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Belvoir's financial arm delivers profitable year Image

Belvoir's financial arm delivers profitable year

Property company Belvoir Group recorded a 26 per cent rise in profits in its financial services division in 2020.

Support needed to save 250,000 small businesses says FSB Image

Support needed to save 250,000 small businesses says FSB

At least 250,000 small businesses in the UK will fold without addition support according to a new study from the Federation of Small Businesses.

Raytheon shares in £1billion Royal Navy contract Image

Raytheon shares in £1billion Royal Navy contract

A consortium involving Raytheon UK has been awarded a contract worth around £1billion to transform training for the Royal Navy.

Sunday Times falls out of love with the Cotswolds Image

Sunday Times falls out of love with the Cotswolds

For months The Times raved about life in the Cotswolds, full of rolling hills, pretty villages, cosy pubs and community spirit - but has the pandemic changed that?

Stewart Golf sees sales almost double in 2020 Image

Stewart Golf sees sales almost double in 2020

Exports and coronavirus restrictions helped drive a sales increase of 93 per cent for Gloucester trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf last year.

New status gives Cotswold Water Park greater protection Image

New status gives Cotswold Water Park greater protection

Cotswold Water Park has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England, providing it with greater natural protection.

New non-executive directors appointed to Business West board Image

New non-executive directors appointed to Business West board

Three fresh faces have joined the board of Business West to help lead the business representative organisation throughout 2021 and beyond.

Rotary Club of Gloucester's Christmas fundraising reaches £10,000 Image

Rotary Club of Gloucester's Christmas fundraising reaches £10,000

In this bleak mid-winter, a shaft of sunlight has fallen on the finances of the Rotary Club of Gloucester thanks to its members and local supporters.

Police clamp down on lockdown breaches in Gloucestershire Image

Police clamp down on lockdown breaches in Gloucestershire

Police in Gloucestershire seized cars, issued breach tickets and arrested two people as they enforced lockdown rules over the weekend.

Gloucester man sentenced after being caught out by a paedophile hunting group Image

Gloucester man sentenced after being caught out by a paedophile hunting group

A Gloucester man has been sentenced after a paedophile hunting group carried out a sting.

Gloucester man sentenced after using ‘excessive self-defence’ against a friend Image

Gloucester man sentenced after using ‘excessive self-defence’ against a friend

A Gloucester man who used 'excessive self-defence' against a friend, slashing his face and stabbing him in the neck, has been sentenced.

Give your views on volunteering in Gloucestershire Image

Give your views on volunteering in Gloucestershire

People who work across Gloucestershire are being invited to give their views about volunteering.

Shipping to Europe

Shipping to Europe "very, very complicated" says ProCook boss

The founder of a Gloucester cookware firm has labelled the tariff-free description of the Brexit trade deal as "a misnomer".

HR Dept launches in Gloucester Image

HR Dept launches in Gloucester

A human resources expert has launched The HR Dept Gloucester, offering expert outsourced advice and support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the area.

Cheltenham tech firm on track to double revenue for second year running Image

Cheltenham tech firm on track to double revenue for second year running

A Cheltenham based software reseller and provider rang in the New Year with a second year of consecutive growth.

Council flicks switch on electric Cotswolds Image

Council flicks switch on electric Cotswolds

Cotswold District Council's cabinet has approved a strategy designed to accelerate the introduction of an electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Promenade closed for tree work to protect buildings Image

Promenade closed for tree work to protect buildings

Cheltenham's Promenade will be closed for part of next week to enable trees to be pruned to protect nearby historic buildings.

Council alters services to help Gloucestershire in lockdown Image

Council alters services to help Gloucestershire in lockdown

Gloucestershire County Council has issued details of changes to services across the county due to the latest lockdown restrictions.

Marks & Spencer revenues drop despite rise in food Image

Marks & Spencer revenues drop despite rise in food

A rise in food sales over Christmas were not enough to prevent Marks & Spencer reporting a sharp fall in revenues over the last quarter of 2020.

Government help for forgotten directors would be

Government help for forgotten directors would be "investment"

Reports that the Government is considering a scheme to help small business owners who have falling through the cracks of coronavirus support have been welcomed by one of its advocates.

