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  • Heroic efforts of staff team save customer’s life

    Heroic efforts of staff team save customer’s life

    19-10-2020

    Brian Bullingham’s trip to Hewlett Road Dental Practice was meant to be just a check-up, but it turned into anything but routine. Within minutes of arriving at the practice he had suffered a car...

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  • 'Long-lost' medieval friary uncovered on site of £85m development

    'Long-lost' medieval friary uncovered on site of £85m development

    16-10-2020

    The irony that it is only by building on top of something that you will find out what is beneath is perhaps best left buried. Without the will of those with the skills to pull together schemes ...

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  • Major Gloucestershire family business increases gross profits, staff numbers and remains 'confident'

    Major Gloucestershire family business increases gross profits, staff numbers and remains 'confident'

    15-10-2020

    “Very difficult trading conditions” have not stopped one of Gloucestershire’s best-known, respected and biggest family firms being able to deliver a little cheer with an increase i...

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  • £349,500 will be used to create theatre for the people - and keep a Cotswold cultural venue alive

    £349,500 will be used to create theatre for the people - and keep a Cotswold cultural venue alive

    14-10-2020

    As we revealed yesterday (October 13), the Arts Council has announced it is to give £4 million to Gloucester organisations – and one of those businesses are beginning to celebrate. ...

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  • A literature festival, a beacon of hope for the events sector, and a £4m windfall for Gloucestershire arts

    A literature festival, a beacon of hope for the events sector, and a £4m windfall for Gloucestershire arts

    13-10-2020

    Described as “an act of bravery as well as creativity” - The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 2020 has reasons a-plenty to celebrate.  It has just reve...

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  • Creed Foodservice serves up 30 per cent growth in profits

    Creed Foodservice serves up 30 per cent growth in profits

    12-10-2020

    Family-owned and run Creed Foodservice has served up tasty results with more growth and an increase in operating profits of 30 per cent.  Profits for its last full year of trading were &po...

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  • Much-loved cinema to re-open – despite facing £60,000 losses

    Much-loved cinema to re-open – despite facing £60,000 losses

    09-10-2020

    Earlier this week we reported how a privately run Gloucester cinema had won just shy of £9,000 from Government to help it through the pandemic.   It was widely hailed as good news, b...

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  • £2m-plus turnover tech firm communicates growth with three new appointments

    £2m-plus turnover tech firm communicates growth with three new appointments

    09-10-2020

    Restructuring triggered by an increase in customer demand has led to the appointment of three new members of staff at a Gloucestershire telecoms and IT specialists.    The Stonehouse-...

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  • Minister opens multi-million pound tech institution 'essential to the economic growth' of the region

    Minister opens multi-million pound tech institution 'essential to the economic growth' of the region

    08-10-2020

    Two visits from a Government minister within a month to Gloucestershire, both celebrating transformational developments in education and training, is nothing to be sniffed at.  Okay, this ...

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  • Former family firm Allcooper could become part of £3.24 billion business

    Former family firm Allcooper could become part of £3.24 billion business

    08-10-2020

    Long-standing and respected former family business Allcooper’s story continues with plans for the business following its takeover by Securitas last year now becoming clearer.  The Gl...

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  • Football club unveils Massive Attack signing

    Football club unveils Massive Attack signing

    08-10-2020

    So often the subject of rumour, speculation and tall stories – who football clubs sign and don’t has just gone to a whole new level, thanks to Forest Green Rovers.  Fans wishin...

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  • "Hamstrung by governmental ineptitude, confusing and ridiculous 'guidelines'" - Cancel The Curfew

    07-10-2020

    If the Government thought it was under enough pressure already to re-think the 10pm curfew for bars, restaurants and pubs, more is coming its way from Gloucestershire.  A rallying call has...

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  • Despite Covid-19 Cheltenham business is still smiling after £34.5m growth in turnover

    Despite Covid-19 Cheltenham business is still smiling after £34.5m growth in turnover

    06-10-2020

    If it was not for the coronavirus there is little doubt a company responsible for keeping our dentures looking lovely, and which runs 'Smile Clinics', would indeed be grinning from ear to ear at its...

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  • World-leading manufacturer is creating skilled jobs - and has its sights set on a £75m order book

    World-leading manufacturer is creating skilled jobs - and has its sights set on a £75m order book

    02-10-2020

    Despite describing the same economic climate everyone out of their window (“pandemic headwinds”) a Gloucestershire firm has revealed impressive results.  The manufacturer of &l...

