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Bookmaker to close hundreds of shops Image

Bookmaker to close hundreds of shops

William Hill is set to close 900 stores, some in a matter of weeks.

Young people flock to GET apprenticeships Image

Young people flock to GET apprenticeships

If anyone doubts the desire to take up engineering apprenticeships they needed only be at what has been called ‘the engineering hub of Gloucestershire’ last night.

Three sentenced after boys used to run drugs in county lines case Image

Three sentenced after boys used to run drugs in county lines case

A county lines drugs operation which saw two young boys acting as runners distributing crack cocaine and heroin on the streets of Gloucestershire has been brought down.

Massive solar investment for engineering firm Image

Massive solar investment for engineering firm

An innovative multi-billion-dollar turnover engineering business has revealed it is about to become even more powerful.

Property firm builds near £40 million turnover Image

Property firm builds near £40 million turnover

Citing an uncertainly over Brexit hampering its market, one of Gloucestershire’s biggest property businesses has nevertheless recorded a turnover of nearly £40 million.

Council and Boots Corner protesters on collision course today Image

Council and Boots Corner protesters on collision course today

It is difficult to think of a more controversial highways decision in Cheltenham than the closure of Boots Corner.

Record profit for housebuilder  Image

Record profit for housebuilder

Housebuilder completed 3,759 new houses and its profits were ahead of expectation in 2018.

VIDEO: Supplier to the film industry and F1 sees growth accelerating Image

VIDEO: Supplier to the film industry and F1 sees growth accelerating

A Gloucester engineering company has become the driving force behind some of the world's leading technology.

Restaurant sector speaks out over Brexit ‘settled status’ Image

Restaurant sector speaks out over Brexit ‘settled status’

EU citizen’s not from the UK can from today apply for settled status – removing concern for many about their future living and working here.

New screens for Cineworld Cheltenham Image

New screens for Cineworld Cheltenham

A revamp of screens and expansion into the neighbouring unit will pave the way for an exciting new chapter for a major Cheltenham cinema.

Charity shop plundered to feed heroin addiction Image

Charity shop plundered to feed heroin addiction

A 36-year-old man plundered a charity shop to get money for his heroin addiction a court heard.

Christmas shopping up at railway stations Image

Christmas shopping up at railway stations

Sales at railway station shops were up by 2.3 per cent over the Christmas period, according to Network Rail.

How diverse is your workforce? Image

How diverse is your workforce?

Gloucestershire County Council's Forwards team are inviting local employers to an event aimed to develop inclusive and diverse workforces.

County business park to double in size Image

County business park to double in size

Planners have given the go ahead for a near 50,000 sq foot expansion of a business park despite numerous objections.

200 staff to change hands as £20m turnover business is sold Image

200 staff to change hands as £20m turnover business is sold

A member of the well-known Gloucestershire Warner family has sold his chain of county-based businesses to a major British brand.

Verdict on businessman who died in vintage car rally Image

Verdict on businessman who died in vintage car rally

A 65-year-old vintage sports car enthusiast and Gloucestershire company director died when his vintage Bugatti crashed during a car rally in Australia, an inquest heard.

Business expert: The key to making landlords' lives easier Image

Business expert: The key to making landlords' lives easier

The growth of the private residential sector along with legislative changes are leading to increases in the number of issues faced by landlords when tenancies come to an end.

Six figure investment helps secure firm's green credentials Image

Six figure investment helps secure firm's green credentials

Cheltenham-based A&E Fire & Security has secured six-figure funding from HSBC UK to invest in new technology to help the company achieve its environmental goals.

Two new businesses to move into Cheltenham Image

Two new businesses to move into Cheltenham

Names have been revealed of the two new businesses due to move into empty Cheltenham shops.

Guano makes its mark Image

Guano makes its mark

An innovative Gloucester-based screen printing studio with a refreshing can-do attitude is already making its distinctive mark on the international market.

Bogus barrister who stole thousands from business back in court Image

Bogus barrister who stole thousands from business back in court

A bogus barrister who conned her employers and defrauded them of £14,000 will face two proceeds of crime hearings.

