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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing #6

It has been another busy week in business and beyond and what better way to catch up on the main stories than with some of Gloucestershire's leading business figures?

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Siobhan Baillie MP

The Punchline Talks hot seat headed to the Houses of Parliament this week as Stroud MP Siobhan Baillie settles in to face the questions.

Planning - a lifeline for our hospitality sector? David Jones of Evans Jones Image

Planning - a lifeline for our hospitality sector? David Jones of Evans Jones

Relaxation to the planning rules have provided a lifeline for many of our favourite pubs, restaurants and cafes struggling to survive in the midst of the global pandemic.

How to avoid running out of money in retirement - Huw Jones of Proposito Image

How to avoid running out of money in retirement - Huw Jones of Proposito

We've written before about the challenge faced when you've just retired to ensure you have enough money to last the rest of your life. This time, we'll give you some strategies.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing #5

It is nearly the weekend so time for your weekly appointment with some of Gloucestershire's leading business figures discussing the week's biggest stories.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: James Strickland

Punchline Talks grabbed a quick drink as it welcomed James Strickland, co-owner of Cheltenham-based Neptune Rum, into the hot seat.

The four key things you should understand from your audit in 2020 - Ryan Moore of Randall & Payne Image

The four key things you should understand from your audit in 2020 - Ryan Moore of Randall & Payne

It seems a thing of the past now, but I remember being at a conference last year and being told an interesting fact about the audit industry.

Do you spend more time 'in the business' than 'on the business'? Hayley Parker of OPS-BOX Image

Do you spend more time 'in the business' than 'on the business'? Hayley Parker of OPS-BOX

The one common agreement amongst business owners, whether they have a start-up or an established company, is that running your own business can be quite a lonely place.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Emma Willis

Punchline Talks dressed up to welcome the latest guest in the video hot seat - bespoke shirt maker Emma Willis MBE.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing #4

Every Friday Punchline-Gloucester.com brings together leading business figures from across Gloucestershire to discuss and debate the week's biggest stories.

Homes on our high streets - David Jones of Evans Jones Image

Homes on our high streets - David Jones of Evans Jones

According to the National Housing Federation, an estimated 8.4m people in England are living in an unaffordable, insecure or unsuitable home.

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Housing market remains open for business despite second lockdown

There is confusion once again around rules for the impending Lockdown from November 5, and heightened anxiety amongst those in a housing chain, or about to move to a newly purchased or rented property.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks - Friday Briefing

Join Punchline editor Mark Owen and our panel of experts for this week's Friday briefing on the biggest business stories from the last few days.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Paul Soden

Paul Soden, owner of five pubs and restaurants in Gloucester, is this week's inhabitant of the Punchline Talks hot seat.

Weathering the economic storm to make your business recession proof - Ryan Hancock, Hazlewoods Image

Weathering the economic storm to make your business recession proof - Ryan Hancock, Hazlewoods

Now we are through that initial lockdown and technically in a recession, businesses are starting to focus on the medium and longer term, there are key steps you can take to maintain a #BusinessForTomorrow

Retirement is like coming down a mountain and it needs a careful approach - Huw Jones of Proposito Image

Retirement is like coming down a mountain and it needs a careful approach - Huw Jones of Proposito

We spend much of our working lives looking towards retirement as a goal. But actually, retirement is not the destination, it's only part of the journey.

Seize your opportunity to build back greener - Ryan Hancock of Hazlewoods Image

Seize your opportunity to build back greener - Ryan Hancock of Hazlewoods

Despite the constant change around us, many organisations are trying to look forward.

Invest time to embrace technology and get so much more back - Nikki Cairns of Randall & Payne Image

Invest time to embrace technology and get so much more back - Nikki Cairns of Randall & Payne

Time is a precious commodity and technology is key to getting more of it.

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Punchline Talks: Councillor Steve Jordan, leader of Cheltenham Borough Council

VIDEO: Councillor Steve Jordan talks to Mark Owen about his decision to step down as leader of Cheltenham Borough Council

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Punchline Talks: Peter Cooke, chairman of Sanctus Group

VIDEO: Peter Cooke, chairman of Sanctus Group, talks to Mark Owen about the company's environmental work, training - and wine

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Punchline Talks: Adam Henson, director of Cotswold Farm Park

VIDEO: Adam Henson, TV presenter and director of Cotswold Farm Park, talks to Mark Owen about the challenges facing farming during the pandemic and balancing two careers

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Punchline Talks: Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity

VIDEO: In a far-ranging interview Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity and chairman of Forest Green Rovers, talks to Mark Owen

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VIDEO: Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills

VIDEO: Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills at the Gloucestershire Jobs, Skills and Apprenticeships Lift Off at Kingsholm.

