E:80 Punchline Talks! With Chris Nelson, Dr Polly Pick, Alisdair Garbutt and Simon Pigott
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 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:
- Chris Nelson - Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire Constabulary is one of the county's biggest employees with over 2,000 staff and a budget of £150m. The police are currently in special measures, they are short staffed and under immense pressure. Chris has been in the job for the past 18 months.
- Dr Polly Pick - director of business engagement and partnership at the University of Gloucestershire. The university has over 1,100 members of staff with a turnover of £80million.
- Alasdair Garbutt - partner in the commercial property team at Willans Solicitors LLP, he's also a trustee of Cheltenham Open Door.
- Simon Pigott - partner and co-founder of Swann Financial Consultancy with a staff of 45 and over £620million of funds under management. Swann are a senior partner practice of St. James Place.
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. Mentioned in dispatches today - Burger Boi, Gloucester City Council, Jeremy Hilton, Tewkesbury High Street, Safran, Next, Blackfinch and finally.... Stoke?
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