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E:84 Punchline Talks! With Neill Ricketts, Esther Croft, Amanda Toner and David Oldfield

The panel discuss the slow down in the economy, recruitment problems and tips for hiring young people and retaining them.

Also Gloucester's regeneration, what's next for graphene and what's hot in signage.

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:

NEILL RICKETTS - CEO of Versarien plc advanced engineering group, specialists in all things #graphene.

ESTHER CROFT - Director of Reef Group - the company that is working on the £107million regeneration of Gloucester city Kings Square and Bus station turning the old bus station into The Digital Forum.

AMANDA TONER - Director and co-owner of Incito Group Holding ltd. (McDonalds Franchise) five in Gloucester, two in Cheltenham and one in Stroud. The company has over 1,000 staff with an expected turn over of £35million this year.

DAVID OLDFIELD - Managing Director of Blue Sky Signs - the company has grown rapidly over the past couple of years, specialising in all types of signage, vehicle graphic and all also printed all the Punchline branded clothes.

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 - a tribute to Paul Soden who sadly passed away this week (w/c 19.09.22), Gloucestershire University & the old Debenhams building.

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