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Cyber security audits are just one of the many expert-level IT services offered to small and medium-sized businesses by Gloucester-based Optimising IT.

How cyber security audits can protect your business: Optimising IT expert insight

Issues with IT systems need to be identified before they can be addressed, so to prevent any vulnerabilities from being exploited,...

SoGlos spoke to Visit Gloucestershire to get its advice on how to gear up for the 2022 hospitality season.

How to plan for the 2022 hospitality season: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

After almost two years of uncertainty, Visit Gloucestershire is helping local hospitality businesses gear up for the 2022 season...

Gloucestershire aerospace parts maker Ontic remains in demand world-wide and is expected to announce its latest intake of apprentices for 2022 any day now.

Meet the employer: Why the future of aerospace depends on Ontic’s apprentices

For plane operators in need of parts to keep their aircraft flying, Gloucestershire firm Ontic is the go-to specialist manufacturer...

As employers adopt hybrid working for the long-term, blended learning could be the answer to staff training needs, according to Nimble Elearning.

How Gloucestershire businesses can harness the potential of blended learning: Nimble Elearning expert insight

With hybrid working here to stay and many businesses needing to find an alternative to traditional classroom training for staff,...

The Cyber Essentials scheme is being overhauled to reflect the UK’s digital economy, with new requirements for businesses from January 2022.

Everything you need to know about the Cyber Essentials scheme: ReformIT expert insight

With the government’s National Cyber Security Centre set to update the Cyber Essentials scheme in January 2022, IT support...

Clear accounts coupled with clear management information can be an incredible powerful tool for business leaders, according to Gloucestershire bookkeeping experts BookCheck.

What good management information can do for your business: BookCheck expert insight

Good accounts are vital to keep on top of the running of your business, but good management information alongside can take...

Raw dog food producer, Cotswold RAW, explains how dogs can benefit from eating vegetables as part of their diet.

Why owners should consider adding vegetables to their dogs’ diet: Cotswold RAW expert insight

Rich in nutrients and full of flavour, it’s important that dogs eat their greens and get enough veggies in their diet, just...

Engineering giant Moog is investing £40 million in a new Gloucestershire engineering centre beside its Tewkesbury headquarters.

Meet the employer: Why apprenticeships continue to be a driving force at engineering giant Moog

As part of our Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign, SoGlos talks to county-based global engineering giant Moog about why...

Discover what awaits loved ones with a luxurious overnight stay at Blackwell Grange’s 1604.

Meet the owners – William and Didi Vernon Miller from Blackwell Grange tell us all about their new onsite accommodation

Find out more about Blackwell Grange’s beautiful and unique new accommodation, 1604, in SoGlos’s interview.

Emily Tarbox is helping Cotswolds-headquartered bespoke construction firm Montrose Group (Cotswold Builders) Ltd build its reputation in Gloucestershire and beyond. (Group picture below by Josie Cope Photography).

From the international motor trade to a Cotswold construction firm: Meet the Gloucestershire businesswoman helping transform a bespoke family building firm

With the skills she learned running international projects for a high-end car marque, mother-of-three Emily Tarbox is now helping...

Gloucestershire’s one-stop shop for disability needs, Disabled Care & Mobility offers its assessment by appointment, alongside its drop-in service.

‘I enjoy helping change people’s lives’: Disabled Care & Mobility expert insight

Experts in ‘prescriptive mobility’, Disabled Care & Mobility’s Mike Clipsom finds bespoke solutions to help customers with...

SoGlos chatted to Year 7 student, Sofia, who started at Cheltenham Ladies’ College in September 2021 as a day girl and occasional boarder.

‘Everyone’s very welcoming and you can be yourself’: Meet the Year 7 student at Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Starting a new school can be daunting, but Cheltenham Ladies’ College is welcoming, supportive and makes it easy to make friends,...

Founded in 1973 by two former apprentices, Renishaw is a global business that remains committed to apprenticeships to help drive its business.

Meet the employer: Renishaw explains why apprenticeships are at the heart of its business

As part of our Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign, SoGlos talks to Julia Russell of county-based global engineering giant...

