Bin Ends welcomes acclaimed New Zealand winemaker

Stroud News and Journal:

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WINE lovers from around Stroud welcomed one of New Zealand’s greatest winemakers to town this month.

Funerals open day

Stroud News and Journal:

4:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FOLLOWING on from the success of the town’s recent Clocking Off Festival, Michael Gamble Funeral Directors believe it is time to shine light on what some still regard as the mysterious world of the undertaker.

Plastering could be the job for you

Stroud News and Journal:

3:36pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

IF YOU want a job in construction, and you can work with your hands quickly and accurately, a job as a plasterer could be the choice for you.

Car stolen from owner’s driveway in Slad

Stroud News and Journal: Man seriously injured in crash. Road closed in Gloucester

7:00am Friday 30th May 2014

A CAR was stolen from the owner’s driveway in Slad over the bank holiday weekend.

Couple's cinnamon nut crunch wins national award

Stroud News and Journal: Owner of Primal Joy Foods, Sarah Mace, at home in her kitchen making her award-winning cinnamon nut crunch – which has been named the winner of the breakfast category at the 2014 FreeFrom Food Awards. Picture by TammyLynn.co.uk

10:05am Tuesday 6th May 2014

THE owners of a nutritious food company are celebrating after becoming the first business to win the breakfast category at the 2014 FreeFrom Food Awards.

Cordial reception for exotic drinks

Stroud News and Journal: Sam Angelo has created seven cordials which he produces at his home in Summer Street, Stroud with more varieties to come this summer

11:17am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

STROUD cordial producer, Sam Angelo has a taste for the finer things in life and one hot summer when he needed a thirst-quenching drink there was nothing on the market that appealed to him.

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Online training company shortlisted for award - after just a year of trading

Stroud News and Journal: The team at eLearning247, from left, Joe Jarlett, Alex Hathway, Danielle Rees, Neil Hyde and Simon Adcock (1677727)

11:31am Thursday 14th November 2013

AFTER just a year of trading, a Stonehouse company which produces business training software has been shortlisted for an industry award.

Black Book Café celebrates its first birthday

Stroud News and Journal: Manager of the Blackbook Cafe Kelly Pitt outside the cafe which celebrated its first birthday on Tuesday

3:32pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

EXOTIC teas and coffees from far-flung regions of the world were offered to customers at the Black Book Café as it celebrated its first birthday on Tuesday, September 17.

It's coffee with cream at dairy

4:43pm Thursday 12th September 2013

TOP cheese maker Woefuldane Organic Dairy has extended its Minchinhampton shop to include a new cafe.

Caring role for students

4:41pm Thursday 12th September 2013

A GROUP of students gained valuable work experience this summer with Novalis Trust.

Gardener is winner of power tools

4:39pm Thursday 12th September 2013

A LUCKY gardener from near Stroud is set up for the autumn season after winning £1,000 worth of garden power tools and accessories in a national prize draw.

Forum of private business responds to the latest funding for lending figures

12:27pm Monday 9th September 2013

THE Forum of Private Business has responded to the latest Funding for Lending figures released by the Bank of England.

Taste for local food pays off for new grill and seafood restaurant Momo

Stroud News and Journal: Taste for local food pays off for new grill and seafood restaurant Momo

12:10pm Saturday 7th September 2013

THE manager of new grill and seafood restaurant Momo believes sourcing local produce is a key factor in its start-up success.

Asian malt whisky to tempt the tastebuds

3:39pm Thursday 5th September 2013

WHISKY lovers are invited to a tasting evening with one of the largest spirit producers in India.

County businesses to benefit from improvements to fire safety regulations

12:07pm Thursday 29th August 2013

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed a commitment from the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) to work with businesses to better enforce fire safety regulations.

Market is to run alongside festival

11:04am Thursday 29th August 2013

Summer refresher is chance for women to showcase their skills

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.  

Pupils rise to the challenge as employers set them tough tests

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."

Rovers sign up a new partner

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. 

Joining horse food team

3:37pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

NAILSWORTH equestrian firm EquiFeast has welcomed two young recruits to the team.

Home-cooking pub marks first birthday

3:35pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

TOP chef Michael Bedford and his wife Sarah are celebrating a year at The Butchers Arms in Oakridge Lynch.

