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  • The Raikes Journal doffs its cap to Gloucestershire and salutes you all

    The Raikes Journal doffs its cap to Gloucestershire and salutes you all

    22-12-2020

    We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all of the businesses, charities, education and training providers we have had the pleasure of writing about throughout 2020. The Raikes Journal ...

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  • Businesses come together to deliver Christmas cheer to Gloucester’s most vulnerable

    Businesses come together to deliver Christmas cheer to Gloucester’s most vulnerable

    22-12-2020

    Children, families, and some of Gloucester’s most vulnerable were all given a little Christmas cheer ahead of the festival period by a business from the city and its partners.   ...

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  • UK’s biggest drone swarm due over Edinburgh for Hogmanay - and how a Gloucestershire business helped make it happen

    UK’s biggest drone swarm due over Edinburgh for Hogmanay - and how a Gloucestershire business helped make it happen

    21-12-2020

    When a fleet of 150 drones deliver Scotland and beyond an aerial display on New Year’s Eve to bid farewell to 2020 few may realise a business in Gloucestershire played a vital role.  ...

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  • The £40 million turnover Gloucester city centre firm preparing for growth

    The £40 million turnover Gloucester city centre firm preparing for growth

    21-12-2020

    A £40-million turnover tech firm whose headquarters is hidden away in the middle of Gloucester has quietly revealed it is preparing for growth. Known to some with long memories as the firm start...

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  • Picture becomes clearer on whether huge financial gamble by community cinema will be a success

    Picture becomes clearer on whether huge financial gamble by community cinema will be a success

    21-12-2020

    When the Government gave it £9,000 to help it through the pandemic the Sherborne Cinema in Gloucester was thankful, but revealed reopening could still burn a sizable hole in its pockets. That mo...

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  • Firm plays down increase in turnover of 208 per cent and profits rise of 400 per cent-plus and looks to 2023

    Firm plays down increase in turnover of 208 per cent and profits rise of 400 per cent-plus and looks to 2023

    18-12-2020

    When your turnover surges by 200-plus percent to £40.9 million you would think you have reason to get excited, but one Gloucester-based business takes it all in its stride.  It proba...

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  • Games by young puzzle setters escape Cheltenham business in time for Christmas

    Games by young puzzle setters escape Cheltenham business in time for Christmas

    18-12-2020

    Two play-at-home escape room games, created by Escape Rooms Cheltenham, have gone on sale today in aid of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.&nbs...

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  • Matt hopes lockdown diary will be a Christmas hit

    Matt hopes lockdown diary will be a Christmas hit

    18-12-2020

    A Gloucester insurance broker has published his lockdown diary to raise funds for local NHS charities.  Matt Cass, a director of Cass-Stephens Insurances in Barnwood, has put his tongue-in...

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  • Superboat enhanced with Gloucestershire tech will take on the world in America's Cup series

    Superboat enhanced with Gloucestershire tech will take on the world in America's Cup series

    17-12-2020

    If you are into competitive sailing today (December 17) is the beginning of a treat - the start of the PRADA America's Cup World Series, withone of the favourites of particular interest to Glouceste...

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  • Yes, it’s back - live rugby! Gloucestershire clubs launch cup competition

    Yes, it’s back - live rugby! Gloucestershire clubs launch cup competition

    17-12-2020

    Those for whom live rugby is almost as important to existence as breathing itself need limp needily through the pandemic no more.  Raging Bull Sportswear, the clothing brand started by for...

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  • Funding is available for more businesses to benefit from young people on the college traineeship scheme

    Funding is available for more businesses to benefit from young people on the college traineeship scheme

    17-12-2020

    If you have been watching the business news for the county over the last few weeks you should be aware of the immense efforts made by Gloucestershire College.  As the impact of the pandemi...

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  • After a year fighting off the pandemic the University of Gloucestershire graduates 2020 with honours

    After a year fighting off the pandemic the University of Gloucestershire graduates 2020 with honours

    16-12-2020

    As the dust settles on 2020, with all its sobering effects, it is unlikely University of Gloucestershire staff will be raising a glass to toast anything other than good riddance – but per...

