Money and Finance

  • Welcome aboard Randall & Payne! Accountants joins forces with Gloucestershire business news website The Raikes Journal

    Welcome aboard Randall & Payne! Accountants joins forces with Gloucestershire business news website The Raikes Journal

    21-10-2020

    We are delighted to announce that one of Gloucestershire’s best-known firms and a leader in its field, has agreed to support The Raikes Journal. Step forward to take a bow Randall & Payne. ...

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  • Randall & Payne signs 'Premier League' playmaker

    Randall & Payne signs 'Premier League' playmaker

    13-10-2020

    When people are willing to leave what is regarded as the Premier League of their profession to work in your Gloucestershire offices, chances are something is going very right.  Which is wh...

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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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  • 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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  • Events shutdown will not stop firm’s push to raise funds for life-saving incubator

    Events shutdown will not stop firm’s push to raise funds for life-saving incubator

    01-10-2020

    We were given permission to use a version of this article from Randall & Payne on The Raikes Journal and 're-write it' to our style. Sometimes, things are best left alone. Just reading the phra...

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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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  • 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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  • Mystery US investor helps secure £130m for Gloucestershire housebuilder

    Mystery US investor helps secure £130m for Gloucestershire housebuilder

    24-09-2020

    A Gloucestershire-based house-builder with a difference has revealed it has secured some £130 million to help it build more homes in the county.  Newent-headquartered Two Rivers Hous...

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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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  • Staff's sterling efforts 'insures' charity can serve up food programme for young people

    Staff's sterling efforts 'insures' charity can serve up food programme for young people

    22-09-2020

    Food-related charity Wiggly Worm has thanks staff from one of Gloucestershire’s biggest employers for helping raise more than £1,300 towards its good work.  Nine volunteers fro...

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  • 'Analyse, adapt and act' - the key ingredients for success in the food and drink sector

    'Analyse, adapt and act' - the key ingredients for success in the food and drink sector

    18-09-2020

    If the business people who sat down to yesterday’s Gloucestershire food and drink sector webinar were hungry for advice beforehand, they left the table with plenty of positive food f...

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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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  • Campaign to help business sees firm shortlisted for industry award

    Campaign to help business sees firm shortlisted for industry award

    15-09-2020

    A major firm of accountants has seen its campaign to help businesses through the pandemic shortlisted for a national communications award.    Advisers and chartered accountants, Hazle...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • At last - helpful advice on the menu for the food and drink sector

    At last - helpful advice on the menu for the food and drink sector

    27-08-2020

    Sound bites telling the food and drink sector how tough it is out there are probably about as palatable as you might think to those at the sharp end currently. Much more digestible is likely to be a f...

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  • With three days left of Eat Out to Help Out businesses digest the impact

    With three days left of Eat Out to Help Out businesses digest the impact

    25-08-2020

    It is three weeks into the four week course that is the Government’s Eat Put to Help Out scheme – and now businesses have had a chance to digest the initiative their reviews make for int...

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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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  • 'Resilient' performance from Gloucestershire’s wealthiest business

    'Resilient' performance from Gloucestershire’s wealthiest business

    28-07-2020

    Considering where we are – in the depths of dealing with a pandemic – to be able to say cash into your business over the first six months of 2020 was £7.3 billion is no mean feat.&...

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  • If you thought your commute was plain sailing...

    If you thought your commute was plain sailing...

    20-07-2020

    Commuting went from being a necessary chore for many to a short step to a desk at home due to lockdown, but Alex Kell’s commute to his new office is what he – at least - might call plain...

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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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  • 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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  • Buyers are being sought for Norville Group after 130-plus staff lose their jobs

    Buyers are being sought for Norville Group after 130-plus staff lose their jobs

    07-07-2020

    After weeks of speculation about its future, and news last week its opticians have been saved, there is bad news for the remaining staff Norville’s Gloucester headquarters.  Founded ...

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  • Do not bank on more jobs at Handelsbanken’s new Gloucester base

    Do not bank on more jobs at Handelsbanken’s new Gloucester base

    06-07-2020

    Blame the current climate, or just a lack of detail to reports, but people got all excited with news of a new office in Gloucester for a well-known bank.  The Raikes Journal can now put so...

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  • Charity will benefit afterall as runners limber up for this weekend's virtual Gloucester 10k run

    Charity will benefit afterall as runners limber up for this weekend's virtual Gloucester 10k run

    03-07-2020

    It is as much strength of will as it is fitness that keeps a runner going – and perhaps that doggedness explains why even with a pandemic the Gloucester 10k was always going to find a way.&nbs...

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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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  • Bank signs deal for new offices in Brockworth

    Bank signs deal for new offices in Brockworth

    02-07-2020

    Swedish bank Handelsbanken has signed a deal to take the ground floor of a building at Gloucester Business Park as a new call centre.  It is understood the bank, which already has offices ...

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  • Rapid demand sees door and window specialist let in £700,000 of investment

    Rapid demand sees door and window specialist let in £700,000 of investment

    30-06-2020

    An investment of close to three quarters of a million pounds has been made by well-known Gloucestershire firm Glevum as it positions itself to take advantage post lockdown.  According to t...

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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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  • Company brings in nearly £1blln in May alone

    Company brings in nearly £1blln in May alone

    23-06-2020

    If ever the phrase ‘money begets money’ appeared to ring true it is at a certain Gloucestershire business, which in May attracted nearly £1blln (gross) of new cash through its door...

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  • Reviewing internal controls for new working processes: Julian Gaskell, Hazlewoods

    Reviewing internal controls for new working processes: Julian Gaskell, Hazlewoods

    10-06-2020

    In response to the rapidly changing environment we now live and work in, Hazlewoods business advisers continue to provide insightful content to support your business now and focus on a #BusinessForT...

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  • Credit unions could be the answer for community-minded businesses seeking a bank

    Credit unions could be the answer for community-minded businesses seeking a bank

    05-06-2020

    Imagine keeping your money somewhere which directly and only benefitted the community you live in – as close to a purely ethical 'bank’ as you could imagine.  In other words, w...

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  • County firms emerge as key players in Cheltenham hotel sale

    County firms emerge as key players in Cheltenham hotel sale

    30-04-2020

    Chris and Julie Taylor, the former shareholders and owners of The Clarence Court Hotel, have sold the business for an undisclosed sum.  Making the deal possible was one of the spa town&rsq...

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  • 100 per cent state-backed loans for small firms applauded by FSB

    100 per cent state-backed loans for small firms applauded by FSB

    28-04-2020

    News from the Chancellor that small businesses are to get access to 100 per cent state-backed loans to help them through the coronavirus pandemic has been welcomed.    The Federation...

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