Glasses collection gives the gift of sight in Sri Lanka

3:32pm Wednesday 7th August 2013

AN opticians in Stroud has given the gift of sight by providing specs for people in Sri Lanka who do not have proper, affordable eyecare.

Forum welcomes FE Teaching Bursaries to Improve Basic Skills

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.

The Forum of Private Business responds to today’s Q2 GDP figures

2:19pm Thursday 25th July 2013

The Forum of Private Business responds to today’s Q2 GDP figures showing growth of 0.6%, which follow the positive figures of last quarter.

Legal business celebrating top award success

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 .

A Taxing career?

3:39pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

THE next meeting of the Stroud Businesswomen's Network will be on Thursday 18 July at the Old Lodge, Minchinhampton.

France celebrates Bastille Day with Stroud Beer

3:36pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

A VILLAGE in Brittany will celebrate Bastille Day with an utterly unmetric firkin of beer from Stroud Brewery.

Kids see maths in action

3:34pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

PRIMARY school children from Stroud are aiming to become the engineers, scientists and mathematicians of tomorrow after being inspired by a visit to RenishawÕs plant in Wotton Under Edge.

Sky's limit for staff

3:30pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

STAFF from the Coventry Building Society in Stroud raised over £2,600 for the Shrubberies School in Stonehouse by jumping 10,000ft out of a plane.

Quality and real choice are key

1:27pm Thursday 27th June 2013

HOME-cooked food at affordable prices is the motto of a new cafe and restaurant in Minchinhampton.

Fabric designer has one-off pop-up shop

1:22pm Thursday 27th June 2013

DESIGNER Sarah Hardaker is holding a pop up sale shop in Nailsworth for one day only.

Store staff stock up on good deeds

1:19pm Thursday 27th June 2013

STAFF at Sainsbury's in Stroud have spent 12 months raising money for the Beresford Group's womens refuge in Stroud.

Business expands with a Stonehouse opening

12:40pm Thursday 27th June 2013

TOLSEY Two of Dursley has launched another shop in Stonehouse High Street

Emma reaches First base on career

12:29pm Thursday 27th June 2013

EMMA Blomfield is the new apprentice at First Base Employment in Stroud

Riding initiative to 'get active'

10:18am Friday 21st June 2013

A SESSION for schools to hold their own riding club has been set up at Barton End Equestrian Centre.

Gardening shop jobs

10:12am Friday 21st June 2013

FIFTEEN jobs have been created at family business Highfield Garden World due to a £2.2 million expansion.

Chris' award for promoting county

10:10am Friday 21st June 2013

BUSINESSMAN Chris Isaac has received an award recognising his contribution to promoting Gloucestershire.

Bank charges the latest concern for SMEs, forum study shows

1:03pm Thursday 13th June 2013

High bank charges are hurting small businesses already struggling with cash flow issues, new research carried out by the Forum of Private Business suggests.

Forum responds to oil price fixing allegations

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

Phil Orford, CEO at the Forum, responds to issues arising from today’s Queen’s speech.

Love your lunch

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.

Porridge on the go

10:00am Sunday 28th April 2013

THEY say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But too many of us skip out because of time pressures only to end up fighting the hunger pangs with unhealthy snacks.

Camping the easy way

10:00am Saturday 27th April 2013

CAMPING can be hassle free with a bell tent. Cotswold Bells was set up in February in Stroud to provide luxury tents to hire for parties and events.

Get real and you can save money on nappies

9:24am Friday 19th April 2013

PARENTS can save money by switching to re-usable nappies.

Straightforward marketing advice at Weir Marketing

Stroud News and Journal: Danella and Vinnie Weir have have set up a marketing company to help local businesses and charities

9:20am Friday 19th April 2013

MINCHINHAMPTON couple Danella and Vinnie Weir have have set up a marketing company to help local businesses and charities.

Former student launches holiday cottage website

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.

Secondhand designer clothes at the Villa

2:47pm Friday 12th April 2013

DESIGNER clothes can be picked up at the fraction of the price at a unique shop in Nailsworth.

Council to cash in to help small business

2:33pm Friday 12th April 2013

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.






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