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Member NewsLove Musgrove celebrates past year's achievements

Love Musgrove celebrates past year's achievements

Love Musgrove was pleased to welcome fundraisers, volunteers and supporters to the Quantock Restaurant at Bridgwater and Taunton College on Thursday 2nd May to celebrate their achievements over the last financial year. With guests from local businesses including HippyChick and the Castle Hotel, schools including Parkfield Primary and Taunton School and a number of individual fundraisers and volun...

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Member NewsNew Wessex Pavilion officially opened at Bath & West Showground

New Wessex Pavilion officially opened at Bath & West Showground

The transformation of the event spaces at the Bath & West Showground continues apace with the recent opening of the Wessex Pavilion.   Glastonbury Festival organiser and friend of the Bath & West, Michael Eavis cut the ribbon to officially open the refurbished restaurant facilities following a £1.2m project, signed-off by the Trustees of the Royal Bath & West of England Society in ...

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Member NewsClaims Consortium team to tackle Three Peaks Challenge for dementia awareness

Claims Consortium team to tackle Three Peaks Challenge for dementia awareness

Staff at Taunton-based Claims Consortium Group have set themselves a mountain to climb – or indeed three – in their bid to raise £10,000 for dementia research. They will aim to complete the Three Peaks Challenge in just 24 hours this August as part of the insurance industry movement, Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD), an initiative established by Alzheimer’s Society. The team of 15...

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Member NewsDouble success for Cooper Associates Mortgages

Double success for Cooper Associates Mortgages

Cooper Associates Mortgages achieved double success at the 2019 ESTAS awards, where they were named Best Mortgage Office in the UK and Best Regional Mortgage Broker in the South West. The ESTAS awards ceremony was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Friday 10 May and attended by over a thousand of the UK’s top property professionals. The awards were hosted by TV property expert Phil Sp...

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Member NewsBattens welcomes Immigration Advisor Lee Campbell

Battens welcomes Immigration Advisor Lee Campbell

Battens Solicitors has welcomed Immigration Adviser Lee Campbell to its immigration department. Lee will travel or connect with clients wherever they are based, advising on all private immigration queries for both the employer and the individual. Lee’s background uniquely qualifies him in immigration matters due to his previous role and experience as a Caseworker in the Home Office. He previou...

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Member NewsLadies on target for Milsted Langdon outdoor activities networking event

Ladies on target for Milsted Langdon outdoor activities networking event

A group of female business leaders took part in an afternoon of fun outdoor activities with accountancy firm Milsted Langdon after a poll found that they would rather shoot clay pigeons than enjoy an afternoon tea. When it came to hosting its latest ladies networking event, Milsted Langdon put a range of activities to a vote for those who attended their previous ladies networking event. Options ...

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Member NewsWalpole Dunn team raises a glass or two on marathon run for Somerset Sight

Walpole Dunn team raises a glass or two on marathon run for Somerset Sight

On a glorious May Day Bank Holiday Sunday, the team at Walpole Dunn joined 800 other runners at the first ever Taunton Ciderthon, held at Longrun Meadows. The event, previously held in Wells, invites runners of all capabilities to complete a half marathon route with a difference – after each exhausting mile a cider checkpoint offering tasters from one of thirteen local cider makers. With no ex...

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Member NewsSchool bag and pencil complete marathon fundraiser for charity!

School bag and pencil complete marathon fundraiser for charity!

Luke Simon, founder and CEO of Somerset-based charity School in a Bag and his good friend Claire Babbage have raised more than £1,200 for the charity after successfully completing the London Marathon in fancy dress. Fittingly, Luke dressed as a school bag, while Claire joined the field of 42,750 runners as a pencil! It was the second time Luke had competed in the London Marathon and both he and...

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Member NewsChildren's book and app project wins South West Young Enterprise Regional Final

Children's book and app project wins South West Young Enterprise Regional Final

Students from Taunton School narrowly missed out on the top title in the South West Young Enterprise Regional Final having been chosen to represent Somerset at the event. The overall honours went to Balcarras School, Gloucestershire, which was named Best Overall Company. The final, held at Kings Weston House, Bristol, celebrated students who had set up and run a company over the academic year as ...

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Member NewsAccountants take to the slopes to strike up new connections

Accountants take to the slopes to strike up new connections

Accountants from award-winning firm, Milsted Langdon, have taken a trip to the beautiful snow-filled slopes of Morzine in France to strengthen their relationships with their local business connections. For the second year in a row, Partners Rachael Verinder, Rachel Hotham (pictured) and Simon Rowe organised a trip to the continent as a way of breaking the usual pattern of networking events.  Th...

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Member NewsLaw firm staff step out to raise £20,000 for charity

Law firm staff step out to raise £20,000 for charity

Staff from a Taunton law firm have raised over £20,000 by taking on a 100-mile challenge stretching from North Devon to the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The 16-strong team of partners, lawyers, office staff and friends from Clarke Willmott completed a gruelling three-day trek over the bank holiday weekend, to raise money for anti-slavery charity Unseen UK and muscular dystrophy charity Duchenne UK...

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Member NewsRupert joins the board of SASP

Rupert joins the board of SASP

SASP has welcomed Rupert Cox, the CEO of The Royal Bath and West Society, as a new board member. Rupert is an experienced CEO in primarily membership-based not-for-profit organisations. He has a wealth of event management experience, is particularly astute in the political arena, working with volunteers and building effective teams. A spokesman for SASP said: “In line with our strategy launch ...

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Member NewsCITB funding to drive digital transformation in construction industry

CITB funding to drive digital transformation in construction industry

Construction employers and trade organisations are being encouraged to join forces with education providers, digital enterprises, LEPs and management consultancies to apply for a share of a £1 million funding pot from the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board). The CITB wants construction companies to become 'digital organisations' and is offering grants to boost digital transformation with...

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Member NewsAir-Seal Products' award-winning mission to Mongolia

Air-Seal Products' award-winning mission to Mongolia

Earlier this year the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) hosted a trade mission to Mongolia which included several visits to key mines and participation in Mongolia Mining Expo 2019. Air-Seal Products saw this as an opportunity, having previously supplied a trial quantity to a potential Mongolian distributor. Steve Jones, Air-Seal Products, said: "We hoped that our product was met with i...

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Member NewsAmazing Spaces architect partners with Social Communications

Amazing Spaces architect partners with Social Communications

Channel Four’s Amazing Spaces architect George Clarke has partnered with placemaking PR agency Social Communications to highlight the work of his charity the Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE). Launched by the TV architect in 2017 as an educational charity, MOBIE encourages children and young people to pursue careers in the built environment through new technical and vocation...

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