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Leading national architecture firm celebrates opening Gloucester office Image

Leading national architecture firm celebrates opening Gloucester office

Leading national architectural firm GSSArchitecture has celebrated the opening of its new Gloucester office.

Gloucester businessman celebrates being best in the South West Image

Gloucester businessman celebrates being best in the South West

A Gloucester businessman who started his company from scratch in 2015 has just been named the best in the South West.

Profits fall by almost a quarter at John Lewis Partnership as staff get lowest bonus for 60 years Image

Profits fall by almost a quarter at John Lewis Partnership as staff get lowest bonus for 60 years

Partners at John Lewis will receive their lowest bonus since the 1950s as the retail giant posted a 23 per cent slump in profits.

'Decisive cost actions' turn a decline in revenues to an increase in profits for construction giant Image

'Decisive cost actions' turn a decline in revenues to an increase in profits for construction giant

‘Decisive management actions’ have been credited in construction giants Kier posting an increase in half-year profits.

CBI calls on government to 'improve connectivity' to the South West following collapse of Flybe Image

CBI calls on government to 'improve connectivity' to the South West following collapse of Flybe

The Government must act to improve connectivity to the South West in the wake of the collapse of troubled airline Flybe, according to the Confederation of British Industry.

£85 million Gloucester redevelopment gets go ahead Image

£85 million Gloucester redevelopment gets go ahead

Major plans to redevelop the centre of Gloucester with a new square, hotel, homes, restaurants and bars has been given the go-ahead.

Group turnover and staff numbers to grow 20 per cent after takeover Image

Group turnover and staff numbers to grow 20 per cent after takeover

An ambitious Cotswold business has acquired a Gloucester firm as part of its on-going growth plans.

Murder trial collapses after accused takes his own life Image

Murder trial collapses after accused takes his own life

A murder trial at Gloucester Crown Court has come to an abrupt and tragic end today after the accused man his own life in prison overnight.

Multi-million pound next phase of Gloucester Docks plans unveiled Image

Multi-million pound next phase of Gloucester Docks plans unveiled

When developers talk about ‘challenges’, what they are really saying is that issues you and I might consider insurmountable are do-able.

Time's up on three-hours free parking at Quayside retail park Image

Time's up on three-hours free parking at Quayside retail park

New parking restrictions are set to come into force at a major car park serving the Peel Retail Park and Gloucester Quays.

Millionairess businesswoman found guilty of assaulting her mother Image

Millionairess businesswoman found guilty of assaulting her mother

A millionairess businesswoman throttled her 75-year-old mother and tried to bite her 76-year-old father’s hand during a bitter family row about money, a court heard.

Event will show Gloucestershire businesses how much Inclusivity Works  Image

Event will show Gloucestershire businesses how much Inclusivity Works

Inclusivity Works is a new initiative to show businesses the many benefits of having a fully inclusive workforce.

Bennetts Coaches make a (three) grand donation to James Hopkins Trust Image

Bennetts Coaches make a (three) grand donation to James Hopkins Trust

The staff at Bennetts Coaches are no strangers to raising money for Gloucestershire charities hav-ing donated more than £13,000 to local good causes in the last six years.

Cheltenham Racecourse and Gloucester Cathedral team up to offer unique chance to sponsor gargoyle Image

Cheltenham Racecourse and Gloucester Cathedral team up to offer unique chance to sponsor gargoyle

Two of Gloucestershire’s most famous institutions have come together to provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to quite literally carve a piece of county history.

Award-winning streak remains unbroken for commercial property firm Image

Award-winning streak remains unbroken for commercial property firm

A Gloucester-based commercial property specialists has retained its title as the South West's Most Active Agent.

The Government will offer businesses tax concession if coronavirus causes cash-flow problems Image

The Government will offer businesses tax concession if coronavirus causes cash-flow problems

Businesses will be given help with short-term cash-flow problems caused by coronavirus according to an action plan published by the UK Government.

Family firm showcases its apprentices – and there is talk of 20 more Image

Family firm showcases its apprentices – and there is talk of 20 more

It was a proud moment for all concerned when one of the Forest of Dean’s best-known family firms decided to put its apprentices’ names in lights.

Engineering icon's electric car development turned down by planners Image

Engineering icon's electric car development turned down by planners

You cannot imagine one of the nation’s most brilliant engineering minds will not oversome the impasse – but for the moment Stroud planning officers say ‘no’ to Sir David McMurtry.

Gloucestershire motor group is changing with the times - as they have done for more than a century Image

Gloucestershire motor group is changing with the times - as they have done for more than a century

For more than a century the Warner family have been ready to adapt their business as new technology changes the world.

Powerful impact of enterprise with its Roots in the community Image

Powerful impact of enterprise with its Roots in the community

A small amount of money in the hands of those who know their communities best can change them beyond recognition, according to a city businessman.

Travis Perkins back in the black as 'positive trading performance' leads to £200million profit Image

Travis Perkins back in the black as 'positive trading performance' leads to £200million profit

Positive trading performance against a challenging market backdrop is how Travis Perkins have described their full-year results for the 2019 financial year.