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  • Cinema in Stroud re-opens today

    Cinema in Stroud re-opens today

    16-12-2020

    It is a sign of our times that the publicity photograph that accompanied the news Stroud’s Vue Cinema has reopened today (Wednesday, December 16) is of someone cleaning the seats.  B...

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  • The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... Customs Declaration Training (December 17)

    The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... Customs Declaration Training (December 17)

    16-12-2020

    According to Business West, the training it is due to deliver tomorrow (December 17) will highlight what you need to know to be able to accurately complete a simple Customs Declaration.  A...

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  • Support Gloucester businesses - and win £1,500 to spend

    Support Gloucester businesses - and win £1,500 to spend

    15-12-2020

    This is your chance to make a sizeable dent in your Christmas bill, and support Gloucester businesses at the same time.  We are talking about a festive quiz and a first prize of £1,5...

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  • Cotswold town is in a

    Cotswold town is in a "strong position to grow economically" claims property firm

    15-12-2020

    A firm of chartered surveyors is celebrating after opening a brand-new office in Cirencester and winning a prestigious contract to manage the town’s Bishops Walk Shopping Arcade.  SP...

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  • Investment in new tech will help agricultural business milk its future markets

    Investment in new tech will help agricultural business milk its future markets

    15-12-2020

    A significant investment in a county agricultural business will ensure its students, consumers and its livestock, benefit.  Hartpury University and College’s long associated with agr...

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  • Discovering this motorbike is like finding Dick Turpin’s Black Bess alive or Steve McQueen’s Great Escape bike hidden in a shed

    Discovering this motorbike is like finding Dick Turpin’s Black Bess alive or Steve McQueen’s Great Escape bike hidden in a shed

    14-12-2020

    A few years back the person who rode the Ducati 450cc single-cylinder motorbike in this picture was - for a moment - very possibly the country’s most wanted man.  Not too many autobi...

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  • Severn Freewheelers thank Gloucestershire business for backing it for another year

    Severn Freewheelers thank Gloucestershire business for backing it for another year

    14-12-2020

    Blood bike charity Severn Freewheelers has received the backing for another year from the law firm which has supported it through 2020.  The volunteers at Severn Freewheelers have had &ldq...

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  • With a milestone birthday fast-approaching, Ollie Newbold of Randall & Payne distracts himself by taking on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question Challenge

    With a milestone birthday fast-approaching, Ollie Newbold of Randall & Payne distracts himself by taking on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question Challenge

    12-12-2020

    With David Beckham reliving some England glory, Rosa Parks sharing her immense story of courage and Freddie Mercury entertaining post food it would be a fantasy dinner party to make the neighbours jea...

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  • Amazing generosity of county businesses shines light on scale of demand facing the foodbanks

    Amazing generosity of county businesses shines light on scale of demand facing the foodbanks

    11-12-2020

    The amazing feet which saw scores of businesses across Gloucestershire give £10,000 to help feed those in need in the county has also highlighted the scale of deprivation - with more than third ...

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  • Data privacy and the countdown to Brexit: Have you completed these four crucial tasks ahead of 1 January 2021?

    Data privacy and the countdown to Brexit: Have you completed these four crucial tasks ahead of 1 January 2021?

    11-12-2020

    The clock is ticking and with only days left before the UK leaves the EU, there is much for businesses to think about, including where you stand with your data protection and privacy processes. The U...

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  • Bruton Knowles chooses managing director

    Bruton Knowles chooses managing director

    11-12-2020

    Acknowledging he has already led the firm through “extremely difficult” times, Bruton Knowles has named a managing director with the proven “business acumen and passion” to l...

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  • 'Secret' boutique gin distillery has good reason to toast the arrival of 2021

    'Secret' boutique gin distillery has good reason to toast the arrival of 2021

    10-12-2020

    As with wine and whiskey there are those for whom the pleasure for gin is also in finding that illusive artisan distiller, the one some taste, enjoy, but which you just can't get your hands on. Myth a...

