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Egypt Mill in Nailsworth sold after a century of ownership Image

Egypt Mill in Nailsworth sold after a century of ownership

After a century of ownership within the same family, Egypt Mill will soon be changing hands.

Budget 2020 – how does it affect you and your business? Image

Budget 2020 – how does it affect you and your business?

If you are reading this shortly after our email newsletter arrived in your in-box at 1pm-ish it will no doubt not have escaped your notice it is Budget day.

What is in store for Budget 2020? Image

What is in store for Budget 2020?

Having been in office for just a few weeks, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, will get the chance to deliver his first Budget speech on Wednesday (March 11), writes Nick Haines.

Cheltenham firm expands into new Gloucester M5 business park Image

Cheltenham firm expands into new Gloucester M5 business park

The first industrial unit at the new 58-acre development St Modwen Park Gloucester business park has now been let, to a Cheltenham firm with ambitious growth plans.

Former apprentice completes rise through the ranks to join board of Gloucestershire-based firm Image

Former apprentice completes rise through the ranks to join board of Gloucestershire-based firm

When 18-year-old Chris Pike joined Clarkson Evans as an apprentice in 2006, he knew he had the potential to go far.

Revenues climb to €50million at international group with a famous Gloucester base Image

Revenues climb to €50million at international group with a famous Gloucester base

Revenues rose beyond €50million at Unilever – the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant who operate Gloucester’s ice cream factory.

Volunteers needed to spend time in the cells Image

Volunteers needed to spend time in the cells

Gloucestershire’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is appealing for volunteers to become independent custody visitors (ICVs).

High street businesses call for support to help them grow Image

High street businesses call for support to help them grow

A new report has revealed how focussing on parking, business rates, access to cash and local initiatives such as Business Improvement Districts are seen as vital by small businesses on the high street.

Revenues fall as sofa specialists warn of subdued sales due to coronavirus Image

Revenues fall as sofa specialists warn of subdued sales due to coronavirus

Revenues have fallen at furniture specialists DFS, although the slight slump in sales had been “expected” by the firm.

It's business as usual despite fire damage at Emmaus Gloucester superstore Image

It's business as usual despite fire damage at Emmaus Gloucester superstore

Despite being hit by a fire at one of their Gloucester shops overnight, homelessness charity Emmaus have reiterated that they are open for business as normal.

Superdry co-founder launches new clothing brand Image

Superdry co-founder launches new clothing brand

Just as Julian Dunkerton is unable to quench his own entrepreneurial fire neither, it seems, is the business partner he founded Superdry with.

Popular aquatic store closes after 30 years of trading Image

Popular aquatic store closes after 30 years of trading

After three decades trading in Gloucestershire Aquajardin has announced the closure of its Gloucester store with the loss of 15 jobs.

Council was not told the true financial situation at Marketing Gloucester Image

Council was not told the true financial situation at Marketing Gloucester

As insolvency experts wind up Marketing Gloucester and tackle its estimated £1 million debt, the city council has admitted it was not told the true extent of the company’s failings.

Multi-million pound contract win for Gloucestershire logistics giants CM Downton Image

Multi-million pound contract win for Gloucestershire logistics giants CM Downton

The contract win with Smurfit Kappa has seen CM Downton continue its run of new business wins.

Huge advertising banners to showcase new Cheltenham office and commercial development Image

Huge advertising banners to showcase new Cheltenham office and commercial development

Plans for the redevelopment of what has been known as a bit of a Cheltenham eyesore will soon be displayed for all of the town to see.

‘Jump’ at the opportunity to SleepOut for charity in 2020 Image

‘Jump’ at the opportunity to SleepOut for charity in 2020

Plans for a second fundraising and awareness event, CCP SleepOut 2020, have been announced by Gloucestershire charity Caring for Communities and People (CCP).

Scheme that will pave way for new Gloucestershire town to be revealed in consultation events Image

Scheme that will pave way for new Gloucestershire town to be revealed in consultation events

A landmark development that could pave the way for a new Gloucestershire town will be introduced to the public at a series of events next week.

New gym planned for county shopping centre Image

New gym planned for county shopping centre

New gym planned for county shopping centre

Pie business takes a slice of new Stroud food market Image

Pie business takes a slice of new Stroud food market

An award-winning independent pie maker is the latest company to announce it is joining Stroud’s new indoor artisan market when it opens later in the spring.

Third person in Gloucestershire confirmed as having Covid-19 Image

Third person in Gloucestershire confirmed as having Covid-19

A person from Cheltenham has been confirmed by the Chief Medical Officer as the third person in the county to have Covid-19 (coronavirus).

The hundred million reasons why The Cheltenham Festival is a positive for Gloucestershire Image

The hundred million reasons why The Cheltenham Festival is a positive for Gloucestershire

Numbers are everything when it comes to the biggest four days in the Cheltenham calendar.