Trading Standards seize illegal tobacco and cash from shop Image

Trading Standards seize illegal tobacco and cash from shop

Trading Standards Officers and Gloucestershire Police seized illegal tobacco worth more than £2,300 and cash to the value of £10,000 during an inspection.

Business gives away £5,000 to charity from Christmas carol services Image

Business gives away £5,000 to charity from Christmas carol services

Four much-loved Gloucestershire charities are to receive a share of nearly £5,000 raised by one a county business.

Gloucestershire’s biggest engineering apprenticeship recruitment event Image

Gloucestershire’s biggest engineering apprenticeship recruitment event

Are you, or is someone you know interested in a career in engineering?

Milkman threatened with knife Image

Milkman threatened with knife

A milkman on his early morning round was robbed of his milk float by a drug crazed teenager who threatened him with a commando style knife, a court heard.

330 jobs at risk as major development project shelved Image

330 jobs at risk as major development project shelved

A question mark hangs over 330 jobs and the future of a Gloucestershire firm after its owner shelved its involvement in a major UK energy project.

New Cheltenham builders merchants could create 13 jobs Image

New Cheltenham builders merchants could create 13 jobs

Planners have given approval for an industrial unit, once home to Spirax Sarco, to be demolished to make way for a builders merchants.

Heavy metal fans target business Image

Heavy metal fans target business

Thieves raided a business in Stroud over the festive period and police now how enough information to make a public appeal.

Heavenly picture marks anniversary Image

Heavenly picture marks anniversary

Bus drivers for Stagecoach West decided to go above their bosses' heads - and mark the firm's 25 years in business by calling in intervention from on high.

Award-winning lawyer joins Gloucestershire solicitors Image

Award-winning lawyer joins Gloucestershire solicitors

A Barnwood-based firm of solicitors has appointed a leading construction lawyer to its team.

Police search for missing woman Image

Police search for missing woman

A search is on for a 21-year-old Gloucestershire woman who has been missing for more than week.

Gloucestershire College offers debt-free alternative to university Image

Gloucestershire College offers debt-free alternative to university

Deciding on future career moves can be overwhelming for students, especially after receiving A level exam results.

County’s smallest development will keep city’s history safe Image

County’s smallest development will keep city’s history safe

A construction team is currently flush with activity at what must surely be Gloucestershire’s smallest current conversion – sealing potential Roman and Medieval secrets beneath.

New initiative will help veterans move into careers in rural sector Image

New initiative will help veterans move into careers in rural sector

A national networking platform to help ex-forces personnel looking to move into careers in the rural sector is to be launched in Gloucestershire.

Men’s beauty company looking good after £500,000 deal Image

Men’s beauty company looking good after £500,000 deal

If you thought men’s beauty products were niche a Cheltenham business will tell you differently - after landing deals worth £500,000.

Battle cry goes up after vandals strike popular restaurant Image

Battle cry goes up after vandals strike popular restaurant

Owners of a popular Cheltenham restaurant hunting down vandals have drawn on the famous battle cry of cinema's version of Scottish warrior William Wallace.

Business expert: You can ‘deal with’ a problem staff member Image

Business expert: You can ‘deal with’ a problem staff member

Every business sometimes has to deal with an employee who is underperforming, or just doesn't 'fit' the company.

First public consultation for Moreton-in-Marsh neighbourhood plan Image

First public consultation for Moreton-in-Marsh neighbourhood plan

In early Febuary, Moreton-in-Marsh Neighbourhood Plan Working Group are inviting residents to attend a public consultation regarding future developments in the area.

Late payments bill for business all but lost in Brexit noise Image

Late payments bill for business all but lost in Brexit noise

Wall-to-wall coverage of yesterday's 'meaningful' Brexit vote meant other business got rather overlooked - including a bill to help firms with late payments.

Slum artists draw the crowds in Cheltenham - thanks to business Image

Slum artists draw the crowds in Cheltenham - thanks to business

Work by young artists from Africa’s largest urban slum went on display at a Cheltenham gallery - with a little help from county businesses.

HMV to close this week Image

HMV to close this week

It looks like Gloucester’s HMV store is set to close on Saturday, if posters in the window are to be believed.

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