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  • Podcast: Lorrin White of Bamboo Technology Group -

    Podcast: Lorrin White of Bamboo Technology Group - "The covid crisis became our catalyst for change"

    10-12-2020

    Crisis, lockdown, working from home, the importance of leadership, of delivering for your staff and your customers – it's all covered here by Lorrin White, of Bamboo Technology. The chief execut...

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  • Donation, donation, donation: Estate agency staff undertaking a marathon effort raising funds for hospice

    Donation, donation, donation: Estate agency staff undertaking a marathon effort raising funds for hospice

    10-12-2020

    Tradition once had it that people waited for New Year to pledge their hearts and souls to the God of fitness and challenge themselves with well-being resolutions – but an estate agents from Ch...

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  • No 11: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... do you import goods regularly?

    No 11: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... do you import goods regularly?

    10-12-2020

    Week two sees us continue our near month-long series of pointers from experts - in a feature supported by Business West – a practical check list of the pertinent points for businesses pre...

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  • One goal - a vibrant, successful city centre. One year in which to succeed: Gloucester Bid chairman Kieron Bates in profile

    One goal - a vibrant, successful city centre. One year in which to succeed: Gloucester Bid chairman Kieron Bates in profile

    09-12-2020

    It is possible that if the role he currently finds himself in as Gloucester BID chairman, while also trying to run one of the city’s most popular pubs, was easy it would not be with him - and ne...

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  • £250,000 investment in new sports facilities will bring fast-growing new racket sport to Gloucestershire

    £250,000 investment in new sports facilities will bring fast-growing new racket sport to Gloucestershire

    09-12-2020

    A quarter of a million pounds investment Is underway – a partnership between a Cheltenham tennis club and the all-powerful Lawn Tennis Association - which will bring a new racket sport to Glou...

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  • Salon team puts down new roots in Stroud's new multi-million pound centre

    Salon team puts down new roots in Stroud's new multi-million pound centre

    09-12-2020

    Usually it is purveyors of all manner of tantalising foods we are reporting on when announcing a new addition to the new-look Five Valley’s Shopping Centre in Stroud, but not today.  ...

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  • No 10: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... customs declarations

    No 10: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... customs declarations

    09-12-2020

    Week two sees us continue our near month-long series of pointers from experts - in a feature supported by Business West – a practical check list of the pertinent points for businesses pre...

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  • Major redesign of Gloucester city centre landmark wins a trio of architectural awards

    Major redesign of Gloucester city centre landmark wins a trio of architectural awards

    08-12-2020

    Being challenged to transform a tired landmark building into something sustainable and fit for the future, when there would be no hiding if it went wrong, would be a challenge too far for some. Quattr...

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  • Food firm TruffleHunter hopes to take a tasty slice of £80 million market

    Food firm TruffleHunter hopes to take a tasty slice of £80 million market

    08-12-2020

    While some of us are deliberating a trip to a Christmas market, with everything afoot currently, there is no such procrastination from one food business from the county. Putting itself into the mix to...

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  • One of the most powerful positions in Welsh rugby is passed to Hartpury woman

    One of the most powerful positions in Welsh rugby is passed to Hartpury woman

    08-12-2020

    World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee Liza Burgess, senior women’s rugby head coach at Hartpury University, has made more history at the top echelons of Welsh rugby.  Last year, she became the ...

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  • No 9: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... it is not just UK firms which have a lot to think about

    No 9: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... it is not just UK firms which have a lot to think about

    08-12-2020

    Week two sees us continue our near month-long series of pointers from experts - in a feature supported by Business West – a practical check list of the pertinent points for businesses pre...

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  • New horticultural business aims to change the employment landscape for young people with special needs

    New horticultural business aims to change the employment landscape for young people with special needs

    07-12-2020

    When you are used to fighting for everything you need in life a little pandemic is not going to stop you – although it has delayed just a tad the launch of a potentially revolutionary new Glouce...

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  • The gift that keeps on giving. The benefits of leaving a charitable legacy: Laura Stone, Willans LLP

    The gift that keeps on giving. The benefits of leaving a charitable legacy: Laura Stone, Willans LLP

    07-12-2020

    Leaving a charitable gift in your will is a way to make a difference this Christmas to a cause you care about, and it could carry unexpected benefits for your loved ones too. Associate solicitor Laura...

