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.

An artist’s impression of The Forum, the development set to transform King’s Quarter in Gloucester city centre

£107 million for Gloucester King’s Quarter regeneration expected to be signed off today

The budget for The Forum digital quarter project set to transform King’s Quarter is expected to be signed off by Gloucester...

Family firm started by one man with a digger sees turnover grow by 50 per cent to £80 million

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest family businesses, Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd, has reported a growth in turnover of more than...

Sponsors of the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021

All category sponsors revealed for the SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards

All SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards categories have now been sponsored, less than two months after the inaugural event...

Neil Madle, CityFibre’s city manager for Gloucester

Work begins on a £31 million project to install superfast broadband across Gloucester

Businesses and households in Gloucester will soon have access to faster broadband as work begins on a £31 million investment...

Managing director Greg Pilley, centre, with some of the Stroud Brewery team.

Supporters rush to help Stroud Brewery Crowdfunder

Stroud Brewery’s bid to reach a business-saving £100,000 Crowdfunder target and survive the current lockdown is bubbling away...

Boohoo Group has bought Debenhams for £55 million and will turn the brand into an online-only retailer. Image © Debenhams.

Debenhams in Gloucester confirmed to close after Boohoo buyout

Gloucester’s Debenhams store will be one of 130 to close permanently this year, after online fashion giant Boohoo Group buys...

Just some of the faces that appeared at The Times & The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2020 and helped make it such a success.

Cheltenham Festivals came close to being ‘sunk’ by the pandemic

Figures showing hundreds of thousands of visitors to 2020’s Cheltenham Literature Festival hide just how close the town could...

The county is paying tribute to Kevan Blackadder, director of Cheltenham BID, who died this week.

Gloucestershire pays tribute to Cheltenham BID director Kevan Blackadder

Tributes have poured in from civic and business leaders across Gloucestershire for Cheltenham BID director, Kevan Blackadder,...

Neill Ricketts, CEO of Versarien, reflects on the first six months of the advanced engineering firm’s financial year

Versarien reveals 28 per cent drop in revenue due to Covid, but continues to win business

While interim results for Cheltenham-based engineering firm Versarien show a loss of £1.13 million, it remains confident about...

Tanning mitts for St Tropez, Vita Liberata and SLG’s own Velvotan range are being manufactured in Cheltenham.

SLG Brands is creating 20 new jobs at its tanning mitt factory in Cheltenham

SLG brands is bringing production of its tanning mitts back in-house, creating 20 new Gloucestershire jobs at its V3 Mitt Manufacturing...

The brewery is asking customers to ‘pay it forward’ to help cover its overheads until April 2021.

Stroud Brewery is seeking £100,000 in support to see out the pandemic

Gloucestershire’s much loved Stroud Brewery has launched a campaign to raise £100,000 to help the business make it through...

Visit Gloucestershire has been given a £100,000 boost to promote county-wide tourism from Gloucestershire County Council.

Visit Gloucestershire receives £100,000 of council funding

Gloucestershire County Council has invested £100,000 in Visit Gloucestershire to help the county’s visitor economy ‘bounce...

Cause to celebrate as Cheltenham Racecourse reveals a five-year sponsorship deal with Gloucestershire’s biggest business.

Cheltenham Racecourse lands five-year sponsorship deal with Gloucestershire’s biggest business

Lockdown may have given it an almighty hurdle to surmount, but Cheltenham Racecourse is galloping into the future after landing...

ProCook’s ambitions know no bounds as the firm talks up future plans to tempt in potential partners

ProCook seeks investment partner to support future growth

Off the back of its most successful peak trading period to date ProCook is eyeing up opportunities for expansion both in Europe...

The Tech Industry Gold-accredited cyber security course at Gloucestershire College is designed to address the skills shortage in the growing cyber industry.

Cyber security degree at Gloucestershire College is accredited with Tech Industry Gold

Gloucestershire College has announced that its flagship degree apprenticeship in cyber security has been recognised with Tech...

The King’s School Gloucester has spent £2 million transforming its 13th century Sixth Form Centre into a modern new space for its students and the community.

