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The holistic physiotherapy team empowering patients to revitalise their lifestyles and wellbeing

Whether you need help with knee injuries, shoulder conditions, back pain, pelvic health, vestibular rehabilitation, chronic pain...

'We recognise the value and the importance that pubs, bars and hospitality bring to people and communities'

Category partner for Pub/Bar of the Year at this year's Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards, Stroud Brewery, shares why local pubs...

'My goal is to become the region's go-to engineering consultancy' — MD of newly-merged firm with high hopes for his team

Gary Patefield-Smith has high hopes for the future of the newly merged 'high-performance team' at Cheltenham structural and civil...

'There's lots of change rebuilding a business': CEO of one of Gloucestershire's most successful workwear firms talks self-belief, ambition and growth

Having re-built his business from the ground up during the pandemic, it's fair to say the four years since have been pretty...

The Cheltenham insurance firm where creativity, innovation and collaboration thrive

Insurance firm PoloWorks fosters a supportive and diverse culture, emphasising continuous learning and development to help every...

Why The Growth Hub Gloucestershire's network is 'the best in the country'

Exemplifying its value to the local economy, The Growth Hub Gloucestershire remains at the forefront of the county's business...

'It's going to be mayhem!' — Tweedy spills the beans on his Massive Circus

With Tweedy's Massive Circus getting underway this May 2024, Gloucestershire's favourite clown chats to SoGlos to share what...

From AI scams to phishing emails — how secure is your IT system?

With the possibility of mandatory cyber security certificates on the horizon for some major companies, SoGlos speaks to the tech...

Ice breakers, independence and developing aspirations — how students at The Crypt School are taking the next step to sixth form

With their school focused on the academic, personal and social development of all of its young people, SoGlos hears from four Year...

The future's bright for Cheltenham's passionate Fat Potato IT team

A knack for embracing new ways of working, as well as introducing cutting edge technologies to speedily install production-ready...

Cheltenham's only men's health clinic offers cutting-edge treatment for hard flaccid syndrome

Erectile dysfunction isn't the only men's health condition that can affect your sexual wellbeing, with hard flaccid syndrome...

Why the best time to get power of attorney is right now

Knowing a trusted person will act in your best interests can alleviate anxiety about the future. According to Gloucestershire's...

‘We work on multi-million-pound projects but we also fix boilers down the road’ — Apprentice-turned-MD discusses his journey to success

JBS Mechanical has seen impressive growth since it was founded by friends and business partners Jordan Smith and Sean Felice in...

The Cotswold nursery that's helping children develop through play and the outdoors

Prioritising play, creativity and outdoor learning in the stunning Cotswold countryside, the nursery at Rendcomb College prides...

How Westonbirt Arboretum protects and attracts new animal life in the Cotswolds

The first wildlife and conservation ranger at Westonbirt Arboretum, Ross Martin, tells SoGlos how he's protecting and managing the...

How Tayntons Solicitors' cost calculator and app can help overcome conveyancing delays

Selling up to buy your dream home or looking to hop on the property ladder with your first big purchase? Then you'll need to go...

Pro Global CEO — 'Much like most sports, business is a team-based game'

SoGlos talks double-digit revenue growth and lessons learned over 30 years in the insurance industry with Steve Lewis, CEO of...

The new head of Cirencester's oldest hotel brings 20 years of luxury and Michelin-star magic

With glamorous interiors, new menus and free anniversary dinners for couples who say, 'I do', there's plenty to get excited about...

The Cotswold pianist in residence who's played keys for Mel C and Sophie Ellis-Bextor

One of the top destinations for cocktails in the Cotswolds, piano bar nights at Cirencester's Téatro can go from attentive...

Solar panels — are they worth it for Gloucestershire residents in 2024?

With energy efficiency and electricity price hikes still an ongoing concern for most households, SoGlos spoke to the experts at...

Pre-nups, asset division and financial consent orders — Tayntons Solicitors explains everything you need to know about divorce

Tayntons Solicitors, Gloucestershire's oldest law firm, explores the subject of divorce — including what to do if someone denies...

'I investigated over 30 homes' — Daughter shares advice on what to consider when choosing a care home for loved ones

Cheryl Hossle's parents moved into Lilian Faithfull Care's St Faith's nursing home in Cheltenham after 62 years of marriage — and...

Heath Gunter: 'I'll miss Cheltenham's friendly and helpful business community'

It was September 2021 when the board of Cheltenham BID appointed Heath Gunter as its new chief executive. Now, as he prepares to...

New WSP Solicitors business sales guide prepares firms for a life-changing new chapter

The comprehensive new guide brings together information that's useful for business owners thinking about selling their businesses...

Is my IT system still safe when I work remotely?

With remote and hybrid working set to remain the norm for the foreseeable future, one question that business owners are asking is,...

'We're not looking for perfect people' — how to find out if Gloucestershire County Council Fostering is for you

SoGlos talks to Fiona Norton from Gloucestershire County Council's fostering recruitment team about how she has helped to guide...

How being dynamic, inclusive and innovative makes PoloWorks stand out in a competitive insurance landscape

Engaged colleagues are more likely to go the extra mile, contribute ideas for improvement and feel a strong connection to a firm's...

Discover how Cheltenham Ladies' College helps pupils achieve their dream of studying in the USA

Providing specialist advice and support for pupils hoping to get into a US college, Dr James Skinner from Cheltenham Ladies'...

Don't let pain hold you back — a hip replacement could be the best thing you do

A hip replacement is all about getting you back to what you love doing the most. At Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital, experts...

Students praise Gloucester school that's championing a sense of community and inclusion

With the school boasting a keen focus on pastoral care and student wellbeing, Year 9 students at The Crypt School in Gloucester...

How WSP Solicitors is challenging Gloucestershire's legal market

For go-getting and dynamic lawyers looking for a challenge, WSP Solicitors offers many development opportunities with multiple...

‘We're EV owners and drivers ourselves’ — How a Gloucestershire EV dealership is helping drivers switch

While going electric will reduce your carbon footprint and save you money, there's plenty to consider when it comes to buying a...

'This saved her £200,000 in inheritance tax' — Tayntons Solicitors explains why you should get legal advice during the probate process

Find out how tackling probate with legal advice from one of Gloucestershire's top legal firms, Tayntons Solicitors, can help you...

The Gloucester wine HQ that's supplied enough bottles to wrap around the earth five times over

There's no putting a cork in it for Laithwaites in Gloucester. Since opening in 2006, it's become THE place to taste and shop with...

Doing an apprenticeship is 'a no brainer' says the Cheltenham IT engineer who landed his dream job

What started as a passion for cyber at college turned into a lifelong career path for one apprentice from Cheltenham — with a...

Gloucestershire's specialist men's health clinic offers effective treatment for erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that affects 4.3 million people in the UK — but only 25 per cent of them seek treatment...

Meet the Gloucestershire dentist who specialises in laser therapy and the wellbeing of his patients

Dental health is intrinsically linked to the wellness of the whole body and mind, with modern practices offering much more than...

Meet the apprentice venturing into the STEM industry as a female cyber security engineer

From the application process to what a typical day at work is like, SoGlos speaks to Gloucestershire-based cyber degree...

Meet the emergency foster carer who puts compassion first when supporting young people

Offering complete sanctuary and space for young people at her semi-rural home in the county, Jules, who has worked with...

Gloucestershire solicitor reveals the perfect time to set up a will — and it's sooner than you might think

Nothing can quite prepare you for a bereavement, but having your legal ducks in a row when it comes to finances, funeral plans and...

How legal apprenticeships can lead to a flourishing law career

University isn’t for everyone and some people want to get cracking in their chosen career as soon as possible. In Gloucestershire,...

How Gloucestershire charities can access free IT services and cyber security

With the launch of its new initiative exclusively for not-for-profit organisations, Sarah Smith of ReformIT for Charities chats to...

'I love every second of the job and would recommend it to any other girl out there considering it': Meet Hewer FM's first female gas engineer apprentice

19-year-old Charlie Lloyd from Gloucester is Hewer FM's first ever female gas engineer apprentice, and although it may feel like...

Meet the West End star in charge of Entertainment at Ingleside

Cirencester's Ingleside House has an exciting programme of live events, from top tier tribute acts and showtunes to original live...

How B Corp businesses balance purpose and profitability

Gloucestershire-based B Corp, Optimising IT, speaks to SoGlos about why becoming more sustainable doesn't have to cost the earth —...

All-girls' school near Gloucestershire is a 'hive of strong, independent, positive and empowered young women'

Cultivating a sense of sisterhood and building girls' confidence — with leadership opportunities from as early as Year 1 — Malvern...

The Cheltenham firm poised to give cyber security an image makeover

According to Alice Violet Creative, cyber security has an image problem. In 2024, the Cheltenham team is determined to bust the...

Start the New Year with clearer vision from Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

If cataracts have been limiting your ability to do the things you enjoy, surgery to remove them can be a life-changing experience....

The power of mediation: making separation less complicated

Family mediation for divorce can be an efficient and cost-effective way to find a resolution to disagreements after a relationship...

The King's School Gloucester's headmaster shares what 2024 holds for education

With a new year and now a new term getting underway at The King's School Gloucester, SoGlos speaks to headmaster, David Morton,...