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  • Speculative 27,940 sq ft 400-plus seater office space for Cheltenham

    Speculative 27,940 sq ft 400-plus seater office space for Cheltenham

    02-10-2020

    According to the company behind the bid to create desk space for 415 remote workers in the centre of Cheltenham the investment is to help cope with “post-COVID-19 demand” for a...

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  • Red alert from Gloucestershire's events businesses: 'Save our Industry'

    Red alert from Gloucestershire's events businesses: 'Save our Industry'

    01-10-2020

    It may have been a gentle protest, but every building that turned red last night as part of a world-wide campaign was a warning light about thousands of jobs under threat in the events industry. Build...

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  • Pandemic puts paid to major charity event

    Pandemic puts paid to major charity event

    01-10-2020

    A sleep out by business people my not sound like a big deal, but last year’s event raised £60,000 and helped 70 homeless people, 20 of which were supported into permanent accommodation.&...

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  • "They will have to drag me out of this theatre. We will keep it open"

    29-09-2020

    You can expect a former actor toput on a brave face in a crisis, to be creative, to cope with the drama– but perhaps not to roll them all into a successful business plan to take on a global pa...

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  • 200 apply for business finance support in just over an hour

    200 apply for business finance support in just over an hour

    28-09-2020

    It was widely trailed across Gloucestershire and when the website opened this morning to take applications for Government support grants for the demand came thick and fast.  So much so tha...

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  • Turnover continues to build for Gloucestershire housing business with big ambitions

    Turnover continues to build for Gloucestershire housing business with big ambitions

    28-09-2020

    In a year punctuated by the big black dot of covid-19 at its end a Gloucestershire house-builder and landlord nevertheless managed to increase turnover from £25.5m to nearly £27m.  ...

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  • Firm of experts saves clients £20m - and rising

    Firm of experts saves clients £20m - and rising

    28-09-2020

    If you read a story on this website at the end of August about a certain firm of Gloucestershire accountants winning its clients £18.5m in tax reliefand thought you had missed the boat,we woul...

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  • Cheltenham tech firm raises £28 million for growth as it doubles in size

    Cheltenham tech firm raises £28 million for growth as it doubles in size

    25-09-2020

    A British data intelligence company nestled quietly in Cheltenham's Eagle Tower has successfully raised nearly £30 million of funding as it doubles in size through the pandemic.  Rip...

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  • Defiant hospitality trade saddles up for the fight of its life – and appeals to customers to keep coming

    Defiant hospitality trade saddles up for the fight of its life – and appeals to customers to keep coming

    25-09-2020

    Gloucestershire’s hospitality trade has a message – it is positive, it is open, it is in the fight of its life and if the words ‘we are all in it together’ ever meant anything ...

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  • Chartered accountant who has been helping businesses through the pandemic is crowned the new Miss Gloucester

    Chartered accountant who has been helping businesses through the pandemic is crowned the new Miss Gloucester

    24-09-2020

    A chartered accountant who works for one of the county’s biggest and best-known firm’s of business advisershas won the title Miss Gloucester – helped partly by a performance of Ade...

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  • 'New opportunities' help drive firm's turnover to more than £4m a month

    'New opportunities' help drive firm's turnover to more than £4m a month

    23-09-2020

    Covid continues to hover spectre like over this Cotswold-based business, but it has also provided ‘new opportunities’ and helped it take monthly income past £4m.  It is n...

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  • New partner leads raft of appointments as law firm expands

    New partner leads raft of appointments as law firm expands

    23-09-2020

    Expansion sees five new legal experts join the ranks of a leading Gloucestershire headquartered law firm, and a new partner join the top tier of the business.  Suzanne O’Riordan, who...

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  • GCHQ passes judgement on Gloucestershire College

    GCHQ passes judgement on Gloucestershire College

    23-09-2020

    When the country’s most famous intelligence base has been watching your work closely and feels fit to pass judgement on it, you can at least be sure what you are doing is of national importanc...

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  • Family business with 150-year heritage clocks up £43 million turnover

    Family business with 150-year heritage clocks up £43 million turnover

    22-09-2020

    When ‘covid lockdown’ rules were introduced one of Gloucestershire’s oldest family firms feared the worst, but in a dramatic turnaround it has seen turnover and profits increase&nb...

