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Business expert: Attracting and retaining skilled staff Image

Business expert: Attracting and retaining skilled staff

Cathy O’Donoghue of HR Champions Ltd looks at the subject of recruiting and retaining suitably skilled staff from a slightly different viewpoint.

Stagecoach West honours bus drivers who have won the praises of happy customers Image

Stagecoach West honours bus drivers who have won the praises of happy customers

Dedicated bus drivers who go that extra mile to care for their customers have been recognised in the fourth annual Stagecoach West Customer Service Awards.

Companies co-locate to provide new services for the Forest of Dean Image

Companies co-locate to provide new services for the Forest of Dean

Three established Gloucestershire companies have opened a new shared office hub serving the people and businesses of the Forest of Dean.

New chief fire officer appointed for Gloucestershire Image

New chief fire officer appointed for Gloucestershire

Wayne Bowcock has been appointed as Gloucestershire’s new Chief Fire Officer.

£2m ploughed into farming tech in Gloucestershire Image

£2m ploughed into farming tech in Gloucestershire

A £2 million donation will help cultivate still more ground-breaking agricultural research into food and energy crops in Gloucestershire.


Police arrest man after alleged rape of teenager Image

Police arrest man after alleged rape of teenager

Police have arrested a 44 year old man on suspicion of raping a teenaged boy in a Gloucester car park two months ago.

Appeal launched to help transform and save lives in Gloucestershire Image

Appeal launched to help transform and save lives in Gloucestershire

The county's businesses are being urged to support a £1.2 million appeal to provide new CT scanners and x-ray equipment for lifesaving treatment.

Warning: Roadworks planned for ‘major’ routes into Cotswold town Image

Warning: Roadworks planned for ‘major’ routes into Cotswold town

Drivers are being warned of roadworks planned for a major thoroughfare into a Gloucestershire market town

Video: Next reports sales rise as huge new Gloucester store takes shape Image

Video: Next reports sales rise as huge new Gloucester store takes shape

Stores giant Next has reported a two per cent rise in full price sales for the third quarter as its massive new outlet in Gloucester nears completion.

Market stallholders celebrate 50 golden years of trading Image

Market stallholders celebrate 50 golden years of trading

Hardworking stallholders joined in the fun as they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of Gloucester's Eastgate Market today.

Law firm ranked among the best in the South West  Image

Law firm ranked among the best in the South West

Two departments at a Gloucestershire law firm have secured a coveted top-tier ranking in the latest edition of The Legal 500.

County homes protected by new £2.78m flood prevention scheme Image

County homes protected by new £2.78m flood prevention scheme

New flood prevention measures protecting 500 Cheltenham residents have now been completed.

Do you recognise this burglar? Image

Do you recognise this burglar?

He was was caught on CCTV camera as he carried out a burglary at a Gloucester pub.

£3,000 illegal tobacco seized in Gloucester Image

£3,000 illegal tobacco seized in Gloucester

Some say misfortune often comes in threes, and the target of a GCC trading standards operation earlier this week may well believe it.

Caribbean banquet for Cotswold homeless Image

Caribbean banquet for Cotswold homeless

A banquet of Caribbean food is due to be laid out for homeless and vulnerable in the Cotswolds by a catering company from the county – and you can contribute.

Cathedral Poppyfall memorial to the fallen works its magic Image

Cathedral Poppyfall memorial to the fallen works its magic

Scaffolders hired to install the Gloucester Cathedral Poppyfall memorial to those who fought and fell in World War 1 were the first to be moved by its power.

Fishing business waits with bated breath to hear its fate Image

Fishing business waits with bated breath to hear its fate

Unless you are interested in the sport you may not have head of it, but it is one of the UK’s largest fishing retailers, has a store in Gloucester and its shares have been suspended.

Chancellor's drive for UK prosperity-Hazlewoods Budget Analysis Image

Chancellor's drive for UK prosperity-Hazlewoods Budget Analysis

The experts at Hazlewoods, the Gloucestershire based accountants and business advisers, give their verdict on the Chancellor's Budget.

Budget reaction from Gloucestershire's business leaders Image

Budget reaction from Gloucestershire's business leaders

So, how will the Budget affect Gloucestershire and those of us living here? Local business leaders react.

