E134 Punchline Talks! with Cllr Richard Cook, Boris Worrall, Margaret Adewale and Sarah Mansfield
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:
Cllr Richard Cook - leader of Gloucester City Council (Con)
We get the latest news about GL1 and Aspire Trust (which spectacularly pulled the plug on the city's sporting leisure facilities by going bust). Richard and his team of councillors and officers have done a magnificent job in getting it back up and running again with a new service provider.
We also discuss social housing and the green lane of trees that will be planted from Sharpness to the city of Gloucester.
Boris Worrall - CEO of Rooftop Housing Group
The company has the contract to deliver 300 houses on the derelict land behind St. Oswold's Tesco. Boris gives us the time lines for the development and discusses others within in the city including the old Quick Save building that the company regenerated the area by building residential flats on a difficult site.
Margaret Adewale - MD of HR Dept. Gloucester
She shares her top tips and warnings to bosses planning their staff Christmas Parties. We also discuss the rise in insolvencies within the county and the things that businesses need to be aware of.
It is only a glimpse into the wonderful world of HR - Ho-Ho-Ho.
Sarah Mansfield - MD and co-owner of the Gloucester Food Dock.
The new £3.5million food and hospitality hot house that is slowly opening up to the public. All in all, two are now open - a further five on track to open shortly and fifteen in total when the whole scheme is occupied. Sarah gives us the timelines and low down.
Also covered today - the changing weather we're experiencing, Gloucester Quays - Sale NOW ON for the entire centre, the Station House Hotel converted into a homeless shelter right next door to £107million The Digital Forum development plus there is much, much more.
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