Stadium, but what fans were also looking at was the new...
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Gloucester Rugby unveils new training centre near Kingsholm

Plans for new training facilities at Gloucester Rugby have been unveiled, allowing the club to host even more matches at Kingsholm...
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Gloucestershire College and Hub8 will deliver new £1 million innovation centre

A £1 million innovation centre for business and education will be delivered by a partnership between the group at the heart of all...
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Couple who sold their flat to start a business win £1 million investment

Just three years after starting their business Jo and Nick James have seen near 500 per cent annual growth, their staff team swell...
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IT expert offers tailored service to give SMEs serious cyber protection

A firm which specialises in cyber security has launched a service to give small business access to the very best protection for...
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Rooftop Cheltenham apartments revealed for former market site

Unloved and empty for two years, the future of the former Cheltenham Market site has been revealed in the form of new rooftop...
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Revealing the business that will help drive Gloucester’s bid for a new era of professional sport

A new business has been launched to drive the commercial development of Gloucester City FC and its associated basketball teams, as...
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Record numbers expected at today's Cheltenham CyNam 21.2 business event

This week's cyber showcase business event - CyNam 21.2 – is on target to attract record numbers with more than 1,000 signing up to...
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Leadership course will help businesses build their own road-maps out of the pandemic

A firm which specialises in helping develop business leadership skills has practised what it preaches – thinking on its feet to...
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Ecotricity sells off its electric car charging network

Stroud-based Ecotricity has unplugged itself from its Electric Highway, confirming the sale of what it calls ‘the world's first...
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Lucozade pours £6 million investment into its Gloucestershire factory

Just over a year after it revealed it was spending £13 million on its Forest of Dean factory, Suntory Beverage and Food GB&I has...
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£20 million development plans unveiled to boost Forest of Dean economy

Details have been unveiled of an ambitious £20 million investment programme to bring jobs and new sports, education and community...
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Meet the apprentice: Michelle Fyrne, group editor of SoGlos

Apprenticeships were once only for those at the start of their careers, but senior business leaders are increasingly using them to...
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SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards receives more than 400 nominations

Entries have now closed for the inaugural SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards – with more than 400 nominations from 192...
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Losses at Ecclesiastical will not stop firm on a mission to give £100 million to charity

Despite a year which has left scars across its industry and itself facing financial losses, Gloucestershire firm Ecclesiastical...
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Fast-growing tech firm opens Cheltenham base

Serial tech entrepreneurs behind fast-expanding cyber firm Pentest People announce a move into Cheltenham to help them further...
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Gloucester Rugby will emerge ‘vastly improved’ from the pandemic

Lance Bradley’s leadership of Gloucester Rugby during the pandemic, the focus on local businesses and community, has produced a...