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E:75 Punchline Talks! With Phil McCormick, Nicola Bird, Simon Bernstein and Richard Cook

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:

  • Phil McCormick - owner and managing director of Nicks Timber Ltd, based on Bristol Road. Gloucester's oldest independent business reaching over 167 years trading.
  • Nicola Bird - founder and managing director of AccXel accelerator centre founded to tackle the skills shortage in the construction industry.
  • Simon Bernstein - CEO of Longfield Hospice - providing specialist palliative care 24/7 365 days a year - the charity has over 150 staff (full and part time) turnover of £4.5million with £2.5million collected from their 19 stores across the county.
  • Cllr Richard Cook - leader of Gloucester City Council (Conservative).

It is a lively informative chat with the panel working their way through the national papers before getting behind the nitty gritty of their own businesses and marketplace.

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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