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  • Dedicated to helping those who pass through the neonatal unit at GRH, Sarah Edgeworth also finds some time to take on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Question Challenge

    Dedicated to helping those who pass through the neonatal unit at GRH, Sarah Edgeworth also finds some time to take on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Question Challenge

    07-12-2020

    She might have a hankering for a fantasy dinner party with Bryan Adams, Jonny Wilkinson and actor Michael J Fox, but it is helping care for our very youngest and poorliest that takes up most of...

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  • No 8: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... Helen Howes of Willans asks 'how will Brexit affect our commercial contracts?'

    No 8: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... Helen Howes of Willans asks 'how will Brexit affect our commercial contracts?'

    07-12-2020

    Week two sees us continue our near month-long series of pointers from experts - in a feature supported by Business West – a practical check list of the pertinent points for businesses pre...

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  • If you build it really well, they will come... construction firm heads towards record £20m year

    If you build it really well, they will come... construction firm heads towards record £20m year

    04-12-2020

    If you are someone who likes to believe a business should stand or fall by how well it looks after its customers and its staff and the quality of its work, you may well just like the story of Cold Cla...

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  • Drive more customers to your business this Christmas with a Gloucester Gift Card

    Drive more customers to your business this Christmas with a Gloucester Gift Card

    04-12-2020

    Businesses are being encouraged to sign up for the re-launched Gloucester Gift Card scheme – aimed at leading more customers to their tills.  Launched in November 2019 the multi-venu...

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  • 300-businesses and rising join new online shop window promoting Stroud and the Five Valleys

    300-businesses and rising join new online shop window promoting Stroud and the Five Valleys

    04-12-2020

    Following the success of the Stroud Is OpenDirectory, the town’s chamber of trade & commerce has launched its VisitStroud.uk platform, which now reaches the entire district.   Throug...

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  • No 7: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... check if you can make importing quicker

    No 7: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... check if you can make importing quicker

    04-12-2020

    Day four sees us continue our near month-long series of pointers from experts - in a feature supported by Business West – a practical check list of the pertinent points for businesses pre...

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  • Forty-plus per cent increase in international sales for innovative cycle business

    Forty-plus per cent increase in international sales for innovative cycle business

    03-12-2020

    As it released the news of its expansion overseas Gloucestershire business Tomcat also flagged up today’s date - International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD).  The Gloucester-...

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  • "We have seen people come in and literally burst into tears - it is incredible"

    03-12-2020

    This is Sarah Phaedre Watson talking about the impact of art installation Everything is Light which is finally officially opening to the public, and which the Subscription Rooms has already sol...

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  • No 6: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... (today's tip courtesy of Helen Howes of Willans LLP)

    No 6: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown... (today's tip courtesy of Helen Howes of Willans LLP)

    03-12-2020

    Day three sees us continue our near month-long series of pointers from experts - in a feature supported by Business West – a practical check list of the pertinent points for businesses pr...

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  • Ian Mean of Business West: It is a crucial week for businesses in Gloucestershire

    Ian Mean of Business West: It is a crucial week for businesses in Gloucestershire

    03-12-2020

    I have no crystal ball but I do believe the long, drawn out process of a Brexit deal with the EU will reach its final conclusion later this week. And I think there will be a deal. Both the EU and our...

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  • Celebrating apprentices, which firm plans a major intake and why you need to think apprenticeships right now!

    Celebrating apprentices, which firm plans a major intake and why you need to think apprenticeships right now!

    02-12-2020

    This is part of our effort to shoulder out of the way the ever-present pandemic updates and Brexit discussions – and remind Gloucestershire businesses the door is still open to the growing p...

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  • FSB issue surges everyone who can to shop for Christmas to support small businesses

    FSB issue surges everyone who can to shop for Christmas to support small businesses

    02-12-2020

    Shoppers in the South West region and beyond are being urged to ?buy from, and celebrate, their local and independent High Street businesses in a pre-Christmas campaign led by Britain’s biggest ...

