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E:68 Punchline Talks! With Charlie Sharples, Geoff Burch, Paul Soden and Sam Holliday

E:68 Each Friday, Punchline-Gloucester.com editor Mark Owen is joined by leading Gloucestershire business figures from a range of backgrounds to review Fridays national & regional newspapers, discuss what is happening in their own business sector and in their own individual businesses.

Finally, they round off by picking the stories that have caught their eye in this week's Punchline-Gloucester.com.

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Taking their places on the business briefing panel this week were:

Charlie Sharples - ex England and Gloucester left winger who recently was forced to retire early due to a shoulder injury had been working toward his transition to retire for some time. As a Gloucester player he had scored over 91 tries and 455 points, he's now cutting his teeth successfully in the business world as a financial adviser for Gemini Financial Planning - we find out how it's all going?

Geoff Burch - business guru, renowned international motivational speaker, TV presenter and host of the popular BBC 2 business series 'Go it alone' - he's written five books including the best seller - 'Resistance is useless.'

Paul Soden - Owns the Cafe Rene Group, that includes: Cafe Rene, The Fountain Pub, The Imperial, The Coach and Horses and The Tigers Eye. He employs 51 staff and the company has a turnover of more than £3million.

Sam Holliday - ex-editor of The Bath Chronicle Newspaper, he is now the business development manager for Federation of Small Business (FSB) covering; Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire.

It is a lively informative chat with the panel working their way through the national papers before getting behind the nitty gritty of their own businesses and market place. A full packed show.

The panel fire through lots of subjects, with news and views and there is something to learn for everyone who is interested in business from the people who are at the sharp end of running their companies. It is well worth the investment of time to listen to four top experts - in business you never stop learning.

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