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County business park to double in size Image

County business park to double in size

Planners have given the go ahead for a near 50,000 sq foot expansion of a business park despite numerous objections.

200 staff to change hands as £20m turnover business is sold Image

200 staff to change hands as £20m turnover business is sold

A member of the well-known Gloucestershire Warner family has sold his chain of county-based businesses to a major British brand.

Verdict on businessman who died in vintage car rally Image

Verdict on businessman who died in vintage car rally

A 65-year-old vintage sports car enthusiast and Gloucestershire company director died when his vintage Bugatti crashed during a car rally in Australia, an inquest heard.

Business expert: The key to making landlords' lives easier Image

Business expert: The key to making landlords' lives easier

The growth of the private residential sector along with legislative changes are leading to increases in the number of issues faced by landlords when tenancies come to an end.

Six figure investment helps secure firm's green credentials Image

Six figure investment helps secure firm's green credentials

Cheltenham-based A&E Fire & Security has secured six-figure funding from HSBC UK to invest in new technology to help the company achieve its environmental goals.

Two new businesses to move into Cheltenham Image

Two new businesses to move into Cheltenham

Names have been revealed of the two new businesses due to move into empty Cheltenham shops.

Guano makes its mark Image

Guano makes its mark

An innovative Gloucester-based screen printing studio with a refreshing can-do attitude is already making its distinctive mark on the international market.

Bogus barrister who stole thousands from business back in court Image

Bogus barrister who stole thousands from business back in court

A bogus barrister who conned her employers and defrauded them of £14,000 will face two proceeds of crime hearings.

Trading Standards seize illegal tobacco and cash from shop Image

Trading Standards seize illegal tobacco and cash from shop

Trading Standards Officers and Gloucestershire Police seized illegal tobacco worth more than £2,300 and cash to the value of £10,000 during an inspection.

Business gives away £5,000 to charity from Christmas carol services Image

Business gives away £5,000 to charity from Christmas carol services

Four much-loved Gloucestershire charities are to receive a share of nearly £5,000 raised by one a county business.

Gloucestershire’s biggest engineering apprenticeship recruitment event Image

Gloucestershire’s biggest engineering apprenticeship recruitment event

Are you, or is someone you know interested in a career in engineering?

Milkman threatened with knife Image

Milkman threatened with knife

A milkman on his early morning round was robbed of his milk float by a drug crazed teenager who threatened him with a commando style knife, a court heard.

330 jobs at risk as major development project shelved Image

330 jobs at risk as major development project shelved

A question mark hangs over 330 jobs and the future of a Gloucestershire firm after its owner shelved its involvement in a major UK energy project.

New Cheltenham builders merchants could create 13 jobs Image

New Cheltenham builders merchants could create 13 jobs

Planners have given approval for an industrial unit, once home to Spirax Sarco, to be demolished to make way for a builders merchants.

Heavy metal fans target business Image

Heavy metal fans target business

Thieves raided a business in Stroud over the festive period and police now how enough information to make a public appeal.

Heavenly picture marks anniversary Image

Heavenly picture marks anniversary

Bus drivers for Stagecoach West decided to go above their bosses' heads - and mark the firm's 25 years in business by calling in intervention from on high.

Award-winning lawyer joins Gloucestershire solicitors Image

Award-winning lawyer joins Gloucestershire solicitors

A Barnwood-based firm of solicitors has appointed a leading construction lawyer to its team.

Police search for missing woman Image

Police search for missing woman

A search is on for a 21-year-old Gloucestershire woman who has been missing for more than week.

Gloucestershire College offers debt-free alternative to university Image

Gloucestershire College offers debt-free alternative to university

Deciding on future career moves can be overwhelming for students, especially after receiving A level exam results.

County’s smallest development will keep city’s history safe Image

County’s smallest development will keep city’s history safe

A construction team is currently flush with activity at what must surely be Gloucestershire’s smallest current conversion – sealing potential Roman and Medieval secrets beneath.

New initiative will help veterans move into careers in rural sector Image

New initiative will help veterans move into careers in rural sector

A national networking platform to help ex-forces personnel looking to move into careers in the rural sector is to be launched in Gloucestershire.