Man admits benefits fraud of almost £60,000 Image

Man admits benefits fraud of almost £60,000

A 67 year old man paid benefits of nearly £60,000 after claiming he could hardly walk was photographed jogging up a hill and painting on a rooftop, a court heard

Housebuilder to open new Cotswold development Image

Housebuilder to open new Cotswold development

A modern development of 50 homes will be launched this weekend at Willow Green in the village of Willersey, Broadway.

New 100-bedroom hotel could be built in county Image

New 100-bedroom hotel could be built in county

A new hotel could be built near Gloucester Services on the M5.

Witnesses sought after serious assault  Image

Witnesses sought after serious assault

A man suffered serious injuries when he was assaulted outside a Forest of Dean business.

Gloucester Quays and Cheltenham restaurants change hands Image

Gloucester Quays and Cheltenham restaurants change hands

One of the Gloucester Quays' popular restaurants, which also has a business in Cheltenham, has been sold.

Major Gloucestershire employer criticises Budget’s ‘missed opportunities’ Image

Major Gloucestershire employer criticises Budget’s ‘missed opportunities’

Gloucester city centre's biggest private sector employer has spoken out at what it sees as a failure to help charities in this year's Budget.

Sporting spotlight turns on Gloucester and Sharpness canal Image

Sporting spotlight turns on Gloucester and Sharpness canal

Competitors from across the South of England descended one of the Gloucestershire oldest and perhaps least well-sung sports clubs at the weekend.

Council appoints town centre regeneration experts Image

Council appoints town centre regeneration experts

One of the UK’s leading consultancy companies has been appointed by Tewkesbury Borough Council to look at the options for regenerating Tewkesbury town centre.

Gloucestershire hotels are listed amongst finest in the UK Image

Gloucestershire hotels are listed amongst finest in the UK

Three Gloucestershire hotels have been named in the prestigious Sunday Times Best Places to Stay 2018 list.

Road closes for essential repairs Image

Road closes for essential repairs

A county road will be closed and traffic diverted for essential maintenance.

Man jailed for intimidating witnesses Image

Man jailed for intimidating witnesses

A 38 year old Gloucester man who intimidated witnesses in a case against his brother was jailed for 11 months at Gloucester Crown Court.

Early bird tickets on sale for a rugby inspired business masterclass  Image

Early bird tickets on sale for a rugby inspired business masterclass

For a limited time only, grab your tickets with an exclusive discount of 50% off.

Business expert: Affordable housing – new guidelines for planners Image

Business expert: Affordable housing – new guidelines for planners

In a Punchline article earlier this year, I mentioned that the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was long overdue an update.

VIDEO: All aboard as city celebrates new bus station launch Image

VIDEO: All aboard as city celebrates new bus station launch

A cavalcade of historic buses took to the streets to celebrate the opening of Gloucester's new state of the art bus station.

Marketing trio to help boost law firm’s growth plans  Image

Marketing trio to help boost law firm’s growth plans

Law firm Lodders, which has an office in Cheltenham, has more than doubled the size of its in-house marketing team, adding three members in specialist marketing roles.

Gloucestershire HR firm wins prestigious enterprise award  Image

Gloucestershire HR firm wins prestigious enterprise award

A county HR consultancy is celebrating this week after scooping the 2018 Midlands Enterprise Award for its ‘outstanding performance’ in the industry.

HMV sells more music than Amazon Image

HMV sells more music than Amazon

High street music retailer, HMV, has become the UK’s biggest seller of physical music.

Transport hub will get Gloucester moving Image

Transport hub will get Gloucester moving

As Paul James said in jest as he addressed the private party at Gloucester Transport Hub, if he had asked people a few years ago to spend the afternoon at the bus station there would have been few takers.

£11.6million Cotswold Retail Park unveiled Image

£11.6million Cotswold Retail Park unveiled

Mayor of Cheltenham Councillor Bernard Fisher cut a ribbon as the doors opened for the first time.

Major employer leaves Gloucester Image

Major employer leaves Gloucester

If you have read the headline and think this could be bad news for the Gloucestershire - then read on - according to the firm it is about positioning itself firmly in the county for growth.


Will Cirencester’s House of Fraser become a discount store? Image

Will Cirencester’s House of Fraser become a discount store?

Rumours and speculation (and a little jesting) continue over just what will happen to Cirencester's former flagship House of Fraser.

Cotswold guest house sells for £1.1m Image

Cotswold guest house sells for £1.1m

The Lansdowne Guest House in the tourism hotspot of Bourton-on-the-Water has changed hands.

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