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E65: Punchline Talks! With Jon McGinty, Chris Price, Simon Hewer and Sam Holliday

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.

Sponsored by Hazlewoods.

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

  • Jon McGinty, managing director of Gloucester City Council, with a budget of £14million and over 200 staff.
  • Chris Price, partner at Tayntons Solicitors and family lawyer, the Gloucester based business has a turnover of £3.8million and employs 60 staff.
  • Simon Hewer, managing director of Hewer FM Ltd - based at Waterwells business park, the company has a turnover of £15million and over 140 staff.
  • Sam Holliday, development director at Federation of Small Business for 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 cover in brief: the economic impact of UKRAINE and the RISING COST IN ENERGY and overall costs going up - Sam explains the impact this is having on all businesses and especially SME's . Everything is going UP!

Simon talks about Hewers FM how the business started and grew, what he's learnt during the pandemic, also about his father celebrating 90 years and finally life in a family business and the additional pressures of never escaping, even around the dinner table.

Chris explains about the new changes to family law and the impact this is going to have on couples getting divorced, to the children and the practice its self.

Jon talked about the recent cyber attack on the council and the impact this has had and finally some good news - finishing off on Kings Square.

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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