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Using business as a force for good Image

Using business as a force for good

The directors of local companies have met to explore how businesses can mix success with conscience and ethics.

Law firm holds charity event for Maggie's Image

Law firm holds charity event for Maggie's

Staff at a Gloucester law firm are taking to the casino tables to support a local cancer charity.

£1.5m investment will help vehicle supplier grow Image

£1.5m investment will help vehicle supplier grow

A Gloucestershire vehicle supplier has secured a £1.5 million of investment to expand its business as customer demand continues to grow.

New supermarket to create 40 jobs Image

New supermarket to create 40 jobs

After a long battle to win planning Aldi is set to open a new store in Gloucestershire in time for Christmas, bringing a present of scores of jobs to the county.

Engineering business buys Spanish tech firm for £2.6million Image

Engineering business buys Spanish tech firm for £2.6million

A high-profile Gloucestershire engineering firm has put its energy into a £2.6million deal to buy a majority stake in a Spanish firm charged for major growth.

Best curry takeaway in South West revealed Image

Best curry takeaway in South West revealed

An Indian takeaway with branches in Cheltenham and Newent has been served two major industry awards.

14 new homes delivered for Sovereign Living in Cheltenham Image

14 new homes delivered for Sovereign Living in Cheltenham

Mullins House, designed by local architect, coombes:everitt architects, has now been completed, delivering 14 quality new homes.

University continues to rise in league table   Image

University continues to rise in league table

The University of Gloucestershire has risen up the rankings in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Self assessment warning from HMRC Image

Self assessment warning from HMRC

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding people that time is running out to register for Self Assessment.

Sales rise to £300-million-plus for hotel chain Image

Sales rise to £300-million-plus for hotel chain

A budget hotel chain with investments in Gloucestershire has seen an eight per cent rise in sales in the first half of the year.

Business expert: Is your head in the cloud or the sand? Image

Business expert: Is your head in the cloud or the sand?

Whatever your media choice you cannot escape the cloud accounting message – be it radio, TV, business magazines or the free magazine from a hotel chain.

£1.6 million Gloucestershire hotel up for grabs Image

£1.6 million Gloucestershire hotel up for grabs

A Gloucestershire Georgian country house hotel is on the market.

Firm’s £2.9m funding bid raises more than £5m Image

Firm’s £2.9m funding bid raises more than £5m

On Friday when a Gloucestershire engineering firm announced it was aiming to raise not less than £2.9 million it appears to have gotten investors more than a little excited.

County council awards £245m contract to West-Sussex firm Image

County council awards £245m contract to West-Sussex firm

A £245m maintenance contract for Gloucestershire has been awarded after a clean sweep of its highways contractors by the county council.

Travel firm’s ticket to expansion arrives Image

Travel firm’s ticket to expansion arrives

Ambitious plans have approved for a new coach depot and headquarters on Eastern Avenue – with a hint of more to come.

IP law firm helps dentists get to the root of the issue Image

IP law firm helps dentists get to the root of the issue

Cheltenham-based Intellectual Property Attorney firm, Albright IP and sister product design company Duku have helped dentists solve an everyday issue.

We’re running Cheltenham Half for an Incredible reason Image

We’re running Cheltenham Half for an Incredible reason

On Sunday, 85 runners will take to the streets of Cheltenham in support of palliative, neurological and bereavement support charity, Sue Ryder.

Heatwave hits holiday operator profits Image

Heatwave hits holiday operator profits

Shares in Thomas Cook shares have fallen 23 per cent, following the UK’s summer heatwave.

Julian Dunkerton adds to his pub and hotel empire Image

Julian Dunkerton adds to his pub and hotel empire

Residents hoping to save the pub at the heart of a Cotswold town appear to have cause to celebrate after multi-millionaire entrepreneur Julian Dunkerton bought the property.


Mass brawl at Cheltenham business Image

Mass brawl at Cheltenham business

Shoppers at a supermarket in Gloucestershire got a little more than they bargained for yesterday evening when a mass fight broke out.

Bus company staff celebrate 420 years of loyal service  Image

Bus company staff celebrate 420 years of loyal service

Employees at Stagecoach West have been officially recognised for their loyal and dedicated service to the bus company.

