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Gloucester-based Mears returns to profit Image

Gloucester-based Mears returns to profit

Gloucester-based Mears Group, which provides a variety of services to the UK’s housing sector, has returned to profit, its latest interim results reveal.

Food supplies in Gloucestershire hit by lorry driver shortage Image

Food supplies in Gloucestershire hit by lorry driver shortage

Food distribution in Gloucestershire is feeling the effects of a lack of lorry drivers, with one leading expert saying it’s a situation that’s likely to get worse.



Cinema ticket prices up 40 per cent Image

Cinema ticket prices up 40 per cent

Does this mean we have to remortgage our houses to go watch the new Bond film?

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 13 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Friday, August 13

The ongoing coronavirus situation is changing by the hour with announcements being made about businesses and services that are being forced to adapt and change.

Frampton man stands trial for drug and firearm offences Image

Frampton man stands trial for drug and firearm offences

A 50 year old Fretherne man is to stand jury trial on August 19th.

Police arrest man and woman in connection with suspected stabbing in Gloucester Image

Police arrest man and woman in connection with suspected stabbing in Gloucester

The incident took place in Barton Street.

World mountain biking champion backs Forest anti-litter campaign Image

World mountain biking champion backs Forest anti-litter campaign

Environmental charity Hubbub is calling on mountain bikers to significantly reduce litter along popular bike trails this summer as part of its ongoing #LoveYourForest campaign.

Rogue traders target elderly in Cheltenham Image

Rogue traders target elderly in Cheltenham

Officers in Cheltenham are appealing for information.

Serious incident in Cheltenham Image

Serious incident in Cheltenham

Officers are appealing for footage and witnesses.

Gloucester Tesco customers help provide more than 3 million meals to poorer children Image

Gloucester Tesco customers help provide more than 3 million meals to poorer children

It has been part of the Buy One to Help a Child scheme.

Babcock sells its Frazer-Nash Consultancy for £293 million Image

Babcock sells its Frazer-Nash Consultancy for £293 million

Frazer-Nash is an engineering and technology firm that provides services to the marine sector.

Punchline Magazine's The Grey Pound - August 2021 Image

Punchline Magazine's The Grey Pound - August 2021

Punchline-Gloucester.com's latest online publication is out now, focusing on the power of the Grey Pound.

New Growth Hub aids Forest of Dean bid to be 'business bastion' Image

New Growth Hub aids Forest of Dean bid to be 'business bastion'

The latest Growth Hub business support centre, set to open in the Forest of Dean, will establish the area as a ‘business bastion’.

Gloucestershire farmer jailed Image

Gloucestershire farmer jailed

A farmer from the Forest of Dean has been sentenced.

Perseverance and determination get King’s pupils the top grades Image

Perseverance and determination get King’s pupils the top grades

Pupils at the King's School, Gloucester celebrated the school's best ever GCSE results.

Cotswolds housing regeneration Image

Cotswolds housing regeneration

A former sheltered housing scheme in Gloucestershire is being turned into 18 new homes for ‘social rent’ in a regeneration project.

Economic growth but Gloucestershire 'not out of the woods' Image

Economic growth but Gloucestershire 'not out of the woods'

Gloucestershire’s economy is ‘not out of the woods’ yet despite encouraging statistics on economic growth nationally.

Local business owners fund life-saving defibrillators in town centre Image

Local business owners fund life-saving defibrillators in town centre

The owners of two local businesses in Cheltenham have funded two new defibrillators.

Cheltenham techie rowing 3,000 miles for 50 days for beach clean up charity Image

Cheltenham techie rowing 3,000 miles for 50 days for beach clean up charity

Life's A Beach, the charity formed by Gloucestershire-based ProCook founder Daniel O'Neill to raise awareness of the damage single-use plastics do to our beaches

Accountancy firm's bonus bonanza Image

Accountancy firm's bonus bonanza

The average pay for partners in leading accountancy firm PwC has risen by 25%.

GCC takes the plunge to clean Gloucestershire’s rivers Image

GCC takes the plunge to clean Gloucestershire’s rivers

Gloucestershire County Council has held the inaugural meeting of the group tasked with cleaning our county's rivers.

