Top Stories

  • Chef Andrew Kojima is back - to ask

    Chef Andrew Kojima is back - to ask "what should a 'permanent' food business should look like?"

    28-10-2020

    One of Gloucestershire’s best-known chefs, Andrew Kojima, will re-emerge from the wake of closing his Cheltenham restaurant this summer for a special business event next week. Mr Kojima’s...

    Read more...

  • International design awards could be about to shower praise on 'booming' luxury bathroom and kitchen business

    International design awards could be about to shower praise on 'booming' luxury bathroom and kitchen business

    28-10-2020

    It was not just garden sheds, patios and general maintenance we have been buying up through the ongoing pandemic – those who can have also gone for bathroom and kitchen refits.  And ...

    Read more...

  • Major electrical contractor buys up land with a view to expand

    Major electrical contractor buys up land with a view to expand

    28-10-2020

    Clarkson Evans, which describes itself as the UK’s leading electrical contractor for new homes, has purchased three and a half acres of land in Gloucestershire with head office expansion in mind...

    Read more...

  • Unveiling Gloucestershire’s newest business meeting space - a British Airways Boeing 747!

    Unveiling Gloucestershire’s newest business meeting space - a British Airways Boeing 747!

    27-10-2020

    It could one of the more unusual meeting places, and sure to wow your contacts - we are talking about the newest addition to Gloucestershire’s rich aeronautical heritage which has some rather ...

    Read more...

  • Brewery sets out on a new chapter in its journey to change the world

    Brewery sets out on a new chapter in its journey to change the world

    27-10-2020

    How do you stand out and remain true to your core beliefs when those principals have become the clothes donned by scores of others for the sake of selling products?  It is not a new p...

    Read more...

  • Reasons to be cheerful: Another excellent year for county firm in independent industry guide

    Reasons to be cheerful: Another excellent year for county firm in independent industry guide

    27-10-2020

    Independent guide Chambers UK – recognised globally as a guide to the best law firms and lawyers – has just been released, and Willans LLP is celebrating a high number of ranked lawyers ...

    Read more...

  • The one-woman catalyst for business creating a buzz in the Forest of Dean and beyond

    The one-woman catalyst for business creating a buzz in the Forest of Dean and beyond

    26-10-2020

    Angharad Wrigley is a force of nature. If you can imagine all of the directions a business could take and the impact that could have – from disaster, closure, marriage break up, to growth, hap...

    Read more...

  • Two eight-year-old entrepreneurs go into business with a Cotswold inn

    Two eight-year-old entrepreneurs go into business with a Cotswold inn

    26-10-2020

    Eight-year-old twins Mina and Rohan Stoten have teamed up with their local pub to sell their own apple juice.  The entrepreneurial siblings heard that North Cerney Primary School was unabl...

    Read more...

  • Continental street market due in Gloucester this week

    Continental street market due in Gloucester this week

    25-10-2020

    A ‘continental’street market is due back in Gloucester this week, hired by the city council to help bolster footfall in the centre of the county’s capital. The local au...

    Read more...

  • Jobs will be created after family-run Gloucester building firm wins contract for £5m transformation of Kings Square

    Jobs will be created after family-run Gloucester building firm wins contract for £5m transformation of Kings Square

    23-10-2020

    “A people who are Gloucester born and bred this is special. We are thrilled,” is how Sam Carter summed up the news his family’s business will lead the regeneration of Kings Square....

    Read more...

  • New sites could be needed for extra homes in Stroud district – as many as 15,400

    New sites could be needed for extra homes in Stroud district – as many as 15,400

    23-10-2020

    Sites have been identified in Stroud district for development as the local authority seeks feedback on where it might place as many as 15,400 new homes.  The district council has become a ...

    Read more...

  • A book telling the story of a three-year-old Gloucestershire boy aims to inspire other children with heart conditions

    A book telling the story of a three-year-old Gloucestershire boy aims to inspire other children with heart conditions

    23-10-2020

    A three-year-old Gloucester boy with a heart condition has had his story immortalised in a book so he can help other children like him.  Naayt Eberle is featured in ‘Naayt and the Gr...

    Read more...

  • More than 1,200 expected at today’s cyber gathering in Gloucestershire

    More than 1,200 expected at today’s cyber gathering in Gloucestershire

    22-10-2020

    Once the world of cyber seemed to distant and secret – but thanks to CyNam word is spreading fast it is a subject everyone should be downloading. The Cheltenham-based not-for-profit organisation...

    Read more...

  • SOS goes out from community business as fundraisers at cafe become stranded in Europe

    SOS goes out from community business as fundraisers at cafe become stranded in Europe

    22-10-2020

    Staff and friends from a Gloucester café and community business who set out for Tanzania by bicycle are stranded on the continent and need your help to get to safety.  Before you ...

