Gloucestershire business news

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Ecotricity grew by 15 per cent to more than £222 million in its last financial year.

Ecotricity turnover exceeds £222 million thanks to ‘deep green’ business customers

More business customers plugging into its ‘deep green’ energy has helped Gloucestershire business Ecotricity increase turnover...

The woman building a multi-million pound construction business in Gloucestershire

Unphased by becoming the first female managing director of a construction firm with a 100-year pedigree, Joanne Casey is quietly...

Tewkesbury – most likely to recover the fastest economically from Covid-19 in the UK.

Gloucestershire declared ‘strongest area for local business in the UK’

The UK arm of a fast-growing European fintech firm has crunched the numbers and declared Gloucestershire is the UK county most...

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

Sixty new jobs as multi-million pound leisure park reaches for 2022 opening

After finally getting the go ahead for his multi-million pound investment the boss of a new climbing-focused leisure centre...

Dionne Moore, centre manager of Five Valleys in Stroud, with Mark Dransfield, managing director of the shopping centre’s owner, Dransfield Properties.

‘D-Day’ for Stroud with Five Valley’s Shopping Centre reopening

It is difficult to sum up how important retail reopening is for Stroud’s Five Valleys shopping centre and its businesses, but...

Doors reopen at Weird Fish as the business bids to pure in customers to match its online success.

Weird Fish lands significant growth online through the pandemic

Gloucestershire clothing brand Weird Fish’s shops may have been closed through much of the pandemic, but it didn’t stop it...

Cheltenham’s landmark building, The Quadrangle, has revealed its first new office tenant.

The first business to move into Cheltenham’s Quadrangle has been revealed

The Quadrangle has announced which business will be first to take up tenancy in the Cheltenham landmark, once the ambitious...

ZeroAvia, due to touch down in Gloucestershire to develop the world’s first market-ready 19-seat hydrogen-electric powered aircraft.

Hydrogen-electric powered aircraft firm backed by Bill Gates moves to Gloucestershire

Backed by Bill Gates, millions of pounds of government money, and GFirst LEP, a firm developing the world’s first commercial...

Joe David, founder and managing director of cryptocurrency accountancy firm Myna.

One of the first independent accountancy firms specialising in cryptocurrency launches in Gloucestershire

A pioneering firm of accountants from Gloucestershire has launched a dedicated business specialising in cryptocurrency and...

Chris Mattos (centre) with Optimum directors from left, Jon Lacey, Rob Stokes, Iain Mason and Michael Blaken.

Expanding accountancy and law firm takes over Stroud tax business

An ambitious accountancy and law firm has announced the takeover of a Gloucestershire tax specialist just days after opening...

An artist’s impression, looking back out of King’s Square down Market Parade with the new buildings, part of phase two of The Forum Digital, on right and centre.

Forum Digital development in Gloucester gets the go ahead for phase two

The decision allows a new hotel, offices, business space and car parking to go ahead in the centre of Gloucester as part of...

Personal trainer Paul Wanford, founder of health, fitness and lifestyle app Xerlife.

Fitness app from Cheltenham personal trainer goes from strength to strength

With lockdown closing the face-to-face physical training side of his business, a Gloucestershire fitness instructor launched...

An artist’s impression giving a flavour of the Golden Valley Development.

Contractor to be named for £400 million Golden Valley Development

It promises to be the most transformational scheme of the modern era for Gloucestershire – and the business which will lead...

Ingleside House in Cirencester, currently undergoing a £500,000+ investment to transform it into a new boutique hotel.

A new luxury boutique hotel is opening in Cirencester

A stylish 11-bedroom luxury boutique hotel is opening in Cirencester, creating jobs and promising to boost the town’s tourism...

Diane Savory is one of the female leaders announcing their changing roles in Gloucestershire, this March 2021.

Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: March 2021

An overwhelming number of female faces have moved or taken on new senior roles in Gloucestershire in March 2021 – spanning...

Nick Bowkett, where he likes to be – and hopes to return to very soon – in front of customers in Stroud Auction Room’s sales room.

Major investment will see Stroud Auction Rooms open new headquarters

An Aladdin’s cave of treasures looks set to appear near Stroud, as the town’s famous auction rooms prepares to not just re-open,...