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  • Smashing news for development which could create almost 300 new jobs

    Smashing news for development which could create almost 300 new jobs

    22-09-2020

    A new hotel, restaurant and retail park on the edge of Gloucester will create as many as 295 jobs, according to the business behind the scheme.  City planners have now approved a vital sta...

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  • Business woman’s book is a road map for how to be a mother and an entrepreneur

    Business woman’s book is a road map for how to be a mother and an entrepreneur

    21-09-2020

    Women often feel they have to choose between having a career or the business of their dreams and motherhood – and it does not have to be like that, says Lauren Malone.  That is the m...

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  • A book seller, a deal, and £237 million-plus

    A book seller, a deal, and £237 million-plus

    17-09-2020

    When you consider the humble beginnings of this business – two men working from an inauspicious Gloucester office – learning its turnover is now in excess of £237 million might wel...

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  • Who is the woman behind the fast-growing sports clothing brand?

    Who is the woman behind the fast-growing sports clothing brand?

    15-09-2020

    A Gloucestershire independent clothing brand aimed at the women’s fitness market is targeting growth of 300 per cent next year.  The business, which has been running for six years al...

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  • Secretary of State visits site of new multi-million pound investment in construction sector

    Secretary of State visits site of new multi-million pound investment in construction sector

    15-09-2020

    A visit by a senior Government minister to the site of what will become a new powerhouse of training for the construction sector was more than a mere photo opportunity.  It was KW Bell Gro...

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  • Cheltenham prepares to aim for the stars - and take the county with it

    Cheltenham prepares to aim for the stars - and take the county with it

    14-09-2020

    “We are not building from a standing start here. We are propelling something that is already growing. It is hugely exciting for Cheltenham,” said David Jackson.   That is a dir...

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  • Family timber business still standing firm as it notches up quarter of a century

    Family timber business still standing firm as it notches up quarter of a century

    14-09-2020

    Started with a £2,500 loan from the Prince’s Trust this business – which carved out its niche before ethically sourced wood was even a thing – has since attracted a closer in...

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  • Putting a face to the augmented identity firm with a £91m turnover

    Putting a face to the augmented identity firm with a £91m turnover

    11-09-2020

    When the whole raison d'être of your business is security of the kind that keeps our transactions safe and secure, shouting about your own is just not going to happen.  But we believ...

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  • Government Minister arrives in Gloucestershire to click 'go' on new cyber degree apprenticeships

    Government Minister arrives in Gloucestershire to click 'go' on new cyber degree apprenticeships

    11-09-2020

    A measure of where we are economically, possibly, but certainly a sign of how significant the strides are being taken by Gloucestershire College explain the visit today (September 11) by a Governmen...

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  • Gold medal Paralympian Andy Lewis MBE hangs up his blade – and goes into business

    Gold medal Paralympian Andy Lewis MBE hangs up his blade – and goes into business

    11-09-2020

    Gold medal-winning Gloucestershire Paralympic champion Andy Lewis has announced his retirement in the face of a cancelled Tokyo 2020, and officially launched his own business.  Four years ...

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  • Task force unveiled to spearhead Cheltenham’s economic recovery

    Task force unveiled to spearhead Cheltenham’s economic recovery

    10-09-2020

    An Economic Recovery Task Force has been formed to spearhead Cheltenham’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic – and its challenges became apparent immediately.  Bringing together...

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  • 400 per cent growth as staff-owned book business’s turnover heads past £30m

    400 per cent growth as staff-owned book business’s turnover heads past £30m

    09-09-2020

    If ever a book is written telling the story of this Gloucestershire business the chapter on its journey through lockdown will be a page-turner – as the reader tries to find out how it has achi...

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  • Video: The state of the Gloucestershire jobs market

    Video: The state of the Gloucestershire jobs market

    08-09-2020

    We might all think we could take a guess at how the jobs market in Gloucestershire is faring – what with little of cheer coming through national news media on the subject – but here is s...

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  • Turnover rises to £23.5m for one of Gloucestershire's best-connected companies

    Turnover rises to £23.5m for one of Gloucestershire's best-connected companies

    07-09-2020

    It has a ‘close relationship’ with an estimated 2,500 businesses – and growing – and last year was able to serve up a growth in turnover to more than £23.5 million and ri...