Council working to keep Stroud moving Image

Council working to keep Stroud moving

Stroud District Council said it is prioritising essential services during the latest coronavirus lockdown period with the aim of ensuring no person in the district is left behind.

Closing date for Gloucester city centre Sainsbury's Image

Closing date for Gloucester city centre Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's has confirmed its Northgate Street supermarket will close at the end of this month.

Let creativity bloom with new LEGO botanical builds Image

Let creativity bloom with new LEGO botanical builds

Toymaker LEGO has revealed a new range of mindful models for the green-fingered - perfect to make sure you don't go crazy in lockdown.

Renishaw gets tough with latest innovation Image

Renishaw gets tough with latest innovation

Renishaw is known for the precision of its engineering tools but its latest product has been put through some tough testing to ensure it works in harsh environments.

Ecotricity’s chargers prop up the rankings Image

Ecotricity’s chargers prop up the rankings

An electric vehicle charging point network run by Ecotricity was ranked at the bottom in an annual survey of electric vehicle users.

Versarien welcomes new face to the board Image

Versarien welcomes new face to the board

Versarien has appointed Dr Stephen Hodge as its chief technology officer after two years as the graphene specialist's head of research.

Belvoir issues warning over homebuyer scam Image

Belvoir issues warning over homebuyer scam

Homebuyers have been warned about a growing email scam taking advantage of demand for property ahead of the end of the Stamp Duty holiday.

Gloucestershire’s mobile speed camera locations for January 2021 Image

Gloucestershire’s mobile speed camera locations for January 2021

Throughout the pandemic lockdown and the subsequent return towards normal traffic flows the Camera Enforcement Team (CET) have been visiting as many of the sites as possible.

Call for change for CVAs Image

Call for change for CVAs

The British Property Federation is calling on the UK government to tackle the “abuse” of CVAs.

Christmas sales plunge at Joules Image

Christmas sales plunge at Joules

Fashion retailer Joules has reported a big fall in store sales over the Christmas period.

Sales up at B&M Image

Sales up at B&M

Discount retailer B&M saw sales for the quarter including Christmas jump by 22.5 per cent.

Vaccine turns on

Vaccine turns on "light at the end of the tunnel" for care homes

Residents in all five of Lilian Faithfull Care's homes in Gloucestershire have been offered the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.

TUC calls for fresh approach to safety rules Image

TUC calls for fresh approach to safety rules

The TUC has urged the Government to update workplace safety rules to protect essential workers and people who cannot work from home.

Flexible workspace operator arrives in Cheltenham with brand new office space Image

Flexible workspace operator arrives in Cheltenham with brand new office space

Flexible workspace operator Clockwise is expanding its portfolio with the opening of its newest space in Cheltenham.

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - First new year line-up revealed Image

Punchline Friday Business Briefing - First new year line-up revealed

If you have not made any new year's resolutions, one worth sticking to throughout 2021 is catching the Punchline Friday Business Briefing every week.

Cheltenham firm's workspace scoops interior design award Image

Cheltenham firm's workspace scoops interior design award

Visioned by beauty brand company SLG and executed by London-based Modus Workspace, Studio 19 in Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter has scooped Best Office Interior for the South West at the annual International Property Awards.

New road surfaces for Dursley Image

New road surfaces for Dursley

May Lane and Hill Road in Dursley are set to benefit from a brand-new surfaces.

Slight increase in December footfall  Image

Slight increase in December footfall

UK retail witnessed a small improvement in footfall in December. Figures for the month were down 41.9 per cent on 2019, compared with a 51.2 per cent drop in November.

Government must now reveal its business rates strategy for retail and hospitality Image

Government must now reveal its business rates strategy for retail and hospitality

The Government really can't leave it any longer before it spells out its proposals for business rates for the beleaguered retail and hospitality sectors post April 1 says John Webber, head of Business Rates at Colliers International.

Follow the rules to beat virus urge Gloucestershire NHS leaders Image

Follow the rules to beat virus urge Gloucestershire NHS leaders

Health and care leaders in Gloucestershire have warned of rising hospital admission and a surge in Covid-19 cases if people do not follow lockdown restrictions.

The Forum clears planning hurdle for new-look Gloucester Image

The Forum clears planning hurdle for new-look Gloucester

Plans for the first phase of a £85million digital quarter development in the centre of Gloucester have been approved - with an application for the next step submitted.

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