Greggs hail an exceptional year as revenues, profits and store openings show no signs of slowing Image

Greggs hail an exceptional year as revenues, profits and store openings show no signs of slowing

Greggs have hailed an ‘exceptional’ year that saw revenues and profits soar by double-digit figures as the nation’s love affair with sausage rolls, pies and pasties shows no sign of slowing.

£5,000 worth of cigarettes stolen in night time raid of Nailsworth shop Image

£5,000 worth of cigarettes stolen in night time raid of Nailsworth shop

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses and information following a burglary at a Nailsworth shop.

VIDEO: Vital Stroud Day Centre comes under the wing of leading Gloucestershire care charity Image

VIDEO: Vital Stroud Day Centre comes under the wing of leading Gloucestershire care charity

Leading Gloucestershire care charity Lilian Faithful have welcomed a new county branch to their portfolio with the Uplands Day Care Service in Stroud becoming part of the charity.

Men’s grooming business cleans up with deals worth £3.25 million  Image

Men’s grooming business cleans up with deals worth £3.25 million

Turnover at a fresh-faced men’s grooming business is expected to increase 60 per cent as a result of two lucrative international deals.

Covered all-weather ice rink central to Cheltenham's plans for a Christmas Wonderland Image

Covered all-weather ice rink central to Cheltenham's plans for a Christmas Wonderland

Cheltenham will be getting a covered ice rink in 2020 as part of a Christmas Wonderland that will transform the town’s famous Promenade.

Cheltenham office block to be transformed into 41 apartments Image

Cheltenham office block to be transformed into 41 apartments

A building society office block in Charlton Kings has been given the green light to be converted into apartments.

'Prolific' Gloucester shoplifter jailed for thieving spree that saw him take £1,000 of booze Image

'Prolific' Gloucester shoplifter jailed for thieving spree that saw him take £1,000 of booze

A prolific 43-year-old shoplifter has been jailed for 32 weeks for his latest theft spree - during which he took £1,000 worth of booze, £600 worth of perfume, and threatening and abusing a Co-op security officer.

Forest of Dean is well placed to benefit from Western Gateway Image

Forest of Dean is well placed to benefit from Western Gateway

Tim Gwilliam, the very outspoken leader of the Forest of Dean District council is right when he says that this magical part of Gloucestershire has often been ‘cast aside’.

Thousands of jobs at risk as BrightHouse looks set to call in the administrators Image

Thousands of jobs at risk as BrightHouse looks set to call in the administrators

The rent-to-own specialists have three stores in Gloucestershire as part of a network of 240 across the country.

Experience a day in the life of a King's student Image

Experience a day in the life of a King's student

King's School Gloucester are opening their doors on Friday, March 6 for parents to see what life is like for students at the school.

Donation allows young thrill seekers to reach for new heights Image

Donation allows young thrill seekers to reach for new heights

Sometimes it is as simple as having somewhere to hang out and have fun that ensures young lives are heading in the right direction.

It's official: Gloucester is one of the best places to work in the country Image

It's official: Gloucester is one of the best places to work in the country

Gloucester remains one of the best place to work in the United Kingdom, according to a report by jobs portal Glassdoor.

Financial relief heading the way of hundreds of Cotswold businesses Image

Financial relief heading the way of hundreds of Cotswold businesses

More than 400 retail businesses in Cotswolds are about to be told they are entitled to increased business rate relief in the new financial year.

Gloucester insurance firm warns: If you think your company will avoid a cyber-attack - think again Image

Gloucester insurance firm warns: If you think your company will avoid a cyber-attack - think again

Cyber Crime is on the rise with more than half of UK businesses reporting an attack during the last year.

Queen’s award-winning firm talks up future growth prospects Image

Queen’s award-winning firm talks up future growth prospects

It is tough but "increasing market activity... present significant opportunity" for one of Gloucestershire's most celebrated companies.

Marketing Gloucester went bust owing  £1million - and the final figure is likely to be much more Image

Marketing Gloucester went bust owing £1million - and the final figure is likely to be much more

The catastrophic extent of Marketing Gloucester’s failings can now be revealed with the company owing nearly £1million when it went bust - and with the financial records for its' subsidiary UK:DRIC yet to be revealed, the final figure owed to businesses could be far higher.

Julian Dunkerton goes back to his roots by branding Cheltenham hotel with the Cult brand Image

Julian Dunkerton goes back to his roots by branding Cheltenham hotel with the Cult brand

The Superdry founder and Lucky Onion Entrepreneur has launched a new name for The George Hotel in Cheltenham - and it's the name of his first business in the town.

Police warning after packages containing Class A Drugs are sent to Gloucester businesses Image

Police warning after packages containing Class A Drugs are sent to Gloucester businesses

A warning has been issued by the Police to after thousands of pounds worth of MDMA pill have been sent to a series of independent businesses in Gloucester.

VIDEO: Evans Jones business event scales new heights thanks to professional mountaineer Image

VIDEO: Evans Jones business event scales new heights thanks to professional mountaineer

It was a business launch that reached for the summits – with the guest speaker being none other than a professional adventure and mountaineer.

England World Cup winning icon Sir Geoff Hurst guest of honour at Gloucestershire Question of Sport  Image

England World Cup winning icon Sir Geoff Hurst guest of honour at Gloucestershire Question of Sport

The winners of a quiz that will find Gloucestershire’s biggest sporting brains will be presented with their trophy by an English sporting icon.

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