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VIDEO: Test driving Peugeot's new e-208 electric car at Warner Cars, Gloucester

VIDEO: Test driving Peugeot's new e-208 electric car with Gary Williams from Warner Cars, Gloucester.

How bumpy is your financial ride? Money wheel will reveal all – Huw Jones of Proposito Image

How bumpy is your financial ride? Money wheel will reveal all – Huw Jones of Proposito

The financial planning team at Cirencester-based Proposito have developed a money wheel to coincide with this week's national Financial Planning Week.

Move over furlough leave, make way for the Job Support Scheme - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners Image

Move over furlough leave, make way for the Job Support Scheme - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners

The Chancellor has been under increasing pressure to put something in its place and yesterday the Job Support Scheme was announced.

Expression of wishes forms and why they matter - Huw Jones of Proposito Financial Planning Image

Expression of wishes forms and why they matter - Huw Jones of Proposito Financial Planning

As financial planners, we specialise in supporting our clients with their retirement planning, and of course focussing on their pensions.

The Class ZA planning amendment that could benefit your business - Nathan McLoughlin Image

The Class ZA planning amendment that could benefit your business - Nathan McLoughlin

Nathan McLoughlin chartered town planner and owner of McLoughlin Planning Ltd introduces a recent change to planning policy that may prove useful to businesses across Gloucestershire.

Are you getting all the information you need from your accountant? Shaun Pegler of Randall & Payne Image

Are you getting all the information you need from your accountant? Shaun Pegler of Randall & Payne

It is vital that business owners have the key information that they need to make sound business decisions.

How to increase the value of your commercial property - Ben Harrison of Mypower Ltd Image

How to increase the value of your commercial property - Ben Harrison of Mypower Ltd

Ben Harrison looks at how both landlords and owner occupiers can increase the value of their commercial property through adding sustainable features.

What areas could you improve in sales? Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group Image

What areas could you improve in sales? Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group

How can we improve our business sales? From my experience, this is one of the most frequent questions we get asked.

Is your electricity provider offering you a 15 per cent ROI? Ben Harrison of Mypower Ltd Image

Is your electricity provider offering you a 15 per cent ROI? Ben Harrison of Mypower Ltd

What do you get in return from your electricity supplier? Probably just electricity, perhaps gas? With solar PV you get more than just electricity.

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Planning for the future - David Jones of Evans Jones

Few will deny that the planning system is an antiquated dinosaur, which needs to be more agile, more flexible and better resourced, in order to deliver the housing supply so desperately needed.

Why did we lose that deal? Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group Image

Why did we lose that deal? Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group

Why did we lose that deal? It's often a question asked and one that you antagonise over for some time wondering what you did wrong.

R&D tax credits - the best COVID-19 business support out there? James Geary of Randall & Payne Image

R&D tax credits - the best COVID-19 business support out there? James Geary of Randall & Payne

In these challenging times for businesses, the government's COVID-19 support measures have been a vital lifeline for so many.

The Green Issue: Electricity that doesn't cost the earth - Neil Stott of Mypower Image

The Green Issue: Electricity that doesn't cost the earth - Neil Stott of Mypower

Is solar PV the right energy solution for your business?

Business rates revaluation delayed until 2023 - Alastair Mylechreest of ASH and Co Image

Business rates revaluation delayed until 2023 - Alastair Mylechreest of ASH and Co

The communities secretary has announced that the proposed business rates revaluation of 2021 is to be postponed until 2023 - but what does this mean for small businesses?

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VIDEO: Jeremy Williamson - Regeneration in Gloucester and Cheltenham

VIDEO: Jeremy Williamson talks to Mark Owen as he retires as managing director of the Cheltenham Development Task Force.

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VIDEO: Will Abbott of Randall & Payne on adapting through coronavirus

Will Abbott is a partner at Shurdington-based accountants Randall & Payne where he heads the business advisory team and is an award-winning business coach and Mindshop expert.

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VIDEO: Ian Mean - A life in newspapers and business

From editor of the Citizen newspaper and Western Daily Press to Gloucestershire director of Business West, Ian Mean has been a fixture on the county business scene for the last 15 years.

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VIDEO: First look at work on Gloucestershire police academy

Punchline editor Mark Owen joined Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl for a tour of Gloucestershire Constabulary's new £6.9million training centre in Berkeley as work began.

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