Gloucestershire business interviews

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

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,...

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...

The teams and individuals behind Cheltenham’s businesses are just one of the reasons the town is such a happy place.

‘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...

Financial education can help to reduce sick days and improve employee productivity, according to Brunsdon Financial.

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...

Naimat Kaur, cyber security degree apprentice working at Cirencester-based St. James’ Place Wealth Management.

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...

Michelle Fyrne, group editor and co-founder of SoGlos and one of the growing number of senior managers now also an apprenticeship at the University of Gloucestershire.

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...

Willans LLP solicitors in Cheltenham shares its insights on how succession planning can smooth the transition when a business owner leaves.

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...

With cybercrime and ever present, ReformIT reminds us all why it is a good idea to take care of our on-line security.

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

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

Hooray expert insight: 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...

Employers and staff are still grappling with the pros and cons of working from home. Darren Sherborne lays out a road map for a happy resolution.

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...

The founder of Fairview Financial, Luke Tomkotowicz, reveals what the reintroduction of 95 per cent mortgages back into the market really means.

Fairview Financial expert insight: First-time buyers - and those new 95 per cent mortgages

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

Hash Norat shows off just a flavour of the generosity of his employer and Gloucester business, Unilever, with its donation of Easter eggs for Gloucester Feed the Hungry.

‘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...

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...

Adam Shearing, of Hazlewoods advises those starting out to spend a little time getting those first foundation stones in place for a successful future.

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,...

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...

Campden BRI expert insight: 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...

Converse Law expert insight: Just what is going on in the commercial property sector?

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

With many furloughed workers searching for new jobs, Gloucestershire’s ethical recruitment agency, Hooray, shows how businesses can find and attract the best candidates.

Hooray expert insight: 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...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak outside Number 11 Downing Street ahead of the eagerly-awaited Spring Budget 2021.

Fairview Financial expert insight: The mortgage market and the 2021 budget

There were two main positive steps made by the UK government in the 2021 budget which have a direct impact on the mortgage...

Hazlewoods’ Nick Haines selects the notable financial announcements made in the spring Budget 2021.

Hazlewoods expert insight: Financial analysis on the Budget 2021

From stealth tax, support grants and business rates holidays to furlough extensions and stamp duty delays, reputed Gloucestershire...

Nick Haines, tax partner at Gloucestershire-headquartered Hazlewoods LLP.

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...

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