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Member NewsSS&L helps businesses to cut cost of hiring an apprentice

SS&L helps businesses to cut cost of hiring an apprentice

Somerset employers have been celebrating this National Apprenticeship Week after benefiting from a scheme that enables them to fund apprenticeship training via Somerset County Council’s apprenticeship levy. The initiative supports Somerset-based employers in the care sector, early years sector and schools, enabling them to access the funding via a transfer of the council’s apprenticeship levy...

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Member NewsA C Mole & Sons offers free printing service for parents and students

A C Mole & Sons offers free printing service for parents and students

To help parents during lockdown A C Mole & Sons is offering a free printing service for local parents and students. Printing requests can be emailed to schoolprinting@acmole.co.uk together with the senders name and home address and the team will then print and post the school work to them. Requests received by 3pm will be sent by first class post on the same day. A C Mole & Sons also off...

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Member NewsHinkley Point C Community Fund supports mental health and wellbeing

Hinkley Point C Community Fund supports mental health and wellbeing

Fortitude Wellbeing is one of the latest groups to receive a grant from the Hinkley Point C Community Fund. With their work on improving mental health and wellbeing having even greater significance during the latest lockdown, the group, which is based in Taunton, is focused on providing opportunities based in the natural world to help people rediscover a sense of purpose and enjoyment in their liv...

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Member NewsTaunton School ranked seventh best school in the country for sport

Taunton School ranked seventh best school in the country for sport

School Sport Magazine has released its annual list of the most successful sporting schools in the country with Taunton School making the top ten. For the first time ever, the magazine has combined its separate lists of independent and state schools into one league table of the top 200 schools. The magazine used the results from 100 events across 18 different sports to compile its final list. Th...

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Chamber NewsHornsbury Mill takes delivery of QES Q4 2020 prize hamper

Hornsbury Mill takes delivery of QES Q4 2020 prize hamper

John and Jane Nagle at Hornsbury Mill, near Chard, were the lucky recipients of the last hamper to be delivered to the winner of our QES prize draw in 2020. Everyone who completed the Q4 Quarterly Economic Survey at the end of last year was automatically entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of Somerset produce. Jane said: “We would like to say a heart-felt thank you for the lovely QES ham...

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Member NewsTaunton School delivers meal boxes to staff at Musgrove Park Hospital

Taunton School delivers meal boxes to staff at Musgrove Park Hospital

Taunton School is supplying 300 meal boxes each week to Musgrove Park Hospital, in Taunton, to support frontline NHS staff working throughout the pandemic. Starting this week, the food parcels are being delivered to the Well Being Hub at the county’s largest acute hospital. Providing a nutritiously balanced meal, they be available to staff 24 hours a day. The meal boxes have been made possible...

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Member NewsMilsted Langdon advise on what can and cannot be claimed under Business Interruption insurance

Milsted Langdon advise on what can and cannot be claimed under Business Interruption insurance

More than 370,000 small businesses in England and Wales could be eligible to claim via their Business Interruption insurance policies for disruption during the first COVID-19 national lockdown, following the Supreme Court’s important ruling, writes Roger Isaacs (pictured), Forensic Partner at Milsted Langdon. This ruling substantially allowed the appeal brought by the Financial Conduct Authori...

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Member NewsOsprey moves the UK's heaviest bridge into place

Osprey moves the UK's heaviest bridge into place

A few seconds footage are all that’s needed to convey the size and scale of the UK’s heaviest single-span bridge, being moved into place by Osprey at Gipsy Patch Lane, Bristol: https://vimeo.com/504404730 On behalf of South Gloucestershire Council, Network Rail has been putting in a new railway bridge at Gipsy Patch Lane – a single-span superstructure that’s part of the Cribbs Patchway Me...

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Member NewsBusinesses must seek immediate help if they fear insolvency, says Milsted Langdon

Businesses must seek immediate help if they fear insolvency, says Milsted Langdon

One of the South West’s leading independent accountancy firms, Milsted Langdon is urging businesses and individuals in financial trouble to seek help.  While many businesses affected by the latest national lockdown are receiving assistance via the various Government financial support measures, such as the furlough scheme, grants and loans, Milsted Langdon said it was concerned about business i...

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Member NewsSporting stars join Taunton School’s remote learning line-up

Sporting stars join Taunton School’s remote learning line-up

An Olympian and an England cricketer joined virtual lessons this week and shared their unique insights into elite sport. On Saturday, Olympic Bronze Medalist and Team GB pentathlete, Kate Allenby MBE (pictured), joined over 100 students for a Q&A on the topic of “What attributes create the perfect athlete”. She was asked questions about her sporting career and achievements and how she man...

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Member NewsOsprey Group wins multi-million Pound contract at Hinkley Point C

Osprey Group wins multi-million Pound contract at Hinkley Point C

Somerset Chamber member Osprey Group has won the multi-million Pound contract to deliver all of the oversized equipment needed in the next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C (HPC). Through their innovative shared services logistics model, the team will use its expertise in both marine and heavy land transport to provide centralised logistics and management for all major critical assets comi...

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Member NewsGlobal order secured by Sycamore Process Engineering

Global order secured by Sycamore Process Engineering

In-line with the company growth plans to expand manufacturing and sales internationally, Sycamore Process Engineering is pleased to announce it has secured an order for four open curd tables for a cheese manufacturer in India. Sycamore has designed, built, and delivered numerous open curd tables to effectively perform curd conditioning, whey drainage, curd salting and mellowing for milled cheddar...

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Member NewsCoronavirus Appeal raises £1.5m for communities in Somerset

Coronavirus Appeal raises £1.5m for communities in Somerset

The Somerset Coronavirus Appeal, launched by local charity Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) at the start of the pandemic, has raised a phenomenal £1.5 million. The funding has enabled the Foundation to award grants to over 300 local charities in just 10 months, thanks to the generous support of local individuals, businesses, charitable trusts and public sector partners, as well as funding fr...

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Member NewsSSG trainer and consultant achieves Chartered Fellowship

SSG trainer and consultant achieves Chartered Fellowship

SSG trainer and consultant Adam Worth received great news at the end of 2020, having successfully achieved Chartered Fellowship. Chartered Fellowship is IOSH’s elite level of professional membership and is awarded to Chartered Members of at least five years’ standing. These individuals demonstrate dedication to the profession by going ‘above and beyond’. Furthermore, they are role models ...

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Member NewsNRL ranks as top 50 largest UK staffing firm for another year

NRL ranks as top 50 largest UK staffing firm for another year

NRL’s recruitment business is celebrating after being recognised as one of the UK’s top providers for another year. The Largest Staffing Firms in the UK report is prepared following extensive research by specialists at Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) to rank the top 50 performing recruitment businesses in the UK each year by stringently evaluating each organisations’ financial performance ...

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