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.
It is vital that business owners have the key information that they need to make sound business decisions.
Ben Harrison looks at how both landlords and owner occupiers can increase the value of their commercial property through adding sustainable features.
How can we improve our business sales? From my experience, this is one of the most frequent questions we get asked.
What do you get in return from your electricity supplier? Probably just electricity, perhaps gas? With solar PV you get more than just electricity.
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? It's often a question asked and one that you antagonise over for some time wondering what you did wrong.
In these challenging times for businesses, the government's COVID-19 support measures have been a vital lifeline for so many.
Is solar PV the right energy solution for your business?
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 talks to Mark Owen as he retires as managing director of the Cheltenham Development Task Force.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Very Reverend Stephen Lake has been Dean of Gloucester for nine years.
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.
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.
How do I measure success in sales? This is an interesting question that I have been asked many times in the past.
Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his summer statement today, announcing a package of measures all focused around 'a plan for jobs'.
This week's rallying cry from Boris Johnson looks to the construction industry to drive our recovery out of the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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?
Until coronavirus got on its plane from.... wherever, the expectations around ensuring staff are safe at work was pretty simple.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is now a fairly clear timetable against which businesses can start to plan their strategy.
Due to social distancing and lockdown measures that have been in place, it seems that the increase in domestic abuse predicted is now becoming a reality.
Cheryl Leigh, commercial property solicitor, examines what the impact COVID-19 is having on landlords and tenants of commercial properties.
'Cash is king' is a well-established concept and a commonly used phrase, which is arguably more relevant now than ever before.
Lockdown is leading to a growth in scammers trying to extract money from people, warn financial planners Proposito.
As we tentatively emerge from the coronavirus lockdown phase, our attentions turn to the future and how the new normal might begin to look post COVID-19.
It's been a hard few weeks for everyone in the property market.
Home buyer and seller priorities in the housing market will change in light of the experience of COVID-19.
Devising new property strategies and prioritising investment in technology are just two changes we can expect to see from businesses post-lockdown.
For businesses, there is a huge concern on costs at a time when the turnover of most will be falling.
The arrival of the coronavirus onto the world's stage has brought into sharp focus the need for businesses to combine thinking on their feet with innovation and creativity.
How ready will your business be to cope, once the lockdown ends?
Maintaining a healthy landlord and tenant relationships has always been the best approach in good times and bad.
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