EXCLUSIVE: First look inside the King’s School Gloucester Sixth Form Centre

Following its £2 million refurbishment, SoGlos took a tour of the impressive new Sixth Form Centre at the King’s School Gloucester....

The new addition to The Hollies specialist dementia care centre, Holly Oak, has 45 bedrooms and several luxury apartments.

A multi-million pound investment is creating 60 jobs at a specialist dementia centre

The Hollies specialist dementia centre in Dursely in Gloucestershire is creating 60 jobs after a £4 million-plus investment.

Graduate trainees at Gloucestershire-headquartered Renishaw’s Innovation Centre in Wotton-under-Edge.

Renishaw announces more than 180 new jobs and placements

Gloucestershire engineering giant Renishaw has unveiled scores of new graduate traineeships, apprenticeships and placements...

Creed Foodservice is helping the Marcus Rashford-fronted FareShare food campaign to help tackle child food poverty.

Creed Foodservice is helping Marcus Rashford’s FareShare campaign feed children

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford’s high profile campaign to feed the nation’s school children has a star player in the...

From left to right, from the top: Natalie Bell, Ben Ramsay, Andy Bates, Peter White, Lindsey Young, Nicola Bird and Rob Jenkins.

Gloucestershire construction skills centre will build ‘rewarding long term careers’

The new AccXel construction skills training centre in the Forest of Dean ‘has the capacity to open doors to very rewarding...

ADEY’s new headquarters on St Modwen Park, Gloucester

Engineering firm eyes growth with move to new Gloucestershire headquarters

From garden shed to international success story – the ambition of ADEY knows no bounds, with the firm now announcing its move...

People in Gloucestershire nominated over 179 different local charities, with 14 being selected to receive a £1000 donation.

14 Gloucestershire charities are receiving a £1000 donation from Ecclesiastical Insurance

Ecclesiastical Insurance is giving 14 local charities a share of £120,000 as part of its 12 Days of Giving campaign.

Karen Taylor, managing director of Gloucestershire Airport

New managing director takes the controls at Gloucestershire Airport

Karen Taylor has been appointed as the new managing director at Gloucestershire Airport, with a view to developing a long-term...

SoGlos has launched a new 10 questions interview challenge video series with Gloucestershire business leaders.

SoGlos launches new 10 questions challenge with Gloucestershire business leaders

Gloucestershire’s business leaders will be facing a fast-paced new interview challenge in 2021, with the launch of SoGlos 10...

Jay Dare, a technical consultant at Cheltenham-based computer networking firm Infrastar

Gloucestershire will deliver cyber jobs for all thanks to the Golden Valley Development

Cheltenham is ‘booming’ and the Golden Valley Development will open the doors to job opportunities for all ‘regardless of background...

Stewart Golf reports 93 per cent sales growth during 2020 and reveals plans to expand further in 2021

Gloucestershire golf business doubles in size and creates jobs

Gloucestershire-headquartered golf trolley manufacturer, Stewart Golf, has released details of ‘a stunning 2020 during which...

Holly Bush Farm, otherwise known as the home of Hillside Brewery, has been put up for sale in January 2021

One of Gloucestershire’s best-known breweries is up for sale

The family behind the successful Hillside Brewery has announced it is putting the successful Forest of Dean business on the...

An aerial view of the £60 million Robert Hitchins-led development off Junction 9 of the M5 at Ashchurch, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Major property firm reveals £20 million-plus profit despite the pandemic

One of the biggest property investors and land management firms in Gloucestershire has revealed a £20.5 million profit after...

Gloucestershire green energy company, Ecotricity, will be the first to power homes in the UK with geothermal electricity.

Ecotricity is bringing geothermal power to the UK

Set to power homes in Gloucestershire and beyond, a partnership between Stroud-based green energy company, Ecotricity, and...

SLG Brands impressive HQ, Studio 19 in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter, sees it take home the award for Best Office Interior for the South West.

Cheltenham office wins Best Office Interior at the International Property Awards

With a skateboard freeway, designer hammocks, pinball machine and its own diner, it’s little wonder Cheltenham-based SLG Brands...

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