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Gloucester business invests £2.1m in customer service firm Image

Gloucester business invests £2.1m in customer service firm

Futr, the live chat and customer service chatbots leader, has secured new funding from Gloucester Business Park-based investment firm Blackfinch Ventures.

Procook revenue grows 30 per cent Image

Procook revenue grows 30 per cent

Gloucester-based kitchenware brand ProCook Group Plc has revealed an almost 30 per cent revenue growth in the last year.

Renishaw appoints new director Image

Renishaw appoints new director

Gloucestershire-based global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has appointed a new director of additive manufacturing.

VIDEO: Tour of Cirencester Growth Hub Image

VIDEO: Tour of Cirencester Growth Hub

Pick up Punchline’s ANNUAL 2022 at your local Growth Hub.

Stroud business launches world’s first paper wine bottle Image

Stroud business launches world’s first paper wine bottle

Stroud-based craft wine specialist, When in Rome, has launched the world’s first paper wine bottle.

Cotswold business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise Image

Cotswold business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Broadway-based Little Soap Company has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its excellence in innovation.

New car registrations expected to drop 10 per cent Image

New car registrations expected to drop 10 per cent

New car registrations are expected to dip by 10 per cent year-on-year in the first half of 2022.

eBay launches Imperfects range Image

eBay launches Imperfects range

Online giant eBay is launching a new Imperfects range, in a bid to cut fashion waste.

Punchline Talks – April 22 line-up revealed Image

Punchline Talks – April 22 line-up revealed

It has been another big week of news for the Punchline Friday Business Briefers to discuss when they come together tomorrow.

Appeal for witnesses to assault outside shop in Stroud Image

Appeal for witnesses to assault outside shop in Stroud

A man sustained serious head injuries and has since been discharged from hospital.

Cirencester man arrested for drug dealing and possession of £24,000 of designer clothing Image

Cirencester man arrested for drug dealing and possession of £24,000 of designer clothing

A Cirencester man who was arrested on his 19th birthday.

Forest of Dean man sentenced for cannabis farm with value of £84,000 Image

Forest of Dean man sentenced for cannabis farm with value of £84,000

A 37-year-old man who was caught tending a small cannabis farm in the Forest of Dean has been sentenced.

Stroud councillors to consider renaming street and building names Image

Stroud councillors to consider renaming street and building names

More than 1,600 responses to a Stroud District Council-led review helped inform recommendations for consideration by elected officials.

Changes to Gloucester taxi rank make way for £107m The Forum development Image

Changes to Gloucester taxi rank make way for £107m The Forum development

Gloucester's city centre Station Road taxi rank, in front of Grosvenor House, has been altered to allow for construction of The Forum.

Forest of Dean MP Mark Harper tells Boris Johnson to quit Image

Forest of Dean MP Mark Harper tells Boris Johnson to quit

The Conservative said the PM had broken the Covid laws he wrote and lied to the House Of Commons about it

Jurys Inn set for rebrand Image

Jurys Inn set for rebrand

Jurys Inn, which owns one of the county’s landmark hotels, is to relaunch under a new brand.

Report highlights urgent need for skills training re-design in aerospace and social care Image

Report highlights urgent need for skills training re-design in aerospace and social care

Two key sectors of the West of England economy - aerospace and social care - need urgent changes to their skills training.

Council to upgrade on-street parking pay and display machines Image

Council to upgrade on-street parking pay and display machines

Gloucestershire County Council is upgrading its on-street parking pay and display machines this summer.

New laws to clampdown on fake reviews Image

New laws to clampdown on fake reviews

The government has announced reforms to help protect consumers and stop companies using underhand techniques to boost their online ratings.

Naked Wines profit from stay at home era Image

Naked Wines profit from stay at home era

The UK based subscription business delivers booze from around the world to people's doorsteps.