Joint investments: why it's important for couples to plan a financial future together

Whether you're newlyweds or a couple with years behind you, it's always a good idea to plan for a secure financial future...

Cheltenham clinic offers treatment to help men after prostate cancer surgery

Gloucestershire's specialist men’s health physiotherapy clinic, Aubergine Physio, explains how it can support men with prostate...

How to build a sustainable supply chain for your Gloucestershire business

In the third instalment of SoGlos's Gloucestershire B Corp series, Optimising IT shares how to make your supply chain more...

How business coaching has helped set SoGlos up for expansion in 2024

With exciting expansion plans for the new year, SoGlos's managing director, James Fyrne, explains why business coaching has been...

Why range anxiety shouldn't stop you from switching to an electric vehicle in 2024

Big leaps in technology, coupled with a huge £380 million investment in the UK's electric vehicle charging infrastructure, could...

How one Gloucestershire engineering apprentice won multiple awards on the path to her dream career

Renishaw has been training young talent from across Gloucestershire for the majority of its 50-year history. SoGlos caught up with...

Gloucestershire garage shares top tips for preparing your car for winter

As winter arrives in Gloucestershire, leading Cheltenham garage, Cleevely Motors, shares some top tips for staying safe and...

The Gloucestershire firm making mergers and acquisitions less complicated

Spanning leisure, engineering, care, retail and manufacturing, WSP Solicitors has handled a wide range of business acquisitions...

Meet the chef championing sustainable Cotswolds cuisine at Burleigh Court

Passionate about using local ingredients to their full potential, head chef Shaun Jones from Burleigh Court Hotel speaks to SoGlos...

Cheltenham cyber experts reveal how to recognise an email scam

Email scams are one of the most common threats to cyber security in the UK, but they can be quickly and easily avoided. SoGlos...

'Cowley Manor made our Cotswolds wedding dreams a beautiful reality'

A sunset proposal with the perfect personalised Emma Bridgewater mug was the beginning of a plan for the most beautiful big day in...

Gloucester experts share top tips for protecting your money and avoiding common financial scams

From safeguarding your finances and recognising red flags to securing your personal data and verifying an advisor, the experts at...

'The key thing for employers to realise is that apprenticeships have to be meaningful' says Gloucestershire engineering giant

Apprenticeships are an excellent way to enter the workplace while getting the training and education needed to succeed in an...

How Gloucestershire businesses will benefit from embracing the B Corp movement

In the second of SoGlos's Gloucestershire B Corp series, Optimising IT shares some invaluable insights on how to achieve the...

'The list of things that we have to be grateful for keeps on growing': Meet the sisters who found a home for both parents with Lilian Faithfull Care

With their elderly parents living in Gloucestershire and them over 100 miles away, sisters Helen and Clare found themselves in a...

New knees from Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital enable joyful return to the slopes

When a ski holiday is the highlight of your year, the thought of never being able to do it again was too much for one Cotswold...

Making divorce cheaper and kinder – new Gloucestershire initiative brings couples together to move on

WSP Solicitors' new Resolution Together package gives one couple, one solicitor to help reduce costs, ease conflict and make...

How a new government insulation scheme can benefit Gloucestershire homeowners

This year, the government announced a home insulation funding scheme for all households with low energy-efficiency ratings,...

'Being open about my neurodiversity is the most important thing I can do' says Cheltenham cyber specialist

With Gloucestershire's cyber community under the spotlight this European Cyber Security Month 2023, SoGlos spoke to Sarah Smith of...

'Respect, participate, reach': Cotswolds headteacher looks to the future, encouraging a culture of diversity and inclusivity

As Burford School in the Cotswolds continues to dive headfirst into modernisation, Matthew Albrighton chats to SoGlos about his...

Meet the inspiring carer who confirms that 'there is a place for everybody in fostering'

With 14 years experience fostering teenagers, Linda, who has worked with Gloucestershire County Council Fostering throughout her...

How business coaching helped North Green Security to expand with new cyber security training platform

The owners of cyber security training firm, North Green Security, share how business coaching from ActionCOACH Cheltenham has...

What are heat pumps and why are they such a good idea?

Heat pumps are quickly becoming one of the UK's most popular green energy upgrades, offering the potential for households to make...

'We do not aspire to be the biggest, but we do aspire to be the best solicitors in Gloucestershire'

The managing director of Stroud and Gloucester's WSP Solicitors shares her ambitions for the future as she looks back on 260 years...

Why your business should consider cyber awareness training for staff

From safeguarding your intellectual property to fostering a culture of cyber security responsibility among employees, SoGlos...

The Stroud independent school which invests its whole community into pupils' happiness

As the new school year begins, SoGlos sharpens its pencils for a chat with Helena Grant, the head of Wycliffe Prep School in...

Meet the thoughtful, adventurous and ambitious Year 7s from Rendcomb College

Encouraging its students and staff to be thoughtful, adventurous and ambitious, SoGlos chats to two Year 7 students from Rendcomb...

How Gloucestershire businesses can become a force for good

The growing B Corp movement isn't just good for people and the planet, it's good for business too. In the first of SoGlos's...

A dreamlike Cotswolds wedding day with surprising celebrations for guests

From a wedding that sent sparks flying, to planning a dream day of their own, Ellie Mainwaring and Alex Mullins created a magical...

What is key person insurance and how does it protect a business?

There are so many different insurance policies on the market these days, whether it's for your own use or your business's....

Why charitable giving is brilliant for Gloucestershire business

Charitable giving is an essential part of the complex financial world that charities have to navigate to survive. In its 30th...

How ActionCOACH Cheltenham supported Penguin Uniform to double its turnover and team size

Jared Wilson, owner of Andoversford-based workwear firm Penguin Uniform, reveals how business coaching from ActionCOACH Cheltenham...

Why September is the ideal time to embrace organic

The founder of Gloucestershire's original organic brewery talks to SoGlos about why embracing an organic lifestyle is one of the...

How one Gloucestershire energy firm went from an idea over a pint to a multi-million pound company

In just five years, Stonehouse-based renewable energy company, Cotswold Energy Group, went from an idea over a pint, to a...

Why you should see a dental hygienist to keep your teeth healthy

We all know how important it is to take care of our teeth but for many people, fear of the dentist is a very real thing. SoGlos...

Meet the Cheltenham timber company doing its bit for the environment

With so many timber products on the market, when it's time to update the garden how do we know we're choosing the best products...

Meet the ambitious law graduate thriving at Gloucester's oldest law firm

Tayntons Solicitors makes it a priority to support bright young talent from across Gloucestershire with its excellent training...

The architects behind Gloucester Royal Hospital's new image-guided interventional surgery hub

Providing diagnostic imaging services to patients in Gloucestershire, a new image-guided interventional surgery hub is coming to...

What is the cloud and why does your business need it?

In the fast-paced world of information technology, it can be difficult to keep on top of new products and software, not to mention...

Gloucestershire solicitors makes buying a house faster and easier than ever

Promising no more large packs of paper dropping through the door each time you want to buy or sell property, Gloucestershire's WSP...

How to get fast relief from knee pain in Gloucestershire

When you're struggling with knee problems, you want to get things fixed as fast as possible — SoGlos speaks to Mr Harminder Gosal,...

How to keep a cool head in a lively investment market this 2023

Nothing stays the same for long, particularly in choppy investment markets. With political risk, rising interest rates and a...

How to choose the right mortgage for your Gloucestershire home after a fixed rate ends

When a fixed-rate mortgage comes to an end, it can be challenging to navigate through all the different options available,...

Award-winning Gloucestershire garage explains why air con isn't just for summer drives

While the summer weather can be gusty and unpredictable in Gloucestershire, it's still important to control the climate in your...

Why organic beer is best for people and the planet

Greg Pilley, founder of Stroud Brewery, tells SoGlos why opting for organic is more important than ever to achieve 'healthy soil,...

How one Gloucester grammar school is leading the way in diversity and inclusivity

From decolonising the curriculum, to tackling discrimination, SoGlos speaks to Oliver Antonious, inclusion lead at The Crypt...

The Gloucestershire business designing buildings that boost wellbeing

Since the pandemic, wellbeing in our workplaces, schools and colleges has become paramount and we've realised the enormous role...

Meet the Gloucestershire couple partnering in business and in life

As managing director and director of operations and marketing respectively for Cheltenham-based ReformIT, Neil and Sarah Smith...

Making the most of tax relief to maximise pension contributions

The tax benefits of pension saving are compelling but they need to be weighed up against lack of access to your funds until later...

Garden improvements that will boost the value of your Gloucestershire home

Updating the garden is something that's often put off, but improving your outdoor space can actually boost the value of your...

The extraordinary and inspiring story of the first Gloucestershire Young Carer

For the hundreds of young carers living in Gloucestershire, there will be many times when they might wonder when it's their turn...

Meet the mixed media artist at New Brewery Arts

In the fourth instalment of its meet the maker series, SoGlos chats to painter and mixed media artist, Tracey Elphick, about how...

Kaleb Cooper: Showing the world what farming's like is the most amazing feeling

It's hard work babysitting Jeremy Clarkson, but farming hero Kaleb Cooper has loved every minute of filming Amazon hit show...

