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Businesses need to be aware that some of the training choices they have to make are not their own, warn Nimble Elearning.

Training is not always a choice, in some cases it’s the law: Nimble Elearning expert Insight

It is important to make the right choices when it comes to staff training, but as Nimble Elearning points out – make the wrong...

Companies who fear losing trade if key staff move to competitors might find restrictive covenants a useful means of protection, says Sherbornes Solicitors Ltd.

Protecting your business when key staff move on: Sherbornes Solicitors Ltd expert insight

With the UK locked into a labour shortage, employees are being offered better terms elsewhere, leaving Gloucestershire employers...

As pressures mount to retain those staff members you just can’t afford to lose, Hazlewoods steps forward with some useful levers which might just make all the difference. And won’t cost your business the earth!

How to attract, incentivise and retain your employees: Hazlewoods expert insight

As pressures on the labour market mount and stories of staff being tempted to competitors increase, there are levers Gloucestershire...

The Mortgage Brain shares its expert advice on everything homeowners need to know when it comes to remortgaging a property.

How remortgaging your property could save you money: The Mortgage Brain expert insight

The founder of Gloucestershire-based The Mortgage Brain has shared an insight into what homeowners need to know if they are...

The charity Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum has 37,000 members.

‘Working at Westonbirt Arboretum has been a life-changing experience’: Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum expert insight

Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum is a charity which helps support the care of Westonbirt Arboretum, as well as offering paid...

The Forum in Gloucester, an example of how planning is transforming our county and promising to bring people back into our city and town centres.

How can Gloucestershire retain its younger generation?: Evans Jones expert insight

Gloucestershire is facing a major challenge – retaining its younger generation. Evans Jones thinks our planning system could...

Through Gloucestershire County Council, Sharon Gillett has fostered 28 mothers and babies over the past seven years.

‘It means the world to us’: Meet the Gloucestershire woman who has fostered 28 mothers and babies

Children and teenagers aren’t the only ones who need foster care, with one Gloucestershire woman revealing why she finds...

Ford Construction continues to make a name for itself tackling the jobs that seem straightforward, but aren’t, yet still demand the highest attention to detail. And it’s thriving.

The Cirencester house project: Ford Construction expert insight

Ford Construction continues to build its reputation for bespoke projects, as this extension on a Cirencester couple’s...

Life is getting back to normal at specialist dementia care home, Edwardstow Court Care Centre, one of 17 The Orders of St John Care homes in Gloucestershire.

How life is getting back to normal in Gloucestershire care homes: The Orders of St John expert insight

Edwardstow Court Care Centre in Stow-on-the-Wold has given an insight into returning to some normality at the care home – and...

The University of Gloucestershire’s business school boasts a growing list of apprenticeships for an increasing number of sectors.

Meet the apprentice: Joshua Davis of Attivo Group

An apprenticeship at the University of Gloucestershire is helping Cheltenham business Attivo develop the next generation of...

Fairview Financial is an expert in advising first-time buyers on all aspects of the mortgage advice they will need as they search for their dream home.

Fairview Financial expert insight: First time buyers – your questions answered

Entering the housing market as a first-time buyer is an exciting and daunting proposition, with good advice key to managing...

The myriad of challenges facing business leaders can be isolating and stop them getting the best out of themselves and their companies, which is where OPS-BOX can help.

It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top: OPS-BOX expert insight

Business owners need to feel supported, but when you don’t have the luxury of a big team around you, where do you find that...

From ensuring the recruitment process is fair to keeping contracts up to date, Willans LLP solicitors in Cheltenham offers some helpful advice on the legal side of recruitment.

Key things to consider when hiring new employees: Willans LLP solicitors expert insight

When it comes to recruitment, there’s a lot more to consider than just finding the right hire, according to Cheltenham-based...

As we embrace remote working as part of the ‘new normal’, Gloucestershire-based Amiosec offers its expert advice on how to protect your business from the ongoing threat of cybercrime.

The future of flexible working and cyber security: Amiosec expert insight

The pandemic showed businesses that remote working can be a success, but as cybercrime spiked, companies have turned to firms...

Gloucestershire-based Nimble Elearning shares the benefits of elearning to businesses, with the firm believing a blend of online and in-person training is the future.

Everything you need to know about elearning: Nimble Elearning expert insight

After the pandemic forced the nation to work and study from home, embracing elearning as we return to the office could provide...

Estate agent Naylor Powell shares the best places to buy a property in Gloucester.

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

Considering where to invest in Gloucester? With big developments on the horizon and increasing demand for property, Naylor...

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...

The danger of spam emails and how to avoid them: ReformIT expert insight

We might think we know all about the dangers of spam emails, but according to leading Gloucestershire IT company, ReformIT,...

Ford Construction continues to make a name for itself, and its least with one of its latest projects – work to update and renovate Temple Guiting House in the Cotswolds.

The Temple Guiting House project: Ford Construction expert insight

Ford Construction continues to make a name for itself for quality, which inspired us to find out more about The Temple Guiting...

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...

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