    Read more...

  • Revealing the ultimate super-safe social distancing choice for diners - the one-metre pizza

    Revealing the ultimate super-safe social distancing choice for diners - the one-metre pizza

    22-10-2020

    A Cotswolds pizzeria pop-up owned and operated by the Relish Group, has an ingenious new offering which guarantees dinner dates keep the required socially safe one-metre distance.  Pizzeri...

    Read more...

  • 'Call to arms' to Gloucestershire employers – now is the time to choose the talent for the future

    'Call to arms' to Gloucestershire employers – now is the time to choose the talent for the future

    21-10-2020

    Beat away the thick clouds of covid-related gloom and it becomes clear huge blocks have been pushed into place to ensure the county’s economy can build for the future. Speaking to business peopl...

    Read more...

  • 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. ...

    Read more...

  • Construction firm sees opportunity in bringing 'difficult' buildings back to life for those who need them most

    Construction firm sees opportunity in bringing 'difficult' buildings back to life for those who need them most

    21-10-2020

    An independent construction and architectural firm from Gloucester has found its niche during the pandemic – with plans to bring a derelict city building back to life as accommodation for the ...

    Read more...

  • £8.9m cash flows in to make Stonehouse and Stroud canal towns again after a 70 year break

    £8.9m cash flows in to make Stonehouse and Stroud canal towns again after a 70 year break

    20-10-2020

    Stroud and Stonehouse are set to become canal towns once againfollowing a £8.9 million grant to the Cotswold Canals Connected Project – expected to boost the economy by £5.5 millio...

    Read more...

  • Charity turns a digital face to Gloucestershire as it seeks to bolster its fundraising

    Charity turns a digital face to Gloucestershire as it seeks to bolster its fundraising

    20-10-2020

    Medical charity Cobalt is launching a digital fundraising platform to help replace lost income from community fundraising as a result of the pandemic.  Supporters can challenge their wits ...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Chamber's open letter challenges PM to meet five business tests for covid restrictions

    Chamber's open letter challenges PM to meet five business tests for covid restrictions

    19-10-2020

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been sent a letter from the British Chambers of Commerce setting out five business tests it says must be met ‘to limit the impact of coronavirus restrictions on ...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Flying high: Change of focus for video, motion graphics and drone footage firm captures a new market

    Flying high: Change of focus for video, motion graphics and drone footage firm captures a new market

    16-10-2020

    Flying into the covid storm as a film specialist film and motion graphics firm with drone expertise it was always going to be hard trying to control the business, but Bexmedia has emergedon an upwar...

    Read more...

  • '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 ...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Stroud’s new food hall offer gets tastier and tastier

    Stroud’s new food hall offer gets tastier and tastier

    15-10-2020

    We thought we would do a quick round-up of the latest additions to the menu of artisan offersings at Stroud’s fast-filling food hall at Five Valleys shopping centre.  Dransfield, the...

    Read more...

  • Agri-tech business enters partnership to help next generation of students grow

    Agri-tech business enters partnership to help next generation of students grow

    15-10-2020

    The next generation of farmers being trained in Gloucestershire are set to benefit from what has been described as “an exciting new partnership” with agi-tech business Glas Data.  ...

    Read more...

  • "It is about making the county as strong as possible - and helping businesses survive"

    14-10-2020

    It makes for a dramatic headline without a doubt, but it was not a negative message, it was the boss of the county’s most powerful business group talking about what his organisation’s go...

    Read more...

  • £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. ...

    Read more...

  • Tech firm reveals expansion and job creation

    Tech firm reveals expansion and job creation

    14-10-2020

    As we rushed to go on-line as a result of the pandemic the surge in demand has caused a Tewkesbury tech firm to increase its staff numbers by 50 per cent.  SmartSurvey, said it has recruit...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Is this really enough, Mr Johnson?

    Is this really enough, Mr Johnson?

    13-10-2020

    Having listened to the Prime Minister address the nation last night on the latest Coronavirus restrictions, I couldn’t help raise the question: Is all this really enough? As we were presented w...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Queen honours the work of two of Gloucestershire’s true community champions

    Queen honours the work of two of Gloucestershire’s true community champions

    12-10-2020

    The chief executive and chairman of two of Gloucestershire’s best-loved charities have been recognised for their hard work and dogged determination to make a difference.  Cordell Ray...

    Read more...

  • Free business webinars to cover redundancy, Brexit or post-pandemic working practices

    Free business webinars to cover redundancy, Brexit or post-pandemic working practices

    12-10-2020

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

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • £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-...

    Read more...

  • Supporting employees’ mental health: Employers are willing, but are they ready?

    Supporting employees’ mental health: Employers are willing, but are they ready?

    09-10-2020

    A recent study by mental health charity Mind has revealed that over half (56 per cent) of employers want to do more to improve the wellbeing of their staff, but feel they lack the requisite training a...