Cheltenham IT recycling firm is helping businesses dispose of electronic waste for free

Recycle IT 4 Free is on a mission to help Gloucestershire businesses reduce their waste to landfill, collecting and recycling...

Gloucestershire's employee expert shares her advice on developing a growth strategy for your business

SoGlos caught up with Gloucestershire's employee expert to find out why having a growth strategy is key to successful expansion,...

Injecting a dash of celebrity design into one of the Cotswolds most popular hotels

Interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is known for his lavish and flamboyant styling and he's lived up to his reputation in a...

How to hire an architect you can trust

Finding a good team for your building project can be a daunting task. David Wint of Gloucestershire firm Roberts Limbrick explains...

Meet the Deputy Head Girl and Boy at The King's School Gloucester

The King's School Gloucester's current Deputy Head Girl and Boy chat to SoGlos to share what their roles entail; what it's like...

Meet the Gloucestershire business owner perfecting the art of the work-life balance

For many of us, achieving that all-important balance between hours at work and quality time at home is a long-term goal. But for...

What is an IT disaster recovery plan and why does your business need one?

If your business is online, no matter how good its security, it could suffer a cyber attack. To understand how to get through one,...

Transforming pupils into confident, compassionate modern leaders

Malvern College strives to build levels of resilience, collaboration and integrity into pupils's skill sets so they can take them...

Meet the CEO of Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum helping to preserve the Gloucestershire attraction for future generations

SoGlos caught up with the CEO of Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum, Emma Griffiths, to find out how her charity supports one of...

Property versus stocks: Getting to grips with where best to invest your money

Cheltenham-based wealth management firm, RBC Brewin Dolphin, weighs up whether real estate or stocks and shares are the best place...

Meet the stained glass artist at New Brewery Arts

In the third of New Brewery Arts's meet the maker series, SoGlos speaks to stained glass artist, Daniella Wilson-Dunne, about what...

Meet the head of service at Gloucestershire Council Fostering making a difference to children across the county

SoGlos talks to the head of service at Gloucestershire County Council Fostering, Tammy Wheatley, about how she has improved the...

How Gloucestershire businesses can retain their best staff, according to Gloucestershire's employee expert

SoGlos speaks to Gloucestershire employee expert, Kelly Tucker of HR Star, to get her insights and advice on staff retention —...

How Nexus Fostering supports Gloucestershire foster children's educational needs

With Ofsted-rated 'Outstanding' learning outcomes for looked-after children, SoGlos spoke the head of education at Nexus...

How to help reduce the stress of dealing with a loved one's estate

It's not a topic that people think about until they have to, but understanding the practical process of probate can help ease the...

Meet the owner of the Gloucestershire firm putting fun and games in educational play

Landscaping company Greenfields has transformed a variety of play areas for children of all ages across Gloucestershire — and...

Meet the owner of Cotswold Cottage Gems: Gemma Elizabeth Conway shares her sumptuous holiday property stories

From mucking out Peter Andre's godfather's horses to running luxurious Cotswold Cottage Gems, SoGlos learns how building a bespoke...

Meet the members of Gloucestershire's most inclusive racket sports club

Super sociable and great for beginners to experienced players alike, SoGlos finds out what makes East Glos Club the county's most...

Why a property consultant is vital to the success of a building project

If you’re looking for a challenge that could test you and your bank beyond breaking, it is a building project. Lee Creese of Six...

'The community of businesses in Cheltenham is truly special'

Cheltenham BID is a great example of team spirit and its work bringing local businesses together has made a huge difference to...

Meet one of the new generation choosing apprenticeships over university

With university beckoning, Emelia Eagle instead chose an apprenticeship to unlock a career of her choice at a firm with a global...

Meet the director of The Sub Rooms with 40 years experience in the entertainment industry

SoGlos talks to the director of The Sub Rooms, Hugh Phillimore, about his impressive career spanning more than 40 years in the...

Innovative and affordable ways to get on the property ladder in Gloucestershire

Buying with a friend or sibling, accessing low deposit mortgages or looking to the bank of mum and dad are just some of the ways...

'New tax year is the perfect time to review financial planning strategy' according to Gloucestershire-based RBC Brewin Dolphin

As Thursday 6 April 2023 approaches, it's the ideal time to review pensions and ISAs to ensure you're getting the most from your...

Meet the sustainable textile artist at New Brewery Arts

In the second of New Brewery Arts' meet the maker series, SoGlos chats to emerging textile artist, Sophie Bowen, about her craft,...

'As close as you will get to bringing sunlight into your house': Meet the Gloucestershire firm producing 'the world's healthiest light'

After years of research into whether you could remove the negative side effects of artificial lighting, SoGlos speaks to the...

Gloucestershire's employee expert shares what 'the new normal' means for businesses

With the world feeling like it's almost back to business as usual, SoGlos speaks to Gloucestershire's employee expert, Kelly...

The benefits of third trimester pregnancy scans from Gloucestershire's Early Life Ultrasound

Early Life Ultrasound in Cheltenham shares some of the key benefits of having additional ultrasound scans later in your pregnancy,...

A moment of pure perfection at Blackwell Grange

From a martial arts meeting made in heaven to an elegant wedding without a hitch, Elissa and Ben Bonthuys adored bringing loved...

Meet the thoughtful, adventurous and ambitious teacher at Rendcomb College

It's not just Rendcomb College's pupils who are encouraged to be thoughtful, adventurous and ambitious - SoGlos speaks to the...

Gregg Wallace: Learning to cook properly can change your life

MasterChef's Gregg Wallace thinks Gloucestershire's a bit posh and loves Gloucester Rugby, as well as dining at Phil Vickery's...

How Gloucestershire house hunters can boost their borrowing power

Enzo Mora, founder and director of Gloucester-based mortgage broker The Mortgage Brain, offers some top tips to improve your...

How to create a positive company culture, according to Gloucestershire's employee expert

While ping pong tables and fancy coffee machines might be fun, it takes more than perks to create a truly positive company...

How to pick a winner at Cheltenham Festival

Hoping to win BIG at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup? SoGlos picks the brains of Coral betting expert, Simon Clare, to...

Helping Gloucestershire businesses on their journey to success

From sorting out the legalities of a start-up coffee shop to helping a regional business relocate its head office,...

How the Cyber Essentials standard can benefit your Gloucestershire business

SoGlos speaks to the head of cyber security at Gloucestershire-based CDS Defence and Security to find out how the...

'Pastoral care takes centre stage in all we do': Meet the headmaster at St Edward's Senior School

SoGlos talks to the headmaster of St Edward's Senior School, Matthew Burke, about his experience at the popular Charlton Kings...

How affiliate marketing helped Weird Fish grow its business

From a small business operating from Cornwall to a successful brand recognised nationwide, Weird Fish is continuing to optimise...

Meet the thoughtful, adventurous and ambitious student from Rendcomb College

Rendcomb College near Cirencester encourages all of its pupils to be thoughtful, adventurous and ambitious, striving to succeed...

Inheritance tax planning: The earlier you start, the better the benefits for loved ones

For those keen to help the next generation, starting open discussions with family members early is a crucial step. But for those...

How Nexus is supporting people to become foster carers in Gloucestershire

With expert supervision from their own dedicated social worker to out-of-hours support, Nexus Fostering is supporting...

In the electric vehicle race between Tesla and Nissan Leaf who wins?

Cheltenham's Cleevely EV has a wealth of expertise in electric vehicles. The team considers the strengths of both vehicles in an...

Why you should consider shared ownership in Gloucestershire

If you would like to own your own home but can’t afford to buy on the open market, maybe it’s time to consider a shared ownership...

'I enjoy seeing children discover a love of learning as their world opens up to new discoveries': Meet the headmaster at The Richard Pate School

With specialist facilities and a gorgeous semi-rural campus on the outskirts of Cheltenham, The Richard Pate School has plenty to...

Meet the head of Malvern College who is preparing his pupils for a rapidly changing global landscape

When Keith Metcalfe took over as headteacher of Malvern College in 2019, he introduced a pupil-led super-curriculum to develop...

Making the legal side of moving home faster with fresh technology

When you're buying a house, you want things sorted quickly – and Gloucestershire-based WSP Solicitors is developing a cutting-edge...

How Gloucestershire businesses can handle flexible working requests

Flexible working looks like it's here to stay post Covid-19, not least because the Government plans to make it a right for staff...

Meet the Gloucestershire graduate forging a career with Pro Global

Dance or politics – the two most likely career paths for Emily Lewis before Covid-19 arrived and she took a very different turn....

'If you want an all-round and diverse education, it may be perfect for you': Meet the IB student at Cheltenham Ladies' College

The International Baccalaureate provides an alternative to A Levels for Sixth Form students and includes opportunities to learn...

Gloucestershire's employee expert shares how to be a business that thrives

From recognising employees' achievements to creating an open, honest environment, there's plenty employers can do to help their...

'We have undergone huge transformational change in the past two decades': Meet the managing director of Class People

Celebrating its 20 year anniversary with some ambitious goals for its milestone 2023, SoGlos meets Naomi Howells, the managing...

Need faster broadband? Could the cloud be the answer? Cheltenham's ReformIT explains all...

