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Gloucestershire Business News

Young entrepreneurs compete to become best in the South West

Renishaw Innovation Centre will tomorrow host the South West regional final of a competition to find the best young business entrepreneurs.

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New and improved internet connection on its way

A major announcement has been made today about the latest steps to improve broadband coverage in Gloucestershire.

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Warning to motorists, roadworks ahead

Drivers have today been warned about a number of roadworks taking place around Gloucestershire.

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Read this before taking your rubbish to the recycling centre

The annual summer tidy up in the loft and shed may have to be put on hold because the county's busiest recycling centre is being closed - temporarily.

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Falling pound helps boost region's exports

The value of goods exported by South West companies rose by 30 per cent in the first three months of 2017 compared to the same time last year according to figures from HMRC.

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'Brexit will only be successful if the Government supports business'

The Federation of Small Businesses has called for guarantees that there will be no new attempt at a tax grab on the UK's millions of self-employed.

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Which county firms are amongst the UK's top exporters?

Three Gloucestershire firms have made it into the Sunday Times list of the fastest growing exporters.

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Have your say over car park changes

Plans to provide more car parking spaces in Cirencester are set to be unveiled.

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More of us are starting to feel the squeeze, says finance boss

Consumer spending has fallen for the first time in nearly four years, according to new figures.

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Success in Cheltenham provides springboard for further growth

A health and beauty brand based in Cheltenham has announced fresh plans to expand around the world.

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County building firm defends stance on beards

One of the county's most successful companies has explained why it has asked staff not to grow beards or heavy stubble when they are wearing dust masks at work.

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Science Festival proves a big success

The Cheltenham Science Festival celebrated its 15th birthday in style with thousands of visitors enjoying free interactive activities.

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General Election 2017: What does the result mean for business?

Leading business organisations have today given their reaction to the result of the General Election.

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'Political earthquake puts big question marks over Brexit process'

Ian Mean, Gloucestershire director for Business West, has raised questions over the future of the Prime Minister and the Brexit negotiations.

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What's On: Stunning sculpture unveiled for Fresh Air show

One of the UK's leading outdoor contemporary sculpture shows opens near Cirencester this weekend.

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Punchline comment: So much for strong and stable leadership

Theresa May has only herself to blame today as she ponders the huge ramifications of the General Election result for her party and the nation.

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General Election 2017 Gloucestershire results

The awaited results are in for the General Election 2017 in Gloucestershire, and here they are.

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Stroud district’s local plan recognised for excellence

A critical blueprint for future growth in Stroud was highly commended at the 2017 Royal Town Planning Institute South West Awards for Planning Excellence.

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Flybe racks up £20m losses

Flybe has revealed it racked up nearly £20m in losses last year after embarking on ambitious expansion plans.

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Visits by car dealers to trader website have driven downhill

Auto Trader has reported a larger-than-expected fall in the number of used car dealers using its apps and websites.

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Schemes unveiled to champion cycling for everyone

Cheltenham Festival of Cycling has today announced fresh attractions in the build-up to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.

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Be prepared: important road will be closed for resurfacing

Motorists have been warned of road closures along a popular route in Gloucestershire.

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New co-working space for business entrepreneurs

Today is National Freelancer's Day and a new co-working space for like-minded entrepreneurs is to be launched in Cheltenham.

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Clothing retailer hit by tough conditions on High Street

The clothing retail group headed by controversial businessman Sir Philip Green has revealed falling profits.

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High street food store set to return

A popular Tesco store is to re-open in the centre of Cheltenham.

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New record set for renewable energy

For the first time the UK has generated more power through renewable sources of energy than by coal and gas.

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Oink, oink! Henson pig trail gets under way

A tourist attraction in Gloucestershire starring 'Henson Pig' is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors after being officially launched today.

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Construction firm contractors complete charity challenge

Employees of construction company Kier Central have taken part in a wheelbarrow challenge for charity.

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Significant drop in profits for shoe business

A leading UK footwear retailer has suffered an 84 per cent fall in profits, it has announced.

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Warning to drivers: large convoy looks set to cause tailbacks on roads

Motorists are being warned to expect delays today while three abnormal loads travel through Gloucestershire.

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TV's Bake Off star cooks up a feast at Food Festival

Winner of TV's The Great British Bake Off, Candice Brown, will headline Gloucester Quays Food Festival 2017

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Your vote will decide the country's future - PLEASE don't waste it - NEW COMMENT

In just a few hours the voters will decide the outcome of one of the most important General Elections this country has seen in modern times.

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Simpsons Fish and Chips reveals expansion plans

An award-winning fish and chip shop business has announced plans to open another shop in Gloucestershire.

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County logistics firm gains health and safety accolade

CM Downton, the Gloucestershire based UK-wide transport group, has been awarded accreditation for achieving excellence in health and safety.

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Construction and retail hit hardest as insolvencies rise

Nearly 4,000 businesses ceased trading as increased financial uncertainty gripped the UK in the first quarter of 2017

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Number of candidates for jobs has plummeted, warns report

Employers are "running out of options" to fill job vacancies, according to a new report.

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Why not cycle to work during Bike Week?

Business owners and employers are being encouraged to support Bike Week and join the increasing numbers of people who cycle to work.

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Popular retailer releases negative end of year results

A High Street has today announced a significant fall in profits and sales.

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County Council are “fostering” this year’s Pride

A campaign to increase the number of LGBT foster carers in Gloucestershire is set to receive a fresh boost at this weekend’s Gay Pride festival.

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Cruel conmen target the county's elderly

Once again heartless tricksters are preying on Gloucestershire's old folk.

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Diversions start on county road this week

Motorists are being warned of diversions beginning this week while road improvements are carried out.

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