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Bank funds new HQ for water surveying company Image

Bank funds new HQ for water surveying company

Gloucestershire water surveying company, Storm Geomatics, has secured a six-figure finance package from HSBC to acquire a larger office.

Warning: County road to close at nightime for essential resurfacing work Image

Warning: County road to close at nightime for essential resurfacing work

Traffic will be diverted off of a major county road which is to close overnight for a month while repairs take place.

Businesses tee off to support a fantastic children's charity Image

Businesses tee off to support a fantastic children's charity

The county's business people turned out in force on the golf course to help raise funds for one of Gloucestershire's favourite charities.

Staff to receive a share of nearly £1.5m Image

Staff to receive a share of nearly £1.5m

Staff working at Gloucestershire businesses are in line for a share of back pay totalling £1.44million according to the Government.

Businesses equip police with off-road vehicles to hit rural criminals  Image

Businesses equip police with off-road vehicles to hit rural criminals

Poachers, hare coursers and rural criminals generally will be given a proper run for their money in Gloucestershire after businesses decided to give county police the upper hand.

Funding for charity to develop tech to help seriously ill children Image

Funding for charity to develop tech to help seriously ill children

A much-loved Gloucestershire charity has been granted funding from Comic Relief to develop a digital tool to help parents and carers manage their children's medicine routines.

Climate change summit staged in Gloucestershire town Image

Climate change summit staged in Gloucestershire town

Bigger issues than the World Cup and even Brexit (there, we’ve said it) were tackled at a special summit on climate change staged in a small Gloucestershire town.

Cheltenham's biggest business park sold in £20.5m deal Image

Cheltenham's biggest business park sold in £20.5m deal

What is possibly Cheltenham’s biggest business park - home to 20-plus companies - has been sold for a cool £20.5 million.

Sneak peek inside £3.5m refit Cotswold hotel Image

Sneak peek inside £3.5m refit Cotswold hotel

Fifty jobs are set to be created after a multi-million pound refit transformed one of the county’s best known inns into a boutique hotel.

100-plus staff and 59 residents await fate as two care homes face closure Image

100-plus staff and 59 residents await fate as two care homes face closure

More than 100 staff and 59 residents at two care homes in Gloucestershire will learn their fate on Wednesday (July 18) when a decision is expected to be made on the two businesses.

On-line business saves guilty 23-year-old from jail Image

On-line business saves guilty 23-year-old from jail

A 23-year-old who spat in a woman's face and allegedly threatened her with a knife has since turned his life around and built a social media company with 75,000 followers, a court heard yesterday.

Estate agent business reveals £26.1m loss Image

Estate agent business reveals £26.1m loss

An estate agency whose launch threatened a shake-up of the sector has recorded a pre-tax loss of £26.1 million.

Cheltenham Racecourse first past the post at industry awards  Image

Cheltenham Racecourse first past the post at industry awards

More used to giving out prizes to winners it was the turn of Gloucestershire's world-famous racecourse to receive a major industry honour – for its very own awards ceremony.

Gloucester MP says law must change to better protect Police dogs and horses Image

Gloucester MP says law must change to better protect Police dogs and horses

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has said that the dogs and horses serving our police around the country are "much more than Police property".

Last chance to grow your business through Punchline magazine Image

Last chance to grow your business through Punchline magazine

The next edition of Punchline, the definitive Gloucestershire business magazine, is now being put together and this is your last chance to get involved.

More stops at Lydney train station please Image

More stops at Lydney train station please

A call has gone out to Gloucestershire County Council to put pressure on train operators to increase the number of times trains stop at a key Forest of Dean station.

Make this summer a #SafeSummer Image

Make this summer a #SafeSummer

Top tips to stay safe from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

Where now for Gloucestershire 2050? Image

Where now for Gloucestershire 2050?

For me, the Gloucestershire 2050 project took an interesting turn for the better during the debate organised by BBC Radio Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Live this week.

Germans call for the head of Gloucestershire boss Image

Germans call for the head of Gloucestershire boss

After taking the company from a minnow to one of the biggest businesses Gloucestershire has ever known, it seems the knives could be out for Bob Holt.

Focus on wholesale and online fits Superdry well Image

Focus on wholesale and online fits Superdry well

Fashion clothing brand Superdry has produced a good-looking set of results siting a focus on wholesale and digital channels as its route to a “strong year”.

