Thursday 29 October 2020

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.

More than just drivers, Community Connexions’s volunteers help fight loneliness in older and disabled people.

Community Connexions is looking for volunteer drivers in Gloucestershire

Community Connexions is campaigning for more volunteer drivers to join its cause, providing accessible transport for older,...

Gloucester City Council, Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust and New Brewery Art are among the Gloucestershire organisations receiving Culture Recovery Funding.

Five more Gloucestershire organisations receive Culture Recovery Funding

Five Gloucestershire organisations have been awarded grants from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The Discover England recovery funding will help the local tourism industry recover from the Coronavirus pandemic and promote the Cotswolds to future tourists.

Uncover the Cotswolds project receives Discover England recovery funding

VisitEngland has awarded Cotswold Tourism project, Uncover the Cotswolds, a share of the government’s £40 million Discover...

One in five children leave primary school unable to read well, with Gloucestershire literacy project Read With Me hoping to change that with the help of local businesses.

Gloucestershire businesses called on to help children learn to read

The Read With Me project is asking Gloucestershire businesses for an hour of their employees’ time each week, to help local...

Hangloose Adventure breaks ground at Bluewater for England’s Longest Zip Line, complete with the aid of a giant spade.

Cirencester adrenaline activity company is building England’s longest zip line

Gloucestershire can add zip lines to its list of sought after exports, as a Cirencester-based company has been commissioned...

With plans to build low carbon homes and retain existing offices, Newland Homes wants to redevelop the brownfield site in Stroud.

Newland Homes plans to build new homes in Stroud

Gloucester-based Newland Homes is planning to build a new residential development on the site of Daniels Industrial Estate...

Heritage sites including Gloucester Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey and Woodchester Mansion will receive government funding to help them recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucestershire heritage attractions receiving grants from the Culture Recovery Fund

Nine of Gloucestershire’s heritage organisations are receiving a grant from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery...

Ecclesiastical Insurance’s Movement for Good Awards will see 10 UK charities receive £50,000 each.

Ecclesiastical gives £500,000 to charities as part of its Movement for Good Awards

Gloucester-based insurance company Ecclesiastical is giving 10 charities a share of £500,000 in its Movement for Good Awards...

A total of 42 independent cinemas across the UK are receiving a share of the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, including Sherborne Cinema in Gloucester.

Sherborne Cinema receives British Film Institute grant

Gloucester’s Sherborne Cinema is one of the first venues in the UK to receive a grant from the BFI as part of the Culture Recovery...

Planned and coordinated by Oasis Events, a Covid-safe model event was created by event industry businesses from across the Cotswolds.

Cotswold event industry businesses collaborate to show Covid-safe ways of celebrating

Raising awareness of local event specialists during the Coronavirus pandemic, Oasis Events and a variety of Cotswold-based...

The application process for Gloucestershire’s Covid-19 recovery grants were paused by Gloucestershire Growth Hub after the first 65-minutes.

Applications for Gloucestershire SME recovery grants paused 65-minutes after launching

Gloucestershire SMEs hoping for a share of the Covid-19 recovery grants were quick off the mark, with 200 applying to the Growth...

GE Aviation has been commended for parts produced at its factory in Bishop’s Cleeve.

GE Aviation achieves Airbus performance award

GE Aviation has achieved an Airbus Best Performer accolade for supply chain and quality improvement – with its datalink control...

People in the live events industry are being called to join a peaceful demonstration outside Cheltenham Town Hall, as part of the national We Make Events #lightinred campaign.

A #lightinred demonstration is taking place in Cheltenham

Business owners, staff and freelancers in the live events industry are being called to join a peaceful demonstration in Cheltenham,...

The Forum would form an impressive part of the £85 million regeneration of Gloucester’s King’s Square.

New digital campus The Forum launches in Gloucester

The Forum, an innovative new digital campus project has been launched, as part of the £85 million King’s Square regeneration.

Gloucestershire College has achieved CyberFirst Schools status through a new initiative launched by GCHQ division, the NCSC.

Gloucestershire College is awarded by GCHQ for excellence in cyber security education

Gloucestershire College is one of the first education providers in the county to be awarded prestigious CyberFirst Schools...

