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Member NewsBranded goods infringement claims warning in no-deal Brexit

Branded goods infringement claims warning in no-deal Brexit

A no-deal Brexit could see an unexpected rise in the number of trade mark infringement claims as a result of traders carrying on “business as usual”, warns intellectual property specialist Susan Hall. Susan, (pictured) partner at national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, said if business involves the export for resale of branded goods – such as clothing, shampoo and other personal care product...

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Member NewsM-Tech Electrical helps children's charity Bibic with donation of time and skills

M-Tech Electrical helps children's charity Bibic with donation of time and skills

Chamber member M-Tech Electrical has stepped in to help a children’s charity install vital sensory lighting. Matt Francis, of Bridgwater-based M-Tech Electrical, was only too happy to provide the staff, time and expertise free of charge to fit coloured LED lighting tubes in a sensory room for Bibic. Bibic had asked the Chamber if any members might be able to help and M-Tech Electrical came up ...

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Member NewsInaugural Taunton Night Walk to support NHS staff wellbeing projects

Inaugural Taunton Night Walk to support NHS staff wellbeing projects

NHS staff are at the front line when it comes to supporting those with health and well-being issues.  Now there is the opportunity for individuals and businesses to give back and show support for staff at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust by taking part or sponsoring the first Somerset NHS Trust Night Walk, on Friday, 1 November, at Longrun Me...

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Member NewsGet ready as new women’s activewear brand is all set to open at Clarks Village

Get ready as new women’s activewear brand is all set to open at Clarks Village

Boudavida, the premium women’s active fitness brand, is the latest company to join Clarks Village, as the Somerset outlet shopping centre announces a series of new stores. With its headquarters in Shepton Mallet, Boudavida’s activewear is designed so it can be worn from the gym to the yoga studio to the cafe.Bringing together fashion and functional fitness wear, Boudavida design clothes ...

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Member NewsFreshers’ Fair ‘Buzzing’ with activity and excitement of new students starting at Strode College

Freshers’ Fair ‘Buzzing’ with activity and excitement of new students starting at Strode College

New students began studying A Levels and Vocational courses at Strode College this week. Before they got down to work, they enjoyed the College Freshers’ fair, finding out about the many clubs, activities and interests they can enjoy while at Strode. There was a buzz of excitement in the air as the students looked around the 48 stands displayed by College clubs and services, outside agencies of...

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Member NewsNew 'berries' join the Red Berry Recruitment team in Yeovil

New 'berries' join the Red Berry Recruitment team in Yeovil

Award-winning recruitment specialists Red Berry Recruitment have announced the arrival of two new ‘berries’ who have joined the team’s Yeovil office. Vicki Griffin (right) joins Red Berry Recruitment with just under four years’ recruiting experience and manages the Perm desk in the Yeovil Branch. She joins fresh from establishing her own temporary recruitment desk in another recruitment a...

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Member NewsDorset and Somerset Air Ambulance takes a starring role in new Haynes Manual

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance takes a starring role in new Haynes Manual

Wherever you live in the UK, the chances are that you have spotted an air ambulance helicopter in the skies, or seen one attending an incident. Now, to mark National Air Ambulance Week (9 - 15 September), Haynes is offering a fascinating insight into the running of these helicopters and the vital role they play in delivering life-saving care with its new Air Ambulance Operations Manual. The bo...

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Member NewsRecognition for A C Mole & Sons' charity specialist

Recognition for A C Mole & Sons' charity specialist

Sarah Twist, senior manager in the charities team at Somerset firm A C Mole & Sons, has been awarded the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) Diploma in Charity Accounting. The diploma is designed to acknowledge expertise in charity accounting and financial management at the highest level, recognising individuals who make a real difference to organisations in the ch...

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Member NewsClarke Willmott LLP announces new partners in Taunton office

Clarke Willmott LLP announces new partners in Taunton office

The Taunton office of national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has announced a series of internal promotions, including three new partners. Claire Tofts in the commercial property team, Dan Gill who specialises in litigation and Paula Squire in the employment team are among six nationwide partner promotions at Clarke Willmott. In addition to the partner promotions Hannah Atkins has been promoted to...

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Chamber NewsAhead of Bank of England Update, SW agent Donna Kehoe outlines the challenges facing the financial system

Ahead of Bank of England Update, SW agent Donna Kehoe outlines the challenges facing the financial system

Donna Kehoe, South West Agent of the Bank of England South West, will be giving Chamber members an update on the current economic situation at the annual Bank of England Update at Taunton Racecourse on Friday, 13 September. She will summarise the bank’s views on the prospects for the British economy over the next two to three years. There will also be the opportunity for guests to network over ...

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Member NewsClaims Consortium team scales the Three Peaks in aid of charity

Claims Consortium team scales the Three Peaks in aid of charity

A team from Claims Consortium took on the Three Peaks Challenge in just 24-hours in support of Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD), an industry initiative established by the Alzheimer’s Society Sixteen adventurers left head office in Culmhead on Friday morning to climb the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. They started with Ben Nevis, at a cool 1,344 meters, moving on to ...

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Member NewsPorter Dodson cyclists prepare for The Great British Bike Off

Porter Dodson cyclists prepare for The Great British Bike Off

A dedicated team of cyclists from Porter Dodson Solicitors has already raised more than £3,000 for the RNLI - a full week before they set-off on a 121-miles cycle ride, dubbed The Great British Bike Off, in aid of the charity. Finance partner, Nicholas Clegg, first suggested a cycle ride taking in all eight of Porter Dodson’s offices over two days and a small working committee soon got the pla...

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Member NewsHPC Community Fund helps to support families during the school holidays

HPC Community Fund helps to support families during the school holidays

Two organisations which benefited from grants from the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Community Fund, administered by Somerset Community Foundation, have made a significant difference in their communities, particularly during the school summer holidays. With an estimated three million children in the UK at risk of going hungry during the school holidays, 'holiday hunger' is a reality for many low-income f...

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Member NewsTop accreditation for environmental services company

Top accreditation for environmental services company

Yeovil-based Elliott Environmental Services Ltd is proud to have joined a very select group of companies in the UK to be approved as a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Quality Partner. This is the highest award available from Mitsubishi Electric and the primary principle of the Diamond Quality Partner status is excellence. Mitsubishi Electric is a world-leading supplier of energy efficient air condit...

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Member NewsAccountancy staff take on the Tough Mudder in aid of Arc

Accountancy staff take on the Tough Mudder in aid of Arc

Staff from Somerset chartered accountancy firm A C Mole & Sons (ACM) have raised more than £500 for a local charity for the homeless by taking part in the 5k South West Tough Mudder challenge at Badminton. A team of four - George Shurley, Moss Macriner, Cristy Twine and Rebecca Bennett - faced 14 obstacles including shoulder-deep water, thick mud and a 25 ft climbing net to complete the rigo...

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