Cotswold pubs win national accommodation award Image

Cotswold pubs win national accommodation award

Four pubs in the Cotswolds have been rewarded for their excellent accommodation, after owner Brakspear was named Best Accommodation Operator at the Publican Awards 2020.

University plants seeds of debate with farming and food lecture series Image

University plants seeds of debate with farming and food lecture series

In recognition of its 175th year the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has begun a series of debates on the future of farming, food production and land management.

Cheltenham Festival is the perfect fit for fashion business Image

Cheltenham Festival is the perfect fit for fashion business

When the DNA of your product is inseparable from the equestrian world the excitement of Cheltenham Festival is irresistible.

Gloucestershire Airport boss steps down as letter raises concerns Image

Gloucestershire Airport boss steps down as letter raises concerns

As it prepares for its busiest time of the year courtesy of Cheltenham Festival and county’s main airport finds itself fighting something of a crisis.

Roadworks set to begin on busy A40 roundabout in Gloucester - and they'll go on until November Image

Roadworks set to begin on busy A40 roundabout in Gloucester - and they'll go on until November

If your commute takes you to the Longford roundabout near Gloucester, you’ve already seen the signs.

New £19million centre for Gloucestershire Constabulary a step closer to becoming reality Image

New £19million centre for Gloucestershire Constabulary a step closer to becoming reality

Plans to modernise Gloucestershire Constabulary’s Bamfurlong Operations Centre have moved a step closer to becoming reality.

Plans unveiled for new £2.4million Sixth Form centre for The King's School in Gloucester Image

Plans unveiled for new £2.4million Sixth Form centre for The King's School in Gloucester

Plans for a £2.4million redevelopment that will turn a Grade II*-Listed building into a state-of-the-art 21st century Sixth Form building have been revealed by The King’s School.

Award win is the cherry on the cake after three years of success for Cass-Stephens Image

Award win is the cherry on the cake after three years of success for Cass-Stephens

A company that started as a one-man band and has grown to become a multi-million pound enterprise with nearly 30 staff is celebrating being named the best business in Gloucestershire.

Cheltenham construction firm fined £55,000 after worker fell through roof on building site Image

Cheltenham construction firm fined £55,000 after worker fell through roof on building site

The Cheltenham firm was fined after a 17-year-old worker fell more than three metres through a roof light at a Gloucester building site and suffered life changing injuries.

Could a new windfarm be built at Hempsted? Image

Could a new windfarm be built at Hempsted?

Two major decisions on renewables this week has forced a re-think for those who see this Government as “carbon burning Dad’s Army Brexiteers”.

Businesses warned to be alert following theft in Cotswolds Image

Businesses warned to be alert following theft in Cotswolds

Police are appealing for witnesses after £1,500 worth of antiques were stolen from a business in the Cotswolds.

Supermarket giant to stand trial on health and safety charges following death of store worker Image

Supermarket giant to stand trial on health and safety charges following death of store worker

Supermarket giants Morrisons are to stand jury trial on health and safety charges following the death of a 27 year old store worker.

It's now full (wind-powered) steam ahead for Forest Green Rovers stadium plans Image

It's now full (wind-powered) steam ahead for Forest Green Rovers stadium plans

Rovers owner Dale Vince has confirmed that the plans for Eco Park have not been 'called-in' by the government and so work can finally begin on the scheme.

Kohler Mira announces new charity of the year Image

Kohler Mira announces new charity of the year

One of Cheltenham's largest employers has selected a new charity partner for 2020.

Marketing Gloucester saga makes Private Eye Image

Marketing Gloucester saga makes Private Eye

Punchline’s investigative journalism, our reports on the demise of Marketing Gloucester and the fact that the council-owned company went bust owing £1million has caught the eye…

Eel smuggler who used Gloucestershire business park as base for £53million operation escapes jail Image

Eel smuggler who used Gloucestershire business park as base for £53million operation escapes jail

A seafood salesman who used a Gloucestershire industrial estate to illegally smuggle endangered eels with a black market value of £53million has escaped a prison sentence.

£3m factory investment creating 40 new jobs gets the go-ahead Image

£3m factory investment creating 40 new jobs gets the go-ahead

A major engineering and manufacturing firm can now expand its operations in Gloucester and prepare itself to be at the forefront of the next generation of motor manufacturers.

Family-owned Stroud food packaging firm bought by international industry experts Image

Family-owned Stroud food packaging firm bought by international industry experts

The family-owned Stroud packaging company that has been operating for more than 60-years has been bought by an international industry specialist.

Gloucestershire Airport expecting busiest Cheltenham Festival to date - so book your refuelling slot Image

Gloucestershire Airport expecting busiest Cheltenham Festival to date - so book your refuelling slot

Businesses across Gloucestershire are busy preparing for one of the busiest weeks of the year when the eyes of the horse racing world fall on the Cheltenham Festival.

What business rates will you pay in 2020? Image

What business rates will you pay in 2020?

Bankier Sloan has once again produced its annual tables setting out in detail business rate relief available to small firms, and we are to share this information with you.

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