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Mears looks to the future with Home Office contract Image

Mears looks to the future with Home Office contract

Housing and social care provider, Mears Group, saw its order book rise to £3.2bn in 2018, from 2.6bn the previous year.

Debenhams considers pre-pack administration  Image

Debenhams considers pre-pack administration

Struggling department store chain Debenhams is reported to be considering a potential pre-pack administration to save the business and stave off a takeover by Mike Ashley and Sports Direct.

Man pleads guilty to £44,975 art gallery theft Image

Man pleads guilty to £44,975 art gallery theft

A 40-year- old man broke into a Cotswold art gallery and stole £44,975 worth of sculptures and paintings.

Cyber firm secures small industry champion award Image

Cyber firm secures small industry champion award

A firm from Gloucestershire which specialises in helping businesses with their cyber security has been celebrated at a national awards ceremony.

Stationery retailer goes into administration Image

Stationery retailer goes into administration

Office Outlet, the former Staples stationery chain, is in administration, putting 1,200 jobs at risk.

Business expert: A planning and development outlook for 2019 Image

Business expert: A planning and development outlook for 2019

After an eventful 2018 for local developers, here are a few of my planning related predictions and expectations for 2019.

Profits fall again at Bonmarché Image

Profits fall again at Bonmarché

Value women’s fashion retailer, Bonmarché, has issued its third profit warning in six months, saying it will suffer a bigger loss than anticipated this year, following difficult trading in March.

Man who denies armed burglary and assault to stand jury trial Image

Man who denies armed burglary and assault to stand jury trial

A 46 year old Stroud man who denies armed burglary and assault with intent to cause serious harm will stand jury trial, a Gloucester judge ruled.

Connectivity and communications are the perfect mix for Lister IT Services Image

Connectivity and communications are the perfect mix for Lister IT Services

After the success of Lister Unified Communications and SitM joining forces two years ago, Lister is celebrating the anniversary by giving the section of the company a new name.

Big Hug event breaks world record Image

Big Hug event breaks world record

People from 53 different nations living in Gloucester have set a world record for a group hug.

Takeover of software business revealed Image

Takeover of software business revealed

The takeover of a Gloucestershire software firm has been described as ‘the next round of funding’ to help the business grow still further.

10-year-old’s hit business start-up – and how you can help Image

10-year-old’s hit business start-up – and how you can help

If you are one of those who has doubts about our future generations here is a story to make you realise we could be in very safe hands indeed.

New managing partner unveiled for law firm Image

New managing partner unveiled for law firm

A successor to the longstanding managing partner at one of the county’s highest profile law firms has been named.

See the amazing Cheltenham offices with an avenue of hammocks and a skateboard 'freeway' Image

See the amazing Cheltenham offices with an avenue of hammocks and a skateboard 'freeway'

A beauty brand has moved into extraordinary new offices at The Brewery Quarter.

VIDEO:  Punchline charity jigsaws are now ready to collect Image

VIDEO: Punchline charity jigsaws are now ready to collect

Those of you who have coughed up for a Punchline jigsaw and been waiting patiently to pick up their goods can now come and collect their puzzle.

Airline Emirates flies into county Image

Airline Emirates flies into county

Do you want a new job, would you like to travel the world, do you have an arm reach of 212cm when standing on tiptoes, and are you over 21?

New corporate partner at law firm Image

New corporate partner at law firm

A new corporate lawyer has joined a Gloucestershire law firm as an equity partner to “drive strategic growth” at the business.

JD Sports takes over rival Image

JD Sports takes over rival

In news that won’t surprise anyone, JD Sports has agreed to buy smaller rival, Footasylum, in a £90m deal.

Popular payment processing service sold to US company Image

Popular payment processing service sold to US company

A UK digital payment processing company has been sold in a deal worth $43bn (£32bn).

Stroud Subscription Rooms to temporarily close Image

Stroud Subscription Rooms to temporarily close

The entertainment venue in the centre of Stroud is temporarily closing its doors as the final planning is carried out to keep the venue in public ownership.

Ladies Day success for charity Image

Ladies Day success for charity

Local children’s charity, Pied Piper, raised a whopping £23,500 with a Ladies Day event at Cheltenham Races last week.

