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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Mark Blake, Mark Blake Hair Salons Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Mark Blake, Mark Blake Hair Salons

In the week many of us have rushed to the hairdressers, Mark Blake - one of the leading figures in hairdressing in Gloucestershire and beyond - is in the Punchline Talks hot seat discussing reopening, operating throughout the pandemic, post-lockdown styles and much more.

Do's and don'ts of varying employment contracts - Margaret Adewale, The HR Dept Gloucester Image

Do's and don'ts of varying employment contracts - Margaret Adewale, The HR Dept Gloucester

Almost 500 British Gas engineers have lost their jobs after refusing to sign new contracts which would have seen them work longer hours while cutting average pay - raising crucial issues about what actions an employer should take if they wish to vary a contract of employment.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, April 16 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, April 16

The royal funeral, the reopening of shops and a legal dispute over a caterpillar cake - there has been plenty of news stories for our Friday panel of business experts to discuss.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, April 9 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, April 9

Easter is over and the easing of lockdown is almost with us - plenty for our Friday panel of business experts to discuss.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: David Owen, GFirst LEP Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: David Owen, GFirst LEP

GFirst LEP chief executive David Owen is this week's guest in the Punchline Talks hot seat.

Tackling the known unknowns of cyber threats - Jason Kalwa, Salus Cyber Image

Tackling the known unknowns of cyber threats - Jason Kalwa, Salus Cyber

Whatever the size of your company, it is almost certainly placing an increased importance on its cyber system. Salus Cyber can help you ensure your business is aware of the risks and how to block them.

Families paying the price of lockdown - Chris Price, Tayntons Solicitors Image

Families paying the price of lockdown - Chris Price, Tayntons Solicitors

The vaccine drive, reducing numbers of infections and the easing of restrictions mean that for many, the Easter break will bring much to celebrate - but the social and economic effects of Covid-19 have been far reaching and inevitably it has taken a toll upon the family unit.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, March 26

Some of the biggest stories of the week were on the agenda for the latest Friday Business Briefing panel - as well as fried chicken and Magnum PI box sets.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Steve Gardner-Collins, Visit Gloucestershire Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Steve Gardner-Collins, Visit Gloucestershire

The coming weeks and months are crucial for tourism and hospitality businesses - so it is the perfect time for Steve Gardner-Collins, chairman of Visit Gloucestershire, to take his place in the Punchline Talks hot seat.

Tax Day: Analysis of consultations and proposals - Randall & Payne Image

Tax Day: Analysis of consultations and proposals - Randall & Payne

Three of Randall & Payne's experienced tax advisors have scrutinised the proposals below, to help breakdown what this means for you and your business.

Take steps to avoid hidden discrimination - Margaret Adewale, The HR Dept Gloucester Image

Take steps to avoid hidden discrimination - Margaret Adewale, The HR Dept Gloucester

There has been much talk in the press about discrimination in the workplace concerning sex, age, disability and race - but there is another, less discussed area of discrimination employers should be wary about.

Changing challenges for regulatory and employment law - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners Image

Changing challenges for regulatory and employment law - Nigel Tillott of Davies and Partners

Whilst there is a long backlog in the Tribunal system we are starting to learn the outcomes of the first Covid related claims.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Laurie Bell, Cheltenham Trust Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Laurie Bell, Cheltenham Trust

How The Cheltenham Trust has faced a string of challenges during the pandemic is among the topics covered by chief executive Laurie Bell in the Punchline Talks hot seat.

VIDEO Punchline Talks - Friday Briefing, March 19 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks - Friday Briefing, March 19

The weekend is almost here which means it is time for the Punchline-Gloucester.com Friday Business Briefing panel to discuss the week's major business news.

What does the Budget mean for tax on your income? Emma Boutcher of Hazlewoods Image

What does the Budget mean for tax on your income? Emma Boutcher of Hazlewoods

The Government announced that the 2021/22 personal income tax thresholds will stay in place until April 2026 and corporation tax would rise, but what does this mean for you and your business?

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Councillor Richard Cook Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Councillor Richard Cook

Councillor Richard Cook has faced a string of challenges since taking over as leader of Gloucester City Council - and he took on another when he took his place in the Punchline Talks hot seat.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, March 12 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, March 12

The weekend is almost here which means it is time for the Punchline-Gloucester.com Friday Business Briefing panel to discuss the week's major business news.

