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Read SoGlos interviews with Gloucestershire chefs, bands, artists, experts, celebrities and personalities.

Richard Arthur, of ethical recruitment agency Hooray, looks at one of the key challenges facing businesses trying to recruit – finding and keeping the right candidate.

How to avoid losing the best potential candidates when recruiting: Hooray expert insight

The wheels of UK plc are rolling again, but one of the biggest challenges facing businesses in Gloucestershire and beyond,...

Meet the Apprentice: April Trigg of Brace Creative

In the third of SoGlos’s series on modern apprenticeships April Trigg, marketing manager at Gloucester-headquartered Brace...

The teams and individuals behind Cheltenham’s businesses are just one of the reasons the town is such a happy place.

‘It is a privilege to work here’: Meet the General Manager at the Queens Hotel

Cheltenham is full of incredible businesses with passionate people and teams behind them who love what they do – just like...

Financial education can help to reduce sick days and improve employee productivity, according to Brunsdon Financial.

How financial education for employees can benefit businesses: Brunsdon Financial expert insight

With financial education being one of the fastest growing employee benefits on offer, SoGlos spoke to Gloucestershire-based...

People are often daunted by the idea of caring for teenagers, despite the fact that they make up almost half of all children who come into foster care.

‘You are not alone’: Meet the Gloucester couple who have been fostering teenagers for more than five years

Almost half of children that come into foster care are teenagers, so one couple from Gloucester reveals what to expect when...

Naimat Kaur, cyber security degree apprentice working at Cirencester-based St. James’ Place Wealth Management.

Meet the Apprentice: Naimat Kaur, St James’s Place Wealth Management

In the second of SoGlos’s new apprenticeship series, St James’s Place Wealth Management’s Naimat Kaur tells us why the...

Discover the benefits of feeding your dog a raw food diet with Cotswold RAW.

What are the benefits of feeding your dog raw? Cotswold RAW expert insight

From making their teeth clean and coat glossy to improving their behaviour, raw food might just be the secret to a healthy...

The people behind Cheltenham’s diverse independent businesses are just one of the reasons the Regency town is such a happy place.

'It's been an extraordinary year': Meet the managing director at Dunkertons Cider

Cheltenham has a wealth of incredible independent shops, bars, pubs and restaurants, with passionate business owners behind...

Discover why it’s still so important to take regular, rapid Covid-19 tests in Gloucestershire.

Why rapid Covid-19 testing is still so important: Gloucestershire County Council expert insight

Regular, rapid Covid-19 testing is still so important to keep people in the county safe as lockdown restrictions are extended...

Offering specialist dementia care, Edwardstow Court Care Centre is one of 16 The Orders of St John Care homes in Gloucestershire.

Everything you need to know about dementia care at Edwardstow Court Care Centre

Edwardstow Court Care Centre in Stow-on-the-Wold has given an insight into dementia care and what families and residents can...

Find out how to make your home more saleable this summer, according to Gloucestershire estate agency, Naylor Powell.

How to make your home more saleable this summer: Naylor Powell expert insight

With outside space and garden rooms high on buyer’s wish lists, Gloucestershire-based Naylor Powell shares its top tips on...

Cheltenham Ladies’ College welcomes pupils on a day and boarding basis, with Year 9 day girl Eleanor giving an insight into a typical day at the school.

A day in the life of a day girl at Cheltenham Ladies’ College

From enjoying time with friends at the Day Girl House to taking part in sports clubs, music lessons and more, find out what...

Michelle Fyrne, group editor and co-founder of SoGlos and one of the growing number of senior managers now also an apprenticeship at the University of Gloucestershire.

Meet the apprentice: Michelle Fyrne, group editor of SoGlos

Apprenticeships were once only for those at the start of their careers, but senior business leaders are increasingly using...

Willans LLP solicitors in Cheltenham shares its insights on how succession planning can smooth the transition when a business owner leaves.

What business owners should consider when succession planning: Willans LLP solicitors expert insight

Whether it’s through retirement, necessity or just moving onto pastures new, succession planning can take the stress out of...

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or are looking to invest in a property, The Mortgage Brain shares its expert advice on how to choose the right mortgage.

