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Five ways to start a successful business - Hayley Parker of OPS-BOX Image

Five ways to start a successful business - Hayley Parker of OPS-BOX

Right in the midst of a global pandemic - some might say not the best time to start a business - but for many agile entrepreneurs this could be the perfect time.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Jan 15 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Jan 15

Punchline-Gloucester.com’s Friday Business Briefing is back, this week we launch our second episode of the second series.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Professor Kamal Bechkoum Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Professor Kamal Bechkoum

We have returned the Punchline Talks hot seat for the B!G interview and this week’s guest is Professor Kamal Bechkoum, head of the school of computing and engineering at the University of Gloucestershire.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Jan 8

It has been a turbulent start to the new year so it is good to know some things can be relied on - such as the Punchline Friday Business Briefing with Punchline editor Mark Owen joined by a panel of Gloucestershire's leading business figures.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Festive Friday Briefing Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Festive Friday Briefing

It is the Friday before Christmas so the festive hats are out for the final Punchline-Gloucester.com Business Briefing of the year.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Richard Graham MP Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Richard Graham MP

Gloucester MP Richard Graham is the last person in 2020 to take their place in the Punchline Talks hot seat for the B!G interview.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing #8

The weekend is almost with us and there is one business essential remaining to round off the week - the latest Punchline-Gloucester.com Business Briefing.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Stephen Shortt, Hawkins & Brimble Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Stephen Shortt, Hawkins & Brimble

Punchline Talks took a bit of extra care about its appearance this morning as it welcomed the latest guest into the hot seat for the B!G interview.

The future of business travel and accommodation after coronavirus - Oliver Williams of Stay Lets Image

The future of business travel and accommodation after coronavirus - Oliver Williams of Stay Lets

After an unprecedented year of economic downturn, hardship, and disruption, it is time to look towards the new year and what it may be like for all businesses, particularly in the world of hospitality and accommodation.

Think small, act local - Hayley Parker of OPS-BOX Image

Think small, act local - Hayley Parker of OPS-BOX

Hayley Parker explains why it is so important for us all to think small and act local this winter.

Preparing your business for Brexit - Dan Town of Hazlewoods Image

Preparing your business for Brexit - Dan Town of Hazlewoods

With the end of the Brexit transition period now fast approaching for the UK, there is plenty for businesses to consider in order to ensure that by 2021 they are ready to deal with changes to Brexit.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing #7

Friday is here so it is time for the latest Punchline-Gloucester.com Business Briefing as a panel of Gloucestershire's leading business figures runs the rule over the week's big stories.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Daniel O'Neill, ProCook Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Daniel O'Neill, ProCook

It has been a busy week for ProCook founder and managing director Daniel O’Neill, but he still found time to take his place in the Punchline hot seat.

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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?

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Siobhan Baillie MP Image

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.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: James Strickland Image

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.

Housing market remains open for business despite second lockdown Image

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.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Paul Soden Image

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

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Dr Diane Savory

The chair of Gloucestershire's local enterprise partnership GFirst LEP is the latest business leader in the Punchline Talks hot seat.

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.

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