Building the first line of cyber defence - Jason Kalwa, Salus Cyber Image

Building the first line of cyber defence - Jason Kalwa, Salus Cyber

Whatever the size of your company, whatever system you use, you need to ensure your business is aware of its cyber security risks and how to block them.

Dealing with a family business in a divorce - Chris Price of Tayntons Solicitors Image

Dealing with a family business in a divorce - Chris Price of Tayntons Solicitors

If you or your spouse has an interest in a business, there will always be arguments as to whether or not this should be taken into account during a divorce and treated as a matrimonial asset.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk is the first person in the Punchline Talks hot seat at the start of a new series of B!G Interviews.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, March 5 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, March 5

The Budget may have stolen many of the headlines this week, but there has been plenty more for the Punchline-Gloucester.com Friday Business Briefing panel to address.

Hazlewoods Budget predictions 2021 - Nick Haines of Hazlewoods Image

Hazlewoods Budget predictions 2021 - Nick Haines of Hazlewoods

Rishi Sunak is set to deliver his Budget speech on March 3, 2021.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, Feb 26 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, Feb 26

It has been a big week on the road out of coronavirus restrictions and with the Budget looming next week - plenty for the Punchline-Gloucester.com's Friday Business Briefing panel to address.

What became of the friendly neighbourhood bank manager? Richard Neale of OPS-BOX Image

What became of the friendly neighbourhood bank manager? Richard Neale of OPS-BOX

Remember the days of the friendly, local bank manager - the pillar of the business community who would greet his business clients and take them out for a glass of Merlot at Christmas?

Prepare for the cost of redundancies - Margaret Adewale, the HR Dept Gloucester Image

Prepare for the cost of redundancies - Margaret Adewale, the HR Dept Gloucester

Smaller businesses looking to reduce their workforces should urgently prepare for the costs of redundancies, writes Margaret Adewale.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, Feb 19 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, Feb 19

The weekend is almost here so it is time to look back on another busy week of business news with the Punchline-Gloucester.com's Friday Business Briefing panel.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, Feb 12 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, Feb 12

It may have been cold outside, but the news has shown no sign of cooling down this week, providing plenty of stories for Punchline-Gloucester.com's Friday Business Briefing panel to discuss.

The short-let industry and licensing - Oliver Williams of Stay Lets Image

The short-let industry and licensing - Oliver Williams of Stay Lets

The world of short-term lettings and holiday lettings, made popular by the likes of Airbnb, may have a significant change coming in the not-too-distant future.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Feb 5 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Feb 5

Another week in lockdown is almost over and it has again thrown up many stories for Punchline-Gloucester.com's Friday Business Briefing panel to discuss.

A new year, a new business plan - Ryan Hancock and Adam Shearing of Hazlewoods Image

A new year, a new business plan - Ryan Hancock and Adam Shearing of Hazlewoods

Whether you are just starting to build your own business or are looking to gain access to funding to develop your existing business, a vital first step is the formulation of a comprehensive business plan.

Accommodation in the sharing economy - Oliver Williams of Stay Lets Image

Accommodation in the sharing economy - Oliver Williams of Stay Lets

The boom of the sharing economy over the past five years is something we have all felt and perhaps benefited from.

Filling the gap in the high street - David Jones, Evans Jones Image

Filling the gap in the high street - David Jones, Evans Jones

What can be done to replace the loss of Debenhams and other major high street retailers to centres like Gloucester?

It's Data Privacy Day: A quick guide to data protection for your post-Brexit business - Willans LLP Image

It's Data Privacy Day: A quick guide to data protection for your post-Brexit business - Willans LLP

Today (January 28), is Data Privacy Day, an annual international effort to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Jan 22 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Jan 22

Another week of big news at home and abroad provided plenty for Punchline-Gloucester.com's Friday Business Briefing panel to discuss.

Reflecting on 2020: Here's to 2021 - Felicity Sang of Hazlewoods Image

Reflecting on 2020: Here's to 2021 - Felicity Sang of Hazlewoods

2020 was a challenge for everyone, but the roll out of the vaccine in recent weeks has brought some welcome light at the start of a new year.

Advice and support for firms struggling with post-Brexit trade - Catherine Stephens of Business West Image

Advice and support for firms struggling with post-Brexit trade - Catherine Stephens of Business West

With the UK now outside of the European Union, there are new rules and regulations businesses must adhere to when trading with the EU.

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.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing Jan 8 Image

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.

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