Stabbing threat to businessman because he owned a Bentley Image

Stabbing threat to businessman because he owned a Bentley

Former soldier Warren Bagwell threatened to stab two men because he was jealous of them having a Bentley car with personalised number plates, a court heard.

Property agents flock to landmark Cheltenham building taking shape Image

Property agents flock to landmark Cheltenham building taking shape

More than 45 agents from Bristol, Swindon and the South West came to Cheltenham to tour the live construction of the 64,000 sq ft of prime grade A office space.

Big Student Unlock heading for Regent Arcade  Image

Big Student Unlock heading for Regent Arcade

There’s just a few days to go until the annual student shopping event at Cheltenham's Regent Arcade shopping centre, in which students get the chance to crack a safe and win prizes.

Retail Rocks the Cotswolds this November Image

Retail Rocks the Cotswolds this November

Could 2019 be the year for independent and national retailers to work together? That’s what Rock the Cotswolds is highlighting at its next big event Retail Rocks.

Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses Image

Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses

Nurses, hairdressers and construction workers are among millions of employees being urged by HMRC to go online and directly check if they can claim extra cash back.

Golf day and 19th hole festivities raise thousands for Pied Piper Image

Golf day and 19th hole festivities raise thousands for Pied Piper

Children across Gloucestershire helped by the much-loved Pied Piper charity are set to benefit to the tune of £17,000 thanks to the generosity of the county’s business community.

Former car dealership site sold for £1.9 million Image

Former car dealership site sold for £1.9 million

A former car dealership site has been bought for £1.9 million by an independent Gloucestershire builder's merchant.

Jobs expected as multi-million-pound investment in Gloucester site revealed Image

Jobs expected as multi-million-pound investment in Gloucester site revealed

Details of a £5 million investment have unlocked the mystery surrounding the future of one of the last pieces of development land close to Gloucester Quays.

Major Gloucestershire route to close for essential road repairs Image

Major Gloucestershire route to close for essential road repairs

A main road through the Cotswolds will be shut for several nights while resurfacing work takes place.

Police catch shop staff selling knives illegally Image

Police catch shop staff selling knives illegally

Four Gloucestershire shops have been reported for selling knives illegally in an undercover police operation.

Housing development to support 215-plus jobs Image

Housing development to support 215-plus jobs

As one of the UK's biggest house builders begins transforming land beside one of the Gloucestershire's biggest business parks it has revealed just how many jobs the site will support.

New construction firm unveils Gloucestershire headquarters Image

New construction firm unveils Gloucestershire headquarters

Two plasterers have joined forces to launch a new construction business in Gloucestershire employing a team of staff.

Fashion and accessories retailer to review store estate Image

Fashion and accessories retailer to review store estate

Cath Kidston is to review its estate to ensure its stores are in the right places.

King's Walk welcomes three new stores Image

King's Walk welcomes three new stores

Gloucester's King's Walk has announced the opening of a new store together with the launch of two temporary shops.


Trusted mother stole nearly £100,000 from her employer Image

Trusted mother stole nearly £100,000 from her employer

A 48-year-old woman defrauded her Gloucestershire employer out of nearly £100,000 in a bid to win the 'affection and love' of her children and new partner by lavishing them with gifts.

Guest house in idyllic location goes on the market for £600,000 Image

Guest house in idyllic location goes on the market for £600,000

A "boutique" guest house in a picturesque part of Gloucestershire is up for sale.

Private party quietly celebrates major business milestone Image

Private party quietly celebrates major business milestone

Students leaving the University of Gloucestershire's new £18m School of Business and Technology yesterday evening (September 18) might have spotted a gathering in its inner sanctum.

2,000-mile quest to raise awareness of suicide Image

2,000-mile quest to raise awareness of suicide

A staff member from a Cheltenham business has been given four weeks leave of absence by his employer – as long as he can cycle 2,000 miles in four weeks for charity.

New deli hopes for slice of the action in Stroud Image

New deli hopes for slice of the action in Stroud

A new delicatessen has opened its doors to customers in Stroud.

HSBC commits £550 million to Gloucestershire SMEs  Image

HSBC commits £550 million to Gloucestershire SMEs

Some good news for Gloucestershire businesses today, as HSBC UK has launched a £550 million lending fund to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the county.

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