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Gloucestershire Business News

Opportunity to claim back overpaid business rates on refurbished properties

Business rates experts at Alder King say property owners who have paid Empty Rates on a property while it underwent refurbishment over the past two years can now make a backdated claim for a refund.

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Who has won Healthwatch contract?

A new provider has been appointed to run Gloucestershire's independent Healthwatch service, it was announced today.

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King's Walk Shopping Centre is thrilled with fresh investment from Ann Summers

The management team at King's Walk Shopping Centre in Gloucester is celebrating a major investment from a world-famous lingerie brand.

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Bamboo helps businesses manage their mobiles with customisable usage alerts

Bamboo Technology Group Ltd, the Cheltenham based provider of managed ICT services, has announced the launch of a new customisable alerts service for mobile business customers.

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College explores the wonders of science

Staff and students at Hartpury College are gearing up for a series of stimulating science-based workshops when British Science Week gets underway next week.

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National shortlist glory for Weird Fish

Clothing brand Weird Fish is celebrating after being shortlisted for a major award.

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Skills initiative is long overdue says business leader

Let's be clear - Wednesday's Budget is not going to be particularly exciting and there will be no huge giveaways, writes Ian Mean, Director, Business West Gloucestershire.

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New wind park to be built in South Gloucestershire

Stroud based green energy company, Ecotricity, is set to complete the construction of a new wind park at Alveston, near Thornbury by the end of the year.

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Agricultural law specialist joins Lodders in Cheltenham

Agricultural and rural commercial property law specialist Catherine Strickland has joined law firm Lodders' Cheltenham office as Associate in the firm's top ranking Agriculture and Estates team.

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Warning - Social media posts last forever

Have you ever posted a message on Facebook or Twitter that you have later come to regret?

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Welcome back! Tom Jones returns to Kingsholm

Welsh singing legend Tom Jones is to make a return performance at Gloucester Rugby's Kingsholm Stadium this summer.

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Focus on cyber security at new networking event

Cyber attacks will be the hot topic at a business networking event in the Forest of Dean on March 22.

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Upskilling is key to economic success says CBI

The Chancellor is expected to tackle the UK's widening skills gap when he presents the Budget on Wednesday.

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The cheapest (and the most expensive) convenience stores revealed

A new survey has shown which convenience shops run by the big food stores have the best bargains.

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Chance to potter or run along famous poets' path

The sixth annual Poets Path Potter is being organised from Dymock Cricket Club on Saturday March 25

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MP backs new levy reforms to support horseracing industry

With the Cheltenham Festival expected to attract 260,000 people next week, the town's MP Alex Chalk has welcomed a Government move to provide greater support for the horseracing industry.

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Business forum highlights benefits of working together and investing in the future

Representatives from a wide range of companies and organisations attended the Gloucester City Council Business Forum at EDF Energy in Barnwood today.

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History Festival under spotlight at fundraising event

Exciting plans for this year's Gloucester History Festival were unveiled last night at a programme and fundraising launch.

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Raise a glass to celebrate new event dedicated to popular drink

A host of drinks and food venues are linking up to celebrate the first Cheltenham Cocktail Week.

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Funds secured to give homeless one-to-one support

Nearly £1million of government funding has been secured to provide extra support for homeless people in Gloucestershire.

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What's on: Book now for Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Tickets have gone on sale for this year's star-studded Cheltenham Jazz Festival with several concerts selling out within hours.

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Gloucester fast becoming a pathfinder for new innovation

Gloucester is rapidly gaining a reputation with UK and global companies to test Smart City and Digital High Street initiatives.

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Do you have what it takes to lead a team?

Applications are being invited from candidates with management and leadership skills to fill the role of Gloucester District Scout Commissioner.

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Number of workers on a zero-hours contract hits record high

The number of people on a zero-hours contract (ZHC) hit a record high of 910,000 in the last three months of 2016.

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McDelivery sizzles its way to the UK

One of the biggest fast food chains takes a bite of the fast developing delivery market

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First fly-tipping fines issued under tough new measures

Two individuals have received £400 fixed penalty notices thanks to Gloucester City Council's new fly-tipping policy.

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Telephone scams in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Constabulary has been alerted to recent incidents of telephone scams.

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Clothing brand launches new social media campaign

Weird Fish has brought out a brochure dedicated to its unique Macaroni fabric.

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Business growth grants among new £1million investment plans

Gloucester City Council has today set out plans to invest a further £1million in the city centre.

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Police chief "angry and saddened" by criticism of her force

Gloucestershire's Chief Constable has hit back at a new report that brands the force inadequate or requiring improvement in major areas of policing.

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City centre parking charges set to rise

The cost of using council-run car parks in Gloucester is going up.

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Beware of latest council tax email scam

A fresh warning has been issued today about suspicious emails that aim to capture personal details.

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Up to 400 jobs at risk at Boots

The pharmacy and beauty products group Boots is set to close 220 of its 320 in-store photo labs nationally.

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Digital problems at business parks are "huge concern"

A worrying lack of broadband connectivity on new and existing business parks needs to be a major focus of the Government's digital strategy, a leading business group has warned.

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New help at hand over finance options

The Federation of Small Business has announced a new partnership aimed at improving awareness of funding opportunities.

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Phoenix Free Range reassures customers over eggs

A Gloucestershire egg producer has explained how she took steps to ensure that eggs laid by her turkey flock remained free range amid the recent outbreak of bird flu.

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Gloucestershire's March 2017 speed van locations

The priority locations for Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership's mobile speed detection vans have been released for March.

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Argos to close city centre store

One of Gloucester's best- known city centre stores is to close following a shake-up by the UK's biggest non-food retailer.

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Beware Blue Badge application 'scam'

Gloucestershire County Council is warning of scam websites that are charging people to apply for a Blue Badge, when the process is available for free.

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Shoppers will be rewarded for loyalty under new scheme

A new scheme is being launched in Gloucester aimed at encouraging residents and visitors to support local businesses.

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Drivers could lose licence for using phones at wheel

Tougher penalties came into force today for using a phone while driving.

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