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  • No 4 and 5: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown...

    No 4 and 5: The Raikes Journal Brexit Christmas Checklist Countdown...

    02-12-2020

    Day two sees us continue our near month-long series of pointers from experts - in a feature supported by Business West – a practical check list of the pertinent points for businesses prep...

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  • Looking ahead to 2021. Is your business HR ready?

    Looking ahead to 2021. Is your business HR ready?

    02-12-2020

    Reflecting upon the business challenges of 2020, now is the time SMEs need to look ahead and be prepared for what’s coming up in 2021. We have identified four key changes which will affect the s...

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  • Robotics firm completes multi-million pound management buyout

    Robotics firm completes multi-million pound management buyout

    01-12-2020

    A Gloucester headquartered robotics and automation firm has been taken over by its management team.  CKF Holdings Ltd has been in the news in recent times for supplying everythin...

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  • Gloucester BID and city council join forces to roll out free Thursday parking for Christmas shoppers

    Gloucester BID and city council join forces to roll out free Thursday parking for Christmas shoppers

    01-12-2020

    Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID) and the city council are funding free parking in both the Kings Walk and Eastgate Shopping Centre car parks, all day, every Thursday in December up to ...

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  • No 1, 2 and 3: The Raikes Journal Brexit Checklist Countdown begins...

    No 1, 2 and 3: The Raikes Journal Brexit Checklist Countdown begins...

    01-12-2020

    Today we begin a month-long series of pointers from experts - in a feature supported by Business West - we hope will act as a practical check list covering-off the pertinent points for businesses pr...

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  • A safe bet: Has this man discovered a remedy for an £800 million-plus headache?

    A safe bet: Has this man discovered a remedy for an £800 million-plus headache?

    30-11-2020

    If you can liken starting a business with absolutely enormous potential for growth to striking oil and all that can do for your income stream, Stephen Roberts could be a very serious prospect. ...

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  • Video support package to raise the profile of your business

    Video support package to raise the profile of your business

    30-11-2020

    Two Cirencester creatives have launched a support package aimed at helping local retailers, hospitality and beauty businesses to raise their profiles and drive sales in the run-up to the festive sea...

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  • As if she hasn't got enough on her plate managing a fast-growing business - Claire Maddox of Eurolink Connect takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Questions Challenge

    As if she hasn't got enough on her plate managing a fast-growing business - Claire Maddox of Eurolink Connect takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Questions Challenge

    28-11-2020

    The Raikes Journal’s 20 questions featuring …' series.  If she had a hotline to anyone to invite to her fantasy dinner party phones would ring at the homes of Julie Walters, T...

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  • Cookware firm is still hot property with 40 per cent increase in turnover

    Cookware firm is still hot property with 40 per cent increase in turnover

    27-11-2020

    Being Black Friday – that now traditional honeypot for those who can’t get enough retail – the Gloucester firm that is the subject of this article is probably a tad busy. For the eig...

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  • Apprentices from Gloucestershire continue to make their mark

    Apprentices from Gloucestershire continue to make their mark

    27-11-2020

    In news that is a reflection of the talent flourishing here in Gloucestershire, the investment by employers and the quality of our education and training providers, a county apprentice has been crow...

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  • New director will lead Gloucestershire festival’s 75th birthday celebrations

    New director will lead Gloucestershire festival’s 75th birthday celebrations

    27-11-2020

    Stroud Arts Festival has announced the name of the person who will be its guest artistic director for the charity’s 75th anniversary year celebrations in 2021. Dave Ayre, a freelance double bass...

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  • The incredible story of county businesses, Gloucester City Foodbank and community

    The incredible story of county businesses, Gloucester City Foodbank and community

    26-11-2020

    ‘There is something about Gloucestershire businesses – they stick together and help one another out, they are incredible’. These are the words of Adele Coleman, of SK Heating and Coo...

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  • Just what is hampering lawyers from accessing your inheritance?

    Just what is hampering lawyers from accessing your inheritance?

    26-11-2020

    The rise of digital may have made life easier in many respects, especially when it comes to handling our finances, but it seems it is also a double-edged sword – not least when it comes to inher...