When your IT needs upgrading, it can all seem far too complicated; do you focus on broadband speed or new tech – and just what is...

'The earlier you start saving for retirement, the less money you'll need for the same result'

A good retirement plan will help you meet your goals and not worry about money. It helps if you talk to the right people about...

A dream come true in the Cotswolds at Blackwell Grange

Long distance love was celebrated with personal touches and streamed online so loved ones could follow the action in an emotional...

Meet the head of insurance services and one of the architects of Pro Global

Richard Emmett could have had a very different career - in the music business - but instead he has helped shaped a hit of a very...

Great investment opportunities could arise with new year in 2023

2022 was a volatile financial ride but high quality stocks and a blend of assets should allow for a smoother performance into...

The benefits of early pregnancy scans from Gloucestershire's Early Life Ultrasound

Cheltenham-based Early Life Ultrasound Centre offers expectant parents the chance to have a private early pregnancy scan, to...

'There are still great ways to get on the property ladder in 2023' says Gloucester-based mortgage expert

It’s been an eventful few years for the property market but as we look forward to 2023, there are still new opportunities for...

Major Gloucestershire firm reveals apprentices are the key to its ongoing success

Gloucestershire accountants and business advisors, Hazlewoods, reveals the secret of how it stays at the top of its game and...

Meet the head of cyber and security at one of Gloucestershire's leading firms

From working in the Royal Navy and various technical security roles across the government and nuclear sectors, to a highly...

Thinking of buying a business in 2023? WSP Solicitors advises on what to weigh up first

Gloucestershire's WSP Solicitors has helped sell everything from a Caribbean shrimp fishing fleet, corner shops and pubs - as well...

'Your employees are your biggest ambassadors' says Gloucestershire employee expert Kelly Tucker

In the first of SoGlos's Gloucestershire employee expert series, we meet the managing director of Cheltenham-based HR Star, Kelly...

Why the right benefits package can boost your Gloucestershire business

It's not just about salary, getting the right employee benefits can attract and retain some of the best staff to keep successfully...

Moving offices? Don't ignore your IT, warns Cheltenham-based experts ReformIT

Your business is moving offices. You’ve focused on looking after staff, customers and removal logistics and have it covered. But...

Curious or concerned about your overall health? Have yourself assessed at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

As part of our Private Health Advice Series, SoGlos spoke to Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital about what to expect from the...

'Education is not limited to the classroom': The benefits of outdoor learning at Bredon School

Bringing outdoor learning to the forefront of its curriculum, SoGlos spoke to staff from Bredon School's working farm and dynamic...

'Our pupils learn not through copying, but creating': The importance of dyslexia-friendly teaching at Bredon School

Encouraging students with dyslexia to overcome barriers to learning and embrace their unique strengths, Bredon School is leading...

Apprenticeships help to transform Gloucestershire firms

Hundreds of businesses are already taking advantage, but many more across the county are still unaware how apprenticeships can...

Make your pension more ethical with Gloucestershire sustainable investment experts

Moving your pension could be the biggest individual change you could make to support the environment. Gloucestershire expert...

'Buy-to-let properties can be good investments if you get the right mortgage deal,' says Gloucester-based mortgage broker

In the latest installment of our Mortgage Advice Series, The Mortgage Brain explores the ins and outs of buy-to-let lending for...

'It's time to tackle misinformation around car servicing'

Gloucestershire independent garage Cleevely Motors has been in business for more than 60 years and is fed up of dealerships...

The culture that makes food innovator Green Gourmet the envy of UK businesses

Describing why a business's culture is 'award-winning' and 'different' can be a challenge, but after speaking to Green Gourmet's...

How to get your feet feeling fabulous for the Christmas party season

Tewkesbury-based Podiatry clinic, ProPodiatry, share how to get your feet feeling good in time for Christmas - from nail...

What to do when a loved one can't manage their finances any more

Janine Guthrie of Gloucestershire solicitors, Willans LLP, shares her expert advice on what to do if a family member can't manage...

Renishaw explains why it is about to offer 60-plus new apprenticeships

Next year is significant for Renishaw, the Gloucestershire-based engineering giant celebrates half a century in 2023, and as it...

Matching meals with music: The new restaurant 'putting the fun' into Cheltenham's fine dining scene

Bringing a kaleidoscope of cultures and flavours to its 12-course tasting menu, SoGlos spoke with Restaurant Journey's owner and...

Major growth sees Prima Dental launch a £7m investment in Gloucester

As Prima Dental looks back over a record 2022 and turns its sights to 2023, it reveals a £7 million investment in its Gloucester...

How to make the most of autumn in the Forest of Dean

Find out what makes the Forest of Dean one of the country's top leaf peeping destinations and discover the many ways to experience...

Why embracing elearning alongside face-to-face training can grow your Gloucestershire business

With online training now an accepted route to learning it has also presented companies selling elearning and training providers...

Get cataracts cured in 20 minutes at Nuffield Health Cheltenham

As part of our Private Health Advice Series, SoGlos spoke to a cataract surgeon at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital about how...

Why raw food is ideal for keeping Gloucestershire's active and working dogs healthy

Gloucestershire is a paw-ridise for active dogs and working breeds, with plenty of countryside for them to run off their boundless...

Top tips for walking your dog in autumn

Prepare your pooch for autumnal walks in the Gloucestershire countryside, with Be More Bob's top tips for keeping them safe and...

The best houseplants for your Gloucestershire home

From succulents and cacti to orchids and calathea, SoGlos talks to Glenn Satterthwaite from The Fairview Gardener to find out the...

Meet the ethical jewellery designer at New Brewery Arts

In the first of New Brewery Arts' meet the maker series, SoGlos speaks to jewellery designer, maker and tutor, Hayley Kruger,...

‘Property still a sound investment, despite the market uncertainty’ says Gloucester-based mortgage broker

For those questioning whether now is the right time to buy, founder of The Mortgage Brain, Enzo Mora, explains the facts behind...

Enhance your career and meet people from all over the world at Cheltenham language school

Catering predominantly to those learning English as a second language, find out how Cheltenham’s inlingua language school can help...

'We have no regrets. It’s worked out for the better': Meet the Gloucestershire family with two residents at Lilian Faithfull Care's Royal Court

Finding a care home for a loved one can be a difficult experience, especially when dementia is involved - but it doesn't have to...

'Take away the fear of the unknown by seeking legal advice'

Tackling emotional turmoil is all in a day's work for WSP Solicitors, which has been providing personal legal advice in...

Why it pays to use a specialist to let your Cotswold holiday home

From dealing with guest queries to issues of compliance, planning a house as a holiday home can be very different to a residential...

'We’re dedicated to helping each girl fulfil her potential': Meet the Head of Lower College at Cheltenham Ladies' College

Offering an 'inspiring, happy and caring environment' to students aged 11 to 14, SoGlos spoke to Cheltenham Ladies' College's Head...

Meet the owners of Blackwell Grange: William and Didi Vernon Miller 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.

A classic wedding celebration at beautiful Blackwell Grange

Matthew and Amy Stride got engaged in August 2021 and wasted no time in organising their big day for just eight months later!

Prima Dental reveals its magic formula for success

After 15 years-plus of annual growth Prima Dental was rocked by Covid-19, but last year sales were already exceeding pre-pandemic...

Why flexible office space at the heart of Gloucester’s regeneration is in demand

Covid-19 forced businesses to embrace flexible working, even ditch permanent offices altogether, and one centre at the heart of...

Meet the managing director transforming the future of security across Gloucestershire

From a small locksmith business operating out of a garden shed, to a successful and well-renowned security firm, Severnside...

Whether it's Apple or Microsoft for your business – here’s what you should consider

Few businesses ever really consider why they use the IT operating systems they do, whether they are getting the most out of what...

'Now more than ever, it’s important to seek independent mortgage advice'

In a year that's seen several Bank of England base rate rises, homeowners and people wanting to get on the property ladder are...

How to repair and look after your Gloucestershire garden this autumn

After a scorching summer, SoGlos talks to Glenn Satterthwaite, gardening expert from The Fairview Gardener in Gloucester, to find...

Do hybrid or electric vehicles make Gloucestershire greener?

Cheltenham's Cleevely EV weighs up the benefits of hybrid vs electric vehicles and reveals some surprising uses for your car's...

‘Get peace of mind for the future with the right home insurance cover’, says Gloucester-based mortgage broker

In these uncertain times, avoid unexpected costs by making sure your home is adequately insured, with SoGlos speaking to...

'By working together, we can make Gloucester a better city'

As Gloucester BID starts its second term supporting city centre businesses, its new interim manager shares his hopes for the...

Does your business need a menopause policy? Gloucestershire employment and business law specialist offers its advice

With the menopause and its effects starting to be cited as a basis for discrimination in employment tribunals, Trula Brunsdon,...

Gloucestershire engineering giant Kohler Mira opens the doors to work placement opportunities

For anyone who would love to do work experience at a Gloucestershire business with global opportunities recognised not just as a...

'I tell my clients that the best time to invest is when you love something': How to buy the right art for your Gloucestershire home

Specialist art consultant Louisa Warfield advises on how to purchase beautiful and bespoke art for your Gloucestershire home -...

Get swift help for hernias at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

As part of our Private Health Advice Series, SoGlos spoke to specialists from Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital about hernia...

