Gloucestershire Business interviews

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Do hybrid or electric vehicles make Gloucestershire greener?

Cheltenham's Cleevely EV weighs up the benefits of hybrid vs electric vehicles and reveals some surprising uses for your car's...

'By working together, we can make Gloucester a better city'

As Gloucester BID starts its second term supporting city centre businesses, its new interim manager shares his hopes for the...

Does your business need a menopause policy? Gloucestershire employment and business law specialist offers its advice

With the menopause and its effects starting to be cited as a basis for discrimination in employment tribunals, Trula Brunsdon,...

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...

Family-run motor firm shares secrets behind 60 years of business success in Gloucestershire

Foundations laid in place by John Cleevely in 1962 have paved the way for 60 years of business success for Cleevely Motors - and...

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...

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...

Gloucestershire couple to become the face of boutique Cotswolds hotel The Old Stocks Inn

Find out what the two competition winners are most looking forward to as part of their prize and how Instagram helps inspire days...

Hire a Tesla in Gloucestershire to test out EV mileage for yourself

If you're new to electric vehicles, you might be worried about charging them. Gloucestershire's EV specialist, Cleevely EV, shares...

'We must work together to create a greener and healthier world'

BioPak, a world leader in creating compostable packaging, based just over the Gloucestershire border, says consumers have the...

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...

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...

‘It’s high time for Gloucestershire to embrace diversity’: Brave Human Capital Group expert insight

We can all do better at giving everyone a fair chance, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group.

Why in-person events are so important for Gloucestershire businesses: Eastwood Park Expert Insight

With corporate events like conferences and team building making a resurgence, SoGlos asked the experts at Eastwood Park for tips...

‘Great leadership is THE difference for businesses and in life generally’: Brave Human Capital Group expert insight

Get your firm’s leadership spot on and all else follows, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group.

Arm yourself for job success: Hooray expert insight

With the jobs market tipped strongly in favour of individuals looking for new roles, and businesses facing challenges to secure...

Does understanding learning styles really help Gloucestershire businesses train staff faster?: Nimble Elearning expert insight

It is a foundation of so much teaching that if you can understand how each individual learns, you can train them faster - but is...

The secret weapon helping Gloucestershire businesses run better: BookCheck expert insight

With the help of Gloucestershire bookkeeping and accounting experts BookCheck, SoGlos reveals the simple tool that could make all...

How electric vehicles could save you money: Cleevely EV expert insight

One customer spent just £63 charging his car in one year, according to Gloucestershire electric vehicle specialist Cleevely EV –...

How to hire the right people or land that dream interview: GB Solutions expert insight

Gloucestershire businesses and job hunters are up against one of the most challenging jobs markets in recent years. SoGlos gets...

Business advice: The importance of staff training to combat cyber threats

In the first of a new advice series delivering clarity for businesses on the subject of all things IT, ReformIT looks at how...

How a Gloucestershire firm became a world-leading manufacturer and export sensation

When the Covid-19 pandemic closed dentists worldwide, Prima Dental had to adapt fast – with significant investment leading to...

How Gloucestershire’s hospitality businesses can make the most of the Easter holidays: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

From supportive staff to offering children’s activities, Visit Gloucestershire shares its top tips for attracting families this...

Why poor performance can be contagious and how to nip it in the bud

Getting team performance right is vital for a successful business, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group...

Making the change to electric vehicles: Cleevely EV shares the benefits, which include digital aquariums!

It’s easier than you think to embrace the drive towards electric vehicles, according to Gloucestershire electric vehicle...

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...

Unlock the untapped digital potential of your business

The pandemic accelerated changes in working practices and consumer behaviour, but Todd Gifford from Optimising IT says many...

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...

How to make your Gloucestershire tourism business more accessible: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

From training staff to providing free tickets for carers, there’s plenty businesses in the county can do to make their venues and...

Why workplace first aid and safety training is so important for Gloucestershire businesses

When it comes to saving lives, just a few hours of the right training can make all the difference, according to Cheltenham-based...

‘Ultimately, what I am interested in is the human stories and experiences behind these things’: Meet the new director of the Corinium Museum

SoGlos caught up with the new director of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester to find out what it’s like to run a venue of such...

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...

How to turn your garden into an extension of your Gloucestershire home

With the sun making a gradual reappearance, it’s nearly time to get out in the garden again – and SoGlos caught up with Trioscape...

Why regular home security reviews are so important

Home security should never be taken for granted – and Gloucestershire-based Severnside Security shares why it’s so important to...

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...

Why the trend for global recruitment is one to watch

The pandemic has opened up an impressive global talent pool, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group – and...

What to plant to help Gloucestershire’s wildlife this spring

With the days getting brighter and longer, fresh buds blooming and nature slowly coming back to life, SoGlos spoke to an expert...

‘It’s a real joy to be amongst people who are so creative’: Meet the CEO of New Brewery Arts

Ever wondered what it’s like to run an art gallery? SoGlos spoke to the CEO of New Brewery Arts in Cirencester to see what running...

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...

Top tips for recruiting during the hospitality staff shortage: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

While staff shortages are still causing chaos for local hospitality businesses, SoGlos spoke to Visit Gloucestershire to get its...

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...

Why keeping good staff should be a key focus for Gloucestershire businesses

In a jobs market where businesses are struggling to find the right people, one key focus is often being overlooked, according to...

How cyber security audits can protect your business: Optimising IT expert insight

Issues with IT systems need to be identified before they can be addressed, so to prevent any vulnerabilities from being exploited,...

