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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.

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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.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Emma Willis Image

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.

VIDEO Punchline Talks: Friday Briefing #4 Image

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.

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