Gloucestershire business interviews

Read SoGlos business interviews with Gloucestershire experts, celebrities and personalities.

SoGlos spoke to Visit Gloucestershire to get its advice on how to gear up for the 2022 hospitality season.

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...

Gloucestershire aerospace parts maker Ontic remains in demand world-wide and is expected to announce its latest intake of apprentices for 2022 any day now.

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 manufacturer...

As employers adopt hybrid working for the long-term, blended learning could be the answer to staff training needs, according to Nimble Elearning.

How Gloucestershire businesses can harness the potential of blended learning: Nimble Elearning expert insight

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

The Cyber Essentials scheme is being overhauled to reflect the UK’s digital economy, with new requirements for businesses from January 2022.

Everything you need to know about the Cyber Essentials scheme: ReformIT expert insight

With the government’s National Cyber Security Centre set to update the Cyber Essentials scheme in January 2022, IT support...

Clear accounts coupled with clear management information can be an incredible powerful tool for business leaders, according to Gloucestershire bookkeeping experts BookCheck.

What good management information can do for your business: BookCheck expert insight

Good accounts are vital to keep on top of the running of your business, but good management information alongside can take...

Engineering giant Moog is investing £40 million in a new Gloucestershire engineering centre beside its Tewkesbury headquarters.

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...

Emily Tarbox is helping Cotswolds-headquartered bespoke construction firm Montrose Group (Cotswold Builders) Ltd build its reputation in Gloucestershire and beyond. (Group picture below by Josie Cope Photography).

From the international motor trade to a Cotswold construction firm: Meet the Gloucestershire businesswoman helping transform a bespoke family building firm

With the skills she learned running international projects for a high-end car marque, mother-of-three Emily Tarbox is now helping...

Founded in 1973 by two former apprentices, Renishaw is a global business that remains committed to apprenticeships to help drive its business.

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...

Among the many ‘hidden heroes’ who work at care homes in Gloucestershire run by The Orders of St John Care Trust are employees who had some surprisingly diverse routes into their careers.

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...

You don't have to be an IT expert to create elearning courses for your staff: Nimble Elearning expert insight

Building bespoke online training courses for your staff might sound daunting, but you really do not have to be an IT expert...

Sara Rigby-Holmes leads the team at boutique hair salon 5 On The Square in Cheltenham.

‘Above everything else, we treasure the loyalty and support of our wonderful clients’: Meet the Gloucestershire boutique hair salon owner

In the first of our Meet the Gloucestershire women in business series, SoGlos spoke to Sara Rigby-Holmes about the inspiration...

Kay Clifton runs the Cotswold Security Group, which is entrusted with looking after commercial and residential sites in Gloucestershire and further afield.

‘I wanted a career that would stand the test of time’: meet the Gloucestershire businesswoman thriving in a male dominated industry

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

After starting Cotswold Security Group in 2017, Kay Clifton was nominated by employees for ‘Business Manager of the Year’ at the Women in Security Awards.

‘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...

BookCheck has built its reputation on the quality of its bookkeeping with management accounts service, together with payroll – and now it’s  in demand for its skills at taking accounts digital

How to take your business accounts digital with confidence: BookCheck expert insight

Already recognised as an expert in bookkeeping with management accounts, businesses have also begun turning to Gloucestershire...

Gloucestershire businesses are expected to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 – and Stroud-headquartered Ecotricity is sharing its advice on how to start achieving it.

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

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

The customer wanted a turn a near derelict bungalow near Winchcombe into a new, modern, stylish and practical home for their mother. Ford Construction delivered.

From dilapidated bungalow to beautiful new Cotswold home: Ford Construction expert insight

As it continues to grow its reputation for bespoke building projects, Ford Construction lets us inside one of its latest –...

As Nimble Elearning explains, businesses need to be aware that some of the training choices it might want to make are not their own.

Training is not always a choice, in some cases it’s the law: Nimble Elearning expert insight

It is important to make the right choices when it comes to staff training, but as Nimble Elearning points out – make the wrong...

Companies who fear losing trade if key staff move to competitors might find restrictive covenants a useful means of protection, says Sherbornes Solicitors Ltd.

Protecting your business when key staff move on: Sherbornes Solicitors Ltd expert insight

With the UK locked into a labour shortage, employees are being offered better terms elsewhere, leaving Gloucestershire employers...

As pressures mount to retain those staff members you just can’t afford to lose, Hazlewoods steps forward with some useful levers which might just make all the difference. And won’t cost your business the earth!

How to attract, incentivise and retain your employees: Hazlewoods expert insight

As pressures on the labour market mount and stories of staff being tempted to competitors increase, there are levers Gloucestershire...

The Forum in Gloucester, an example of how planning is transforming our county and promising to bring people back into our city and town centres.

How can Gloucestershire retain its younger generation?: Evans Jones expert insight

Gloucestershire is facing a major challenge – retaining its younger generation. Evans Jones thinks our planning system could...

Ford Construction continues to make a name for itself tackling the jobs that seem straightforward, but aren’t, yet still demand the highest attention to detail. And it’s thriving.

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...

The University of Gloucestershire’s business school boasts a growing list of apprenticeships for an increasing number of sectors.

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...

Fairview Financial is an expert in advising first-time buyers on all aspects of the mortgage advice they will need as they search for their dream home.

Fairview Financial expert insight: First time buyers – your questions answered

Entering the housing market as a first-time buyer is an exciting and daunting proposition, with good advice key to managing...

The myriad of challenges facing business leaders can be isolating and stop them getting the best out of themselves and their companies, which is where OPS-BOX can help.

It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top: OPS-BOX expert insight

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...

From ensuring the recruitment process is fair to keeping contracts up to date, Willans LLP solicitors in Cheltenham offers some helpful advice on the legal side of recruitment.

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...

As we embrace remote working as part of the ‘new normal’, Gloucestershire-based Amiosec offers its expert advice on how to protect your business from the ongoing threat of cybercrime.

The future of flexible working and cyber security: Amiosec expert insight

The pandemic showed businesses that remote working can be a success, but as cybercrime spiked, companies have turned to firms...

Gloucestershire-based Nimble Elearning shares the benefits of elearning to businesses, with the firm believing a blend of online and in-person training is the future.

Everything you need to know about elearning: Nimble Elearning expert insight

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: ReformIT expert insight

We might think we know all about the dangers of spam emails, but according to leading Gloucestershire IT company, ReformIT,...

Ford Construction continues to make a name for itself, and its least with one of its latest projects – work to update and renovate Temple Guiting House in the Cotswolds.

The Temple Guiting House project: Ford Construction expert insight

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

Richard Arthur, of ethical recruitment agency Hooray, looks at one of the key challenges facing businesses trying to recruit – finding and keeping the right candidate.

How to avoid losing the best potential candidates when recruiting: Hooray expert insight

The wheels of UK plc are rolling again, but one of the biggest challenges facing businesses in Gloucestershire and beyond,...

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