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E:77 Punchline Talks! With Jim Grant, Heath Gunter, Simon Birks and Sarah Taylor-Phillips

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.

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:

JIM GRANT - CEO & Principle of Cirencester College, the college employs 320 staff, has over 2,800 students with a turnover of approx. £13-14million. The college recently opened its new £4.5million Digital Skills Centre.

HEATH GUNTER - CEO of Cheltenham BID, executive board director of Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce - the BID represent and looks after 770 members and has a surprising turnover/budget of just £500,000 per year.

SIMON BIRKS - Director, corporate and commercial solicitor Sherbornes Solicitors based in Cheltenham. last year the company completed over £130million of deals and this year they are expected to top that to approx. £160million - with just seven staff.

SARAH TAYLOR-PHILLIPS - founder and Managing Director of Career Voyage ltd - a company that brings strategic focus to people at critical points in their career. The business has been going for 10 years, based in the Forest of Dean, Sarah is an ambassador for Forest of Dean, Economic Partnership .

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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