CHB Medical is providing businesses from Gloucestershire and beyond with Covid-19 workplace testing solutions.

Businesses can get back to work with Covid-19 workplace testing from CHB Medical

Gloucestershire companies can get back to business safely with rapid workplace testing for Covid-19, arranged by Cheltenham-based...

An artist’s impression of the proposed new school at Brockworth, from the planning documents presented by architects Robothams and construction firm EG Carter.

New £7.5 million Brockworth school project gets go-ahead

Work will be beginning on a new £7.5 million Gloucestershire school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs...

Left to right: Harvey Smith (T-level construction), Joel Snowdon (T-level construction), David Owen, GFirst LEP, Jim Grant, Gavin Carter (E G Carter & Co Ltd), James Coopey (E G Carter & Co Ltd ), Zoe Lomas (computer Science student) and Funke Dehinbo (computer Science student).

New £4 million digital skills centre set to be a ‘real asset’ for Cirencester

Businesses in the Cotswolds have welcomed news that work has started on a new £4.48 million digital skills centre at Cirencester...

A 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX. One of the Heritage Collection cars going under the hammer at Auto Auction in April.

Rare fleet of classic cars for sale as major Gloucestershire business leaves the county

As it gears up to leave Gloucestershire, what was once of the county’s biggest businesses and a famous supporter of Gloucester...

An artist’s impression of the new buildings now given permission to be built along Market Parade in Gloucester as part of The Forum development.

Key part of Gloucester’s King’s Quarter development given the go ahead

More than 40 new apartments, roof-top gardens, business premises and retail units can be built in the middle of Gloucester,...

Paul Quarry and David Eeles of Q&M limited, which has joined John Lewis, Unipart and Richer Sounds as an employee owned-business.

Staff takeover of businesses is on the increase in Gloucestershire

Rather than selling to the highest bidder and walk off into the sunset, an increasing number of company owners in Gloucestershire...

The former Stonsehouse factory has been making parts for airplanes since World War II, including the iconic Spitfire airplane. Pictures is a Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI.

Potential buyers may already have former Spitfire parts factory in Gloucestershire in their sites

A 10-acre-plus former factory site at Stonehouse could soon have a new future, as interest in the site gathers momentum.

Nominate your business or the individuals you think should walk away with the honours at this year’s SGGBAs.

Nominations open for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021

The sponsors are in place, the judging panel is poised and it’s now time to nominate your business or the individuals you think...

Land deal moves forward the building of The Minister Exchange business centre, as The Growth Hub unveils a virtual service for Cheltenham.

Major step forward for new £5 million-plus Cheltenham business centre

A land deal and a new Growth Hub service for Cheltenham have been announced, paving the way for a £5.2 million business centre...

Rachael Blackmore winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle on board Honeysuckle on the opening day of The Festival 2021. Picture credit: David Davies/The Jockey Club.

Jockey Rachael Blackmore makes history at Cheltenham Festival

‘Huge for sport, huge for women’. History was made on the opening day of The Festival 2021 at Cheltenham Racecourse after the...

Gloucester’s Debenhams building has a new owner, with exciting plans for the iconic Art Deco building.

New owner of Gloucester’s former Debenhams store revealed

The former Debenhams department store in Gloucester has a new owner, adding to the multi-million pound investment already underway...

Part of the 15 acres of land behind Tesco, adjacent to St Oswalds Retail Park, which is looking increasingly likely as the site for 300 new homes.

A £30 million 300-home development for Gloucester moves a step closer

A £30 million investment to create 300 new homes near the centre of Gloucester has moved closer to reality after a crucial...

Ambitious plans for a new music venue and recording studio for young people in Gloucester have been unveiled.

An innovative new music venue is coming to Gloucester

Ambitious plans for a new music venue and recording studio for young people in Gloucester, by county charity The Music Works,...

Gloucestershire College’s event due for March 31, Scale Up 4 Growth, could be your ticket to up to £40,000 of investment cash for your business.

Here is how to get up to £40,000 to grow your business in Gloucestershire

As goody bags tempting you to business events go, Gloucestershire College’s promise it can help show you how you might access...

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