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All World Freight has welcomed several new members to its ever-growing team over the last few months, bringing an increasing wealth of knowledge and experience. There have been multiple additions to the operations team, including new Operations Manager Paul Hallam, who has 34 years’ experience in the industry working at both large and smaller logistics firms, including founding and running his ...

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Member NewsBristol Airport Community Fund grants more than £1.2 million to local projects

Bristol Airport Community Fund grants more than £1.2 million to local projects

A fund set up to support local community projects around Bristol Airport has made grants totalling more than £1.2 million since it started in 2012.  So far in 2021, the management committee which oversees the Airport Environmental Improvement Fund (known at the Local Community Fund) has granted over £145,000 to support 52 local community projects.  Each year Bristol Airport contributes a min...

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Member NewsA C Mole rebrands and launches new website

A C Mole rebrands and launches new website

A C Mole, based in Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, is one of the leading, independent firms of Chartered Accountants and Tax Advisers in the South West. To celebrate returning to the office following the relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions, and our forthcoming 120-year anniversary in 2022, A C Mole are thrilled to announce an exciting new re-brand. The re-brand consists of new a logo, updat...

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Member NewsDeadline approaching for day-to-day running costs grants for COVID-hit charities

Deadline approaching for day-to-day running costs grants for COVID-hit charities

Time is running out for charities and community groups who were significantly affected during the height of the Coronavirus outbreak to apply for grants to support their day-to-day running costs (also known as core costs). Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) has opened a special round of the Hinkley Point C Small Grants programme and is encouraging applications for grants of up to £5,000 from co...

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Member NewsMilsted Langdon expands tax team with director appointment

Milsted Langdon expands tax team with director appointment

To meet the growing demand for its tax services across South West England and beyond, award-winning accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has appointed Patrick Collins as its latest Tax Director. Patrick joins the firm’s office in Bristol with more than 20 years of experience working in private client tax matters, including time spent at two ‘Big Four’ firms and some of the leading Top 20 accoun...

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Member NewsOpportunity to make a real difference in Somerset through HPC fund

Opportunity to make a real difference in Somerset through HPC fund

Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) is looking for an individual to volunteer on the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Community Fund Awards Panel - and applications from people with knowledge of west Somerset are particularly welcome. Somerset Community Foundation manages the HPC Community Fund, awarding grants to those seeking support for projects and initiatives that will help to mitigate the impacts and ...

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Member NewsCooper Associates Group announces new Chief Executive

Cooper Associates Group announces new Chief Executive

Cooper Associates Group is pleased to announce that, as part of its planned succession arrangements, Samantha Jackson has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. The move sees Lee Cooper move to the position of Chairman of the company. Samantha, pictured, joined the company in 2009 and has held a number of roles within the business, including most recently the position of Group Managing Direct...

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Member NewsDorset and Somerset Air Ambulance asks for support during Air Ambulance Week

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance asks for support during Air Ambulance Week

Air Ambulance charities across the country are once again coming together to celebrate Air Ambulance Week which takes place between Monday - Sunday, September 6-12, 2021. The national awareness week, organised by Air Ambulances UK, will see Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance join other air ambulance charities around the country in a campaign called ‘Every Second Counts and Every Penny Matters’...

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Member NewsLeading national accountancy awards name Milsted Langdon as finalist

Leading national accountancy awards name Milsted Langdon as finalist

One of the South West’s top firms of accountants, Milsted Langdon, has been shortlisted at this year’s prestigious Accounting Excellence Awards. Held annually, the awards are a highlight of the profession’s calendar that recognise the very best practices and professionals across the UK. After careful judging from a panel of industry experts, Milsted Langdon has been named as a finalist in ...

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Member NewsJoos takes off at Bristol Airport to provide passengers with power

Joos takes off at Bristol Airport to provide passengers with power

Bristol Airport has become the second UK airport to install Joos, a revolutionary power bank rental service which allows passengers to charge before they fly. With Joos, there is no need to crowd around a power point or leave devices in a ‘charging locker’. You no longer have to wait around a plug/socket - Joos means that passengers can now charge on the move while shopping at duty-free and en...

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Member NewsSomerset Business Agency launches farming support programme

Somerset Business Agency launches farming support programme

The Somerset Business Agency is launching an exciting new programme on September 1 that will be available to all farmers and land managers who are based in Somerset. Called the Future Farm Resilience Programme, the scheme is designed to help those eligible businesses to learn more about:Helping to understand any changes within the agriculture transition How their business models might nee...

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Chamber NewsMembership survey prize draw winner takes delivery of hamper

Membership survey prize draw winner takes delivery of hamper

Congratulations to Tim Church, of Somerset Web Services, who won a luxury hamper of Somerset produce in our membership survey prize draw. Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us feedback and we hope Tim enjoys the treats! Somerset Web Services is based in Taunton and offers a full range of web-based services, from website design, hosting through to SEO.

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Member NewsSomerset Passenger Solutions appoints new Operations Director

Somerset Passenger Solutions appoints new Operations Director

Somerset Passenger Solutions has announced announce the appointment of Simon Mohammad as Operations Director. Simon (pictured) was previously at First Hampshire, Dorset and Berkshire, where he was Head of Operations. Simon joins the Senior Leadership Team and brings a wealth of passenger transport experience spanning over 20 years from both commercial and municipal operations. A highly skille...

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Member NewsMilsted Langdon to share expertise at the third South West Charity Conference and Expo

Milsted Langdon to share expertise at the third South West Charity Conference and Expo

Milsted Langdon has once again teamed up with The Business Exchange to take part in this year’s South West Charity Conference and Expo next month. This popular event, first hosted in 2019, is designed to support and guide local charities and third sector organisations by bringing together expertise from across the region. The latest event, due to be held from September 13-17, will once again i...

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Member NewsChurch House hires address growing need for investment advice

Church House hires address growing need for investment advice

Church House Investment Management has made new hires and promoted from within to further strengthen the team behind their success, in response to increased demand from clients as a result of both Brexit and the pandemic.   Andrea Steel (pictured) has been promoted to Head of Private Clients for the South West, so will work closely with the relationship managers and client services team, operat...

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