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12:07pm Thursday 29th August 2013
11:01am Thursday 29th August 2013
MORE than 20 members of the Stroud Businesswomen's Network will be showcasing their wares and sharing their skills at SBN's Summer Refresher event on Thursday, August 29. Have-a-go demos of high-energy keep fit as well as calm and spiritual yoga and tai chi sessions will be available, alongside 20 stalls offering a wide range of superb organic beauty, wellbeing, nutrition and lifestyle products, all made or sold by SBN business members. SBN chairman Catherine Green said: "We don't normally have an August meeting but this year we decided to do something different, inviting SBN members in health, beauty and wellbeing businesses to come and show the rest of us what they do. "The Summer Refresher morning is free to all SBN members and first-time guests and will include free refreshments including smoothies and fruit, as it's going to be a health-conscious event." Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing to take part in the have-a-go sessions. The event, free to SBN members and first-time guests, starts at 9.30am at The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton.
10:57am Thursday 29th August 2013
STUDENTS from Stroud schools have been taking part in a number of exciting projects in a bid to aid the transition from education into work. Gloucestershire enterprise group GFirst LEP teamed up with a number of employers across the country to help young people increase their confidence and enhance their employability skills by getting to grips with work-related challenges. Staff from WSP Textiles Ltd, Delphi UK, Renishaw, Alvin Creighton and Ingenuity Testing Systems each worked with Year 10 students to come up with an innovative work related design challenge. Students from Archway School, Maidenhill School and Thomas Keble created mobile phone apps, designed mobile phone cases and created coasters from waste products. David Owen, chief executive of GFirst LEP, said: "It's brilliant to see such active participation from employers across the county to get involved in this type of project. "The project really stretched the imagination of the students and I am sure that each individual has benefited enormously in terms of building confidence and awareness of real business issues."
10:48am Thursday 29th August 2013
FOREST Green Rovers has signed a deal with Stonehouse-based Lister Communications. It will provide the club's supporters with a new telephone and text message ticketing service. Then while the eyes of the fans are on the ball, two-way radio for the ground and support staff will ensure things run smoothly on match days. Dane Vince, business development manager at FGR, said a commitment to professionalism off the pitch is a key aspect of the club's ambition to climb into the football league. He said: "We're looking to how the club runs at all levels. "Our heart is in it to rise to the top and providing the best service we can to our supporters and being efficient in our staff and business communication is a vital part of helping to make that happen." Simon Gardner, manager of business solutions at Lister Communications, said: "There has been a lot of recent innovation in telecommunications and Forest Green Rovers FC are a great partner for us to share this with." Lister Communications is also sponsoring a number of business networking events which will be hosted at the New Lawn stadium.
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2:43pm Thursday 1st August 2013
NATIONAL business group the Forum of Private Business welcomes today’s announcement by the business secretary, Vince Cable, of further education teaching bursaries of up to £20,000 to improve numeracy and literacy teaching of young people.
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3:42pm Wednesday 17th July 2013
WSP Solicitors is celebrating success after winning Legal Practice of the Year 2013 at the GWILS (Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Incorporated Law Society) Awards. GWILS, established in 1817, provides solicitors in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire with up to date information and training on all aspects of law. The award category was open to any practice operating within Gloucestershire and Wiltshire .
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3:17pm Tuesday 21st May 2013
Business will be incandescent if allegations are true, says lobby group The Forum of Private Business has said allegations certain oil companies may have colluded on price rigging for years will not come as a shock to many small firms.
Forum of Private business reacts to Queen’s speech and says too many demands being put on small business on immigration
1:33pm Thursday 9th May 2013
4:00pm Thursday 2nd May 2013
THE British Sandwich Association has launched a campaign to encourage people across the UK to ‘Love Lunch' after its research showed that almost 60% of adults admit to eating lunch at their desk at least once a week and well over a quarter to taking less than the legal 20 minute break.
10:00am Sunday 28th April 2013
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3:06pm Friday 12th April 2013
A FORMER Wycliffe College student has launched a website to make it faster and simpler for holidaymakers to find their perfect holiday cottage in Britain. Sophie Alexander, who left Wycliffe in 1998, discovered that most web users disliked having to re-enter their search criteria each time they visited a new site.
2:47pm Friday 12th April 2013
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GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council and Funding Circle have announced the launch of a new scheme to stimulate local economic growth and employment. As part of the partnership, the council will lend £100,000 to businesses in Gloucestershire using Funding Circle, the UK's largest online marketplace where people directly lend to small businesses.
2:28pm Friday 12th April 2013
9:15am Friday 12th April 2013
A TENNIS club served up an ace open day in Minchinhampton on Saturday, Players were invited to get into the swing of things at Minchinhampton Tennis Club in a bid to increase the clubÕs youth membership.
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4:00pm Wednesday 7th November 2012
"I HAVE an open heart and an open door," says Dino Silvestre, owner of Bella Luna, the new Italian restaurant in Stroud's Gloucester Street. What he also has is a true gem of a business serving up the most exquisite food.