Jake Chown

Jake joined the SoGlos team in February 2024 as an experienced staff writer, following four years working as a reporter for Tindle Newspapers and The Forester.

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Luxury Cotswolds hotel crowned best in Cirencester

A popular boutique hotel in Cirencester has been recognised as the best in the Cotswold town, following consistently outstanding...
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24 hours in Cirencester

From exploring its honey-hued streets and iconic Roman ruins to sampling the best local cuisine, SoGlos packs in ten of the best...
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£20 million secured to kick start building of Cheltenham's National Cyber Innovation Centre

Cheltenham Borough Council is moving forward with its £1 billion project to turn the town into 'the cyber capital of the UK',...
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5 gorgeous Cotswold garden wedding venues

With an array of floral delights, romantic courtyards and acres of gorgeous greenery to choose from, SoGlos handpicks five of the...
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Win a three-course dinner for four at the newly reopened Montpellier Wine Bar & Bistro

Ends Monday 1 July 2024

Try out Montpellier Wine Bar's all-new British bistro menus this summer 2024 — with SoGlos giving away an indulgent three-course...
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'There's lots of change rebuilding a business': CEO of one of Gloucestershire's most successful workwear firms talks self-belief, ambition and growth

Having re-built his business from the ground up during the pandemic, it's fair to say the four years since have been pretty...
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Rural businesses in this Gloucestershire borough can apply for grants of up to £25,000

With a view to strengthening the rural economy and boosting local communities, businesses in the Tewkesbury borough are invited to...
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8 reasons why The Growth Hub Gloucestershire is the go-to destination for business support

With expert advice to help grow your business, training to upskill your workforce and inspiring spaces to work, meet or host...
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Gloucestershire businesswoman named south west's Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Capping a hugely successful first 12 months for her business, Gloucester's Ciara McGurk, owner of perfume-inspired laundry brand...
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Cirencester bar and restaurant relaunches weekend alfresco dining experience

Ready to fill your weekends with delicious food, live music and cocktails in the sunshine? Téatro Bar & Restaurant in Cirencester...
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£1 billion Golden Valley project remains top priority for council's new cabinet

Establishing Cheltenham as 'the cyber capital of the UK’ through its ambitious £1 billion Golden Valley development remains a top...
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Gloucestershire EV of the month series

Get inspired to make the switch to electric with Cheltenham-based specialists Cleevely EV picking their favourites from the used...
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EV of the month: The all-rounder fit for families and adventure seekers

Kicking off SoGlos' new EV of the month series, in partnership with Cheltenham-based specialist Cleevely EV, is an efficient...
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Why The Growth Hub Gloucestershire's network is 'the best in the country'

Exemplifying its value to the local economy, The Growth Hub Gloucestershire remains at the forefront of the county's business...
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Founder of AccXel takes over family's 56-year-old Forest of Dean firm as new chief of operations

Described as a 'significant step' towards gender equality in the industry, Nicola Bird, founder of the trailblazing AccXel...
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The Growth Hub Gloucestershire 'has never been stronger' as it launches business-friendly new website

Priding itself on being the 'go-to' destination for business support in the county, The Growth Hub Gloucestershire is headed for...
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It's nearly time to register for Gloucestershire's grammar school entry test

Parents and carers who want their children to be considered for entry to one of Gloucestershire's seven grammar schools next year...
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One of Gloucestershire's fastest-growing conveyancing firms opens its third office in 12 months

A leading property conveyancing firm continues its rapid expansion across the county with the opening of its third Gloucestershire...
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Gloucestershire contestants hope to win big on new ITV show The Fortune Hotel

A couple from Gloucestershire are hoping to take home a £250,000 prize this May 2024, as Claire White and her husband Dan compete...
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Ice breakers, independence and developing aspirations — how students at The Crypt School are taking the next step to sixth form

With their school focused on the academic, personal and social development of all of its young people, SoGlos hears from four Year...
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World-leading manufacturing firm in Cheltenham is bought out by its own managers

Global access hardware manufacturer Cotswold Architectural Products, which is headquartered in Cheltenham and has customers all...
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Gloucester dental firm lands King's Award for Enterprise for International Trade

One of the world's leading manufacturers of dental products, Gloucester-based Prima Dental, is being honoured for its outstanding...
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The Cotswold hotel hosting TV comedians, speed dating and a magician who once performed for James Bond

From date-night dining and first-class entertainment to wine tastings and spa relaxation, there are events and offers to cater for...
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The Cotswold nursery that's helping children develop through play and the outdoors

Prioritising play, creativity and outdoor learning in the stunning Cotswold countryside, the nursery at Rendcomb College prides...
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Last freehold property at Gloucester Quays goes up for sale

Described as 'the last piece of the jigsaw' in the development of Gloucester Quays, manufacturing company Numold is selling its...
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Cotswold workwear specialist eyes expansion after Cheltenham Festival success

Having supplied top race teams with high-quality, branded clothing for this year’s Cheltenham Festival, Cotswold-based firm...
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The Growth Hub celebrates 10 years of helping local businesses to thrive

With a track record of helping thousands of businesses achieve growth through expert advice, skills development and so much more,...