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Back row player Ruan Ackermann sports the new Gloucester Rugby shirt, designed and produced by long-term partners Oxen and sporting the name of its new main sponsor, BiGDUG.

Gloucester Rugby unveils major new signing

A new headline name has been added to the shirts of Gloucester Rugby for the coming season, making for one of the biggest signings...

HBD X Factory, a joint venture between UK property developer HBD and international innovation campus developer Factory, is the preferred development partner for the Golden Valley Development.

Multi-million-pound Golden Valley Development contractor has been named

Cheltenham Borough Council has announced its preferred development partner for the £400 million Golden Valley Development with...

Phishing scams have increased during the pandemic, with cyber fraud costing Gloucestershire businesses thousands in the last 13 months.

Gloucestershire businesses lost £370,000 to cyber fraud in the last year

Cyber fraud has cost Gloucestershire businesses around £369,800 in the last 13 months, according to Cheltenham-based international...

The potential occupants of ONE Cathedral view will have spectacular views, a gym and café on site, as well as access to The Forum’s incredible facilities – including rooftop restaurants and more.

First property at The Forum in Gloucester goes on the market

ONE Cathedral View is the first property at Gloucester’s ground-breaking new The Forum development to go on the market – and...

Sartorius Stedim Lab has expanded its Stonehouse footprint, opening a new technical centre.

New technical centre opens in Stonehouse for global manufacturer

International demand during the pandemic sees Gloucestershire manufacturer Sartorius Stedim Lab grow ‘enormously’, opening...

GFirst LEP has announced it has appointed Ruth Dooley as its new chair.

GFirst LEP appoints its new chair

Ruth Dooley has been revealed as GFirst LEP’s new chair – with the appointment marking the first ever change in leadership...

Code Ninjas is asking for help to allow children across the county to gain confidence, logic, resourcefulness, and learn problem-solving skills with its coding scholarship scheme.

Code Ninjas asks Gloucestershire tech companies to help fund scholarships

Training the problem solvers of tomorrow, children’s coding company Code Ninjas is asking Gloucestershire tech businesses to...

With Diane Savory OBE stepping down from her role, huge leadership changes are afoot at GFirst, with numerous other big business appointments in Gloucestershire in July 2021 too.

Gloucestershire business appointments round-up: July 2021

From the top job at GFirst LEP and a well-known managing director being appointed to The Pied Piper Appeal board to three new...

SoGlos got a first look inside the Sportesse-designed super-gym at Gloucester Rugby’s new city centre training facilities.

First look inside: Gloucester Rugby’s new super gym

Gloucester Rugby has not hung around in getting its new Kingsholm training centre fit for purpose – and SoGlos got to take...

Hartpury College and Hartpury University’s new catering hub will be an entirely Gloucestershire affair – with Vitruvius Management Services, Barnwood Construction and Roberts Limbrick Architects all making it happen.

Contractor named to build Hartpury’s £5 million ‘state-of-the-art catering hub’

Vitruvius Management Services names Gloucester building firm to take on the latest new development at Hartpury University and...

Gloucester Culture Trust and the city council say they will put their efforts and resources into the city’s cultural recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Gloucester withdraws from the race to become UK City of Culture

Gloucester will no longer be bidding for the title of UK City of Culture 2025, choosing instead to focus its efforts on recovering...

The forthcoming 195,000 square foot Cotswolds Designer Outlet at Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, off Junction 9 of the M5, is being built by Boddington-based Robert Hitchins.

Gloucestershire’s new designer outlet moves a step closer

The business behind a major retail development near Tewkesbury, expected to generate millions of pounds annually, says its...

Ian Sawyer, commercial director at Cheltenham-based Assured Futures, collected the award from Legal & General for outstanding customer care.

Award win reveals Cheltenham insurance firm creating jobs

Cheltenham insurance firm Assured Futures has beaten all-comers from its sector across the UK to win an award for outstanding...

Cheltenham Economic Recovery Task Force hopes to turn more businesses on to the potential of apprenticeships as the town looks for a sustainable economic recovery.

Apprenticeships could be key to Cheltenham’s economic recovery

Helping businesses understand the benefits of apprenticeships could make them a key element in Cheltenham’s recovery from the...

Swift progress has already been made on CityFibre’s Gloucester-wide rollout this year, with the Gloucester City Homes partnership ensuring social housing tenants will benefit too.

CityFibre is bringing faster, more reliable internet to Gloucester City Homes tenants

CityFibre and Gloucester City Homes have partnered up to bring Gloucester social housing tenants reliable and speedy internet...

