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Gloucestershire Business of the Year Award is the perfect birthday present for EESI Group Image

Gloucestershire Business of the Year Award is the perfect birthday present for EESI Group

EESI Group received the perfect 25th birthday present last night when they were crowned the Randall and Payne Business of the Year at the annual Gloucestershire Live Business Awards.

Waste collectors are being put in danger by reckless drivers, Gloucestershire local authority warns Image

Waste collectors are being put in danger by reckless drivers, Gloucestershire local authority warns

"It's only a matter of time until someone gets hurt" warn Cotswold District Council after an increase in dangerous driving around waste collections.

Guardians hit the road in new emergency vehicle thanks to Cheltenham BID Image

Guardians hit the road in new emergency vehicle thanks to Cheltenham BID

Cheltenham BID is working with Cheltenham Guardians to make the town centre a safer place.

Gloucester Rugby legend Phil Vickery cracks Australia... again Image

Gloucester Rugby legend Phil Vickery cracks Australia... again

Breaking Australia was one of the main aims Phil Vickery had during his sparkling rugby career, and now he looks set to follow suit in his post-playing exploits.

Release you inner Ninja Warrior at new Gloucester adventure business Image

Release you inner Ninja Warrior at new Gloucester adventure business

A new business is challenging all ages to stop through its doors and take on an assault course inspired by the ITV hit game show Ninja Warrior UK.

Offices built from shipping containers next to Cheltenham Minster a step closer to being reality Image

Offices built from shipping containers next to Cheltenham Minster a step closer to being reality

The offices made out of shipping containers that have been proposed for a site next to Cheltenham’s historic Minster have moved a step closer to becoming a reality.

Fears for future of Gloucestershire pubs after chain is sold in £4billion deal Image

Fears for future of Gloucestershire pubs after chain is sold in £4billion deal

The future of 3,000 pubs across Britain – including some prime Gloucestershire watering holes – appears uncertain after a brewing giant was sold to an overseas billionaire.

Leading businesswomen gather at Gloucester Quays Image

Leading businesswomen gather at Gloucester Quays

It was the first event of what is hoped will become a regular fixture on the business networking calendar for Gloucestershire women – and it proved an instant hit.

Recession fears eased as UK GDP rises in third quarter of 2019 Image

Recession fears eased as UK GDP rises in third quarter of 2019

The UK economy recorded growth in the three months to the end of August, easing fears of the economy going into recession.

Crafty folk from Stroud  to feature in Five Valleys' Festive market - alongside Santa... in a yurt Image

Crafty folk from Stroud to feature in Five Valleys' Festive market - alongside Santa... in a yurt

Crafty folk from in and around Stroud are being invited to take part in a series of weekend Festive Markets throughout November and December at the Five Valleys shopping centre.

£50million present from lenders will help Debenhams get through the Christmas period Image

£50million present from lenders will help Debenhams get through the Christmas period

£50million loan from its lenders will help Debenhams get through the busy Christmas period, the high street giant has announced.

Cotswold convenience store sold to new owners  Image

Cotswold convenience store sold to new owners

The SPAR convenience store has been sold on behalf of Sam Storer, by specialist business property advisers Christie & Co.

Firm builds 11 per cent increase in turnover to £70m-plus Image

Firm builds 11 per cent increase in turnover to £70m-plus

Turnover increased to £72 million over the last year for one of Gloucestershire’s best-known construction firms.

Gloucester MP receives overwhelming response from residents to proposed Whaddon development Image

Gloucester MP receives overwhelming response from residents to proposed Whaddon development

Plans to build a major new housing development – and a secondary school – south of Gloucester have received an overwhelming negative response in a petition arranged by the city’s MP.

Major manufacturer reduces greenhouse gases by near 70 per cent Image

Major manufacturer reduces greenhouse gases by near 70 per cent

Profit and turnover usually grab the attention in company accounts, with the exception of one of Cheltenham’s biggest private employers.

Versarien secures ‘hot’ deal with Spanish firm Image

Versarien secures ‘hot’ deal with Spanish firm

Advanced materials manufacturer Versarien Plc has announced it has signed a deal which will put it right in the heat of the action in Spain.

Buyer found for Thomas Cook retail outlets with new owners set to reopen stores Image

Buyer found for Thomas Cook retail outlets with new owners set to reopen stores

The 555 shops that closed because of the collapse of Thomas Cook could be reopened after they were sold to a rival travel company.

'It's a good start' - Gloucestershire MPs on confirmed number of new police officers Image

'It's a good start' - Gloucestershire MPs on confirmed number of new police officers

The Home Office has confirmed how many new police officers Gloucestershire will be getting in the first round of recruitment as the government bids to add 20,000 new bobbies to the beat.

Gloucester offices on the market after refurbishment Image

Gloucester offices on the market after refurbishment

The Pure Offices in Waterwells Business Park have just been given a complete refurbishment and are on the market to prospective tenants.