Firm reveals near £140 million takeover Image

Firm reveals near £140 million takeover

A major takeover deal involving one of Gloucestershire's biggest companies has been confirmed.

Major regeneration project transforms estate Image

Major regeneration project transforms estate

An estate in Wotton-under-Edge is the latest to be transformed as part of Stroud District Council’s multi million pound regeneration plans across the district.

Deal with one of world’s biggest phone screen makers revealed Image

Deal with one of world’s biggest phone screen makers revealed

An engineering firm from Gloucestershire has moved a step closer to doing business with one of the world’s biggest mobile phone and computer screen manufacturers.

New MD for fast-growing Cheltenham firm Image

New MD for fast-growing Cheltenham firm

A new managing director has been named for one of the county’s best-known heating, plumbing and electrical specialists.

Cotswolds car park to close for three weeks Image

Cotswolds car park to close for three weeks

A Stow-on-the-Wold car park will be closed for three weeks next month.

Shareholders turn down rescue plan at one of UK's largest public service providers Image

Shareholders turn down rescue plan at one of UK's largest public service providers

The future of outsourcing giant Interserve is hanging in the balance as shareholders vote on a deleveraging plan designed to reduce “crippling debts.”

Man faces trial over company’s missing £21k Image

Man faces trial over company’s missing £21k

A 28-year-old man has denied stealing more than £21,000 from his employer.

Profits take a 18 per cent dive at Wetherspoons Image

Profits take a 18 per cent dive at Wetherspoons

Profits have taken a sharp dive at pub chain JD Wetherspoons with staff costs rising quicker than sales.

Wagamama boost not enough to increase sales at Restaurant Group Image

Wagamama boost not enough to increase sales at Restaurant Group

The restaurant chain that owns Frankie and Benny’s, Wagamamas and Chiquitos have reported a fall in like-for-like sales for the 2018 financial year.

A business that covers Gloucestershire Image

A business that covers Gloucestershire

After proving itself the perfect fit for the domestic market, a family firm is laying out plans to get under the feet of county businesses.

Punchline team to take on county's best in BBC Radio Gloucestershire quiz Image

Punchline team to take on county's best in BBC Radio Gloucestershire quiz

Are we capable of matching the best Gloucestershire has to offer for knowledge of our county and current affairs?

DECISION MADE: Final route of A417 'Missing Link' approved by the government Image

DECISION MADE: Final route of A417 'Missing Link' approved by the government

Traffic chaos at the infamous Air Balloon roundabout and through Nettleton Bottom will soon be a thing of the past.

Wheels to stop turning at Forest of Dean haulage firm after 73 years Image

Wheels to stop turning at Forest of Dean haulage firm after 73 years

Longhope-based company says it wants to "exit while we are ahead" in an emotional statement.

Dunkerton hits back at Superdry board as war of words escalates Image

Dunkerton hits back at Superdry board as war of words escalates

Founder accuses board of overseeing a "catastrophic decline" in company's performance as he seeks a place back on the board.

Cineworld profits soar Image

Cineworld profits soar

Profits at cinema chain, Cineworld, are up 125 per cent, thanks to its takeover of Regal Entertainment.

Capita profits ahead of expectations Image

Capita profits ahead of expectations

Capita profits were slightly higher than expected for 2018, its first year of a major restructuring programme.

Successful year for Savills  Image

Successful year for Savills

In a year that has seen many estate agents struggle, Savills has announced a big increase in sales and profit for 2018.

Gloucestershire chartered surveyors celebrate 30th anniversary Image

Gloucestershire chartered surveyors celebrate 30th anniversary

Plenty has changed in the property sector since 1989 – although there has been one constant on the Gloucestershire scene: ASH Chartered Surveyors.

Awards recognition for Publica Image

Awards recognition for Publica

Staff at Publica have been praised, after reaching the finals of a major awards scheme.

Sales growth for sofa retailer Image

Sales growth for sofa retailer

Homeware and furniture retailer, DFS, has bucked the retail trend, with growth in like-for-like sales across all of its brands.

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