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VIDEO Punchline Talks - Friday Briefing, July 30

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.

Taking their places on the business briefing panel this week were:

• Dorian Wragg, commercial partner at Bruton Knowles.

• Lindsey Holland, owner of Cleeve Hill Hotel.

• James Moinet, co-owner of Kitchen Garden Foods.

• Chris Hickey, executive director of HR People Support Ltd.

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 market place.

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.

Chris Hickey spoke of the debate about whether people should have to be jabbed to still be in a job. He put his HR hat on and gave advice on where businesses stand on the matter. He enjoyed this week's punchline stories about the Gloucester at the Crossroads event and updates about the Forum in Gloucester.

Lindsey talked about a piece on Rick Astley and the internet phenomenon of rickrolling. She mentioned her personal choice on putting the safety or herself and her staff above business and keeping capacity at her hotel low so that no one catches covid or gets 'pinged'. She asked Mark the question of when will coronavirus stop being at the forefront of people's minds and when will we be able to get back to such a level of normality that stories about the pandemic don't top Punchline's e-zine?

Dorian Wragg found interesting in the news today the story of the Russians and Chinese targeting British and American satellites. He mentioned how this would remind us all of the importance of the new GCHQ and Cheltenham Borough Council cyber park. He also mentioned the story of one in seven shops on the high street being empty and how that will affect property consultants like himself. He enjoyed in Punchline this week the piece about a new Superdry flagship store in London and the piece about the new chairwoman of GFirst LEP.

James Moinet, whose company was started 32 years ago making jam by his Aunt, liked a story today about the positivity of the number of people being jabbed. He gave his own opinion on the matter of making people get vaccinated. He read in Punchline this week about the fish and chip shop coming to Five Valleys in Stroud and expressed excitement about it.

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