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VIDEO Punchline Talks - Friday Briefing, May 14 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks - Friday Briefing, May 14

A drop in the French wine harvest, bitcoin and a personal tale of Titanic memorabilia - this week's Punchline business briefing panel covered a wide range of news stories.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Business author Geoff Burch Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Business author Geoff Burch

Business guru, author and TV presenter Geoff Burch is this week's guest in the Punchline Talks hot seat.

Not much new for business in Queen's Speech - Ian Mean, Business West Image

Not much new for business in Queen's Speech - Ian Mean, Business West

Business will not have heard much new in the Queen's Speech outlining the Government's programme. The key announcement surrounded the leaked plans for new skills and training legislation under the much heralded Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

The impact of Covid-19 on small business owners' mental health - Hayley Parker of OPS-BOX Image

The impact of Covid-19 on small business owners' mental health - Hayley Parker of OPS-BOX

It's been quite a year for everyone - running a business has been no easy task and the usual daily stresses of being a business owner have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Phil Vickery

Rugby World Cup winner, British & Irish Lion, Gloucester and England captain, Celebrity Masterchef, clothing retailer, restaurant owner - Phil Vickery's CV is long and varied. So he had plenty to talk about when he took his place in the hot seat for the latest Punchline Talks B!G Interview.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, May 7 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, May 7

Growth in the economy, the prospects for foreign travel, rate relief and giant doughnuts - this week's Punchline business briefing panel covered a wide range of news stories.

Face off? Alex Lyttle of Tayntons Solicitors Image

Face off? Alex Lyttle of Tayntons Solicitors

If, a year and a half ago, someone asked you "what is the first thing to come into your head when they said the word facemask?", I wonder what your response would be?

VIDEO: Rachel Geliamassi, managing director, Stagecoach West Image

VIDEO: Rachel Geliamassi, managing director, Stagecoach West

Rachel Geliamassi has had quite a journey to take her place in the Punchline Talks hot seat - from joining Stagecoach's graduate programme to taking over as managing director of the company's newly merged West and Oxfordshire regions.

Overcoming the pitfalls of start-up businesses – Adam Shearing of Hazlewoods Image

Overcoming the pitfalls of start-up businesses – Adam Shearing of Hazlewoods

As we begin to follow the nation's recovery roadmap out of lockdown, now is the time for start-ups to get ready and seize new opportunities.

VIDEO Punchline Talks - Friday Briefing, April 30 Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks - Friday Briefing, April 30

There has been a lot more in the news this week than Boris Johnson and home decorating for the Punchline business briefing panel to discuss.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Lee Woodward, Skyborne Airline Academy Image

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Lee Woodward, Skyborne Airline Academy

Lee Woodward is more accustomed to a pilot's seat but the Skyborne Airline Academy chief executive agreed to face a fresh challenge when he took his place in the Punchline Talks hot seat.

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VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing, April 23

It has been a week dominated by a few huge news stories, but there has been plenty affecting businesses closer to home for the Punchline business briefing panel to discuss.

Shareholders' agreements: A necessity or a luxury? Helen Howes of Willans LLP Image

Shareholders' agreements: A necessity or a luxury? Helen Howes of Willans LLP

Whether you are a small company with two shareholders, or a larger business with multiple shareholders, it is hard to overstate the importance of having a properly drafted shareholders' agreement.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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