Everything you need to know about choosing the right mortgage: The Mortgage Brain expert insight

The founder of Gloucestershire-based The Mortgage Brain reveals everything you need to know when it comes to choosing the right...

Find out what a day in the life of a Sixth Form student is like at Rendcomb College.

A day in the life of two Rendcomb College Sixth Form students

From its new Sixth Form Centre to the incredible sense of community at the school, SoGlos spoke to two students about Sixth...

With cybercrime and ever present, ReformIT reminds us all why it is a good idea to take care of our on-line security.

As the economy re-opens, don’t leave the door ajar for the cyber criminals: ReformIT expert insight

We know to beware of cybercrime, but in the chaos of the last few months that has simply not been a priority – Cheltenham IT...

Hooray expert insight: What is happening in the Gloucestershire jobs market?

There are encouraging signs from the Gloucestershire economy, but all is not what it seems in the jobs market – according to...

Employers and staff are still grappling with the pros and cons of working from home. Darren Sherborne lays out a road map for a happy resolution.

Home or office working? A roadmap through the legal issues

Working from home or not working from home, and what to do about it, remain key questions for many employers. Darren Sherborne...

The founder of Fairview Financial, Luke Tomkotowicz, reveals what the reintroduction of 95 per cent mortgages back into the market really means.

Fairview Financial expert insight: First-time buyers - and those new 95 per cent mortgages

The Prime Minister chose Gloucestershire as the spot from which to drum up some publicity for the Government’s decision...

With more foster carers needed in Gloucestershire, discover how a Cheltenham couple took the opportunity to make a real difference.

‘Positive for the whole family’: Meet the couple from Cheltenham who started fostering during the pandemic

There has been an increase in the demand for new foster carers and one couple from Cheltenham answered that call – revealing...

Hash Norat shows off just a flavour of the generosity of his employer and Gloucester business, Unilever, with its donation of Easter eggs for Gloucester Feed the Hungry.

‘Choked’ by Gloucester’s generosity, Hash Norat's next challenge is personal

Somewhere in the soul of the man who founded Gloucester Feed the Hungry is a willingness to reach for the moon to help others...

David Williams: Why I retired from Hazlewoods and what I plan to do now

David Williams, one of the most respected faces on the Gloucestershire business scene, and an architect of one of its best-known...

Adam Shearing, of Hazlewoods advises those starting out to spend a little time getting those first foundation stones in place for a successful future.

Hazlewoods reveals its ultimate advice for start-ups

For all the stress it has brought for businesses, the pandemic has also inspired many new start-ups. Key to their success,...

Edwardstow Court Care Centre in Stow-on-the-Wold is one of 16 homes and extra care housing that The Orders of St John Care Trust have in Gloucestershire.

The Orders of St John Care Trust expert insight: What to consider when looking for a care home in Gloucestershire

We all want to make sure our loved ones get the very best care as they get older and Edwardstow Court Care Centre, part of...

Stagecoach Gloucester delivers skills for the stage – and for life – through its fun dance, singing and drama lessons for children aged four to 18.

Stagecoach Gloucester expert insight: How performing arts can help children to thrive

From building self-confidence to making friends for life, stage school offers so much more than dance, singing and drama lessons...

Looking to escape on a campervan or motorhome holiday, M5 Motorhome Hire gives some helpful tips before you book.

M5 Motorhome Hire expert insight: What to consider when hiring a motorhome for your next trip

Holidaying abroad might not be on the cards this year, but you can have that well-deserved staycation – with M5 Motorhome Hire...

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know: Gloucestershire’s Business Navigators

Navigating unchartered waters in search of advice, funding, expertise, support, a route to overseas markets – whatever you...

Campden BRI expert insight: How Gloucestershire businesses can minimise the impact of Covid-19 when reopening

Campden BRI’s reputation as a master of testing, analysis and the application of science across the food, drink and many other...

Cheltenham Ladies’ College welcomed pupils back this March 2021, after months of remote learning.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College: A day in the life of a teacher during lockdown

With remote learning presenting unique challenges for schools, SoGlos spoke to Cheltenham Ladies’ College about what lessons...

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