How to help others embrace getting more active in Gloucestershire

Choose an activity you love and you could get inspired for life. Active Gloucestershire explains how fun and enjoyment are key to...

A summer in the spotlight: Meet the student at Stagecoach Gloucester

Giving superstar kids the chance to put on their own fully-staged performance during the summer holidays, Stagecoach Gloucester...

'Children can learn, grow and thrive in a creative environment': Meet the principal of Stagecoach Performing Arts Cirencester

Inspiring young performers to grow in creativity and confidence, the whole world's a stage at Stagecoach Cirencester — and with a...

Family-run motor firm shares secrets behind 60 years of business success in Gloucestershire

Foundations laid in place by John Cleevely in 1962 have paved the way for 60 years of business success for Cleevely Motors - and...

All your moving costs explained by Gloucester-based mortgage expert

‘Now more than ever, movers need to budget for the additional costs’ says mortgage broker Enzo Mora from The Mortgage Brain, in...

Gloucestershire podiatrist reveals how Lunula Laser therapy can treat difficult fungal infections

Specialist footcare clinic ProPodiatry in Tewkesbury offers a range of treatments to heal pesky ailments on clients' feet -...

Lucy Phelps: A day in the life of an Ultra engineer

She excelled at school, fell out of love with study in sixth form and stepped away from the university route to work before an...

How to train for a long-distance run in Gloucestershire

From fuelling your run with the right food to mixing up your training regime, Sue Ryder's expert coach shares some top tips on...

A new generation is in charge at one of Gloucestershire’s most successful family firms...

In business for 90-plus years, family firm GR Lane Health Products (Lanes Health) has a new executive chairman and if anyone...

Gloucestershire couple to become the face of boutique Cotswolds hotel The Old Stocks Inn

Find out what the two competition winners are most looking forward to as part of their prize and how Instagram helps inspire days...

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 –...

How to choose the right raw food for your new puppy

Give your new bundle of fluff the best start in life and reap the benefits of a raw food diet — with local experts, Cotswold RAW,...

Hire a Tesla in Gloucestershire to test out EV mileage for yourself

If you're new to electric vehicles, you might be worried about charging them. Gloucestershire's EV specialist, Cleevely EV, shares...

'We must work together to create a greener and healthier world'

BioPak, a world leader in creating compostable packaging, based just over the Gloucestershire border, says consumers have the...

How to have an eco-friendly summer holiday in Gloucestershire

With summers reaching record high temperatures, even here in the UK, there's never been a better time to embrace sustainability -...

How to holiday as a pet owner in Gloucestershire

Whether you're booking your pets into their very own hotel as you head for sunnier shores, or taking your furry friend with you on...

Why all businesses should consider switching to VoIP: ReformIT expert insight

Landlines in the UK are soon to be a thing of the past, switched off for good, with the complicated sounding Voice over Internet...

'There are still affordable ways to get onto the property ladder' says Gloucester-based mortgage broker

From Help to Buy and the mortgage guarantee scheme, to shared ownership and ISAs, there is more than one route to home ownership –...

How to add activity into your daily routine: Active Gloucestershire expert insight

Little changes can make a big difference to your wellbeing, according to Active Gloucestershire.

Meet the HR director helping to drive fast growth at Pro Global

His career began working with author Terry Pratchett, but today Patrick Francis-Lang is part of the team helping shape...

‘It’s about the person – their wishes are at the heart of it’: Meet the team behind Lilian Faithfull Care’s new specialist palliative care suite

With its brand-new facility dedicated to palliative care opening this July 2022, SoGlos spoke to the team at Lilian Faithfull Care...

‘It’s high time for Gloucestershire to embrace diversity’: Brave Human Capital Group expert insight

We can all do better at giving everyone a fair chance, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group.

‘It’s time to look ahead if you’re thinking of moving by the end of the year’ advises The Mortgage Brain

In the third part of SoGlos’s Mortgage Advice Series, mortgage broker Enzo Mora from The Mortgage Brain explains what needs to...

Why Gloucester Docks is a hotspot for house hunters: Naylor Powell expert insight

With waterside apartments, a buzzing atmosphere and an enviable location, it’s not hard to see why Gloucester Docks is one of...

Get help fast for men’s health issues at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

As part of our Private Health Advice Series, SoGlos spoke with the urology department at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital,...

Why in-person events are so important for Gloucestershire businesses: Eastwood Park Expert Insight

With corporate events like conferences and team building making a resurgence, SoGlos asked the experts at Eastwood Park for tips...

‘Great leadership is THE difference for businesses and in life generally’: Brave Human Capital Group expert insight

Get your firm’s leadership spot on and all else follows, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group.

Arm yourself for job success: Hooray expert insight

With the jobs market tipped strongly in favour of individuals looking for new roles, and businesses facing challenges to secure...

Swift technology for stubborn verrucas

Tewkesbury’s ProPodiatry is one of the only specialist foot clinics in Gloucestershire to offer Swift microwave technology – an...

‘It’s a great way to get a feel for exactly what performing and acting is all about’: Meet the student at Stagecoach Performing Arts Cirencester

Fresh off the yellow brick road from her performance in The Wizard of Oz, Lizzi Siddons chats to SoGlos about her experience as a...

Does understanding learning styles really help Gloucestershire businesses train staff faster?: Nimble Elearning expert insight

It is a foundation of so much teaching that if you can understand how each individual learns, you can train them faster - but is...

‘Our family have been lucky enough to call it home for six generations’: Meet John Teesdale-Goldingham of Whitminster House

Discover more about Whitminster House’s brand-new, beautifully revamped accommodation, in SoGlos’s interview.

'As the cost of living rises, choosing the right mortgage is key to financial security', says Gloucester-based mortgage broker

In the second part of our Mortgage Advice Series, The Mortgage Brain explores how different mortgage types could save customers...

How to be more active with your dog in Gloucestershire

From camping and hiking to getting out on the water, discover the pawfect outdoor adventure for you and your dog, with top tips...

The secret weapon helping Gloucestershire businesses run better: BookCheck expert insight

With the help of Gloucestershire bookkeeping and accounting experts BookCheck, SoGlos reveals the simple tool that could make all...

How Gloucestershire conservation projects are helping to protect trees from extinction

With one in three tree species threatened with extinction in the wild, Westonbirt, the National Arboretum is playing an important...

‘Our pupils embark on pathways that suit their particular strengths’: Meet the headmaster of Bredon School

With specialist support for children with dyslexia, a vast outdoor education offering and a thriving Combined Cadet Force, SoGlos...

How electric vehicles could save you money: Cleevely EV expert insight

One customer spent just £63 charging his car in one year, according to Gloucestershire electric vehicle specialist Cleevely EV –...

How to hire the right people or land that dream interview: GB Solutions expert insight

Gloucestershire businesses and job hunters are up against one of the most challenging jobs markets in recent years. SoGlos gets...

Business advice: The importance of staff training to combat cyber threats

In the first of a new advice series delivering clarity for businesses on the subject of all things IT, ReformIT looks at how...

Get help fast for women’s health issues at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

As part of our Private Health Advice series, SoGlos caught up with the gynaecology department at Nuffield Health Cheltenham...

‘Some days, River the pony comes into school with me’: Meet the head of prep at Wotton House International School

SoGlos discovered more about the role animals play in learning at Wotton House International School in Gloucester, and how the...

Top tips for landlords in Gloucestershire: Naylor Powell expert insight

With demand for rental properties on the rise in Gloucestershire, SoGlos spoke to Naylor Powell to get its advice on everything...

‘I never even considered going anywhere else for Sixth Form, I have always been so happy at Rendcomb’: Meet the Rendcomb College Sixth Form student

Rendcomb College opened its new Sixth Form Centre in 2020 and continues to be a popular choice with Gloucestershire students –...

The King's School Gloucester: A day in the life of two Junior School students

From playing rugby to taking piano lessons and singing at the cathedral, it’s easy to see why the King’s School Gloucester’s...

How a Gloucestershire firm became a world-leading manufacturer and export sensation

When the Covid-19 pandemic closed dentists worldwide, Prima Dental had to adapt fast – with significant investment leading to...

‘We bring out the magic in each one of them’: Meet the principal of Stagecoach Performing Arts Cheltenham

From cultivating the next generation of superstars to staging shows at Disneyland Paris, the principal of Stagecoach Performing...

From stage school to The Voice Kids: Meet the student at Stagecoach Performing Arts Cheltenham

Already treading the boards and wowing the nation with her vocals, local rising star, Jemima Penny, chats to SoGlos about her...

‘There is a great community feel in our Sixth Form and it is truly diverse’: Meet the Head of Sixth Form at Cheltenham Ladies' College

Cheltenham Ladies’ College is one of Gloucestershire’s most prestigious schools – and SoGlos spoke to the Head of Sixth Form to...

How Gloucestershire’s hospitality businesses can make the most of the Easter holidays: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

From supportive staff to offering children’s activities, Visit Gloucestershire shares its top tips for attracting families this...

Why poor performance can be contagious and how to nip it in the bud

Getting team performance right is vital for a successful business, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group...

Making the change to electric vehicles: Cleevely EV shares the benefits, which include digital aquariums!

