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E132 Punchline Talks! With Gareth Blackbird, Beux Levi, Steve Hall and Sam Holliday

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:

Gareth Blackbird - Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Ontic - the aerospace company has over 1,200 staff over seven sites, two of which are in Gloucestershire; Staverton and Bishops Cleeve, has a turnover of £550million and has been in the news recently having announced its biggest ever license investment ever! We find out what it means for the plants in the county and for the company as a whole.

Beux Levi - is a singer, song writer, artist. Early this year he released his track 'About Me' with the ambition of releasing a new track every month. We find out how its all going - his new EP and the hard work it takes to break big into the music industry.

Steve Hall - Head of Employment Engagement South Gloucestershire & Stroud College - which has over 10,000 full and part time students, 500 staff, across four sites. Berkeley has been put up for sale so we find out what is happening next and how it will effect the college - how are apprenticeship numbers holding up?

Sam Holliday - Business Developement Manger for the Federation of Small Business & ex - editor of the Bath Chronicle - Sam gives us an update on how small companies are coping, his general view on the economy and what are the biggest issues facing SME's.

Also covered today - GL1 and Aspire, Netflix, two thirds of bosses say they want people back in the office, national express buses and much much more.

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