EasyJet and Bristol Airport join forces to achieve net zero operations Image

EasyJet and Bristol Airport join forces to achieve net zero operations

Bristol Airport and EasyJet have today announced a new collaboration to align on their important strategic goals around sustainability.

Fashion retailer Boohoo to create 5,000 jobs Image

Fashion retailer Boohoo to create 5,000 jobs

This is on the back of a £500 million investment programme.

Punchline Talks – August 13 line-up revealed  Image

Punchline Talks – August 13 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers.

Industrial recovery boosts half-year growth for Spirax Sarco Image

Industrial recovery boosts half-year growth for Spirax Sarco

Cheltenham-based steam engineering firm Spirax Sarco has revealed revenue growth of 13 per cent for the first half of 2021, to £643.7m.

Kier puts 'sustainability' to fore in restructure Image

Kier puts 'sustainability' to fore in restructure

Kier, the big construction and infrastructure firm, with a major base in Gloucester, has announced a UK-wide restructuring of its business, with an emphasis on ‘sustainability’.

Sales bounce back for Bensons for Beds Image

Sales bounce back for Bensons for Beds

Britain's largest bed retailer Bensons for Beds has reported a sales bounce back as lockdown restrictions eased.

Levi’s acquire athleisure company Beyond Yoga Image

Levi’s acquire athleisure company Beyond Yoga

The sale price has not been disclosed.

Sales of luxury watches increase exponentially due to lockdown saving Image

Sales of luxury watches increase exponentially due to lockdown saving

There has also been a surge in sales of wedding and engagement rings.

Full frontline police officers just half of Gloucestershire new recruits Image

Full frontline police officers just half of Gloucestershire new recruits

Only half of Gloucestershire’s promised 300 new police recruits will be full frontline police officers.








Four-in-ten consumers plan electric vehicle purchase as market moves into high gear Image

Four-in-ten consumers plan electric vehicle purchase as market moves into high gear

Electric vehicle (EV) sales are expected to boom in the next 12 months, according to the latest EY Mobility Consumer Index (MCI), a survey of more than 9,000 respondents.

Admiral insurance drives up profits Image

Admiral insurance drives up profits

Insurance firm Admiral has seen a 76% rise in its first half year profits.

Two men jailed for stabbing teenager with machetes Image

Two men jailed for stabbing teenager with machetes

Two men have been charged with stabbing a teenage boy with machetes and causing severe injuries.

Claim Marriage Allowance couples urged Image

Claim Marriage Allowance couples urged

Married couples and those in civil partnerships are reminded they can save Income Tax by using their Marriage Allowance.

Slice of royal wedding cake going under the hammer at Cirencester auctioneers Image

Slice of royal wedding cake going under the hammer at Cirencester auctioneers

On probably the stranger side of today's news, Cirencester's Dominic Winter Auctioneers are auctioning a 40-year-old slice of a royal wedding cake today (Aug 11).

Gloucestershire businesses hit by steep container price rises Image

Gloucestershire businesses hit by steep container price rises

Gloucestershire businesses are feeling the pressure as massive rises in shipping container prices hit the cost of imports.






Affordable housing development approved despite 80 objections Image

Affordable housing development approved despite 80 objections

Gloucester-based construction firm E G Carter & Co's plans to build 44 affordable homes in Ross-on-Wye gave been given the green light by a government-appointed inspector.

Single-use plastic cutlery could be next to face ban Image

Single-use plastic cutlery could be next to face ban

Disposable plastic cutlery could be banned in the UK, as the government continues its war against single-use plastic.

Dursley based tyre business celebrates 40th birthday Image

Dursley based tyre business celebrates 40th birthday

CAM is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, committing to continue £1.5 million of investment annually.

Gloucestershire based Ribena harvests new strain Image

Gloucestershire based Ribena harvests new strain

New varieties of blackcurrant are helping the Coleford-based Ribena factory produce the popular drink whatever the weather.


The future looks bright for South West SMEs Image

The future looks bright for South West SMEs

Azets, the UK's largest regional accountancy and business advisors to SMEs today launched its inaugural SME Barometer findings.

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