It’s easier than you think to embrace the drive towards electric vehicles, according to Gloucestershire electric vehicle...

'Act now before Help-to-Buy ends': The Mortgage Brain advises first-time buyers in Gloucestershire

In the first of our new mortgage advice series, Gloucestershire’s leading independent mortgage adviser The Mortgage Brain explains...

Reflecting on 50 years in business in Gloucestershire: Meet the managing director of Evans Jones

As Evans Jones celebrates 50 years in business in Gloucestershire, its managing director, David Jones, looks back over half a...

Unlock the untapped digital potential of your business

The pandemic accelerated changes in working practices and consumer behaviour, but Todd Gifford from Optimising IT says many...

Get help fast for joint pain and sports injuries at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

As part of our Private Health Advice series, SoGlos caught up with the orthopaedics department at Nuffield Health Cheltenham...

The most exciting sculptures to see and buy in Gloucestershire in 2022

Cotswold Sculpture Park reopens this April 2022 with over 200 sculptures on display – and SoGlos caught up with the park’s owners...

Clarkson Evans shares the highlights of working for one of the UK’s top firms

Gloucestershire electrical contractor Clarkson Evans is thriving, growing and moving into new areas. And it’s looking for three...

‘It’s a good workout for your brain, as well’: Meet the tennis coach at East Glos Club

Getting an insight into one of Gloucestershire’s best-loved racket sports clubs, SoGlos talks all things tennis with professional...

How to make your Gloucestershire tourism business more accessible: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

From training staff to providing free tickets for carers, there’s plenty businesses in the county can do to make their venues and...

‘Our mission is to expand the horizons of young people in Cheltenham’: Meet the Cheltenham Education Partnership

With its aim to help students in Cheltenham reach their full potential, SoGlos spoke to the Cheltenham Education Partnership about...

Why owners should use natural treats for their dogs

Paw-rents, take note! SoGlos gets the lowdown on the best and healthiest ways to treat your pooch from leading raw food provider,...

Why workplace first aid and safety training is so important for Gloucestershire businesses

When it comes to saving lives, just a few hours of the right training can make all the difference, according to Cheltenham-based...

‘Ultimately, what I am interested in is the human stories and experiences behind these things’: Meet the new director of the Corinium Museum

SoGlos caught up with the new director of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester to find out what it’s like to run a venue of such...

Meet the employer: Why apprenticeships are at the heart of Barnwood Limited

As part of our Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Campaign, SoGlos talks to county-based construction firm Barnwood Limited about why...

How to turn your garden into an extension of your Gloucestershire home

With the sun making a gradual reappearance, it’s nearly time to get out in the garden again – and SoGlos caught up with Trioscape...

Why regular home security reviews are so important

Home security should never be taken for granted – and Gloucestershire-based Severnside Security shares why it’s so important to...

Why you should consider keeping your kids at prep school until Year 8: Wycliffe College expert insight

SoGlos spoke to Wycliffe College’s head of prep, Helena Grant, to get an insight into the educational perks of staying at prep...

Why the conflict in Ukraine means UK businesses should scrutinise their digital supply chain

With GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre warning businesses to ‘bolster their defences’ against cyber attacks following Russia’s...

‘The purpose of learning goes beyond self-improvement’: Meet the principal of Wotton House International School

Providing regular opportunities for students to take part in learning outside the classroom, SoGlos spoke to the principal of...

Why the trend for global recruitment is one to watch

The pandemic has opened up an impressive global talent pool, according to Gloucestershire HR firm Brave Human Capital Group – and...

What to plant to help Gloucestershire’s wildlife this spring

With the days getting brighter and longer, fresh buds blooming and nature slowly coming back to life, SoGlos spoke to an expert...

‘We wanted the refurbishment to symbolise a new era’: Meet the owner of The Scandinavian Coffee Pod

With a brand-new look and exciting plans for 2022, SoGlos caught up with The Scandinavian Coffee Pod to find out more about its...

‘It’s a real joy to be amongst people who are so creative’: Meet the CEO of New Brewery Arts

Ever wondered what it’s like to run an art gallery? SoGlos spoke to the CEO of New Brewery Arts in Cirencester to see what running...

‘Creative thought is at the heart of making scientific progress’: Meet the head of STEAM at Malvern St James Girls’ School

Valuing the insights that the arts and humanities can bring to scientific innovation, Malvern St James is championing STEAM – with...

How Xero could save you money and help grow your business

If you want a more efficient business with lower overheads and clearer management information, the answer is Xero – according to...

The benefits of respite care in Gloucestershire

Offering a safe, comfortable and friendly environment in which to recover after an operation, an accident, or illness, respite...

Top tips for recruiting during the hospitality staff shortage: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

While staff shortages are still causing chaos for local hospitality businesses, SoGlos spoke to Visit Gloucestershire to get its...

How to overcome the challenges of recruiting and job hunting in 2022

After one of the most challenging years for businesses seeking new staff, SoGlos spoke to recruitment experts Hooray about how the...

What to consider before choosing an estate agent to sell your Gloucestershire home: Naylor Powell expert insight

With demand for properties steadily rising in the county, SoGlos spoke to Naylor Powell about how choosing the right estate agent...

‘This is a magic time for children, when every experience is fresh and exciting’: Meet the new head of pre-prep at Cheltenham College

Rebecca Hughes-Noon tells SoGlos why the infant and early years are a magic time for children and reveals how choosing a school is...

Why staycations are here to stay: M5 Motorhome Hire expert insight

Having expanded its fleet during the pandemic, M5 Motorhome Hire says staycations are here to stay, thanks in part to some...

Why keeping good staff should be a key focus for Gloucestershire businesses

In a jobs market where businesses are struggling to find the right people, one key focus is often being overlooked, according to...

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,...

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...

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...

Taking the Froebel approach to early education

Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries is writing its own curriculum for children, based on the principles of Friedrich Froebel – with...

How Gloucestershire businesses can harness the potential of blended learning

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

Everything you need to know about the Cyber Essentials scheme

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

What good management information can do for your business

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

Why owners should consider adding vegetables to their dogs’ diet

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

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 it...

‘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,...

‘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 complex...

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...

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 these...

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

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

‘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...

‘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...

How to take your business accounts digital with confidence

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

How to prepare your child to start nursery

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

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

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

‘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 behind...

From dilapidated bungalow to beautiful new Cotswold home

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

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...

Training is not always a choice, in some cases it’s the law

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

Protecting your business when key staff move on

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

How to attract, incentivise and retain your employees

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

How remortgaging your property could save you money

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

‘Working at Westonbirt Arboretum has been a life-changing experience’: Meet the trainee arborist at Westonbirt Arboretum

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

How can Gloucestershire retain its younger generation?

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

‘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 fostering...

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 home shows.

How life is getting back to normal in Gloucestershire care homes

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

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 talent...

First-time buyers' questions answered

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

It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top

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...

Key things to consider when hiring new employees

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

The future of flexible working and cyber security

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

Everything you need to know about elearning

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

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 Powell...

The danger of spam emails and how to avoid them

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

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...

How to avoid losing the best potential candidates when recruiting

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

‘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 Erol...

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...

‘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...

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 cyber...

What are the benefits of feeding your dog raw?

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

'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 them...

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 to...

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...

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 making...

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 life...

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 them to...

What business owners should consider when succession planning

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

Everything you need to know about choosing the right mortgage

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

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 Form...

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

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

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...

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...

‘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 what...

What re-introducing 95 per cent mortgages means for first-time buyers in Gloucestershire

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

‘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 –...

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,...

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...

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 The...

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 in...

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 are...

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...

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 it...

Just what is going on in the commercial property sector in Gloucestershire?

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

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

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

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 scheme...

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 far...

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...

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 –...

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,...

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 to deal...

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 of...

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...

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

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

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 of...

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 to...

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...

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 can...

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...

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...

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

Christmas lights, cosy fireplaces and fresh fragrances can all help make your home more saleable this winter, according to...

How to manage grief over Christmas

For people struggling with bereavement, Christmas can be tough. As the festive season approaches, SoGlos speaks to a member of Sue...

Lilian Faithfull Care expert insight: Is now the right time to move into a care home?

Deciding when to move yourself or a loved one into a care home can be tricky, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic, so...

How to plan the perfect intimate wedding

While plans for a big fairy tale wedding might be on hold for now, Tewkesbury Park shares its advice on planning the perfect...

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

Autumn is a great time to sell your home, according to independent estate agency Naylor Powell – sharing some easy ways to make...

How much does a care home cost?

Care home funding can be a complex subject with lots to consider, so if you’re looking into elderly care options, Lilian Faithfull...

A day in the life of a Gloucestershire day girl at Malvern St James

Striving to give girls the very best academic and extracurricular opportunities, Malvern St James offers an education worth the...

How to help keep your finances healthy during a crisis

With many people feeling the financial effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, Wise Wealth Management in Gloucestershire offers some...

A day in the life of the head girl at Malvern St James

Malvern St James is renowned for its impressive academic results, but according to head girl, Grace, it’s the independent school’s...

Practical ways to manage lockdown anxiety

The Isbourne shares some practical tips on how to manage anxiety during lockdown, whether you’re a key worker keeping...