Among the many ‘hidden heroes’ who work at care homes in Gloucestershire run by The Orders of St John Care Trust are employees who had some surprisingly diverse routes into their careers.

Meet the… ‘hidden heroes’ who turned to careers in care with OSJCT

Helping to run care homes for The Orders of St John Care Trust in Gloucestershire and around the UK, find out what convinced...

You don't have to be an IT expert to create elearning courses for your staff: Nimble Elearning expert insight

Building bespoke online training courses for your staff might sound daunting, but you really do not have to be an IT expert...

Sara Rigby-Holmes leads the team at boutique hair salon 5 On The Square in Cheltenham.

‘Above everything else, we treasure the loyalty and support of our wonderful clients’: Meet the Gloucestershire boutique hair salon owner

In the first of our Meet the Gloucestershire women in business series, SoGlos spoke to Sara Rigby-Holmes about the inspiration...

Kay Clifton runs the Cotswold Security Group, which is entrusted with looking after commercial and residential sites in Gloucestershire and further afield.

‘I wanted a career that would stand the test of time’: meet the Gloucestershire businesswoman thriving in a male dominated industry

As part of our Meet the Gloucestershire Women in Business series, SoGlos spoke to Kay Clifton about the highs and lows of running...

After starting Cotswold Security Group in 2017, Kay Clifton was nominated by employees for ‘Business Manager of the Year’ at the Women in Security Awards.

‘We provide services to many well-known people’: Cotswold Security Group expert insight

As part of our Meet the Gloucestershire Women in Business series, SoGlos spoke to Kay Clifton about the highs and lows of running...

Gloucestershire parents are being encouraged to vaccinate children aged 12 to 15 against Covid-19 – with one mum telling SoGlos about why she’s choosing to have her child jabbed.

‘I think it is our social responsibility to vaccinate’: Meet the Gloucestershire mum vaccinating her child against Covid-19

With Covid-19 vaccinations now available for 12 to 15-year-olds in Gloucestershire, SoGlos spoke to a local mum about her decision...

BookCheck has built its reputation on the quality of its bookkeeping with management accounts service, together with payroll – and now it’s  in demand for its skills at taking accounts digital

How to take your business accounts digital with confidence: BookCheck expert insight

Already recognised as an expert in bookkeeping with management accounts, businesses have also begun turning to Gloucestershire...

Karen Green at Little Trees Cheltenham has devoted her career to ensuring children meet their full potential, drawing on an impressive 30 years’ experience in childcare.

How to prepare your child to start nursery: Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries expert insight

From what to pack, to recommended reading and coping with school gate goodbyes, SoGlos spoke to Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries...

Gloucestershire businesses are expected to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 – and Stroud-headquartered Ecotricity is sharing its advice on how to start achieving it.

Simple ways Gloucestershire businesses can reduce their carbon footprint: Ecotricity expert insight

With sustainability never being higher on the agenda, SoGlos spoke to green energy experts Ecotricity to discover some straightforward...

SoGlos spoke to the team behind The Scenic Supper to find out all the details of its new winter venue – and plans for 2022.

‘This really is the best venue we could have hoped for’: Meet the team behind The Scenic Supper

From the importance of seasonal produce to making some of the best gin cocktails in Gloucestershire, SoGlos grills the team...

The customer wanted a turn a near derelict bungalow near Winchcombe into a new, modern, stylish and practical home for their mother. Ford Construction delivered.

From dilapidated bungalow to beautiful new Cotswold home: Ford Construction expert insight

As it continues to grow its reputation for bespoke building projects, Ford Construction lets us inside one of its latest –...

Infection Prevention is a key priority at Nuffield Health Cheltenham. Reducing the risk of patients and staff transmitting Covid is its number one focus.

Meet the infection prevention nurse: Gabriella D’Amato at Nuffield Health Cheltenham

Not content with educating hospital patients and staff about infection prevention during the pandemic, Nuffield Health Cheltenham’s...

As Nimble Elearning explains, businesses need to be aware that some of the training choices it might want to make are not their own.

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...

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