Working in partnership with Gloucester Rugby, Freemans Event Partners safely delivered food and drinks to 1,000 fans at Kingsholm Stadium.

Gloucester Rugby launches in-seat delivery service with Freemans Event Partners

Gloucester Rugby’s first social distanced match at Kingsholm Stadium gave fans the chance to order food and drinks on an app...

Westgate Street in Gloucester is receiving £1.9 million from Historic England, as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zones initiative.

Gloucester City Council secures £1.9 million to regenerate Westgate Street

A £1.9 million investment from Historic England is set to make Westgate Street the jewel in the city’s crown.

Plans for regenerating Tewkesbury High Street, including grants for business owners, have now been agreed.

Tewskesbury High Street receives £1.48 million for regeneration work

Historic England is providing £1.48 million of funding to restore and improve Tewkesbury’s historic High Street.

Small businesses in Gloucestershire wanting to participate in the Kickstart Employment Programme can now apply for funding through Business West.

Small businesses in Gloucestershire can now access the government Kickstart Employment Programme

Funding to create jobs for local 16 to 24-year-olds is available to small businesses through Business West, the Chamber of...

The Police Operations Centre in Bamfurlong near Cheltenham is ‘in urgent need of redevelopment’ according to the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Plans for new Police Operations Centre near Cheltenham have been revealed

The new Police Operations Centre in Cheltenham could undergo a £12 million redevelopment to improve the service Gloucestershire...

The Growth Hub will be distributing £464,655 to Gloucestershire businesses through the government’s Covid-19 recovery grants.

Applications for Gloucestershire SME recovery grants open in September 2020

Gloucestershire SMEs can apply for a share of the Covid-19 recovery grants, distributed through The Growth Hub, when applications...

Clockwise Cheltenham’s flexible offices and workspaces are launching in October 2020.

Clockwise launches Cheltenham’s ‘coolest’ office space

A sure contender for Cheltenham’s coolest offices spaces, Clockwise has launched at Festival House – and they’re dog-friendly,...

Renishaw’s virtual workshops in 3D printing and Scratch coding gave children a real-world insight into engineering.

Renishaw provides free STEM workshops to Gloucestershire children

Gloucestershire-based Renishaw hopes to inspire children in Key Stage 2 and 3 to choose a career in engineering.

The new service at Gloucestershire Airport promises to get cargo on the road ‘within minutes’ of its arrival at Weston Aviation’s facility.

Weston Aviation launches new cargo service at Gloucestershire Airport

Gloucestershire Airport is now ‘cargo ready’, thanks to a new service launched by Weston Aviation.

Extra government funding will be used to improve Gloucester train station’s building, forecourt, car park and access roads.

Gloucester train station is receiving an extra £1.7 million funding

GFirst LEP has secured an additional £1.7 million of government funding to give Gloucester train station a fresh new look,...

This latest development sees SoGlos continue to strengthen its position as Gloucestershire’s leading media brand.

SoGlos launches new Gloucestershire business section

The new home of Gloucestershire business news, SoGlos has launched a brand new business section showcasing stories from the...

Staff at Bamboo Technology are returning to work at its new premises at Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham campus.

Bamboo Technology moves headquarters to Gloucestershire College

Bamboo Technology has moved into new offices at Gloucestershire College’s Cheltenham campus – bolstering the town’s ‘growing...

If plans are approved, the expansion of Gloucestershire Airport could create 1,750 new jobs.

Gloucestershire Airport secures new funding for major development

Gloucestershire Airport has secured Growth Capital Funding, which could lead to the development of a new business park, supported...

Hazlewoods’ #BusinessForTomorrow campaign, designed to help businesses cope during the Coronavirus crisis, has been shortlisted in The Digital Accountancy Awards.

Hazlewoods has been shortlisted for The Digital Accountancy Awards

Gloucestershire accountancy firm Hazlewoods is hoping to bring home the Thought Leadership Initiative of the Year award, this...

Gillian Keegan, the minister for apprenticeships and skills, officially launched the new Cyber Degree Apprenticeship at Gloucestershire College in September 2020.

Gloucestershire College launches a new Cyber Degree Apprenticeship

Gloucestershire College has launched a new course that will provide university level education and practical work experience...

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