How The King's School Gloucester's new Sixth Form Centre will set its students up for life

After investing £2.5 million in its redevelopment, The King’s School’s new Sixth Form Centre will enrich the education of its...

How to keep your feet healthy during lockdown

Whether you’re putting them up, or putting them to the test with a new fitness regime during lockdown, keep your feet healthy and...

Gaynor Faye: Why I gave up Emmerdale to star in Band of Gold

SoGlos speaks with actress Gaynor Faye about why she quit television to star in the world stage premiere of Band of Gold, before...

Everything you need to know about care

Getting to the bottom of the different types of care available for a loved one or relative can be really overwhelming. Thankfully,...

How to dress for The Festival™ Presented by Magners

With just a few weeks to go until The Festival™ at Cheltenham Racecourse, it's the perfect time to find an outfit for the...

Toni’s Kitchen expert insight: Why spaghetti bolognese probably isn't from Italy

Find out why spaghetti bolognese isn’t actually an Italian dish, whether or not you should really use salt when cooking pasta, and...

Oasis Events expert insight: How to make planning your next celebration less stressful

With so many aspects to planning a party, it can all get a bit stressful, especially if you’ve never done it before. SoGlos talks...

The Isbourne expert insight: everything you need to know about Feng Shui

Use an ancient Chinese practice to update your home with tips from Gloucestershire’s answer to Marie Kondo.

The Fairview Gardener expert insight: Everything you need to know about winter gardening

As the harshness of winter approaches, find out how you can protect your garden from frost, snow and cold weather.

Cheltenham Ladies' College: A day in the life of a day girl

Stepping inside one of the world's leading independent schools, SoGlos finds out what it's like to attend Cheltenham Ladies'...

Simpsons Fish & Chips expert insight: Oh my Cod! They’re 10!

Simpsons Fish & Chips reveals the weirdest thing they’ve ever battered; what makes their meals so delicious and how they feel...

Westonbirt School expert insight: Life inside a leading independent school

Established in 1928, Westonbirt School has been educating girls for over 90 years. Allowing boys into the school for the very...

A day in the life of: One of The Crypt School’s first female students

Boys aren’t scary! Maddie, one of the first girls to join The Crypt School, explains how the historic Gloucester school has...

Jack Whitehall: What’s in his family WhatsApp and on his Cheltenham rider

Jack Whitehall heads to Cheltenham in November 2019 for his work in progress performances as part of the Stood Up tour.

Smokey Joe’s expert insight: Tips for creating an unforgettable party

Discover brilliantly quirky top tips for throwing an unforgettable party as SoGlos speaks to Vickie Godding, the owner of...

Dave Gorman: A boring person using PowerPoint doesn’t mean PowerPoint is boring!

After selling out his latest tour, Dave Gorman has added an extra date to Cheltenham. Prepare for the ‘Prince of the PowerPoint’...

Beards expert insight: how you can lease new life in to old jewellery

If you've got an old family heirloom or a piece of jewellery hanging around at your home, here's why remodelling it into something...

Oasis Events expert insight: How to plan the perfect Christmas party

Forget drab office parties and stale mince pies, Oasis Events has all the tips on how to plan the perfect Christmas party in this...

The Fairview Gardener expert insight: How to keep your garden environmentally friendly in the autumn

As autumn approaches, SoGlos talks to gardening expert, Glenn Satterthwaite, from The Fairview Gardener to find out how to keep...

Adam Henson expert insight: Futureproofing my Farm Park

Buying British, Brexit and rare breeds, SoGlos catches up with celebrity farmer and presenter, Adam Henson from Cotswold Farm...

Jaymi Hensley: Being on stage is the thing I’ve done the least

Swapping the pop group Union J for the most famous coat in theatre, Jaymi Hensley takes on the role of Joseph, as he and his...

Tewkesbury Park Expert Insight: Why joining a health club can be better than a gym

Whether you prefer to wind down or work out, Tewkesbury Park’s health club manager explains why it offers so much more than just a...

Just Fabrics expert insight: How to refresh your home on a budget

Bursting with inspiration, an expert team, and all things interiors, Just Fabrics speaks to SoGlos about how you can refresh your...

The Mortgage Branch expert insight: Everything you need to know about remortgaging

Whether you're looking for a better rate or you're on a Help to Buy scheme, here you can find everything you need to know about...

Friendsical cast: ‘We have a huge responsibility to Friends fans’

It’s the stage show we never knew we needed, but as the parody musical _Friendsical_ prepares to open at Cheltenham’s Everyman...

The Fairview Gardener expert insight: Making the most of summer in your garden

Does your garden need a bit of love this summer? The Fairview Gardener is giving SoGlos readers expert advice to get your garden...

The Maytime Inn expert insight: How to curate an amazing gin collection

With an incredible menu dedicated to gin, The Maytime Inn is a juniper lover’s dream destination. But if you’re thinking of...

A day in the life of: Wycliffe College Head of School

Welcoming the school each morning, and helping younger pupils to feel more included are just some of the jobs that Wycliffe...

A day in the life of: Rendcomb College head girl and boy

Celebrating its centenary year in 2020, Rendcomb College has been providing so much more than education for nearly 100 years....

Oasis Events expert insight: How to plan the ultimate summer party

From bountiful barbecues through to festival-themed get-togethers, summer is prime party time. So, with some help from...

Eddie the Eagle: 'The musical will surprise people who’ve seen my film'

Ahead of his stage debut at the Everyman Theatre in the new musical Fly Eddie Fly, local Olympic legend Eddie the Eagle talks...

Guano Crazy Printing expert insight: Adding the personal touch to your wedding

From personalised wedding stationery right through to monogrammed tablecloths, there’s no end to the possibilities when it comes...

All Bars expert insight: A beginner’s guide to flying trapeze

Perhaps the closest experience to flying you’ll get in Gloucestershire; All Bars Flying Trapeze Club has been telling us all...

Bacon Theatre: Why this theatre is Gloucestershire's underdog

From securing an amazing programme of shows to showing the biggest blockbusters in its cinema, Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham shared...

Personal Best Studio expert insight: Why going to the gym can transform your mental health

Quashing diet myths, turning injured clients into marathon runners and changing the whole concept of a commercial gym, Personal...

The Family Haven: The charity changing children’s lives in Gloucestershire

Helping vulnerable children and families across Gloucestershire, The Family Haven offers respite and practical support to help...

Chris Fountain: I don’t like my Rain Man Character

Speaking ahead of his new role as Charlie Babbitt in Rain Man, former Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain tells us why he’s not too keen...

Dunkertons Cider expert insight: Picking the perfect cider this summer

Helping us pick the perfect cider and perry to toast the summer, Dunkertons Cider with its Cheltenham based cidery, has been...

The Mortgage Branch expert insight: How a broker can help you buy your dream home

If the thought of applying for a mortgage fills you with fear, it might be time to consider enlisting the help of a broker, as...

Joe McElderry: My new character is just me after four vodkas!

Following a successful run as Joseph, Joe McElderry returns to Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre to bring Club Tropicana to...

Owlpen Manor expert insight: How to host a DIY wedding

If you're looking for a relaxed wedding that feels that bit more personal, a DIY wedding is a great way to achieve that. With...

Cheltenham Ladies' College expert insight: How to cope with exam pressure

With students facing more and more exams each year, it can be hard for parents to know how best to help support their child....

Travel Counsellors: Why using a travel agent is actually better than booking online

If you're looking for your next holiday but aren't sure where to start, then look no further. SoGlos chats to Cheltenham-based...

Rendcomb College expert insight: The importance of sport in your child’s education

With traditional education and league tables no longer being the only factor parents consider when picking a school, Rendcomb...

Cheltenham Pilates and Yoga expert insight: Picking the perfect yoga class

If you need some help telling your Ashtanga from your Vinyasa, the team at Cheltenham Pilates and Yoga is here to help, with...

The Fairview Gardener expert insight: Everything you need to know about spring gardening

The Fairview Gardener is an emporium of inspirational ideas for your garden, expert gardening advice and a fantastic selection of...

R&R Catering Hire expert insight: Everything you need to know about hiring for your wedding

With 30 years' experience and the ability to work with all budgets, R&R Catering Hire is one of Gloucestershire's leading hire...

Woodchester Valley expert insight: All you need to know about English wine

Woodchester Valley is flying the flag for both English wine and Gloucestershire. SoGlos chats to its founder and winemaker to...

The Frogmill expert insight: How to cook the perfect steak

If you dream of being able to cook silky smooth cuts of steak at home, but don’t know how, read on, as SoGlos speaks to the head...

Tweedy: Why he’s leaving clowning behind

Taking on a more challenging and serious role, Gloucestershire’s favourite clown, Tweedy, takes a break from silliness to star in...

Bisley Marquees: Everything you need to know about marquee weddings

Offering a range of stunning marquees for weddings, Bisley Marquees and Hire Co. shares all about how to turn your Pinterest plans...

Hooray expert insight: How to ace your next job interview

Whether you’re a seasoned pro, or break into a sweat at the very thought of a job interview, SoGlos has got some expert tips from...

Wycliffe expert insight: How to give your child an education for life

Highlighting the importance of both educational and pastoral care, Nick Gregory, head of Wycliffe College in Stonehouse reveals...