How to plan for the 2022 hospitality season: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

After almost two years of uncertainty, Visit Gloucestershire is helping local hospitality businesses gear up for the 2022 season...

Meet the employer: Why the future of aerospace depends on Ontic’s apprentices

For plane operators in need of parts to keep their aircraft flying, Gloucestershire firm Ontic is the go-to specialist...

How Gloucestershire businesses can harness the potential of blended learning

With hybrid working here to stay and many businesses needing to find an alternative to traditional classroom training for staff,...

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...

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...

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...

Meet the employer: Renishaw explains why apprenticeships are at the heart of its business

As part of our Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign, SoGlos talks to Julia Russell of county-based global engineering giant...

Meet the ‘hidden heroes’ who turned to careers in care with OSJCT

Helping to run care homes for The Orders of St John Care Trust in Gloucestershire and around the UK, find out what convinced these...

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...

‘We provide services to many well-known people’: Cotswold Security Group expert insight

As part of our Meet the Gloucestershire Women in Business series, SoGlos spoke to Kay Clifton about the highs and lows of running...

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...

Simple ways Gloucestershire businesses can reduce their carbon footprint: Ecotricity expert insight

With sustainability having never been higher on the agenda, SoGlos spoke to green energy experts Ecotricity to discover some...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Key things to consider when hiring new employees: Willans LLP solicitors expert insight

When it comes to recruitment, there’s a lot more to consider than just finding the right hire, according to Cheltenham-based...

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...

Everything you need to know about elearning

After the pandemic forced the nation to work and study from home, embracing elearning as we return to the office could provide...

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...

The Temple Guiting House project

Ford Construction continues to make a name for itself for quality, which inspired us to find out more about The Temple Guiting...

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...

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...

‘It is a privilege to work here’: Meet the General Manager at the Queens Hotel

Cheltenham is full of incredible businesses with passionate people and teams behind them who love what they do – just like Erol...

How financial education for employees can benefit businesses: Brunsdon Financial expert insight

With financial education being one of the fastest growing employee benefits on offer, SoGlos spoke to Gloucestershire-based...

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...

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...

What business owners should consider when succession planning: Willans LLP solicitors expert insight

Whether it’s through retirement, necessity or just moving onto pastures new, succession planning can take the stress out of...

As the economy re-opens, don’t leave the door ajar for cyber criminals

We know to beware of cybercrime, but in the chaos of the last few months that has simply not been a priority – Cheltenham IT...

What is happening in the Gloucestershire jobs market?

There are encouraging signs from the Gloucestershire economy, but all is not what it seems in the jobs market – according to...

Home or office working? A roadmap through the legal issues

Working from home or not working from home, and what to do about it, remain key questions for many employers. Darren Sherborne...

What re-introducing 95 per cent mortgages means for first-time buyers in Gloucestershire

The Prime Minister chose Gloucestershire as the spot from which to drum up some publicity for the Government's decision to...

‘Choked’ by Gloucester’s generosity, Hash Norat's next challenge is personal

Somewhere in the soul of the man who founded Gloucester Feed the Hungry is a willingness to reach for the moon to help others –...

Hazlewoods reveals its ultimate advice for start-ups

For all the stress it has brought for businesses, the pandemic has also inspired many new start-ups. Key to their success,...

David Williams: Why I retired from Hazlewoods and what I plan to do now

David Williams, one of the most respected faces on the Gloucestershire business scene, and an architect of one of its best-known...

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know: Gloucestershire’s Business Navigators

Navigating unchartered waters in search of advice, funding, expertise, support, a route to overseas markets – whatever you are...

How Gloucestershire businesses can minimise the impact of Covid-19 when reopening

Campden BRI’s reputation as a master of testing, analysis and the application of science across the food, drink and many other...

Just what is going on in the commercial property sector in Gloucestershire?

Few areas have attracted so much speculation since the pandemic began as the important economic driver that is the property...

Why using a recruitment agency is more important than ever as the furlough scheme ends

Cheltenham-based Hooray shares why it's a great idea to bring a recruitment agency on board when the government furlough scheme...

Hazlewoods: Early Budget predictions from the business experts

Rarely has so much speculation come before a Budget – mainly about how the chancellor will recoup the £300 billion spent so far...

How to tell if your vulnerability management is effective

Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, evaluating, treating and reporting on gaps in your systems and software –...

Build back better: The trio of business consultants determined to make a difference

If you are looking to grow your business, through better marketing, raising your profile, understanding your financial position,...

How Gloucestershire businesses can deal with redundancies the right way

With the furlough scheme scheduled to end in April 2021, Davies and Partners solicitors shares its advice on the right way to deal...

Can employers or employees insist on Covid-19 vaccinations?

With employers across Gloucestershire unsure of whether they can insist on employees being vaccinated against Covid-19 – and...

How Gloucestershire businesses can future-proof themselves now

While the economic and social impact of the pandemic is a concern for most businesses, for many firms it is a great opportunity to...

Top tips to improve your social media strategy

With more people using social media than ever before, Bloxham PR shares some of its expertise on how having a social media...

Evans Jones expert insight: What Cheltenham's new zero carbon school means for Gloucestershire’s green future

The brand-new High School Leckhampton will be Gloucestershire’s first carbon neutral school, helping Gloucestershire County...

How to help keep your finances healthy during a crisis

With many people feeling the financial effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, Wise Wealth Management in Gloucestershire offers some...