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Construction work starts on Cirencester town centre car park Image

Construction work starts on Cirencester town centre car park

Work has begun to smarten up car parking at Cirencester Rugby Club that will create 158 parking spaces.

Sales soar at online mattress company Image

Sales soar at online mattress company

A direct-to-consumer online retailer of mattresses, pillows and duvets has seen an 86 per cent rise in sales.

Homebase fixes itself - but not in Cheltenham Image

Homebase fixes itself - but not in Cheltenham

At one point it didn’t look like it could fix itself, let alone anything else, but Homebase has seen a return to profit earlier than expected.

VIDEO: Gloucestershire company is at the forefront of a technological revolution Image

VIDEO: Gloucestershire company is at the forefront of a technological revolution

This is the year that everything changes and electric vehicles become mainstream and a Gloucester businessman has put his company at the forefront of the revolution.

Profit falls at Gloucestershire's biggest firm Image

Profit falls at Gloucestershire's biggest firm

Operating profit fell and money into the business fell – but do not go feeling too sorry for Gloucestershire’s biggest company.

Profit warning for tile retailer Image

Profit warning for tile retailer

Topps Tiles has warned that full-year profits will be well below expectations, after a sustained period of tough trading.

Record results for housebuilder with a Gloucestershire base Image

Record results for housebuilder with a Gloucestershire base

Completions, revenues and profits were all up for the year at Vistry Group, the housebuilders formerly known as Bovis Homes.

County regeneration scheme on track Image

County regeneration scheme on track

Construction work at a Gloucestershire regeneration scheme has reached a major milestone, as the first roof tiles were added as part of the multi-million pound project.

Growing county business set up by Gloucester Rugby star moves into new premises Image

Growing county business set up by Gloucester Rugby star moves into new premises

Smart Home Sounds, the Gloucester-based smart speaker retailer, has moved to new, purpose-designed headquarters.

New car park could be the key to airport's business future Image

New car park could be the key to airport's business future

At first glance it is an application for a car park – but it could be the key to Gloucestershire Airport’s continued business success.

One year on, there's finally progress on plans for Gloucester Food Dock Image

One year on, there's finally progress on plans for Gloucester Food Dock

A year has passed since planning permission was granted to transform two dockside Gloucester properties into a destination for foodies and finally there appears to be some progress.

Close to 800 staff set to lose their jobs at Lloyds Bank Image

Close to 800 staff set to lose their jobs at Lloyds Bank

The Unite Union have reported that employees have been told that 780 jobs at Lloyds branches will lose their jobs in 2020.

Largest fully-electric police fleet in UK charged up by Gloucestershire Constabulary Image

Largest fully-electric police fleet in UK charged up by Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary is preparing to welcome 75 new fully-electric vehicles to its fleet over the coming weeks, giving Gloucestershire a larger percentage of fully-electric vehicles in its fleet than any other force in the UK.

Cheltenham housing charity helps hundreds in 2019 Image

Cheltenham housing charity helps hundreds in 2019

A Cheltenham charity is celebrating a successful year helping vulnerable people with housing issues across the town.

Drop in sessions begin today for the engineering and technology sectors Image

Drop in sessions begin today for the engineering and technology sectors

If you are a business in the engineering and technology sectors seeking knowledge, inspiration or looking to make connections a special event begins today just for you.

Popular Stroud pub to close its doors  Image

Popular Stroud pub to close its doors

The watering hole is closing as it's landlord is leaving the area.

Up to 90 Frankie and Benny's and Chiquitos restaurants set to close Image

Up to 90 Frankie and Benny's and Chiquitos restaurants set to close

The firm who run Frankie and Benny’s and Chiquitos restaurant will close up to 90 of its UK restaurants by the end of 2020.

Landlady of Forest of Dean pub convicted of defrauding Macmillan Cancer Support Image

Landlady of Forest of Dean pub convicted of defrauding Macmillan Cancer Support

A Bream pub landlady has been convicted of defrauding Macmillan Cancer Support by not handing over the proceeds of fundraising events she organised for the charity.

Tesco jobs at risk Image

Tesco jobs at risk

Tesco has announced plans to transform bakeries in large stores from May, putting 1816 jobs at risk.

Arrest made after incident where police tyres were slashed ahead of cash machine theft Image

Arrest made after incident where police tyres were slashed ahead of cash machine theft

Police have arrested and charged a man with causing criminal damage to eight police cars and theft of a cash machine in the Cotswolds last year.

Prospectus published to mark the launch of the Western Gateway powerhouse Image

Prospectus published to mark the launch of the Western Gateway powerhouse

The prospectus that outlines the vision of the Western Gateway powerhouse has been published.