    Read more...

  • 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 ...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Green brand specialist Viridi well placed as homeworkers' market eyes Christmas growth

    Green brand specialist Viridi well placed as homeworkers' market eyes Christmas growth

    08-10-2020

    If you are a boss and wondering whether that hard-won team identify and company ethos years in the making is dissolving in the modern home-working environment you are not alone.  As ever, ...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • "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...

    Read more...

  • PR and marketing specialist extends international reach with business wins

    PR and marketing specialist extends international reach with business wins

    07-10-2020

    A multi-award-winning integrated PR and marketing consultancy, has revealed it has secured a number of international business wins during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Cheltenha...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Charting the course to market of a business which puts Gloucestershire beautifully on the map

    Charting the course to market of a business which puts Gloucestershire beautifully on the map

    06-10-2020

    If anyone’s life has been a journey acquiring the right skills to start this particular business, with that person having no idea it was around the next corner, it was Dan Robinson’s.&nb...

    Read more...

  • Former Gloucester Rugby fly-half returns to the county as coach

    Former Gloucester Rugby fly-half returns to the county as coach

    06-10-2020

    A name Gloucester Rugby fans will be all too familiar with has returned to the county, but still with his sights set on success in the game.  The fly-half, whose career saw him play almost...

    Read more...

  • Why we all have reason to be excited about cyber - Hub8 one year on

    Why we all have reason to be excited about cyber - Hub8 one year on

    05-10-2020

    “There is very good reason for people in the county to be positive” is the message from someone at the heart of the sector which is fast becoming a very visible bedrock of Gloucestershir...

    Read more...

  • Just the ticket: Independent cinema gets clip from £1.57blln Culture Recovery Fund cash

    Just the ticket: Independent cinema gets clip from £1.57blln Culture Recovery Fund cash

    05-10-2020

    As Cineworld announces plans to close its 128 UK cinemas putting 5,500 jobs at risk there was good news for one of Gloucestershire’s independents.  Sherborne Cinema in Kingsholm...

    Read more...

  • Standout performance by Gloucestershire legal experts

    Standout performance by Gloucestershire legal experts

    05-10-2020

    It is that time of year again – when those in the legal profession wait to see if they have been ranked in the latest edition of the independent guide to the best lawyers and firms nationwide....

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Stroud economy could receive £4.5 million boost this month

    Stroud economy could receive £4.5 million boost this month

    02-10-2020

    Now an annual event, there should be no underestimating the potential economic impact of a modest Stroud event on the town centre.  As the town’s chamber of tradeunveils its plans to...

    Read more...

  • 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.&...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Landmark Cheltenham buildings will run blood red tonight - in support of the events industry

    Landmark Cheltenham buildings will run blood red tonight - in support of the events industry

    30-09-2020

    You would expect nothing less than a show from an industry whose income depends on its ability to stage events – but tonight it hopes a world-wide spectacle will send a serious message to Gove...

    Read more...

  • Warning – this article may make you very hungry: Cotswolds venues fly the flag for British Food Fortnight

    Warning – this article may make you very hungry: Cotswolds venues fly the flag for British Food Fortnight

    30-09-2020

    Despite a miserly economic climate for those in the sector Cotswolds businesses in the hospitality sector are determined to support their own.   And while it lasts, British Food Fortnight ...

    Read more...

  • "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 globa...

    Read more...

  • Public to be consulted on plans for city centre campus to attract in 'digital companies with a global reach'

    Public to be consulted on plans for city centre campus to attract in 'digital companies with a global reach'

    29-09-2020

    It will be the London-headquartered developer’s first chance to get feedback from Gloucestrians on its plans for a ‘new social and digital campus’ it hopes will make up part of the...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • 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.  ...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • New chief executive for Cotswold District Council

    New chief executive for Cotswold District Council

    28-09-2020

    His appointment was approved unanimously by Cotswold District Council having been proposed by its leader, Cllr Joe Harris, and now the local authority has a new chief executive officer.  ...

    Read more...

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

    Little-known 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...

    Read more...

  • 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 anyth...

    Read more...