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  • We celebrate the group which served up fun and 25,500 free meals to families during summer holidays

    We celebrate the group which served up fun and 25,500 free meals to families during summer holidays

    07-09-2020

    If anyone told you children’s outdoor activities were on hold through the summer and those in need of a free-meal system would go without clearly neglected to mention this amazing effort. ...

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  • Cheltenham BID businesses pledge to support the town's youngest citizens

    Cheltenham BID businesses pledge to support the town's youngest citizens

    07-09-2020

    Member businesses of the mighty town centre partnership that is Cheltenham BID are one of the significant signatures on an initiative aimed at giving young people the very best start in life.  ...

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  • Brewery leads the way through the pandemic – as it 'moves boldly forward into uncertainty’

    Brewery leads the way through the pandemic – as it 'moves boldly forward into uncertainty’

    04-09-2020

    If you need evidence of the impact of lockdown on business look at Stroud Brewery – which lost 70 per cent of its trade overnight. And if ever you needed evidence some businesses will just not...

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  • Rainbow flag flies high over Gloucestershire's biggest firm

    Rainbow flag flies high over Gloucestershire's biggest firm

    04-09-2020

    More traditional customer’s may have done a double take, who knows, but the rainbow flag flies high above wealth management firm St James’s Place wealth this week.  And it is w...

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  • GFirst LEP board makes funding decision on multi-million pound development

    GFirst LEP board makes funding decision on multi-million pound development

    03-09-2020

    Before you start thinking this could be bad news for the much-mooted innovation centre pencilled-in for the centre of Cheltenham, think again.   A decision by planning officers at Cheltenh...

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  • Fans raise £500,000 in four days to save football club from administration

    Fans raise £500,000 in four days to save football club from administration

    01-09-2020

    He is a Cheltenham Town FC fan through and through, but football club Wigan Athletic know his name - with the supporters club declaring him “an absolute legend”.  But, aside fr...

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  • Tech firm’s new product signposts the way to more growth in 2020

    Tech firm’s new product signposts the way to more growth in 2020

    27-08-2020

    A technology firm hidden away in the Five Valleys in Gloucestershire has just launched a new product it predicts will see it achieve double digit growth through 2020.   With products desig...

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  • Lifesaving charity’s own battle to survive showcased in new short film

    Lifesaving charity’s own battle to survive showcased in new short film

    26-08-2020

    We have sent up a distress flare before for the admirable charity that is SARA, but now there is a much better vehicle for drawing attention to its plight.  Earlier this year the group of ...

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  • Gloucestershire firm saves businesses £18.5 million

    Gloucestershire firm saves businesses £18.5 million

    25-08-2020

    If ever you wondered whether a good accountant and business advisor wasreally worth it, perhaps learning that one firm has saved its clients £18.5 million in tax relief will convince you. ...

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  • Magazine is a triumph of art, design, of storytelling – and of the human spirit

    Magazine is a triumph of art, design, of storytelling – and of the human spirit

    24-08-2020

    Sometimes the very worst and most devastating moments in life will produce – from a few of us - the very best and most beautiful responses.  Some seem able to look past an experience...

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  • Tech firm on track to keep jobs and grow

    Tech firm on track to keep jobs and grow

    19-08-2020

    With everything going the ongoing success of a Gloucestershire firm putting the county on the map almost went unsung, but hopefully this will help make up for it.  It is a measure of our t...

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  • Buy local, think Gloucestershire, keep moving. Do not stop

    Buy local, think Gloucestershire, keep moving. Do not stop

    18-08-2020

    Sometimes you listen to people whose challenge it so huge, who carry so much responsibility you wonder how they can ever win - and yet you leave them convinced they will never be beaten.&n...

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  • A portrait of the artist as a young man – the rise of a culinary star

    A portrait of the artist as a young man – the rise of a culinary star

    13-08-2020

    Every generation someone comes along who breaks the mould in their chosen field – makes the uncool cool and re-writes the rule book.  Gloucestershire could well be witnessing the bir...

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  • Former student loans college some of his land - 15,000-acres of it!

    Former student loans college some of his land - 15,000-acres of it!

    13-08-2020

    If ever a deal showed how valuable it can be to get on with your neighbours it is the one done by Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester. It has just been granted access to some 15,000 acres of...