Law firm creates new partner Image

Law firm creates new partner

A Gloucestershire firm of solicitors has made a new senior appointment.

Service sector sees business boost Image

Service sector sees business boost

UK service providers saw the fastest expansion of business activity for eight months in June.

Hazlewoods raises over £17,000 for Scoo-B-Doo charity Image

Hazlewoods raises over £17,000 for Scoo-B-Doo charity

Staff at Gloucestershire accountancy firm, Hazlewoods, have raised £17,100 for Scoo-B-Doo, their charity of the year for 2017/18.

Severn Vale Housing shares expertise in new building technology in Spain Image

Severn Vale Housing shares expertise in new building technology in Spain

A group of Gloucestershire business people, led by Severn Wye Energy Agency, recently visited Spain to share knowledge and ideas in building low carbon homes.

CCP hits the high notes with new recruit Image

CCP hits the high notes with new recruit

Cheltenham-based charity Caring for Communities and People (CCP) has just appointed a professional vocalist as its communications and engagement officer.

High Sheriff backs Forest of Dean's economic growth Image

High Sheriff backs Forest of Dean's economic growth

The cheesemaking High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, Charles Martell, has thrown his support behind the recently formed Forest Economic Partnership.

Forest school wins award for helping special needs pupils Image

Forest school wins award for helping special needs pupils

Ruardean Church of England Primary has become the first school in the Forest of Dean to gain a special award for its inclusion of students with autism.

Driving instructor pulled woman’s top aside court told Image

Driving instructor pulled woman’s top aside court told

A record-breaking Gloucester driving school owner who has competed on Britain's Got Talent shocked a shop assistant when he pulled her shirt aside to look at the tattoo on her right breast.

£12m plans submitted for retail and leisure centre Image

£12m plans submitted for retail and leisure centre

A £10 million deal has seen a Gloucestershire town's retail and leisure centre pass into the hands of a development company with multi-million pound plans.

Taxi drivers can fly the flag for England (or any other World Cup competitors) Image

Taxi drivers can fly the flag for England (or any other World Cup competitors)

Cotswold district taxi drivers have been told they can show their support for England in the World Cup.

New HQ helps trolley manufacturer shatter previous sales record Image

New HQ helps trolley manufacturer shatter previous sales record

Golf trolley manufacturer Stewart Golf has posted another record month andis on its way to recording its highest ever second quarter output.

£25m-plus Stobart deal made possible by Gloucestershire experts Image

£25m-plus Stobart deal made possible by Gloucestershire experts

Expertise from a county firm has made one of the UK’s FTSE companies a cool £25.5 million better off.

Is it time to scrap Gloucestershire's district councils? Image

Is it time to scrap Gloucestershire's district councils?

A county MP says Gloucestershire should end its two-tier local authority system and replace it with one "super" council in overall control.

Road closures this weekend as 10k strides into Gloucester Image

Road closures this weekend as 10k strides into Gloucester

Nearly 900 runners will take to the streets of Gloucester this weekend for the Gloucester 10k – and travellers planning to hit the city centre on Sunday morning are being warned to beware.

Store goes on market and is the perfect place to chill out Image

Store goes on market and is the perfect place to chill out

A major chill store facility has become available in Gloucester.

Business leader warns of threat to our town centres Image

Business leader warns of threat to our town centres

A former retail chief has warned that the UK's town centres are in danger of becoming ghost towns unless urgent action is taken.

Major British DIY retailer hit by “weak” demand Image

Major British DIY retailer hit by “weak” demand

One of the nation’s best-known DIY retail chains has blamed a “weaker consumer environment” for a dip in sales.

Mystery surrounds future of spa hotel  Image

Mystery surrounds future of spa hotel

A new owner could be about to be announced for one of Gloucestershire’s prize hotels and spa resorts.

Man arrested after ‘major incident’ at Gloucester supermarket Image

Man arrested after ‘major incident’ at Gloucester supermarket

Sainsbury’s in Barnwood was evacuated after a road accident and reports of a man threatening shoppers with broken bottles.

New partner bolsters law firm's corporate & commercial team Image

New partner bolsters law firm's corporate & commercial team

Gloucestershire law firm Willans LLP has strengthened its corporate & commercial arm with the appointment of new partner Chris Wills.

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in July Image

Warning: This is where mobile speed cameras will be sited in July

Drivers are being alerted to the location of mobile speed cameras on Gloucestershire roads in July.

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