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  • Businesses continue to help make Cheltenham sparkle – and well worth a visit

    Businesses continue to help make Cheltenham sparkle – and well worth a visit

    26-11-2020

    In a year many will be glad to put behind them, the group of businesses in the centre of Cheltenham is determined to put some sparkle back into our lives.  Tested as members of the Chelten...

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  • Cyber tech and defence specialist hits nearly £60 million turnover

    Cyber tech and defence specialist hits nearly £60 million turnover

    25-11-2020

    'Significant pressure' might be bearing down on spending in its sector, but a defence technology specialist embedded in Gloucestershire is winning the battle - with turnover rising to £58.3 mi...

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  • Snood crisis fails to halt avalanche of Santa Claus impersonators heading for Gloucestershire

    Snood crisis fails to halt avalanche of Santa Claus impersonators heading for Gloucestershire

    25-11-2020

    If you happen to be out and about from December 5 and think you are seeing things – in particular Father Christmas out for a jog, or the odd elf or two almost everywhere you look– do not...

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  • Business lockdown challenge for teenagers shows the Government how to do it

    Business lockdown challenge for teenagers shows the Government how to do it

    25-11-2020

    Our young people need all the help they can get to further their futures in these challenging times of worry and lockdown. I am afraid government have been somewhat muddled and tardy in their ideas an...

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  • One woman's determination to help you grow your business

    One woman's determination to help you grow your business

    24-11-2020

    Sarah Cook’s CV is one of those which reads like a long, well-planned journey to reach where she is now – running an outsourced HR company helping businesses across Gloucestershire and bey...

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  • A forgotten British explorer, a new deal between two universities – and a potential Brexit trade win for Gloucestershire!

    A forgotten British explorer, a new deal between two universities – and a potential Brexit trade win for Gloucestershire!

    24-11-2020

    Forgotten connections between a British explorer and Australia have helped forge an exciting new partnership between a Gloucestershire University and Down Under – with a Brexit trade win for us ...

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  • The winners: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2020

    The winners: Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2020

    23-11-2020

    As Annemarie Thurgood told those watching as the event was live-streamed on YouTube, this year’s Cirencester Chamber of Commerce Business Awards might be online, but were more important than e...

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  • Lockdown writing challenge for Cotswold teenagers saw flood of 500 entries

    Lockdown writing challenge for Cotswold teenagers saw flood of 500 entries

    23-11-2020

    When five business people came together to stage a creative writing challenge for teenagers across the Cotswolds to take part in during lockdown they couldn’t have penned a better script. ...

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  • Businesswoman from Stroud energised by environment award

    Businesswoman from Stroud energised by environment award

    23-11-2020

    A businesswoman from Stroud has been recognised at the People Environment Achievement Awards – which celebrated individuals and innovations making environmentally friendly dreams a reality.&nb...

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  • Brexit could cause business to slip through the hands of elver exporter

    Brexit could cause business to slip through the hands of elver exporter

    23-11-2020

    UK Glass Eels, the Gloucester-based business which has been catching and distributing glass Elver eels from the River Severn since the early 1970’s may be forced to close.  According...

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  • Award win brings Gloucestershire photographer’s career into brilliant focus

    Award win brings Gloucestershire photographer’s career into brilliant focus

    20-11-2020

    You may not know it, but many of the very best news images you will have seen in recent times in the national newspaper, websites or within the county were taken by one man from Gloucestershire.&nbs...

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  • Winners revealed in the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2020

    Winners revealed in the Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2020

    20-11-2020

    For those who have battled to continue to provide apprenticeships and for those apprentices who have kept going themselves through a difficult year, last night was their night.  This was t...

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  • New manager for business group and city centre champion Gloucester BID

    New manager for business group and city centre champion Gloucester BID

    20-11-2020

    A new manager has been appointed to help lead Gloucester BID as it continues to position itself as the champion of the city centre and its businesses.  Emily Gibbon has been appointed...

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  • Good luck to everyone involved in tonight's Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2020

    Good luck to everyone involved in tonight's Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2020

    19-11-2020

    For those shortlisted – from the apprentices, apprenticeship providers, businesses and trainers, but also for the future of the county's economy – tonight is a special night.  ...

