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Member NewsForum to help shape Welding Centre of Excellence curriculum

Forum to help shape Welding Centre of Excellence curriculum

Bridgwater & Taunton College has secured funding for a new Welding Centre of Excellence (WCoE) to be based at the Bridgwater Campus. Working in collaboration with Weldability Sif, South West Institute of Technology, Hinkley Point C and Heart of the South West LEP, there will be a clear focus on creating a world-class technical curriculum that employers drive and which students aspire to. ...

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Member NewsFamily fun day and free Easter eggs at Wincanton Racecourse

Family fun day and free Easter eggs at Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse will be holding a family fun day on Sunday, April 19, featuring the thrill of the races, plus a raft of complementary free entertainment for children to make it the perfect spring day out. There will be 250 free Easter eggs for the first children through the gate, while under-18s always race free when accompanied by a paying adult. Two pre-booked grandstand and paddock ticket...

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Member NewsMilsted Langdon appoints Senior Partner as its new Chairman

Milsted Langdon appoints Senior Partner as its new Chairman

Award-winning accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has announced that Tim Close will be taking the position as Chairman of the practice. In becoming the firm’s new Chairman, he takes over from founding Partner, Jonathan Langdon, who will be stepping down from the position after more than three decades at the firm’s helm. Jonathan will continue to work as a Partner within the practice, but the Ch...

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Member NewsClaims Consortium supports staff to gain Neurodiversity Aware Awards

Claims Consortium supports staff to gain Neurodiversity Aware Awards

Alicia Hodges Assoc CIPD and Laura Fletcher from Claims Consortium Group have completed the Neurodiversity Aware Award (Individual). This is part of an ongoing company initiative to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees. Every workplace has neuro-diverse employees and the bigger the business, the more neurodivergent individuals there will be. Businesses not only have an obl...

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Member NewsTV property expert opens Cooper Associates Group's new-look office

TV property expert opens Cooper Associates Group's new-look office

Cooper Associates Group was delighted to welcome Phil Spencer, the TV property expert, to officially open the company’s recently extended and refurbished office. Phil, who is best known for hosting long running series such as Location, Location, Location and Love It or List It on Channel 4, cut the ribbon at the group’s headquarters based in Taunton. The expansion of the office was required ...

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Member NewsCharities encourage people to volunteer their time or expertise to the Somerset Skills Bank

Charities encourage people to volunteer their time or expertise to the Somerset Skills Bank

Somerset Community Foundation is encouraging people to boost their careers, their wellbeing and their communities by joining the Somerset Skills Bank. As people enter a new year and a new decade, many may be thinking about their personal and professional development. Some may have signed-up for a marathon, or a new qualification. But how many people have thought about volunteering?   For ...

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Member NewsWest Country Blacksmiths make regional finals of Countryside Alliance Awards

West Country Blacksmiths make regional finals of Countryside Alliance Awards

West Country Blacksmiths has been shortlisted for a prestigious Countryside Alliance Award in the Rural Enterprise category. The awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food and farming, enterprise and heritage and are now in their 15th year having become the definitive rural business awards. They are set apart from other award schemes as they are driven by public n...

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Member NewsGenius PR & Events moves into new office in Taunton town centre

Genius PR & Events moves into new office in Taunton town centre

Founded in 2013 by Trish Caller, Genius PR & Events, has recently moved to a new office after outgrowing its old base – in Trish’s loft! Genius PR & Events started out as Taunton Comedy Festival with a huge marquee in the grounds of Taunton School. Following its success, Genius was born and Trish began booking and promoting shows at more and more venues across Taunton and then expande...

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Member NewsThis is Gravity makes two key appointments for its Bridgwater clean growth campus

This is Gravity makes two key appointments for its Bridgwater clean growth campus

This is Gravity ltd, the landowner of the 635-acre brownfield site in Bridgwater, has appointed JLL as sole agent for its smart campus, Gravity, which is currently under development and signed a 50-year agreement with E.ON to provide bespoke renewable and low-carbon on-site energy solutions. Gravity will attract responsible and fast-growing companies associated with advanced manufacturing, roboti...

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Member NewsSomerset financial experts Old Mill strengthen wealth management team

Somerset financial experts Old Mill strengthen wealth management team

Somerset financial experts Old Mill has appointed Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow Member of the Personal Finance Society, Neil Rushton, to the Wealth Management team. The 39-year-old has more than 18 years’ experience in financial services having held roles across the sector. Neil joins Old Mill from independent financial planning firm Citimark, where he looked after a portfolio of high ...

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Member NewsConcilium HR celebrates fifth anniversary with charity wing walk

Concilium HR celebrates fifth anniversary with charity wing walk

Debbie Morris, Managing Director of Concilium HR Ltd, is taking to the skies in April to wing walk to raise money for Cots for Tots, a charity very close to her heart.  In September 2013, Debbie’s son, Mackenzie, was born 16 weeks prematurely weighing just 642g.  Mackenzie underwent six surgeries, two of which were life-saving, and he spent a total of six months at St Michael’s Neonatal Int...

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Member NewsSomerset cricketing heroes named as Wincanton Racecourse ambassadors

Somerset cricketing heroes named as Wincanton Racecourse ambassadors

Wincanton Racecourse has announced Somerset County Cricket Club players Jamie Overton and Craig Overton as its ambassadors for 2020. The twin brothers, who have played for Somerset since 2012, are the first non-racing ambassadors for the racecourse but are enthusiastic followers of the sport and, with homes in Taunton, are regular visitors to the course. Craig has recently returned from Englan...

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Member NewsFamiliar face joins the commercial property team in Castle Cary solicitors' office

Familiar face joins the commercial property team in Castle Cary solicitors' office

Battens Solicitors is pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Saltonstall to its Commercial property team, joining as a Senior Associate based in Battens’ Castle Cary office. Having studied law first at the University of Warwick (including a stint studying the French legal system at a university in Bordeaux) and then the College of Law in Chester, Rachel worked as a paralegal for Magic Ci...

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Member NewsPromotion for family specialist at Battens Solicitors

Promotion for family specialist at Battens Solicitors

Battens Solicitors has promoted family law specialist, Gareth Bishop, from Associate to Senior Associate. Gareth joined Battens as a trainee Solicitor in 2010 and qualified with Battens in September 2012, working in the family department for eight years. In his years of working in the family team, Gareth became a member of the Law Society Children Panel in 2015. The accreditation is a nationally...

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Member NewsDay at the races raises money for Love Musgrove appeal

Day at the races raises money for Love Musgrove appeal

Love Musgrove hosted a charity day at Taunton Racecourse to raise money for the #MusgroveBabies Appeal.  Over 80 guests attended with many companies sponsoring races.  Love Musgrove thanked sponsors Hippychick, Hawksmoor Investment Management, Albert Goodman and Rutherford Diagnostics and Taunton Racecourse for their support.   Zoe Steer, Head of Fundraising, added: “Thank you to everyone w...

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