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600-plus jobs to be created in Gloucestershire

More than 600 possible jobs are due to be created in Gloucestershire - and they will be signposted in the forthcoming edition of Punchline business magazine.

In compiling the annual event that is the core list of Gloucestershire's Top 100 Biggest Employers the team this year also asked firms whether they might be taking on more staff in 2019.

The aim was to get a feel for how positive the county's bigger employers are feeling as well as what prospects there might be out there - to provide our readers with even more business intelligence, a little food for thought and possibly provoke the odd debate.

"It was astonishing. Seventy five per cent of firms in our Top 100 said they would be taking on more staff this year. Another seven per cent said they could not rule it out," said Mark Owen, the editor of

"We had companies declaring some major recruitment drives of 10, 20, 30 or 40 staff and many confirming their commitment to apprenticeships and a graduate intake, and we reveal who they are.

"This is across sectors - from manufacturing and engineering to finance, retail, food, education, health, logistics and packaging and construction.

"But the bottom line was this - even going by a conservative estimate the Top 100 firms declared a possible 450 jobs should be created this year in the county.

"And then there are another 150-plus roles in those firms which did not make the list. We've included those details too."

The magazine is due to hit the streets of Gloucestershire from this week, with more than 12,000 copies being hand-delivered to high streets and all the trading estates you could think to mention.

Plus a run sent out by mail to the county's top company bosses.

We would like to say a particular thank you to the four sponsors who made this edition possible and therefore the Top 100 possible - Gfirst LEP , Tayntons Solicitors , Lister Unified Communications  and Black and White Group .

How we did it: We asked businesses and organisation to confirm their headcounts, promoted this on our daily email newsletter, tweeted and shouted about it on social media. And made lots of phone calls.

If you want to be involved next year, please email us .

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