Profiles

  • Just honoured by the Queen for his services to charity - now the boss of Cheltenham charity CCP takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question challenge

    Just honoured by the Queen for his services to charity - now the boss of Cheltenham charity CCP takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question challenge

    17-10-2020

    As he escapes across Cleeve Common on a run, one of the trails this week’s 20 questions challenger leaves in his wake is the one that shows his organisation making a real difference to some of t...

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  • Usually helping to run one of Gloucestershire's highest flying charities inspiring young people, fly2help, this weekend she takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question Challenge

    Usually helping to run one of Gloucestershire's highest flying charities inspiring young people, fly2help, this weekend she takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question Challenge

    28-09-2020

    It is possible that while taking on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions this week the Aim Higher manager of Fly2Help had half a mind on how she could raise even more funds for the charity &ndash...

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  • The woman behind Cheltenham's legendary Keith Scarrott Shoes takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question challenge

    The woman behind Cheltenham's legendary Keith Scarrott Shoes takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Question challenge

    19-09-2020

    It is unlikely indeed her fantasy dinner party would be anything but stylish, not least because it would include Grace Coddington, the former legendary creative director of American Vogue.  ...

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  • The creative director of Green Spark Marketing takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    The creative director of Green Spark Marketing takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    28-08-2020

    The lockdown rush to digital working and staying indoors proved a challenge for the woman who enjoys spending as much time as possible outside and simply loves nature.  But, being indoors ...

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  • One of the best-known faces from one of Gloucestershire's best-loved charities takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Questions

    One of the best-known faces from one of Gloucestershire's best-loved charities takes on The Raikes Journal's 20 Questions

    22-08-2020

    Florence Nightingale and Ernest Shackleton are forever associated with leading teams through difficult times, but whether they could manage a dinner with the Spice Girls is an interesting one. ...

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  • The founder of Join In China, dedicated to helping companies do business with the East Asian super economy, takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    The founder of Join In China, dedicated to helping companies do business with the East Asian super economy, takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    15-08-2020

    Choosing what to serve to her fantasy dinner party guests - Margaret Thatcher, Charlie Chaplin and Emperor Xuanzong of Tang - would probably prove as taxing as the evening would be entertaining.&nbs...

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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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  • This year it goes online! The co-director of Stroud Book Festival takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    This year it goes online! The co-director of Stroud Book Festival takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    08-08-2020

    As if trying to help write another successful chapter of a book festival during a pandemic was not enough, this week Louise Brice also takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Question challenge. There ...

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  • 20 Questions: The couple behind that purveyor of tasty Italian-inspired treats, Non Solo Pasta, take on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    20 Questions: The couple behind that purveyor of tasty Italian-inspired treats, Non Solo Pasta, take on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    01-08-2020

    It is clear that if they had to choose the loves of their life it would be family and their native Italy, but a close second is the charm and people of the Cotswolds.  They seemed to come ...

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  • 20 Questions The managing director of BookCheck Ltd takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    20 Questions The managing director of BookCheck Ltd takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    27-07-2020

    It seems fitting that a man who is an MCC umpire and cricket fan is also a safe pair of hands with the books of any business.  Like many lovers of cricket he has an eye for the detail and ...

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  • 20 Questions: The managing director of planning and property consultancy Evans Jones Ltd takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    20 Questions: The managing director of planning and property consultancy Evans Jones Ltd takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    18-07-2020

    If he could start over and choose anything to do, he would be found skippering a yacht around the world.  His interest in adventure would see an intrepid Antarctic explorer as one of the three...

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  • 20 Questions: The founder and managing director of serviced accommodation firm StayLets takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    20 Questions: The founder and managing director of serviced accommodation firm StayLets takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 Questions

    13-07-2020

    Coronavirus, he says, has taken a layer off life somehow and made it raw, but he is encouraged by the thought we will re-build it better than before.  He has a sweet tooth that finds banof...