VIDEO: Yumi engineer steals the show at business event Image

VIDEO: Yumi engineer steals the show at business event

It was one small step for those who attended this morning’s opening of the two-day engineering and technology event, one giant step for the county’s education.

VIDEO: Car parts maker could invest £3m and create 40 jobs Image

VIDEO: Car parts maker could invest £3m and create 40 jobs

An industry-leading multi-national is poised to make a multi-million pound investment in Gloucester and create 40 new jobs in the motor industry.

HSBC announces closure of Cheltenham branch Image

HSBC announces closure of Cheltenham branch

The banking giant have announced that one of their Cheltenham branches is set to close with another getting a refurbishment.

Gloucester Quays store helps Hotel Chocolat revenues rise by £11million Image

Gloucester Quays store helps Hotel Chocolat revenues rise by £11million

New store openings – including a showpiece store in Gloucester Quays – have helped Hotel Chocolat record a significant jump in half-year revenues.

Bakery on the right tracks with free-from snacks launch Image

Bakery on the right tracks with free-from snacks launch

A Gloucestershire bakery has launched vegan and gluten-free treats onto Great Western Railway trains.

Series of seminars announced to help Gloucestershire businesses Image

Series of seminars announced to help Gloucestershire businesses

Law firm Willans has announced a series of seminars and workshops, designed to help regional and national businesses navigate the changing legal landscape in 2020.

Garden centre gets go-ahead for major investment and new restaurant Image

Garden centre gets go-ahead for major investment and new restaurant

A family business already a well-established garden centre destination has won permission for exciting new plans to further expand its business.

Turnover growth fails to blow green energy firm into profit Image

Turnover growth fails to blow green energy firm into profit

An increasing number of business customers boarding Ecotricity to sign up to its promise of greener power has led to a “significant year of growth in turnover”.

Tender process underway to find contractor to build new 4.5 acre Cheltenham trade park Image

Tender process underway to find contractor to build new 4.5 acre Cheltenham trade park

Demolition work is already underway at the former Vibixa factory site on the corner of Wymans Lane and Runnings Road.

Roads reopen after flooding with peak level expected to be lower than last week despite latest rain Image

Roads reopen after flooding with peak level expected to be lower than last week despite latest rain

After nearly a week under water, the A417 at Maisemore opened to traffic this morning.

Engineering firm builds bridge to growth and profits Image

Engineering firm builds bridge to growth and profits

A firm known world-wide for building bridges has engineered a road back to profit and a £26.8 million turnover.

New county retirement apartments lead the way in renewable energy Image

New county retirement apartments lead the way in renewable energy

A collection of 65 new retirement apartments in the centre of Cheltenham is the first local retirement development to use pioneering technology to cut its CO₂ emissions by up to 75 per cent and reduce energy bills.

Small firms say points-based immigration system can work Image

Small firms say points-based immigration system can work

Nearly four in 10 small employers have struggled to recruit the right staff over the past year, with more than a third citing the unwillingness of UK citizens to work in their sector as an issue, according to the FSB.

Publisher of Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo sees revenues fall by £20million Image

Publisher of Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo sees revenues fall by £20million

The publisher of the Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo newspapers have seen revenues fall by more than £20million in the past year.

Merger could create UK’s biggest estate agency Image

Merger could create UK’s biggest estate agency

Two of Britain’s biggest estate agents are believed to be in talks about a £500m merger.

Fight for mental health in aid of air ambulance Image

Fight for mental health in aid of air ambulance

A 51-year-old man from Dursley will be walking into the ring for his first ever white collar boxing match in April, in aid of Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

Staff praised as progressive Gloucestershire school achieves Ofsted standards Image

Staff praised as progressive Gloucestershire school achieves Ofsted standards

The principal of Wotton House International School has praised his team’s efforts after it met Ofsted standards after an inspection late last year.

Leading mountaineer guest of honour at Evans Jones and Schmidt Kitchens Cheltenham event Image

Leading mountaineer guest of honour at Evans Jones and Schmidt Kitchens Cheltenham event

A world-leading mountaineer who has scaled Everest 14 times will be the guest of honour at a special event held in Cheltenham on Thursday.

£600,000 electric car contract win for pioneering Tewkesbury firm Image

£600,000 electric car contract win for pioneering Tewkesbury firm

A pioneering firm from Tewkesbury have won a contract to supply advanced electronic circuits to an electric car manufacturer.

It's official: Gloucestershire firm is one of the country's Top 100 Best Companies to Work For  Image

It's official: Gloucestershire firm is one of the country's Top 100 Best Companies to Work For

Creed Foodservice has been recognised as one of the top places to work in the country by The Sunday Times.

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