  • Understanding the Chancellor's Job Support Scheme: Jenny Hawrot, Willans LLP

    Understanding the Chancellor's Job Support Scheme: Jenny Hawrot, Willans LLP

    25-09-2020

    To help steer businesses and employees through a tough winter and avoid the much-feared ‘cliff-edge’ as the furlough scheme comes to an end, today Chancellor Rishi Sunak has introduced a r...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • '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...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • 'Great double act' to deliver insight into business and Gloucestershire

    'Great double act' to deliver insight into business and Gloucestershire

    23-09-2020

    It has been described as a “great double act” but I consider myself only the warm-up man for the main event – a private briefing from the man charged with Marketing Cheltenham.&nbs...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Extension to deadline buys tenants more time, but the expert advice remains the same - act now

    Extension to deadline buys tenants more time, but the expert advice remains the same - act now

    22-09-2020

    Pressure to do something, anything, to help tenants and businesses facing the September 30 deadline set by Government to protect them from pending rent arrears and potential closures eventually told...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Chancellor could be preparing to dish up new business support

    Chancellor could be preparing to dish up new business support

    22-09-2020

    Business will be listening to the Prime Minister’s words over the next 24 hours as he and his ministers decide on what will be some major new measures to try and halt the march of the Coronavi...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Help a vital search and rescue crew save its headquarters

    Help a vital search and rescue crew save its headquarters

    21-09-2020

    If you see a socially distanced line of what looks like the crew of a lifeboat trekking between Gloucester and Sharpness on Saturday they are not looking for their boat - but they are in need of our...

    Read more...

  • 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.  ...

    Read more...

  • '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...

    Read more...

  • Cheltenham will sparkle this Christmas – just without its festive market

    Cheltenham will sparkle this Christmas – just without its festive market

    18-09-2020

    It comes as no surprise, but not without disappointment, that Cheltenham’s Christmas Market has been cancelled because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Organisers behind the pop...

    Read more...

  • Man with sword cuts a dash at university birthday party

    Man with sword cuts a dash at university birthday party

    18-09-2020

    It is not often you have a piece of cake masterfully sliced with a foil by an Earl, but that is the way things are done at the Royal Agricultural University.  This was no reckless freshers...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Turn again Dick Whittington: Centuries old Gloucester pub will open its doors again

    Turn again Dick Whittington: Centuries old Gloucester pub will open its doors again

    17-09-2020

    Rumours of its departure from the treasure trove of historic Gloucester pubs forever are as tall as the tale told of its namesake, it appears.  As with all great myths, there is an element...

    Read more...

  • Football fans to attend match! Gloucestershire club chosen as UK pilot

    Football fans to attend match! Gloucestershire club chosen as UK pilot

    17-09-2020

    It comes to something when headline news is that fans will be at a football match on Saturday, but that is what it has come to in a pandemic which has seen all spectators barred from professional fixt...

    Read more...

  • Gloucestershire-based Horizon pulls plug on multi-billion pound nuclear power programme

    Gloucestershire-based Horizon pulls plug on multi-billion pound nuclear power programme

    16-09-2020

    Once wannabe nuclear power giant. Horizon, has announced it is scrapping plans to build a nuclear power plant at Oldbury-on-Severn and in North wales.  Those who have followed the story cl...

    Read more...

  • Powerful new hospitality trade group set to serve Cheltenham businesses

    Powerful new hospitality trade group set to serve Cheltenham businesses

    16-09-2020

    That ever so enticing concentration of independent restaurants, B&Bs and hotels - key ingredient to Cheltenham’s appeal and success - are about to officially become a potent new collective...

    Read more...

  • As trade picks up in Stroud it looks like an 'old-tech' delivery service will remain key link in chain to customers

    As trade picks up in Stroud it looks like an 'old-tech' delivery service will remain key link in chain to customers

    16-09-2020

    When Stroud Chamber of Trade included the Bike Drop cycle delivery service on in its Welcome Back Toolkit it was just one of a number of measures to support traders in the five valleys.  B...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Gloucester heart charity finds novel way to raise awareness

    Gloucester heart charity finds novel way to raise awareness

    15-09-2020

    If you go down to the woods in Gloucester - or any location in the city for that matter - you are sure of a big surprise.  To raise awareness for the work it does – and spread a few ...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • 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...

    Read more...

  • Cheltenham artisan butchers expands into new indoor food hall

    Cheltenham artisan butchers expands into new indoor food hall

    10-09-2020

    A well-known Gloucestershire butcher and delicatessen is the latest artisan trader to announce it is voting with its feet and joining the line-up at the county’s new Borough Market style ...

    Read more...

  • Diary Date: Gloucestershire Jobs Skills and Apprenticeship Liftoff 2020

    Diary Date: Gloucestershire Jobs Skills and Apprenticeship Liftoff 2020

    10-09-2020

    Boasting ‘lots of employers and hundreds of jobs’ today (September 11) is the day to be at Kingsholm stadium is those kinds of thoughts are preoccupying your currently. If they are, it is...

    Read more...

  • Organ Donation Week - a personal appeal by the chairman of Gloucestershire Organ Donation Committee

    Organ Donation Week - a personal appeal by the chairman of Gloucestershire Organ Donation Committee

    10-09-2020

    Every day across the UK someone dies waiting for an organ transplant.  As we move through national Organ Donation Week (September 7-13), we need to remember that organ donation really is ...

    Read more...