Aladdin cast: Why this will be the best Everyman Theatre pantomime yet

Find out how Tweedy is bringing the action closer than ever to the audience, who is practicing their flips, how the panto’s...

Riverside Sports expert insight: All you need to know to improve your diet

Personal trainer Alex Avery shares his tips for reaching your fitness goals, and reveals how much difference a change to your diet...

The Frogmill expert insight: How to create a Cotswold country look in your home

Transforming The Frogmill into a gorgeous Cotswold hot spot, Brakspear's head of interior design Stephanie shares with SoGlos the...

Cheltenham Racecourse expert insight: How to feed half a million racegoers

From Champagne and Chateaubriand in the exclusive Cheltenham Club to pie and Guinness by the finish line, Cheltenham Racecourse’s...

A day in the life of: Cheltenham Ladies' College Senior Prefect

From school trips to NASA and New Zealand, to potion making and having your own chef, SoGlos hears about a day in the life of...

Obsidian expert insight: Everything you need to know about having a new kitchen

From worktops to cooker hoods, choosing a new kitchen can be a minefield. Whether you're looking for a bespoke design or want to...

The Crypt School expert insight: How to apply for a grammar school

Parents and pupils hoping to secure a place at a Gloucestershire grammar school can benefit from The Crypt School's expert...

Earl’s & Co expert insight: Everything you need to know about whisky

Whisky tasting expert Jessica Earl gives us the lowdown on how to pick the perfect whisky, even if you’ve never tried it before…

Interview with Tom Grennan

Bringing his soulful sounds to headline the stage at Gloucester's Barn on the Farm Festival, Tom Grennan is no stranger to the...

Interview with Chez Mal Brasserie's Head Chef

Want to find out more about Chez Mal Brasserie in Cheltenham? Look no further as SoGlos talks to the head chef about the menu,...

Interview with Ant Middleton

Chatting to SoGlos about his upcoming UK tour, what he can't live without and what motivates him in life, Ant Middleton, former...

Interview with Joe Lycett

With a huge 93-date tour kicking off this year, a host of television appearances under his belt and a sell-out visit to Cheltenham...

Hooray expert insight: How to find the best recruitment company for you

From the first application through to the final interview, Cheltenham’s Hooray recruitment agency is making its mark in the...

Interview with Gary Lucy

Set to heat things up in Cheltenham, Gary Lucy will be keeping just his hat on during The Full Monty. Ahead of its eagerly awaited...

Interview with Elmore Court

Find out more about one of the county's most magnificent and unique wedding venues, Elmore Court, in SoGlos' interview.

Mallams Auctioneers: How to spot if your jewellery is valuable

Ever wondered if you have a hidden treasure in an old jewellery box? Here's how you can tell the very valuable from the...

Interview with International Centre for Birds of Prey

Sharing amazing animal facts, dispelling myths and discussing the importance of protecting endangered species, the International...

Interview with East Glos Club

Whether you're a tennis pro or complete novice, East Glos Club offers a whole host of sports facilities as well as expert...

Interview with comedian Griff Rhys Jones

Talking travel, television and his latest sell-out show, Where Was I?, Griff Rhys Jones talks to SoGlos ahead of his appearance at...

Interview with Lucia Silver on The Royal Wedding and modern bride

Following The Royal Wedding and Meghan Markle's gorgeous modern gown, SoGlos interviews design and style commentator, Lucia...

Cheltenham Science Festival interview

Set to explore everything from plastics to gin making, scientist Mark Miodownik talks to SoGlos about his upcoming events at...

Interview with Malvern St James' headmistress

Leading girls' school, Malvern St James is making a name for itself, transforming students from children to powerful, ambitious...

Interview with Dee Campling

Interior designer and stylist Dee Campling describes herself as ‘obsessed with interiors.’ After making her passion a full-time...

Interview with the maker of Daisy May Cooper’s Swindon Town Dress

It was the most talked about dress on the BAFTA Red Carpet. Daisy May Cooper, one of the stars of the BBC mockumentary This...

Agatha Christie's Love From a Stranger interview

Agatha Christie's thrilling 'whodunwhat' play, Love From a Stranger, is heading to Cheltenham's Everyman Theatre; in this...

Interview with Liz Earle MBE

An ambassador for natural health, wellbeing and beauty, Liz Earle MBE is set to deliver an inspiring talk at The Handmade Fair...

Interview with the team at The Barn at Severn & Wye

Find out more about Gloucestershire's leading foodie destination, The Barn at Severn & Wye, in SoGlos's team interview –...

Interview with Everyman Theatre's chief executive Mark Goucher

Following his first year at the Everyman Theatre, Mark Goucher talks to SoGlos about West End shows, record-breaking ticket sales...

Interview with FestivALL

Dedicated to bringing the whole community together, FestivALL is a month-long celebration across the county with a whole host of...

Interview with American soprano Sofia Troncoso

Ahead of her debut performance at Longborough Festival Opera, SoGlos finds out about the 'ruthless intrigue' of Monteverdi’s...

Interview with wedding celebrant Lynn Tierney

From toasting with beer to celebrating with man's best friend, wedding celebrant Lynn Tierney allows couples complete freedom with...

Interview with The Winslow Boy actor Aden Gillett

A compelling drama with connections to Gloucestershire, The Winslow Boy promises a 'rich theatrical experience'; SoGlos speaks to...

Interview with Daisy May Cooper

It’s been a successful start to the year for Daisy May Cooper; the star of This Country has launched a successful second series of...

Interview with wedding caterers Ross & Ross Food

A Cotswold catering company that's received the Best Wedding Caterer Award 2018, Ross & Ross Food speaks to SoGlos about its...

Interview with the Watching Out cast at Everyman Theatre

Hailed as a rip-roaring comedy, Watching Out offers innovative and downright hilarious entertainment, as well as being the first...

Interview with Cheltenham Ladies' College's Archivist

A full-time archivist who receives, records and displays Cheltenham Ladies' College's incredible collection of historic treasures,...

Interview with Claire Richards from Steps

Pop star by night and school-run Mum by day. Steps’ Claire Richards says she faces the same juggling act as all working parents,...

Interview with Tweedy the Clown

Tweedy the Clown as you've never seen him before; SoGlos talks to the county's favourite entertainer about his new sell-out solo...

Interview with Giffords Circus

Preparing for another sensational summer show, Giffords Circus will delight its ever-increasing following of fans with its eagerly...

Interview with the cast of The Secret Garden

A cast of professional actor/musicians tells SoGlos what they love about Gloucestershire, as they prepare for a month-long run in...

In the garden with Trioscape... spring

Celebrate the arrival of the new season by getting your garden ready for the spring months, with Trioscape Garden Centre offering...

Interview with Iwan Lewis Artistic Director of The Barn Theatre

From stage to screen and now behind-the-scenes. SoGlos speaks with actor Iwan Lewis as he takes on his latest role - artistic...

Interview with Fresh: Art Fair's co-founders, Anthony and Ellie Wardle

With Fresh: Art Fair set to return to Cheltenham Racecourse this April, SoGlos talks to co-founders and father-daughter team,...

Interview with Simon Day

Promising to ‘say what he wants’ when he comes to Stroud Subscription rooms this March, sketch comedian Simon Day tells us why he...

Interview with the Quartet cast at Everyman Theatre

A star-studded cast that's enjoying 'hysterical' rehearsals before its tour of charming comedy, Quartet, SoGlos goes behind the...

Interview with St Edward's School sixth form student

Discussing St Edward's excellent curriculum, close community and impressive extra-curricular activities, sixth form student George...

Interview with Oasis Events, Gloucestershire party planners

Top party planners across Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and beyond, Oasis Events reveals how it plans celebrations to remember in...

Interview with Birdsong actress Madeleine Knight

Ahead of its anticipated return to the Everyman Theatre, SoGlos speaks to Birdsong lead actress Madeleine Knight about Sebastian...

Interview with Strictly star Joanne Clifton

A dream come true… SoGlos chats to Strictly star Joanne Clifton about her starring role in iconic musical, Flashdance, ahead of...

Interview with ITV Racing's Ed Chamberlin

With Cheltenham Festival creeping around the corner, SoGlos chats to ITV Racing's Ed Chamberlin about his eagerly-anticipated...

Interview with Barrington Painter and Decorators

Barrington Painter and Decorators' company owner Jon Hateley offers an insight into the independent company, its stellar...

In the garden with Trioscape... winter

Celebrate the arrival of the new season by getting your garden ready for the winter months, with Trioscape Garden Centre offering...

Beginner's guide to gardening

Give your outside space a new lease of life with the help of our beginner's guide to gardening, designed to help green-fingered...

In the garden with Trioscape... autumn

Celebrate the arrival of the new season by getting your garden ready for the autumn months, with Trioscape Garden Centre offering...

Interview with Pia Cato from Vanilla Pod Bakery

Having recently received the Best Wedding Cake Company award, SoGlos chats to Vanilla Pod Bakery founder, Pia Cato, about her...

Expert interview with Hilton Puckrup Hall's wedding co-ordinator Karen Openshaw

Hilton Puckrup Hall's wedding co-ordinator Karen Openshaw gives SoGlos the lowdown on what couples can expect when choosing to...