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Top 10 ‘business deaths’

New data shows the 10 industries that suffer the highest ‘death rates’ in the UK.

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Commercial property supply shortages drive record rental growth in Gloucester

Gloucester’s commercial property market proved extremely resilient in 2017, according to the latest figures.

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Rural areas could be short of cash

Over 200 communities in the UK have little or no ATM services - and it could get worse when changes to the LINK network come in.

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Kitchen Garden release new Wolfys Couscous range

Stroud-based producers Kitchen Garden - the brains behind Wolfys Porridge - have launched a lunchtime offering.

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Rural office hub offers enviable country estate address

Businesses have a rare opportunity to secure high profile office premises on a prestigious estate near Cirencester.

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Carpetright floored by profits warning

Shares in floor coverings specialist Carpetright have plunged 45 per cent, after it warned that full-year profits would be much lower than expected.

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GET special recruitment event – 29th January 2018

Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET) is holding an apprenticeship recruitment evening for post GCSE & A-Level opportunities.

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Manager Degree Apprenticeship is a first for university

The University of Gloucestershire welcomes its first cohort of learners on to its Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship this week.

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Downton helps local hospice recycle Christmas trees

Moreton Valence-based transport operator CM Downton has stepped in to help Longfield Hospice to recycle Christmas trees after the original haulier was unable to help.

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Apprentice ambassadors on board at Clarkson Evans

Clarkson Evans is working in partnership with the City & Guilds Group to give young people the opportunity to meet successful apprentices and hear their inspirational stories.

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Road closures as major improvements get under way

One of Gloucester's main city centre streets will be closed and traffic diverted while repairs take place.

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The true cost of fly tipping

It’s a blot on our landscapes – whether dumped in a stream in the countryside or a town centre car park.

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New coffee shop and extra parking planned for engineering site

A planning application has been submitted to create a new coffee shop and additional car parking for a major employer at Stonehouse Park.

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New event puts Cheltenham in the spotlight

A new event will see landmark buildings in Cheltenham town centre lit up in a way they have never been seen before.

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How is Gloucester doing? It's time to find out

Business leaders are to be given an insight into the how the economy of Gloucester is performing.

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Top-notch gastro pub is sold

A 16th century pub ranked eighth in the Morning Advertiser's Top 50 Gastropub list in 2017 has been sold off a guide price of £750,000.

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Get well paid for sharing your industry knowledge

SGS College is on the lookout for some special people to share their industry knowledge with the skilled workers of the future.

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Food provenance group to create member owned entity

Happerley, the food provenance group, has decided to form an independent member-owned entity, possibly a co-operative.

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Haulage company profits hit by driver shortage, oil prices and Brexit

One of Gloucestershire's most successful companies, CM Downton has reported a fall in profits for 2016-17 to £5.14million compared to £5.7million the previous year.

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Record-breaking year for robotics specialists

A Gloucester-based company which provides robotic systems for the manufacturing industry has had its strongest year on record.

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Retirement specialists appoint new managing director

Luxury care home and retirement village specialists Aura Care Living have appointed Cliff Hasler as managing director.

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Massive homes plan gets go-ahead

Cotswold District Council yesterday gave approval for 2,530 new homes at Chesterton, Cirencester.

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New Greggs stores to create 1500 new jobs

Greggs is planning to open 130 new stores this year, taking its total number of stores to nearly 2,000.

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Mears campaigns for more women in trade roles

Mears, the Brockworth based social housing and care group, wants to encourage more women to work in trade roles in the housing sector.

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Successful Christmas for Dunelm driven by online sales

Dunelm has reported like-for-like sales growth in its second quarter, including the Christmas period, driven by a huge rise in online sales.

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Carillion crisis: It’s just the beginning

The dramatic collapse of Carillion on Monday is starting to hit thousands of the firm’s suppliers.

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Accountancy firm appoints new managing partner

Accountancy firm Crowe Clark Whitehill has appointed Guy Biggin as its new managing partner in Cheltenham.

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Leading lifestyle brand opens new store in Gloucester

Global lifestyle brand Cath Kidston is the latest store to open at Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre.

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Popular road will close for resurfacing

A county road will close for several days in February so essential resurfacing work can take place.

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Carillion: Support for small firms to end in 48 hours

Following the news that Carillion has gone into liquidation, the government says firms working on private sector contracts will have just two days of financial support.

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Christmas sales soar at Matalan

Value clothing and home retailer Matalan has seen significant growth in sales over the Christmas trading period.

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A celebration of the humble spud

The potato is one of our most popular foods and now a county nursery is celebrating its versatility with a special event.

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Expansion pays off for B&M

Discount retailer B&M has revealed strong sales figures for the run-up to Christmas.

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Time to get tough over laser threat

New penalties to combat the misuse of lasers have been welcomed by Gloucestershire Airport and Gloucester MP Richard Graham.

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Latest smartphone feature at your fingertips

The world’s first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor within the display is here and it was showcased at CES 2018 last week.

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Council awarded costs following withdrawn appeal

Cheltenham Borough Council has been awarded £838 in costs following the last-minute withdrawal of an appeal against its licensing committee’s decision.

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One in three Brits in South have sleepless nights due to money worries

Nearly eight million people in the UK are expected to fall behind with their finances this month, as a result of Christmas costs.

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County engineering group expands into China

One of Gloucestershire's most innovative engineering companies is set to take off in the Far East.

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Stay competitive with the right broadband mix

Businesses must fully embrace technology to remain relevant and competitive by developing a digital connectivity strategy, writes Rob Lister, director of Lister Unified Communications

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Funding up to £170,000 available for growing Forest businesses.

Forest of Dean District Council is encouraging rural businesses to apply for growth grants up £170,000.

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Carillion collapse latest - fears for small suppliers

With construction giant, Carillion, going into liquidation, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says the company’s small suppliers must be paid.

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