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Gloucestershire Business News

Clothing chain celebrates a large rise in profits

A clothing store revenue has increased by nearly 20 per cent due to strong performance in the first half of the financial year.

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Warning: road will be shut for 12 weeks

A 12-week road closure has been announced today while essential repairs are made to a historic bridge.

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Appeal for volunteers as county prepares to welcome top cyclists

Cycling enthusiasts will get the chance to be part of the action when the 2017 OVO Tour of Britain comes to Cheltenham.

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Railway restoration builds up steam

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway has re-opened the station at Hayles Abbey Halt.

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Samaritans receive help from hi-tech giant

Gloucestershire hi-tech engineering group Renishaw has vital provided support to Gloucester and District Samaritans.

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Domestic appliance retailer warns of challenging UK market

Online electrical retailer AO World has reported full year group operating losses of £12 million but total revenue rose by 17 per cent to £701.2million.

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Shoppers are feeling the financial squeeze, suggests research

Consumer spending has reached record lows as UK shoppers continue to tighten their belts, separate studies have revealed.

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Frozen supermarket announces a rise in profits

A major supermarket has announced an increase in sales and profits following a major restructuring of the business.

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Flood prevention experts celebrate 40 years in business

A Gloucestershire company which specialises in damp treatment and flood prevention is marking its 40th anniversary.

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Landlords face "difficult balancing act" as rents fall

Rents have fallen in the UK for the first time in nearly eight years, according to new research.

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Young people helping to bridge the skills gap

The county's business leaders have debated how to tackle the shortage of people with Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing(STEM) skills.

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Optimistic outlook for UK manufacturing

British manufacturers are continuing to enjoy a surge in growth on the back of exports.

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City's former MP joins airport battle

Gloucester's former Labour MP Parmjit Dhanda is helping to lead campaigners supporting the expansion of London's Heathrow airport

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Beer and cider losing their popularity, says study

The consumption of alcoholic drinks is falling, according to new research.

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Traffic alert: speed camera locations announced

The Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership has announced where mobile speed cameras will be operating on roads throughout the county this month.

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Decline in sales of new cars - NEW COMMENT

The new car market is expected to remain strong despite a recent fall in demand, according to new research published today.

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UK suffering from a savings gap

A new survey has unveiled how unprepared most of us are if our main source of income suddenly stops.

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New 'Superlab' on its way

Plans have been submitted to build new science facilities at a school in Gloucestershire.

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Bank chairman: Right time to be offering new proposition to businesses

The chairman of a bank offering specialist services to businesses has claimed there is "huge change" taking place in the UK SME banking sector.

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Business leaders urge next Government to 'think beyond Brexit'

With less than a week to go until voters head to the polls the business organisation Business West has announced its own General Election manifesto.

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Regeneration of Gloucester moves up a gear

One of the most significant redevelopment schemes Gloucester has seen in recent years is gathering pace.

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What's On: Wychwood Festival gets under way

Bands including Buzzcocks, OMD and The Levellers are descending on Cheltenham this weekend for one of the county's favourite family-friendly festivals.

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Gloucestershire finance specialists going for the treble at national awards

An award-winning team of chartered financial planners has been shortlisted for a prestigious prize.

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Let’s kick this office jargon into the long grass… - NEW COMMENTS

A new study has revealed the 50 most annoying phrases heard in UK offices.

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Have your say: where should houses be built?

Businesses and landowners are being invited to put forward suggestions for new sites that could be suitable for housing in the Forest of Dean.

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Cheers! Wine producer take gold

A family-owned vineyard and winery in Gloucestershire has scooped a gold medal at the inaugural UK Wine Awards.

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Royal award for aircraft museum volunteers

The Jet Age Museum charity at Staverton has received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017

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Airport ready to extend operating hours for showpiece sports event

Gloucestershire Airport is stepping in to provide support to Cardiff and Bristol Airports for the Champions League final on Saturday.

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Shed break-ins – Two men charged

Two men have been charged after a series of shed break-ins in the Berkeley area in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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“Tax hike will hurt small firms trying to do the right thing”

Entrepreneurs and business owners are being “kept awake at night” by the latest tax changes.

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House prices continue to drop as market weakens

UK house prices fell for the third consecutive monthly fall in May - the first time this has occurred since 2009.

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Successful employees shortlisted for prestigious award

Two women at a county haulage firm have been shortlisted for a major award highlighting successful women in the transport industry.

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Young entrepreneurs impress GCHQ judges

Talented students demonstrated their business ideas at the seventh inter-schools competition run by GFirstLEP.

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Fancy a job at a major summer attraction?

Volunteers from businesses throughout Gloucestershire are being invited to take part in Cheltenham's biggest free summer event.

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Independent housebuilder achieves £50million turnover

Newland Homes has announced record figures for the last financial year.

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Renishaw showcases work at high-profile congress

A hi-tech engineering group based in Gloucestershire will be the focus of attention at a major event in France.

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Gloucester's regeneration creates hundreds of jobs

Business leaders have given a huge vote of confidence in the regeneration of Gloucester.

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Top honours for well-established family business

A Gloucestershire company is celebrating a double success at the West Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards.

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Call out for techies to help disabled students

Experts at EDF Energy are appealing for fellow techies to join them in helping students with disabilities.

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Businesses are being chased for inflated rates bills - FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses has voiced concerns over the uncertainty surrounding the £300million hardship fund for companies affected by rates increases.

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Fancy riding an e-bike to work? Try one out for free

A cycle hire company in Cheltenham is offering free test rides on its electronic bikes to celebrate National Bike Week.

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