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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.

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

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

Punchline Talks: Peter Cooke, chairman of Sanctus Group Image

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

Punchline Talks: Adam Henson, director of Cotswold Farm Park Image

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

Punchline Talks: Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity Image

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

VIDEO: Gillian Keegan, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills Image

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.

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

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.

Planning for the future - David Jones of Evans Jones Image

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?

VIDEO: Jeremy Williamson - Regeneration in Gloucester and Cheltenham  Image

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.

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

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.

VIDEO: Ian Mean - A life in newspapers and business Image

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.

VIDEO: First look at work on Gloucestershire police academy  Image

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.

VIDEO: Inside the Sabrina Centre police academy Image

VIDEO: Inside the Sabrina Centre police academy

Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl gave Punchline editor Mark Owen a tour of The Sabrina Centre, Gloucestershire Constabulary's new £6.9million training facility at Berkeley.

VIDEO: The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester Image

VIDEO: The Very Reverend Stephen Lake, Dean of Gloucester

The Very Reverend Stephen Lake has been Dean of Gloucester for nine years.

VIDEO: Tour of the Transit Shed at Bakers Quay Image

VIDEO: Tour of the Transit Shed at Bakers Quay

Demolition has continued around the former Transit Shed at Bakers Quay, the proposed home of a waterfront restaurant. Punchline editor Mark Owen had a look around.

Helping you to protect your future - Will Abbott, Randall & Payne Image

Helping you to protect your future - Will Abbott, Randall & Payne

With an economic downturn ahead, we can expect to face even greater challenges in our businesses as they move from survival into a position to thrive.

What are the key aspects to measure in sales? - Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group Image

What are the key aspects to measure in sales? - Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group

How do I measure success in sales? This is an interesting question that I have been asked many times in the past.

Rishi announces bounce back plan: Nick Haines of Hazlewoods Image

Rishi announces bounce back plan: Nick Haines of Hazlewoods

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his summer statement today, announcing a package of measures all focused around 'a plan for jobs'.

Build, build, build - Radical reform or empty rhetoric? David Jones of Evans Jones Image

Build, build, build - Radical reform or empty rhetoric? David Jones of Evans Jones

This week's rallying cry from Boris Johnson looks to the construction industry to drive our recovery out of the COVID-19 crisis.

Financial planners' booklet to help people put affairs in order - Huw Jones of Proposito Image

Financial planners' booklet to help people put affairs in order - Huw Jones of Proposito

To help people plan for after their death, financial planners Proposito have created a handy booklet to enable vital information to be stored in one place.

Are all sales opportunities good business for you? - Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group Image

Are all sales opportunities good business for you? - Jonathan Viney of JV Consultancy Group

In a time when you may feel that you need turnover, I would suggest that you review potential sales that do not fit the normal profile of what you do. If this happens, what do you do?

How Hearing tests went bananas - Tom Parker of WorkScreen Image

How Hearing tests went bananas - Tom Parker of WorkScreen

Until coronavirus got on its plane from.... wherever, the expectations around ensuring staff are safe at work was pretty simple.

Can I still see my children on Father's Day? - Kristie Rhodes of WSP Solicitors Image

Can I still see my children on Father's Day? - Kristie Rhodes of WSP Solicitors

With more than 2.9 million separated families in the UK in 2019, it is unsurprising that many people seek legal advice about spending time with their child on special occasions throughout the year.

Another layer of complexity to furlough leave - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners Image

Another layer of complexity to furlough leave - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners

The Government has issued further guidance on how furlough leave will work from July 1 when it is possible to furlough an employee on a part-time basis.

Adapt your business to protect your future - Will Abbott, Randall & Payne Image

Adapt your business to protect your future - Will Abbott, Randall & Payne

Now is the time to adapt to future proof your business. The Government has provided the financial lifelines to help your business through these abnormal times and using the funds simply to manage your cashflow is missing a big opportunity to protect the future of your business.

Why should I use a solicitor to make my will? - Rebecca Tribble of WSP Solicitors Image

Why should I use a solicitor to make my will? - Rebecca Tribble of WSP Solicitors

Making a will is important, especially if you own a house or have a family. But when it comes to actually making one, it can be difficult to decide how best to go about it.

Furlough: Beginning of the wind down - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners Image

Furlough: Beginning of the wind down - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners

There is now a fairly clear timetable against which businesses can start to plan their strategy.

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