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  • £10 million pot will be vital for Gloucestershire’s tourism sector

    £10 million pot will be vital for Gloucestershire’s tourism sector

    12-08-2020

    Work is ongoing to open access to a £10 million pot of money said to be vital for many in Gloucestershire tourism industry.  With lockdown putting their businesses on ice for a key t...

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  • Agriculture student reaps Gloucester Rugby contract

    Agriculture student reaps Gloucester Rugby contract

    12-08-2020

    An agricultural student from Gloucestershire is reaping the rewards for his sporting talents – with a contract to play for Gloucester Rugby.  Arthur Clark will not be giving up his s...

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  • 'Oh My Goat' - family ice cream business started in lockdown is a hit

    'Oh My Goat' - family ice cream business started in lockdown is a hit

    11-08-2020

    It had been a side-line she was working on alongside the family farm, and when lockdown ended all the summer events at which her business was to be launched all could have been lost.   But...

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  • "I am very optimistic – not just about Gloucestershire" – says acclaimed baker

    10-08-2020

    It is not just the bread, pastries and cakes which are something to feast on from The Artisan Baker, the optimism and energy having made it through lockdown are to be savoured too.  Ori He...

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  • Businesses run by these three bosses sustain thousands of jobs and generate £480m-plus for the UK

    Businesses run by these three bosses sustain thousands of jobs and generate £480m-plus for the UK

    07-08-2020

    Together the institutions they lead make quite a powerful triumvirate - contributing near £200m to the local economy and some £480-plus million to the UK annually. They employ thousands o...

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  • Employers urged to back Gloucestershire talent and use Government funding to recruit

    Employers urged to back Gloucestershire talent and use Government funding to recruit

    05-08-2020

    As it works hard to be heard above the economic fall-out from the pandemic and to give a positive focus for employers, Gloucestershire College is calling on business to take note.  The col...

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  • Not so much a sprinkling of good news as an avalanche: £11m plus of investment will create almost 1,000 jobs

    Not so much a sprinkling of good news as an avalanche: £11m plus of investment will create almost 1,000 jobs

    04-08-2020

    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 pande...

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  • Good news for Gloucester Rugby as major name remains committed for another season

    Good news for Gloucester Rugby as major name remains committed for another season

    04-08-2020

    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...

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  • The brilliant news about the discount eating out offer – and the tragedy of it all

    The brilliant news about the discount eating out offer – and the tragedy of it all

    04-08-2020

    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 eff...

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  • Aerospace giant signs up to make next generation of RAF combat aircraft

    Aerospace giant signs up to make next generation of RAF combat aircraft

    03-08-2020

    One of Gloucestershire biggest aerospace and defence firms has been revealed as one of the key firms joining a £1.9 billion project to make the next generation combat aircraft for the RAF.&nbs...

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  • Pandemic has not torpedoed A417 Missing Link project

    Pandemic has not torpedoed A417 Missing Link project

    03-08-2020

    Perhaps the hardest-won major infrastructure project predicted to widelybenefit the economy of Gloucestershire will still go ahead, despite the impact of covid-19 on Government coffers.  ...

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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

    31-07-2020

    You might think that at the moment anyone whose business is an expert in keeping things sanitary would be, well, cleaning up. If only it was so simple.  Businessman Si Payne has experience...

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  • 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

    31-07-2020

    A former Gloucester and England rugby player has been signed to the coaching team of one of the top women’s rugby clubs in the UK - based in Gloucestershire.James Forrester has been appointed as...

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

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

    28-07-2020

    Six businesses have been shortlisted as development partners for what is being billed as Cheltenham’s £400m Golden Valley Development.  According to Cheltenham Borough Council, whi...

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  • So you want an economic recovery plan? This Gloucestershire market town could have just that

    So you want an economic recovery plan? This Gloucestershire market town could have just that

    24-07-2020

    On the day that compulsory face coverings in shops reminds us how long the shadow of covid-19 falls, the article below is a boon against negativity and points at a roadmap for others to follow. ...

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  • Vickery shimmies his way past pandemic pitfalls to secure restaurant opening

    Vickery shimmies his way past pandemic pitfalls to secure restaurant opening

    23-07-2020

    Not the easiest of businesses to get right at the best of times, former rugby player Phil Vickery’s move into the restaurant trade could not have come at a more testing period.  Mr V...