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  • Do not give in: Bob Holt talks leadership and lockdown

    Do not give in: Bob Holt talks leadership and lockdown

    10-07-2020

    The decision makers, the ones we rely on, the invincibles, the ones we think never say die, the leaders of business - they are currently in a tight spot.  Who would want that hot seat at t...

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  • 20 Questions: The managing director of Brunsdon Financial takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 questions

    20 Questions: The managing director of Brunsdon Financial takes on The Raikes Journal’s 20 questions

    06-07-2020

    Just the thought of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali sparring with martial artist Bruce Lee (with a live soundtrack from Elvis Presley) would surely make his fantasy dinner party the world’s ...

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  • 20 Questions: Marketing copywriter and now author - of Survival Skills for Freelancers - takes on raikesjournal.co.uk’s 20 questions

    20 Questions: Marketing copywriter and now author - of Survival Skills for Freelancers - takes on raikesjournal.co.uk’s 20 questions

    29-06-2020

    As memories go - Painswick before Lockdown to enjoy a cheeky early Friday evening glass of Prosecco is one to savour for Sarah Townsend.  This week and last she made waves and rave reviews on ...

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  • 20 Questions: The founder of SmartSurvey Ltd, provider of user-friendly survey software, takes on raikesjournal.co.uk’s 20 questions

    20 Questions: The founder of SmartSurvey Ltd, provider of user-friendly survey software, takes on raikesjournal.co.uk’s 20 questions

    20-06-2020

    Quite what his fantasy dinner dates - Albert Einstein, the Wright Brothers and Bill Gates - would make of his prefered choice of music (a little chilled drum and bass) would be worth being a fly on ...

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  • Take part in one-minute survey on how hospitals should tackle surgery during pandemic

    Take part in one-minute survey on how hospitals should tackle surgery during pandemic

    20-06-2020

    Restore Emergency at Cheltenham General Hospital (REACH) is launching 'a crucial and timely survey' to gather patients’ views on planned surgery and patient information during the COVID 19 Crisi...

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  • From the back of a van to a business leader - the incredible journey of a Gloucestershire entrepreneur

    From the back of a van to a business leader - the incredible journey of a Gloucestershire entrepreneur

    17-06-2020

    With the odds stacked firmly against him Richard East’s prospects looked slim when he set out alone in business, but nearly two decades later he is able to look back on success.  ...

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  • 20 Questions: The founder of The Sugar Rose Kitchen, maker of some of most desirable cakes you could wish for, takes on raikesjournal.co.uk’s 20 questions

    20 Questions: The founder of The Sugar Rose Kitchen, maker of some of most desirable cakes you could wish for, takes on raikesjournal.co.uk’s 20 questions

    14-06-2020

    Her fantasy dinner dates would include Mary Berry and Beyonce – if only to see the Queen of British baking delivering a version of the American icon’s Single Ladies – and her busines...

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  • Big interview: Mark Harrod of Bridge Training

    Big interview: Mark Harrod of Bridge Training

    12-06-2020

    I have lost count of the number of supremely able individuals running successful companies whose journey through school, from the perspective of academic achievement at least, is probably best forgott...

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  • Could a business model born in the pandemic be a panacea to hunger?

    Could a business model born in the pandemic be a panacea to hunger?

    09-06-2020

    A team of activists which became a major force in the county’s fight to tackle the social impact of the pandemic on Gloucestershire may just have found a business model akin to the Holy Grail. S...

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  • 20 Questions: The MD of one of Gloucestershire's best known companies takes on theraikesjournal.co.uk’s 20 questions

    20 Questions: The MD of one of Gloucestershire's best known companies takes on theraikesjournal.co.uk’s 20 questions

    05-06-2020

    He admits (tongue in cheek?) his ‘chances of captaining Gloucester to domestic and European glory are gone’, but business (and rugby) still excite him.  His hero was his uncle,...

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