E133 Punchline Talks! With Rachel Geliamassi, Mark Stewart, Cllr Tony Davey, Deborah Potts
By Mark Owen
Each Friday, Punchline-Gloucester.com editor Mark Owen is joined by leading Gloucestershire business figures from a range of backgrounds to review Friday's national and regional newspapers and discuss what is happening in their own business sector and their own individual businesses.
Finally, they round off by picking the stories that have caught their eye in this week's Punchline-Gloucester.com.
The Business Breakfast Briefer show is sponsored by Hazlewoods Accountants and Business Advisors.
This week's panel of experts were:
Rachel Geliamassi - MD of Stagecoach West - responsible for over 550 buses on our roads supporting 40million passenger journeys a year, covering Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Bristol and Wiltshire.
The company has over 1,400 with a turnover £100million. We find out how numbers have bounced back from the pandemic, electric buses and Rachel's view on 20mph speed zones.
Cllr Tony Davey - independent town councillor for Stroud, he's also chair of Stroud District Chamber of Commerce and is co-owner of two shops in the centre of the town, Affection Confection and Party On Up!
We find out how retail is doing in the town, his view on a Tesco Express replacing Halfords in Five Valleys Shopping Centre and the latest shop local campaign - the MAGIC £10.
Mark Stewart - CEO of Stewart Golf and UK DIT export champion, based at Waterwells in Gloucester the company employs 40 staff, has a turnover of £7million and makes cool remotely controlled golf trolleys.
They've just launched a new golf bag, but the big news is there continued success in USA, opening a HQ in Houston. Asking the us to ask the question: "Houston we have a problem"....
Deborah Potts - CEO of The Music Works, a Gloucestershire charity, founded in 2004 and supports over 8,000 children and young people each year through innovative music programmes, workshops, and projects for young people of all abilities.
The Music Works aims to empower individuals, build communities, and create positive social change. They have recently set about building another facility in Cinderford - Deborah explains all about the charity and the amazing work that they do.
Also covered today - GL1 & Aspire makes the headlines, the results of the local elections and what that means for us here in Gloucestershire, the 20% rise in shoplifting, plus AI has everyone thinking and getting worried plus there is much much more.
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