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  • College urges employers to take advantage of new apprenticeship incentive payments

    College urges employers to take advantage of new apprenticeship incentive payments

    23-07-2020

    In what can only be seen as part of the emerging unified battle cry from Gloucestershire – its biggest college is calling on business to grab a cash offer to help them develop their staff team...

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  • Dream sustainable family business that is music to the ears

    Dream sustainable family business that is music to the ears

    22-07-2020

    So many elements of the business you are about to read about sound like fiction - as if they are taken from a novel, something about ‘how to start your dream business and fall in love&rsq...

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  • Do not rely on the Government measures – invest in yourself

    Do not rely on the Government measures – invest in yourself

    21-07-2020

    As bold as Government measures might be to help protect a generation of young people from the full corrosive force of the coronavirus pandemic, they must make their own luck.  Matthew Burg...

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  • Hartpury continues to build links with top rugby clubs in Wales

    Hartpury continues to build links with top rugby clubs in Wales

    21-07-2020

    Students looking to enjoy a career in rugby at the highest level as well as gaining an academic qualification will continue to benefit from the increasing collaboration between Hartpury and PRO14 rugb...

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  • Ever intrepid family business sees turnover pass £25 million

    Ever intrepid family business sees turnover pass £25 million

    20-07-2020

    Innovative, ingenious, intrepid – we could go on. Listing everything the McGurk Group is involved in and capable of would take too long, but it continues to grow and forge ahead.  Fa...

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  • A business story about dentist drills that will put a smile on your face

    A business story about dentist drills that will put a smile on your face

    17-07-2020

    There is a major caveat with this story we will fill in later, but the short of it is that a Gloucestershire manufacturer of dental burs continues to write a world-wide success story.  Sal...

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  • £6m allows firm to keep entire workforce – and expand

    £6m allows firm to keep entire workforce – and expand

    17-07-2020

    A £6 million finance facility from its bank has allowed a Gloucester family-owned business to retain all of its estimated 150 staff – and more.  Footwear distributor Gardiners ...

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  • £1.5 million building project (and video) will put a spring in your step

    £1.5 million building project (and video) will put a spring in your step

    17-07-2020

    At a cool £1.5 million this is a building project aiming to take the children who will benefit from it on a giant leap forward – which probably explains why it has the backing of one Edd...

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  • Plans for 250 houses revealed for Cheltenham

    Plans for 250 houses revealed for Cheltenham

    16-07-2020

    Probably Gloucestershire’s biggest developer has its sights set on building 250 homes on land to the East of Cheltenham town centre.  Boddington-based Robert Hitchens Ltd, the business c...

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  • This woman could hold the key to survival and even growth for your business

    This woman could hold the key to survival and even growth for your business

    16-07-2020

    As we made our way through the lockdown imposed to fight the pandemic one of the overriding fears gripping businesses has been ‘will my customers come back?’.  We are creatures...

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  • The story of the digital mastermind helping write a Gloucestershire book festival’s next chapter

    The story of the digital mastermind helping write a Gloucestershire book festival’s next chapter

    15-07-2020

    The irony of a book festival being accessible only through a digital platform is not lost on Andrew Longhurst.  Founder and boss of MMOUK, it is his services Stroud Book Festival has turne...

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  • Jobs saved after buyer steps in for Norville Group

    Jobs saved after buyer steps in for Norville Group

    15-07-2020

    Jobs at the world-famous Norville Group in Gloucester have been saved after the business was saved from administration in a last-minute deal.  Bath-based Inspecs has bought the Barton busi...

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  • New waterside restaurant will retain historic heritage

    New waterside restaurant will retain historic heritage

    13-07-2020

    A new waterfront terraced restaurant could be built as part of a multi-million-pound redevelopment plan for some of Gloucestershire's most historic buildings.  We are talking about redevel...

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  • Urgent appeal for PPE for families with seriously ill children

    Urgent appeal for PPE for families with seriously ill children

    13-07-2020

    A children’s charity based in Gloucestershire has set up a PPE lifeline for seriously ill children and their families and is appealing to businesses for help with stocks of items running low. ...

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  • Impact of Covid-19 on construction firm confirmed as administration

    Impact of Covid-19 on construction firm confirmed as administration

    10-07-2020

    We can now conform one of Gloucestershire’s most innovative firms serving the construction sector has indeed entered administration.  It is still not clear-cut exactly what the bigge...

