E136 Punchlne Talks! with Amanda Toner, Cllr Mike Collins, Russell Warner and Dionne Popplestone
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:
Amanda Toner - Director & Inspirational Officer - INCITO Group - which holds the franchise for eight Gloucestershire's McDonalds - responsible for 1,100 staff. McDonald's has nationally been in the news of late and we find out how Amanda and the team deal with that. Also, news on their new Christmas menu and drive through business. Plus, we ask - which is her favourite?
Cllr Mike Collins - (LIB DEMS) - Cabinet member for cyber, regeneration, and commercial income at Cheltenham Borough Council leading the £1billion Golden Valley Development. We talk through the development and bring up the maps of the area to get a clear picture of the sheer scale and scope. He also covers new on Junction 10 M5 and when we are expecting to see 'spades' in the ground.
Russell Warner - MD and owner of Westend Office Suites - a hub of 32 small companies located outside Stonehouse a stones throw from M5 Junction 13. He's also area lead for Gloucestershire's FSB. Russell explains how he and why he transformed the family farm land into the estate, how he runs it and the types of businesses there. Plus what's next?
Dionne Popplestone - Managing Director and owner of Dionne Popplestone Ltd, a virtual assistant business - launched in June 2023, the company supports SME's with their general PA and Admin Services but also with managing special projects. Dionne used to manage Merry Walks Shopping Centre and was a driving force for over four years to transform it into Stroud's premier shopping destination Five Valleys Shopping Centre. How and why did she set up the business and how its all gone - what's it like to run a pretty brand new 'start-up'.
Also covered today - the menopause, new business for pharmacies, - plus there is much more...
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