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  • New appointments boost the board of Gloucester BID

    New appointments boost the board of Gloucester BID

    19-11-2020

    Two ‘highly experienced’ independent entrepreneurs have joined the board of the Gloucester business improvement district (BID) as it strengthens its efforts to champion the city. ...

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  • Business-led group urges close scrutiny of proposals to re-organise hospitals in Gloucestershire

    Business-led group urges close scrutiny of proposals to re-organise hospitals in Gloucestershire

    19-11-2020

    The business-led Cheltenham-based pressure group REACH has spoken out in response to a consultation on the future services at Gloucestershire’s two main hospitals.  REACH, which was ...

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  • Best foot forward for your business: A look at how Brexit will affect employment, contracts, GDPR, and how you can get ready

    Best foot forward for your business: A look at how Brexit will affect employment, contracts, GDPR, and how you can get ready

    19-11-2020

    It’s a reasonable assumption that were it not for the coronavirus crisis, Brexit would be getting a lot more airtime right now. But while all may seem quiet on that front, there’s no hi...

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  • It’s live, right now! Business Insights – A Gloucestershire festival of business and innovation

    It’s live, right now! Business Insights – A Gloucestershire festival of business and innovation

    18-11-2020

    In case you missed the pre-show publicity, do not worry – you have not missed the main event, which takes place over two days from Wednesday, November 18.  We are talking about what ...

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  •  The show must go on... Cirencester Chamber Virtual Business Awards are go!

    The show must go on... Cirencester Chamber Virtual Business Awards are go!

    18-11-2020

    On Friday (November 20) we will celebrate the achievements of local businesses at our Virtual Business Awards Evening. We now have lots of great entries in all the categories and this year you can wa...

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  • Menu just got even tastier at burgeoning food hall

    Menu just got even tastier at burgeoning food hall

    18-11-2020

    Yet another food trader is set to join the food-to-go line up at Five Valleys Artisan Market in Stroud this December.  Headed up by Emilio Sanchis Granell, La Cantina will bring a new flav...

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  • Pandemic-led demand turbocharges an outstanding performance from British engineering firm

    Pandemic-led demand turbocharges an outstanding performance from British engineering firm

    17-11-2020

    If there was a race to find an engineering firm able to give the profession broad appeal, and with a business model as fast and changing as mercury, Forge would have crossed the line before you finish...

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  • Dairy Date – Wednesday, November 25: A webinar on IT and cyber apprenticeships specially for businesses

    Dairy Date – Wednesday, November 25: A webinar on IT and cyber apprenticeships specially for businesses

    17-11-2020

    Specialist IT and cyber apprenticeships will be the focus of a free webinar aimed at Gloucestershire businesses by an institution now firmly positioned as a number one training provider for the coun...

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  • Independent broker ready to ensure future growth with two new appointments

    Independent broker ready to ensure future growth with two new appointments

    17-11-2020

    “Solid growth” through 2020 is behind the appointment of two new faces to a Cheltenham independent commercial insurance firm.  Brokers John Morgan Partnership Ltd (JMP) based i...

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  • Estate agent speaks out to allay fears about moving house through lockdown and beyond

    Estate agent speaks out to allay fears about moving house through lockdown and beyond

    17-11-2020

    Some confusion around lockdown rules has led to heightened anxiety amongst those in a housing chain, or about to move to a newly purchased or rented property, according to a county expert.  ...

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  • One man taking self-isolation to the absolute extreme

    One man taking self-isolation to the absolute extreme

    16-11-2020

    Imagine a burning feeling inside you to make up for a lost youth, one that can only be satisfied by the most testing, challenging, demanding – life-threatening even – of experiences. Each ...

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  • Law firm throws its weight behind Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC

    Law firm throws its weight behind Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC

    16-11-2020

    A new sponsor has declared its support for Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC - the partnership between Gloucester Rugby and Hartpury University and Hartpury College.  Lodders, a 230-ye...

