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04-08-2020 10:28:20 in General by Andrew Merrell
Here is why the leader of GFirst LEP got so excited on Twitter today – the organisation he helps lead has secured £11.3 million to help Gloucestershire recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.  Apparently, the funding won by the dynamic business group, which has not shied away from its responsibilities of driving the county’s economy, is part of central Government&rsquo...

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04-08-2020 09:23:22 in General by Andrew Merrell
Last week The Raikes Journal reported the shock announcement from car brand Mitsubishi it would no longer be bringing new vehicles into the UK.  It was news that understandably rocked Colt Car Company, the Cirencester-based importer and distributer of the brand and a business with a resulting turnover of some £550 million which employs 234 staff in the county.  We also ...

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04-08-2020 08:49:19 in General by Andrew Merrell
We have a quite astonishing revelation about the Government’s eating out scheme which comes into force today – and another announcement, far, far harder to stomach.   In an effort to kick-start the restaurant sector so badly hit by the lockdown, imposed to help contain and curtail the spread of the coronavirus, Downing Street declared diners would pay only 50 per cent on th...

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20-02-2020 13:13:57 in General by Admin
It is clear that if they had to choose the loves of their life it would be family and their native Italy, but a close second is the charm and people of the Cotswolds. ...

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20-02-2020 13:13:57 in General by Admin
Gloucestershire’s local enterprise partnership has positioned itself front and centre of the county’s economic recovery from lockdown with a dramatic package of measures to help businesses. ...

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20-02-2020 13:13:57 in General by Admin
Gloucester Rugby will not be alone among those with a long-standing relationship with car brand Mitsubishi Motors rocked by the shock news of the manufacturers decision to exit the UK. ...

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Helping businesses clean-up in a pandemic – with a clear conscience

Helping businesses clean-up in a pandemic – with a clear conscience

31-July-2020
31-July-2020 9:28
in General
by Andrew Merrell
Helping businesses clean-up in a pandemic – with a clear conscience

You might think that at the moment anyone whose business is an expert in keeping things ...

Former Gloucester and England rugby player appointed as head of elite county coaching team

Former Gloucester and England rugby player appointed as head of elite county coaching team

31-July-2020
31-July-2020 6:45
in General
by Andrew Merrell
Former Gloucester and England rugby player appointed as head of elite county coaching team

A former Gloucester and England rugby player has been signed to the coaching team of one o...

Shortlist of development partners drawn up for £400m Golden Valley project

Shortlist of development partners drawn up for £400m Golden Valley project

28-July-2020
28-July-2020 6:45
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by Andrew Merrell
Shortlist of development partners drawn up for £400m Golden Valley project

Six businesses have been shortlisted as development partners for what is being billed as C...