Men’s beauty company looking good after £500,000 deal Image

Men’s beauty company looking good after £500,000 deal

If you thought men’s beauty products were niche a Cheltenham business will tell you differently - after landing deals worth £500,000.

Battle cry goes up after vandals strike popular restaurant Image

Battle cry goes up after vandals strike popular restaurant

Owners of a popular Cheltenham restaurant hunting down vandals have drawn on the famous battle cry of cinema's version of Scottish warrior William Wallace.

Business expert: You can ‘deal with’ a problem staff member Image

Business expert: You can ‘deal with’ a problem staff member

Every business sometimes has to deal with an employee who is underperforming, or just doesn't 'fit' the company.

First public consultation for Moreton-in-Marsh neighbourhood plan Image

First public consultation for Moreton-in-Marsh neighbourhood plan

In early Febuary, Moreton-in-Marsh Neighbourhood Plan Working Group are inviting residents to attend a public consultation regarding future developments in the area.

Late payments bill for business all but lost in Brexit noise Image

Late payments bill for business all but lost in Brexit noise

Wall-to-wall coverage of yesterday's 'meaningful' Brexit vote meant other business got rather overlooked - including a bill to help firms with late payments.

Slum artists draw the crowds in Cheltenham - thanks to business Image

Slum artists draw the crowds in Cheltenham - thanks to business

Work by young artists from Africa’s largest urban slum went on display at a Cheltenham gallery - with a little help from county businesses.

HMV to close this week Image

HMV to close this week

It looks like Gloucester’s HMV store is set to close on Saturday, if posters in the window are to be believed.

Profits up at niche retailer Image

Profits up at niche retailer

Games Workshop says it is in good shape, following an increase in its half year sales and profits.

Council tax in Stroud set to rise by less than 12p per week  Image

Council tax in Stroud set to rise by less than 12p per week

An average council tax rise of less than 12p per week is set to be considered by Stroud District Council.

Business vents its anger after humiliating Brexit vote Image

Business vents its anger after humiliating Brexit vote

Business calls for leadership - exasperated after the Government’s Brexit EU withdrawal defeat last night.

Firm’s accounts reveal £50 million increase in turnover Image

Firm’s accounts reveal £50 million increase in turnover

It is one of the county’s biggest private employers and is headed up by one of its most high-profile bosses, but it has not shouted about its latest set of accounts.

New café and bakery planned for Gloucester Image

New café and bakery planned for Gloucester

Thirteen jobs could be created if a new bakery and sandwich business goes ahead.

Manager’s £10,000 theft was to clear drugs debt Image

Manager’s £10,000 theft was to clear drugs debt

A manager of a betting shop in Gloucestershire stole nearly £10,000 from her employer to help settle her then boyfriend's drug debt, a judge heard.

Business expert: ‘If it’s too good to be true – then it probably is’ Image

Business expert: ‘If it’s too good to be true – then it probably is’

We have all received the leaflets through the post-box, promising free gifts and entries into a lottery with a guaranteed winning gift.

Taxi company owner prosecuted by council  Image

Taxi company owner prosecuted by council

A former taxi driver who was continuing to operate while being suspended has been prosecuted.

Albright IP ranks amongst the top UK attorneys Image

Albright IP ranks amongst the top UK attorneys

Cheltenham based IP attorney, Albright IP, has ranked in the top 50 of the country's IP experts.

Businessman avoids jail after assault Image

Businessman avoids jail after assault

A 46-year-old operations manager who assaulted another man outside a Tewkesbury pub during a Boxing Day brawl has been sentenced in court.

Lloyds’ overdraft fees criticised Image

Lloyds’ overdraft fees criticised

Lloyds Banking Group has been criticised for introducing new overdraft charges this week, ahead of a proposed crackdown later this year.

35-metre giant wheel to be bought to Cheltenham Image

35-metre giant wheel to be bought to Cheltenham

The giant observation wheel will be the focal point of an expanded Light Up Cheltenham in February.

Online sales soar at Matalan Image

Online sales soar at Matalan

Online sales and promotions helped boost Christmas trading at value fashion and home retailer, Matalan.

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