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

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...

Converse Law expert insight: Just what is going on in the commercial property sector?

Few areas have attracted so much speculation since the pandemic began as the important economic driver that is the property...

Class sizes below 20 allow teachers to get to know pupils better and adjust their teaching styles to suit different individuals, according to Wycliffe College.

Wycliffe College expert insight: How smaller class sizes benefit children at school

With research showing that smaller class sizes can benefit children’s learning in a variety of ways, Wycliffe College explains...

With many furloughed workers searching for new jobs, Gloucestershire’s ethical recruitment agency, Hooray, shows how businesses can find and attract the best candidates.

Hooray expert insight: Why using a recruitment agency is more important than ever as the furlough scheme ends

Cheltenham-based Hooray shares why it’s a great idea to bring a recruitment agency on board when the government furlough...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak outside Number 11 Downing Street ahead of the eagerly-awaited Spring Budget 2021.

Fairview Financial expert insight: The mortgage market and the 2021 budget

There were two main positive steps made by the UK government in the 2021 budget which have a direct impact on the mortgage...

Gloucestershire-based estate agency, Naylor Powell, shares everything you need to know about the Stamp Duty Holiday being extended in the Budget 2021.

Naylor Powell expert insight: Everything you need to know about the Stamp Duty Holiday extension

The Budget 2021 has revealed that the Stamp Duty Holiday is being extended until September 2021. Whether you’re looking to...

Hazlewoods’ Nick Haines selects the notable financial announcements made in the spring Budget 2021.

Hazlewoods expert insight: Financial analysis on the Budget 2021

From stealth tax, support grants and business rates holidays to furlough extensions and stamp duty delays, reputed Gloucestershire...

Nick Haines, tax partner at Gloucestershire-headquartered Hazlewoods LLP.

Hazlewoods: Early Budget predictions from the business experts

Rarely has so much speculation come before a Budget – mainly about how the chancellor will recoup the £300 billion spent so...

A live Covid-safe production of David Walliams’ book, Billionaire Boy, is touring 15 venues across the UK – with the final performance taking place in Cheltenham in April 2021.

David Walliams: If I had a billion pounds to spend today, I’d get a water slide

David Walliams reveals what fans can expect when the live production of his popular book, Billionaire Boy, comes to Cheltenham...

The Growth Hub Gloucestershire, home to business guides – ready and waiting to help you grow your business.

Build back better: The trio of business consultants determined to make a difference

If you are looking to grow your business, through better marketing, raising your profile, understanding your financial position,...

SoGlos discovers more about effective vulnerability management in this expert insight with Salus Cyber.

Salus Cyber expert insight: How to tell if your vulnerability management is effective

Vulnerability management is the process of identifying, evaluating, treating and reporting on gaps in your systems and software...

While the prospect of making employees redundant isn’t pleasant, there are things Gloucestershire businesses can do to make it easier – according to Davies and Partners solicitors.

Davies and Partners expert insight: How Gloucestershire businesses can deal with redundancies the right way

With the furlough scheme scheduled to end in April 2021, Davies and Partners solicitors shares its advice on the right way...

Discover a day in the life of two Crypt School students during lockdown 2021.

The Crypt School: A day in the life of two students in lockdown

From the ins and outs of remote teaching to some fun extracurricular activities, SoGlos finds out more about the realities...

Get an insight into employers’ rights and obligations surrounding Covid-19 vaccinations, from the legal experts at Sherbornes Solicitors Ltd.

Sherbornes Solicitors Ltd expert insight: Can employers or employees insist on Covid-19 vaccinations?

With employers across Gloucestershire unsure of whether they can insist on employees being vaccinated against Covid-19 – and...

Cheltenham is a desirable place for house hunters, with demand outstripping supply in the Regency town – according to Naylor Powell.

Naylor Powell expert insight: The best places to buy a property in Cheltenham

Whether you’re looking for your dream home or an investment property, estate agency Naylor Powell shares its expert advice...

Whatever you leave behind for your loved ones, making a will ensures your wishes will be carried out.

Willans LLP expert insight: Why it’s so important to make a will

From organising who will run your business to passing on a family heirloom, Willans LLP solicitors in Cheltenham shares some...

Richard Arthur from ethical recruitment agency, Hooray, shares some expert advice on how businesses in Gloucestershire can use the current situation to plan for the future.

Hooray expert insight: How Gloucestershire businesses can future-proof themselves now

While the economic and social impact of the pandemic is a concern for most businesses, for many firms it is a great opportunity...

Boarding and day pupils at Wycliffe College have regular virtual catch ups, with staff looking out for them and having access to professional help if they need it, during lockdown three.

Wycliffe College expert insight: How Wycliffe College is keeping pupils safe during lockdown

While remote learning can be tough on students’ mental health, staying connected, talking to someone you trust and even getting...

Gloucestershire-based digital marketing specialist, Bloxham PR, shares its expertise on how businesses can harness the power of social media.

Bloxham PR expert insight: Top tips to improve your social media strategy

With more people using social media than ever before, Bloxham PR shares some of its expertise on how having a social media...

If your relationship breaks down and you are considering a divorce, ensure you get expert advice from a family law specialist like Willans LLP solicitors.

Willans LLP expert insight: What to consider when choosing a divorce lawyer

From dividing your finances to caring for children, divorce proceedings can be tough to navigate, but a family law specialist...

League tables are usually how parents measure a school’s performance, but the idea of ‘value-added’ could be a better indicator.

Wycliffe College expert insight: How schools use value-added to measure performance

Choosing the right school for your child is difficult, but looking at pupils’ progress rather than just academic results, could...

Gloucestershire has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 – with the new High School Leckhampton its first zero carbon school.

Evans Jones expert insight: What Cheltenham's new zero carbon school means for Gloucestershire’s green future

The brand-new High School Leckhampton will be Gloucestershire’s first carbon neutral school, helping Gloucestershire County...

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