Teen on trial for attempted murder denies charge of deliberately wounding the victim Image

Teen on trial for attempted murder denies charge of deliberately wounding the victim

A 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Online card business suspended after cyber attack Image

Online card business suspended after cyber attack

Personalised online card retailer, Funky Pigeon, has suspended orders after a cyber security incident last week.

Sleep mask donation to support Sue Ryder patients Image

Sleep mask donation to support Sue Ryder patients

A donation of sleep masks will hopefully help patients receiving care from a Cheltenham hospice enjoy a more relaxing night’s sleep.

Appeal for witnesses after father and daughter racially abused in park Image

Appeal for witnesses after father and daughter racially abused in park

The man and his nine-year-old daughter had been walking their dog.

Commercial property investment volumes hit £4.5bn in March Image

Commercial property investment volumes hit £4.5bn in March

March investment volumes reached £4.5 billion, up from £3.9 billion transacted in February according to Colliers.

Cirencester firm invests £4.5m Image

Cirencester firm invests £4.5m

Hercules Site Services has struck a deal which will see it acquire 10 new suction excavators, giving it one of the largest fleets in the UK.

Kohler Mira opens £20m national distribution centre Image

Kohler Mira opens £20m national distribution centre

Chelenham-based shower and tap manufacturer Kohler Mira has opened a new national distribution centre in Worcester.

Charges have been made following a stabbing in Gloucester Image

Charges have been made following a stabbing in Gloucester

At 3.10am on Saturday, police were called with a report that a man had sustained suspected stab wounds.

Next snaps up big share in baby brand Image

Next snaps up big share in baby brand

Next has bought a big stake in maternity, baby and toddler retailer, JoJo Maman Bébé.

Developer wins national award for sustainable homes built in the Cotswolds Image

Developer wins national award for sustainable homes built in the Cotswolds

Local Authority Building Control Award (LABC) for the best small housing development 2021

Stroud Brewery auction for Ukraine Image

Stroud Brewery auction for Ukraine

Stroud Brewery is holding an auction for Ukraine in May, following a successful fundraising meal.

New chapter begins for Tewkesbury high street Image

New chapter begins for Tewkesbury high street

The council and Historic England appointed a new programme manager to oversee the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) projects.

Boots to stop selling plastic-based wipes Image

Boots to stop selling plastic-based wipes

Boots will stop selling wet wipes which contain plastic fibres by the end of the year.

Hartpury’s women are queens of rugby Image

Hartpury’s women are queens of rugby

Hartpury have secured the BUCS Women’s National League Championship title for the first time.

Cheltenham man’s sentencing delayed by Legal Aid strike Image

Cheltenham man’s sentencing delayed by Legal Aid strike

A 30-year-old man has become the first defendant at Gloucester Crown Court to suffer from a national work-to-rule by criminal lawyers.

Tenants move into modern new homes in Stroud Image

Tenants move into modern new homes in Stroud

Nine bungalows for older people have been built as part of Stroud District Council's Independent Living scheme.

From kitchen table to £400,000 sales in a year Image

From kitchen table to £400,000 sales in a year

A Gloucestershire couple who quit their jobs to launch their own BBQ business have seen sales top £400,000 in their first year.

Gloucestershire pub named among the UK's best Image

Gloucestershire pub named among the UK's best

Nearly 100 pubs and bars across the UK are celebrating ahead of the bank holiday weekend - including one in Gloucestershire.

VIDEO: What's next for Gloucester Rugby legend Charlie Sharples? Image

VIDEO: What's next for Gloucester Rugby legend Charlie Sharples?

A celebration of the career of Gloucester Rugby star Charlie Sharples took place at Kingsholm last night with more than 100 club members, sponsors and fellow players in attendance.

Government appointment for Spirax-Sarco Engineering director Image

Government appointment for Spirax-Sarco Engineering director

The chief financial officer of Cheltenham-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering is to co-chair the next FTSE Women Leaders review for five years.

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