Gloucestershire University crowned Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year Image

Gloucestershire University crowned Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year

The Royal Agricultural University has taken the title of Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year at a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Volunteer board members sought to shape the future of landmark Gloucester site Image

Volunteer board members sought to shape the future of landmark Gloucester site

The trust that runs one of Gloucester’s historic gems is looking for fresh blood and fresh ideas who are capable of turning it into a thriving 21st century operation.

Funding from business makes Cheltenham town centre phone box a real life saver Image

Funding from business makes Cheltenham town centre phone box a real life saver

Telephone boxes in the centre of Cheltenham have become real life-savers thanks to funding from the town’s Business Improvement District.

Giant food court to replace restaurants in Cheltenham shopping centre Image

Giant food court to replace restaurants in Cheltenham shopping centre

A food court featuring 10 street food outlets, a coffee shop and fresh food market could replace plans for three new restaurants on the ground floor of the Regent Arcade in Cheltenham.

Controversial 180 home development in the Forest of Dean takes significant step forward Image

Controversial 180 home development in the Forest of Dean takes significant step forward

A controversial housing estate that will see 180 new homes built in the Forest of Dean has moved a step closer to becoming a reality.

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Extinction Rebellion is doing a "good job", says high profile Gloucestershire businessman

Dale Vince would accept Extinction Rebellion protestors blockading access to Forest Green Rovers’ New Lawn stadium if it helped raise awareness of their climate change message.

Lidl gets permission for new Gloucester store and it will be built by a county firm Image

Lidl gets permission for new Gloucester store and it will be built by a county firm

The 23,000 square foot Kingsway store has been approved despite Tesco lodging an objection.

Rugby club land could become major car park Image

Rugby club land could become major car park

Plans are afoot which could see Cirencester Rugby Club give up a sizable chunk of its land to car-driving commuters.

 Pizza Express calls in advisors over £1billion debt pile Image

Pizza Express calls in advisors over £1billion debt pile

Pizza Express could be the next high-profile High Street name to hit the buffers, according to reports

Dale Vince continues legal fight against prime minister Boris Johnson Image

Dale Vince continues legal fight against prime minister Boris Johnson

Dale Vince’s latest legal bid to ensure prime minister Boris Johnson doesn’t force through a no deal Brexit at the end of the month has been heard by a top court.

Plans lodged to build new homes next to Cheltenham Town Football Club's training ground Image

Plans lodged to build new homes next to Cheltenham Town Football Club's training ground

Trower Davies Architectural Consultants have submitted detailed plans on behalf of Cotswold Homes for the site on Brockhampton Lane in Swindon Village.

New King’s Walk store unveiled  Image

New King’s Walk store unveiled

If today’s opening was anything to go by King’s Walk’s newest store could end up creating more than the 11 new jobs it has already produced.

Eighty per cent of homes now sold at Maisemore development Image

Eighty per cent of homes now sold at Maisemore development

Housebuyers have been snapping up homes at the development in Maisemore, Gloucestershire.

Chocolatier tastes international success Image

Chocolatier tastes international success

Daring to change a product already worshipped by millions UK-wide as a heavenly and expecting customer to switch to it takes a brave entrepreneur.

Debenhams praised by Gloucestershire charity for move to welcome autistic customers Image

Debenhams praised by Gloucestershire charity for move to welcome autistic customers

In the headlines for its financial woes of late Debenhams’ partnership with the National Autistic Society puts it in the spotlight for very different reasons.

Extinction Rebellion: The global protest movement that started in a Stroud council house Image

Extinction Rebellion: The global protest movement that started in a Stroud council house

What started as a discussion in a council house in Stroud is set to become a headline-grabbing, chaos-causing movement that will hit major cities across the world.

Drug dealer avoids jail despite 'significant role' in street dealing Image

Drug dealer avoids jail despite 'significant role' in street dealing

A young Gloucester dad became a drug-dealer to raise money to pay for a legal battle to get access to his five-year-old daughter, a court heard.

Eight years for stealing just £8:  Woman jailed for knifepoint burglary on Gloucester family home Image

Eight years for stealing just £8: Woman jailed for knifepoint burglary on Gloucester family home

A woman who broke into a Gloucester home armed with a kitchen knife and terrorised the family who lived there has been jailed for eight years for aggravated burglary.

British banking giant to cut 10,000 jobs, according to reports Image

British banking giant to cut 10,000 jobs, according to reports

Banking giant HSBC are planning to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide, according to a report in the Financial Times.

Devolved power will 'reignite the South West's economy', say CBI Image

Devolved power will 'reignite the South West's economy', say CBI

Devolving power from Westminster and into the South West will reignite the region’s economy, according to a report from the Confederation of British Industry.

Lucky Onion founders’ new business is booming Image

Lucky Onion founders’ new business is booming

When the Lucky Onion boutique hotel group first launched in Cheltenham it was not the name Julian Dunkerton it was synonymous with.

How's this for another use for a waste incinerator? Image

How's this for another use for a waste incinerator?

There is a striking similarity between Gloucester and Copenhagen - In both cities you are unable to see the waste incinerator from their dry ski slopes.

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