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Member NewsIntrotweet secures grant to improve training technology

Introtweet secures grant to improve training technology

Once the Coronavirus pandemic caused a lockdown back in March, Introtweet LTD had to quickly innovate to take their social media training sessions online. The team did this successfully but always had the aim of one day updating their technology to hugely up their online training game to make it as clear, professional and useful to businesses as it could be. Roll on to September and the team has...

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Member NewsBT helps people to develop digital skills with free advice and resources

BT helps people to develop digital skills with free advice and resources

BT is dedicated to ensuring that individuals (and businesses) have the skills they need to flourish in the digital world. Now, more than ever, digital literacy is vital. BT has put support and resources in place for people to develop their digital skills. As large numbers of people continue to stay at home because of the pandemic, everyone must be able to keep in touch with family and friends and...

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Member NewsNew T Level qualification brings an opportunity for employers

New T Level qualification brings an opportunity for employers

Both students and staff at Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) were eager to get back to learning and start the new T Level qualification launched this September. T Levels provide students with an alternative to A Levels and have been developed with the support of businesses and employers. During these two-year technical courses, students spend 80 per cent of their time in classroom learning ...

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Member News‘Only book a Coronavirus test if you have symptoms’, urges local COVID-19 board

‘Only book a Coronavirus test if you have symptoms’, urges local COVID-19 board

Local Coronavirus testing sites are up and running across Somerset, but demand for slots is increasing with 7000 people tested in Somerset last week alone. Test sites are commissioned by the Department for Health and Social Care and are seeing a surge of demand nationally for Coronavirus tests. Chairman of the Somerset Coronavirus Engagement Board, Cllr David Fothergill, said: “Only book a Cor...

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Member NewsDorset and Somerset Air Ambulance launches its Save a Life Challenge

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance launches its Save a Life Challenge

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has launched its ‘Save A Life Challenge’as part of the charity’s ‘20 Years By Your Side’ campaign. The charity is asking the public to show their support by making a one-off donation of any amount towards the campaign, or pledging to actively fundraise in aid of the charity, with an aim of raising £3,000 (the approximate cost of one life-saving missio...

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Member NewsPositive Wealth Creation Ltd team members find positives during lockdown

Positive Wealth Creation Ltd team members find positives during lockdown

Three of Positive Wealth Creation Ltd's colleagues have made the most of the ongoing unusual circumstances of 2020. Sioned James, who joined the company in 2018, passed a third exam from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) on Investment Principles and Risk, while Suraj Singh, who joined in 2019, passed the first exam from the CII on Regulation and Ethics. Meanwhile Lucy Bennett has used the t...

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Member NewsOppportunity to make a real difference to Somerset through HPC awards panel

Oppportunity to make a real difference to Somerset through HPC awards panel

Are you passionate about Somerset, with good local knowledge of Bridgwater and the wider Sedgemoor area, West Somerset, and Taunton? Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) is looking for two enthusiastic individuals to volunteer as independent members on the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Community Fund Awards Panel. The HPC Community Fund - managed by Somerset Community Foundation - has an annual budget of ...

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Member NewsADPR launches new services in response to COVID-19 pandemic

ADPR launches new services in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Somerset-based communications agency, ADPR, has announced the launch of a new range of six affordable e-commerce products, designed to meet the communication needs of small businesses following the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Products range from social media support to crisis management planning. Kate O’Sullivan, Managing Director of ADPR said: “As a small business owner mys...

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Member NewsLendology CIC - the new name for Wessex Resolutions CIC

Lendology CIC - the new name for Wessex Resolutions CIC

Somerset-based financial services organisation and social enterprise, Wessex Resolutions CIC, has announced a name change to reflect their plans to lead the way in the lending market in the South West and beyond. Since 2005, Wessex Resolutions have been working in partnership with councils across the South West to provide loans to homeowners and landlords to make essential repairs, improvements o...

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Member NewsTaunton School students in brave sea rescue attempt

Taunton School students in brave sea rescue attempt

During the summer break, two Year 11 students from Taunton School showed tremendous courage when they rushed to the aid of a struggling swimmer in the Cornish sea. Gabriel Baldegger and Joe Neeve were enjoying an evening on the beach at Perran Sands in Cornwall when they become aware of a body boarder in trouble. The man had been swept out 100 metres from the shore by a rip tide – a strong offs...

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Member NewsGrants from The Somerset Fund to help local charities thanks to generous local businesses

Grants from The Somerset Fund to help local charities thanks to generous local businesses

Grassroots community groups based in Somerset are being encouraged to apply for grants up to the value of £2,500 from The Somerset Fund. Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) manages the Fund and is keen for applications from smaller charities and community groups that run on less than £100,000 per year. The grants are ‘unrestricted’, which means they can be used to pay for ongoing running co...

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Member NewsHelp your local hospice from home for the cost of a coffee

Help your local hospice from home for the cost of a coffee

The Virtual Bucket Collection is St Margaret’s Hospice Care’s answer to the collections that have been cancelled over the last few months due to Coronavirus. Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, the charity’s team of volunteers and staff are usually seen working hard at collections in the local community throughout the year. Sadly, this year, the buckets have remained empty. Last y...

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Member NewsMilsted Langdon helps businesses to thrive with a new rebrand

Milsted Langdon helps businesses to thrive with a new rebrand

One of the South West’s leading firms of accountants, Milsted Langdon, is demonstrating its commitment to innovation with the launch of a new website and branding. Built around its core values of helping its clients to thrive, the firm is embracing change and enhancing its modern and professional identity, which reflects the high-quality advice and support that it provides.  The new bold bran...

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Member NewsLifeSkills seminar to help employers support their staff

LifeSkills seminar to help employers support their staff

LifeSkills created with Barclays aims to help all people in the UK, whether that’s a young person developing skills and preparing for their first job, to someone wanting to progress in their career, or make changes to their working life. For businesses, the programme can support the development of employability and financial capability skills of employees. There are free interactive online tool...

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Member NewsGrowth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme launches

Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme launches

The Growth Support Kickstart Grant scheme aims to help businesses to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. There is additional funding within the grant to help small businesses in tourism related sectors to adapt their business as part of a Kickstarting Tourism package announced by Government for businesses in tourist destinations. You can only submit a single Growth Support Kicks...

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