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  • Bid launched to rescue family firm Norville from administration

    Bid launched to rescue family firm Norville from administration

    08-07-2020

    Following talks yesterday evening a bid has been launched to raise £850,000 to rescue once great Gloucester family firm Norville from administration. The Raikes Journal broke the news on Monday ...

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  • Mountaineer helps threatre climb towards financial safety with barnstorming podcast show

    Mountaineer helps threatre climb towards financial safety with barnstorming podcast show

    08-07-2020

    Cotswold resident and one of Britain’s most celebrated alpine and high-altitude climbers, Kenton Cool, has been involved in a very different ascension with his chat podcast becoming a hit.&nbs...

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  • Multi-million-pound dynamic business positioned at the heart of county’s future

    Multi-million-pound dynamic business positioned at the heart of county’s future

    06-07-2020

    Investment, transformation, multi-million-pound building projects, business partnerships, and coming clean about its relationship with that most secret of institutions - a certain organisation has b...

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  • Knocked back it may have been, but there’s no stopping the rise of The Forest Bakehouse

    Knocked back it may have been, but there’s no stopping the rise of The Forest Bakehouse

    06-07-2020

    Sometimes, however kneady you might think a business would be, it can continue to earn its crust and more – even through a pandemic.  Of course, with the arrival of lockdown a huge c...

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  • Printing company’s old-school tech spells out a bright future

    Printing company’s old-school tech spells out a bright future

    02-07-2020

    As we wonder what kinds of businesses will emerge from the other side of lockdown there is a one in the Cotswolds sure to make its own unique mark. Lockdown has seen millions embrace a digital world ...

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  • Nightclub plans for the ultimate in covid-compliant of entrances

    Nightclub plans for the ultimate in covid-compliant of entrances

    02-07-2020

    Butlers and its Bar 103 are no stranger to customers making big entrances – but as it seeks to ensure confidence is high when its doors re-open it is considering turning safety measures up to ...

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  • Club sheds light on new football stadium build

    Club sheds light on new football stadium build

    29-06-2020

    While many of us have been hunkered down at home work has continued apace on a new football stadium in Gloucestershire.  Seats are now in at the new Gloucester City AFC Meadown Park ground...

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  • Landlord sounds note of caution for us all on pub re-openings

    Landlord sounds note of caution for us all on pub re-openings

    29-06-2020

    As a nation rejoiced at news pubs and bars can re-open from July 4 a landlord from Gloucester’s decision not to heed the call should be a w As a nation rejoiced at news pubs and bars can re...

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  • With the post now standing at £8.5m phase two of Cheltenham transport scheme is go

    With the post now standing at £8.5m phase two of Cheltenham transport scheme is go

    29-06-2020

    Almost £8.5 million has now been awarded by Gloucestershire’s most powerful business group to a transport scheme in Cheltenham.  The county council has just revealed a further ...

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  • Self-made Gloucestershire businessmen toast rescue of award-winning drinks brand

    Self-made Gloucestershire businessmen toast rescue of award-winning drinks brand

    26-06-2020

    Two self-made businessmen from Gloucestershire will not be short of fine spirits to toast their latest deal after stepping in to takeover one of the best British rum brands.  James Strickl...

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  • Gloucester sporting giant joins forces with Rugby Australia

    Gloucester sporting giant joins forces with Rugby Australia

    26-06-2020

    Rugby Australia has appointed Sports Travel & Hospitality Group (STH) as its exclusive travel provider, which sees the creation of new brand, Wallabies Travel.  The six-year agreement,...

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  • Five graduates from Gloucestershire university sign for RFU Championship club

    Five graduates from Gloucestershire university sign for RFU Championship club

    26-06-2020

    Five rugby players have become the latest graduates from to sign for its RFU Championship club Hartpury University RFC.  Will Crane, Tom Everard, Harry Wilson, Jack Johnson and Ervin Muric...

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  • Mayor donates £9,000-plus to county charities

    Mayor donates £9,000-plus to county charities

    25-06-2020

    Charities helping bereaved adults and children and another dedicated to its community are among the beneficiaries of a £9,000 donation.  Cllr Roger Whyborn, Cheltenham’s Mayor ...

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