GAP has announced the official closing dates of its stores across the UK and Ireland, including its outlet at Gloucester Quays.

GAP reveals when its Gloucester Quays outlet will close

US fashion brand GAP is closing all of its stores across the UK and Ireland by Saturday 25 September 2021 – and has now revealed...

The SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards judges came together to decide the 2021 SGGBA finalists and winners. Photos by Mikal Ludlow.

Judges decide finalists for SoGlos Gloucestershire Business Awards 2021

The judges have met, the decisions have been made and the list of all finalists have been drawn up for the first SoGlos Gloucestershire...

Gloucester’s Grade II listed New Inn on Northgate Street is being marketed by Savills and is currently under offer.

One of Gloucester’s oldest pubs is under offer

The 15th century New Inn on Gloucester’s Northgate Street is up for sale, with an asking price of around £1.65 million.

Neill Ricketts, chief executive officer of Versarien plc outside the graphene-focused engineering firm’s new headquarters in Longhope.

Versarien’s move into the Forest of Dean could signal the start of significant investment

Versarien PLC’s decision to move to new headquarters in the Forest of Dean is just one of a number of projects that could see...

It may look like any other vending machine, but the machine in Gloucester from Wall’s will be dispensing free ice cream for one day only, this July 2021.

Here is where you can get free ice creams in Gloucester this weekend

Ice cream maker supreme, Wall’s, is installing a special vending machine in Gloucester this weekend giving away free Twisters,...

Working with local universities and police forces, the SWCRC is offering its cyber expertise and protection to charities and small businesses for free.

SWCRC offering free memberships for cyber resilience

Small businesses and charities in Gloucestershire can get free core membership from the South West Cyber Resilience Centre...

Next port of call, Gloucester Docks. The Showman is currently undergoing a refit after restoration at Worcester’s Diglis Basin (picture from Design and Access Statement planning document courtesy of DesignForLiving Architects Limited).

Boat built in same shipyard as the Titanic to become Gloucester Docks' new restaurant

A boat built in the same shipyard as the famous passenger liner RMS Titanic could be about to start a new life as a floating...

Martin Wickett, inventor of the WITT, with an early prototype of the device that uses two pendulums connected to a flywheel to generate electricity from movement.

Ground-breaking Gloucestershire energy harvesting firm wins £350,000 contract

A Gloucestershire business has won a £350,000 contract with the Ministry of Defence which could transform how electricity is...

There’s a chance to work at Gloucester Wall’s ice cream factory on a work experience scheme run by Unilever and Smart Training & Recruitment.

Ice cream factory launches new traineeship opportunities

Ten places are up for grabs on a new traineeship programme for young people at Unilever’s famous Gloucester Wall’s ice cream...

Tourism minister Nigel Huddleston (centre), in Gloucestershire to speak to county businesses, on the lawn of Ellenborough Park Hotel, with the hotel’s general manager, Marwan Hemchaoui (right), and David Jackson, of Marketing Cheltenham.

Cheltenham businesses hold private meeting with the minister for tourism

The minister for tourism discussed the challenges being faced by Gloucestershire businesses in a private meeting arranged by...

Neil Smith, managing director of ReformIT, said the firm now had ‘a phenomenal set of skills and experience across both Apple and Microsoft based technologies’, thanks to its takeover of Grafx Digital Technologies.

ReformIT in Cheltenham acquires Apple-focused rival

Fast-growing Cheltenham firm, ReformIT, has acquired the town’s long-standing Apple-focused managed IT services firm, Grafx...

Home & Botanic is the newest addition to Cheltenham’s nightlife, and set to open in July 2021.

New nightclub represents £1.5 million-plus investment in Cheltenham

Owners of a new Cheltenham nightclub have revealed the venue represents a more than £1.5 million investment in the town and...

Inside Gloucestershire College’s new cyber-focused West of England Institute of Technology (WEIoT) at its Cheltenham campus.

First look inside: New multimillion pound cyber training centre at Gloucestershire College

A new multimillion pound institute of technology, bringing degree level computing and cyber education to all in Gloucestershire,...

University of Gloucestershire unveils plans for new £3.6 million cyber centre

The University of Gloucestershire has unveiled plans to open an institute for cyber security and digital innovation in Germany.

John Gillman, service centre manager for family-run appliance specialist, Gillman’s, which is well-placed to capitalise on the new ‘right to repair’ rules.

Gloucestershire family firm is well-placed to dominate the ‘right to repair’ market

The government’s new ‘right to repair’ rules are expected to be good for consumers and the environment – and one Gloucestershire...

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