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  • Diary Date - November 19 and 25: Free business webinar on flexible and home-working

    Diary Date - November 19 and 25: Free business webinar on flexible and home-working

    16-11-2020

    Key topics of our time - from redundancy to Brexit and post-pandemic working practices – continue to be covered in a series of free webinars for employers.   Legal experts at Glouces...

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  • Tom Jones, George Michael and Rob Brydon in an after dinner singalong! What would the neighbours think? Myra Billinghurst takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question challenge

    Tom Jones, George Michael and Rob Brydon in an after dinner singalong! What would the neighbours think? Myra Billinghurst takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question challenge

    16-11-2020

    Being a classically trained chef the food would no doubt be excellent at her fantasy dinner party, but the after-dinner singalong could well top even that – with Tom Jones and George Michael p...

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  • What one of Gloucestershire’s top lawyers moving firms can tell us about the property sector

    What one of Gloucestershire’s top lawyers moving firms can tell us about the property sector

    16-11-2020

    Change is afoot everything, not least for Thornton Allen, who has just joined law firm Willans after forging a career as a legal expert in property  His move speaks quietly of what is goin...

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  • "Gloucestershire is in an exceptional place" to recover from the pandemic

    13-11-2020

    Diane Savory, possibly the most powerful business woman in Gloucestershire, was talking about the county when she said it was in an “exceptional place” to recover from the pandemic.  ...

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  • FSB survey reveals 40 per cent of firms expect to grow revenues as region escapes the worst

    FSB survey reveals 40 per cent of firms expect to grow revenues as region escapes the worst

    13-11-2020

    Despite confidence amongst small businesses in the South West continuing to fall – there are more than a few glimmers of positivity for the future.  That is the findings of the lates...

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  • Why a food revolution is being served up across the Cotswolds

    Why a food revolution is being served up across the Cotswolds

    13-11-2020

    Imagine some of the very best chefs, kitchen and catering teams from pubs, restaurants and cafes in one of Gloucestershire gastronomic hotspots swapping to running takeaways – and choosin...

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  • How a community, and an independent computer business, came to the rescue of home-schooling families

    How a community, and an independent computer business, came to the rescue of home-schooling families

    12-11-2020

    In a few years' time, as the benefits to their education become apparent, they may look back on how their community rallied to deliver them the laptops that allowed them to home-school through the p...

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  • Go on, you know you want to: Dress up for the Santa Fun Run – and raise money for the James Hopkins Trust

    Go on, you know you want to: Dress up for the Santa Fun Run – and raise money for the James Hopkins Trust

    12-11-2020

    The unstoppable and ever active Gloucester Rotary Club has revealed it will be staging its annual Santa Fun Run – the spectacle which is enough to make anyone who happens to see it do a d...

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  • Diary Date: November 17. How to coach your team for maximum performance

    Diary Date: November 17. How to coach your team for maximum performance

    12-11-2020

    If you are a manager, have read the title of this article and dismissed the idea then it could well be you are exactly the person who needs to spend a few minutes looking in on November 17.  ...

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  • Something to look forward to: Gloucester travel firm prepares to pass out tickets for the Rugby World Cup 2023

    Something to look forward to: Gloucester travel firm prepares to pass out tickets for the Rugby World Cup 2023

    11-11-2020

    Fans of rugby will know this is not the first time Gloucester-based England Rugby Travel has secured the prize that is the title of official travel agent for a Rugby World Cup. But in times like we ar...

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  • Get on board: Apprenticeship opportunity with major aerospace firm is still up for grabs - just

    Get on board: Apprenticeship opportunity with major aerospace firm is still up for grabs - just

    10-11-2020

    When you shout long and loud about how you can help businesses find staff – and turn around to find one of the colossuses of county firms on board it probably says rather a lot.  As ...

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  • Could a flash mob dance relaunch Kings Square once the multi-million pound redevelopment is over?

    Could a flash mob dance relaunch Kings Square once the multi-million pound redevelopment is over?

    10-11-2020

    When work completes on the £85 million transformation of King’s Square in the middle of Gloucester – in 55 weeks if all goes to plan - the woman who has been leading the proje...

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