Gloucestershire business news

Get the latest Gloucestershire business news for Cheltenham, the Cotswolds, the Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Stroud and Tewkesbury – exclusively written by the SoGlos team.

Lorrin White has announced who will replace her as chief executive officer of Bamboo Technology.

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...

Gloucestershire firm, Clarkson Evans is set to undergo a management buyout, with its existing directors becoming part owners.

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...

Considering a career in care? Here’s why Lilian Faithfull Care is a fantastic place to work.

Lilian Faithfull Care is encouraging job applications this January

With current staff calling the Gloucestershire charity ‘a great place to work’, Lilian Faithfull Care is encouraging people...

Ocere’s sale to JVWEB is a win-win for both firms, said chief executive Tom Parling.

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...

University of Gloucestershire journalism student, Jack Shute, has been nominated for a major industry award for his podcasting work.

University of Gloucestershire journalism student is up for major industry award

Jack Shute, a talented journalism student from the University of Gloucestershire and former SoGlos intern, has been shortlisted...

Paul Fussell, corporate finance partner at Hazlewoods, said 2021 had seen the firm help buy and sell more businesses than ever before – with more growth expected in 2022.

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...

Work completed by Network Rail and its contractor Alun Griffiths is a major step in the ongoing project to restore the Stroudwater Canal and link it to the national waterways network.

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...

Richard Muller, executive chairman of Prima Dental Group, said if the firm’s partnership with goes well with King’s College London it could be ‘pivotal’ for the dental industry and patient health.

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...

Ashchurch Parish Council argues Tewkesbury Borough Council failed to consult fairly over the decision to build a road bridge over the railway in Ashchurch and Northway.

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...

Businesses in Tewkesbury dependent on the hospitality or leisure sectors now have another potential financial lifeline in the form of a new grant from the Borough Council.

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...

Cheltenham’s new Minster Exchange (MX) centre is beginning to take shape – with doors expected to open as early as May 2022.

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...

Sweaty Betty is opening on Cheltenham’s Promenade this January 2022.

Sweaty Betty is opening a new store in Cheltenham

Sweaty Betty will be the latest brand to open on Cheltenham’s Promenade, replacing a shop that been vacant for some time. ...

Cheltenham’s Sophie Wilding is one of the entrepreneurs featuring on BBC reality show The Apprentice 2022. © Jasmin Bell

Cheltenham cocktail bar owner is appearing on The Apprentice

Among the 16 candidates competing for Alan Sugar’s investment on The Apprentice 2022 is the founder of Cheltenham’s ‘most...

Award-winning Simpsons Fish and Chips is coming to Gloucester, with a new chip shop opening in Quedgeley in February 2022.

Simpsons Fish and Chips is launching a new Gloucester chip shop

Cult Gloucestershire chippy Simpsons Fish and Chips is launching a its third chip shop – this time in Gloucester!

Cheltenham-based global distributor, Off-Piste Wines, has overcome supply-chain obstacles to double in size. Last year the firm sponsored the National Television Awards at London’s O2 arena.

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...

Robert Hitchins’ Innsworth Business Park, off the A40 north of Gloucester, is an example of the kind of site the county needs more of.

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...

Gloucestershire-based BladeRoom has revealed a record year of growth.

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 specialist...

CDS DS managing director Richard Bradley (left) with Ubi-Tech managing director Richard Lee and Bailie Group chief executive Fergus Bailie (far right).

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...

There was no let-up in new business appointments in December 2021, with SoGlos curating key appointments across the county.

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...

Karen Taylor, managing director of Gloucestershire Airport. Runway refurbishment together with a new business park promise to make 2022 a ‘transformational’ year for the airport.

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...

DrovePrep is the latest business to join the Hartpury Agri-Tech Centre.

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 DronePrep.

An artist’s impression of the outside of the new 270 Climbing at Bentham centre, by Corylus Planning and Environmental.

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...

Reverend Hubert’s Winter Gin Liqueur is one of the most popular drinks in the Cotswolds this Christmas 2021, according to specialist bottle shop Off The Square in Stow-on-the-Wold.

Off The Square shares its must-have drink for Christmas 2021

Having sold over 200 bottles in the last six weeks alone, Off The Square in Stow-on-the-Wold has revealed the hand-crafted...

Cheltenham menswear brand, &Sons’ ‘experiential’ Clarence Street store.

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...

The deal between Gloucestershire firm Cotek and German-headquartered Laufenberg was made possible by Cheltenham lawyers Lodders – with all 51 staff being retained.

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.

The former Debenhams building could be completely remodeled inside as part of the University of Gloucestershire’s expansion plans.

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...

From cooking meals to filling shoeboxes for people in need in Gloucester, The King’s School is rounding off its community work in 2021 with a party for vulnerable children.

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...

Ali Mawle and Ian George, who along with Helena Bibby and Suzanne Ross are the new senior management team at Cheltenham Festivals.

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...

Eutopia Homes plans to transform the former railway sidings site in Gloucester into new homes. Pictured: An artist’s impression of a Eutopia Homes project.

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...

SoGlos is championing Gloucestershire women in business in our new interview series.

Meet the Gloucestershire women in business series

Talented female business leaders are blazing a trail across the county and SoGlos is celebrating a diverse selection of them...

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