Gloucester Renaissance: The Magnificent 7

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On my page three piece I don’t normally write about what is actually going to appearing in the pages of the magazine. What’s the point? You have it in your hand. I normally waffle on about what ever takes my fancy and try to end the piece with a few words of wisdom and hopefully a feeling that we’re not all doomed to fail. I try and express that running your own business is actually still a jolly good idea and that we might actually make some money along the way, even if it takes blood sweat and tears. But this time it’s different. I’ve waited nearly a decade and a half to celebrate Gloucester’s rebirth as the greatest small city in the UK. As these pages show, it’s definitely on the UP and UP and UP, with new buildings being built and once-derelict buildings being torn down and regenerated. Like all projects of this type, it takes time and people are always impatient for change. But when the changes take so long, we forget what the starting point was. And that is what we have tried to show and tell the story of here. Gloucester’s journey of renaissance within the pages of this special edition.

The city is by no means the polished article, but it is getting there. What is certain is there is still the collective will from everyone within the city to carry it forward, not just from the business sector but politically, spiritually and from the wider community too. Every now and then it's good to stop. Appreciate what has been achieved – thank those many, many people who have worked tirelessly to get us to this point and then work out, what comes next? Because, believe you me – I think its going to be pretty

special for the whole county if we can get it right l

Mark Owen

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