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Member NewsITEC sponsors Somerset County Cricket Club's new Vitality Blast team shirts

ITEC sponsors Somerset County Cricket Club's new Vitality Blast team shirts

Somerset Chamber Member ITEC will be featuring in Somerset County Cricket Club’s T20 matches next season after sponsoring the county team’s new Vitality Blast shirts. The ITEC logo will be prominently displayed along the collar of the shirt which has been supplied by BLK and designed by Peloton Design. SCCC Strategy Director, Sarah Trunks, said: “There’s no doubting that it’s a stunnin...

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Member NewsExpert one-to-one advice at horse racing newcomers day at Wincanton

Expert one-to-one advice at horse racing newcomers day at Wincanton

Newcomers to the sport of horse racing will have a dedicated member of Wincanton’s team to accompany them throughout the day to help demystify the ins and outs of a day at the races on its Newcomers Day on January 4. From explaining the minutiae of the racecard and what goes on behind the scenes in the weighing room, to understanding the day to day life of jockeys, the horses that make up the s...

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Member NewsKings Hall brings a touch of Christmas Sparkle to Taunton

Kings Hall brings a touch of Christmas Sparkle to Taunton

Pupils at King’s Hall School, in Taunton, have been embracing the true meaning of Christmas this year as they work with local charity, the Christmas Sparkle Project, to bring festive cheer to children across Somerset. The Christmas Sparkle Project is an organisation that works with local schools, charities and agencies who support families in need. Their goal is to give a Christmas gift to ever...

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Member NewsSuccessful charity year for SSG Training and Consultancy

Successful charity year for SSG Training and Consultancy

The team at SSG Training and Consultancy has had a great year of charity work, raising £450 for their three charities: Devon Air Ambulance Trust, RNLI and Children’s Hospice South West. On top of chosen fundraising events, the team has taken part in a variety of organised events for great causes and sponsored local teams and individuals. Fundraising events in 2019 included a company quiz, tak...

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Member NewsHPC funding supports young families in Somerset

HPC funding supports young families in Somerset

Home-Start West Somerset is making a difference to young families in Somerset and is one of a growing number of organisations benefitting from the Hinkley Point C (HPC) Community Fund, administered by Somerset Community Foundation (SCF). Home-Start West Somerset supports families that have complex and long-term needs in the Sedgemoor and West Somerset area. In 2018 they were awarded a grant of £...

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Member NewsBishop of Bath and Wells supports successful Surviving Winter appeal

Bishop of Bath and Wells supports successful Surviving Winter appeal

Thanks to more than 300 generous supporters across Somerset, the annual Surviving Winter appeal - which provides funding and support to our older neighbours who are struggling to heat their homes - is already over halfway to reaching its target of £100,000. Surviving Winter, which is run by Somerset Community Foundation (SCF), encourages pensioners who can afford to, to donate some or all of the...

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Member NewsBattens Charitable Trust spreads some Christmas cheer

Battens Charitable Trust spreads some Christmas cheer

The Charitable Trust of Battens Solicitors, one of the South West’s leading law firms, has donated more than £40,000 this year to a variety of different local charities and organisations across Somerset and Dorset. Recipients include: Yeovil Hospital Charity, Yeovil Heartbeat, South Somerset, Central Dorset and Bath Citizens Advice Bureaus, Dorchester Arts, Somerset and Dorchester Child Contac...

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Member NewsFree workplace bullying and conflict resolution workshops for Sedgemoor businesses

Free workplace bullying and conflict resolution workshops for Sedgemoor businesses

Businesses in Sedgemoor will soon be able to benefit from free workplace bullying and conflict resolution workshops, thanks to Taunton-based charity Stand Against Violence and funding from Somerset’s Hinkley Point C power station project. The workshops have been specially developed to tackle problems that have become prevalent throughout UK businesses. Hannah Palmer, lead training facilitator a...

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Member NewsBattens Solicitors' residential specialist receives key promotion

Battens Solicitors' residential specialist receives key promotion

Battens Solicitors, one of the South West’s largest law firms, is celebrating the achievements of one of its Residential Property Specialists, Ross Siviter. In recognition of his dedication to his clients and to Battens, Ross has been promoted from Associate to Senior Associate. Ross joined Battens’ Residential Property Team in July 2017, quickly becoming a popular and valuable member of sta...

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Member NewsOld Mill's Group Marketing Manager promoted to head of office

Old Mill's Group Marketing Manager promoted to head of office

Kim Barnard, Group Marketing Manager at West Country financial experts Old Mill, has become the firm’s new head of office for Yeovil. The role of head of office is to encourage collaboration and engagement among the teams and encourage and support Old Mill’s work within the local community. The 35-year-old’s promotion marks the first time anyone in a professional support team role has take...

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Member NewsSwan Paul Partnership gives Minehead's Eastern Promenade a new look

Swan Paul Partnership gives Minehead's Eastern Promenade a new look

New Chamber Member Swan Paul Partnership Ltd, a landscape architecture practice based in Taunton, was appointed back in 2018  by (the then) West Somerset Council to design and implement public realm improvements on Minehead's Eastern Promenade. Several rounds of public consultation were undertaken to find out the most popular choices for improvement features which were then included into the des...

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Member NewsBerry & Escott makes significant investment in specialist facilities expansion

Berry & Escott makes significant investment in specialist facilities expansion

Bridgwater-based engineering company, Berry & Escott has expanded its dedicated stainless steel fabrication and production facilities at the company's base on Blake Mill Business Park, in Bridgwater. In response to increased customer demand from a variety of highly specialised industry sectors, the company has invested in a new unit, creating an additional 2,500 sq ft dedicated to their work ...

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Member NewsMichelin-starred chef opens Somerset Larder's new central production kitchen

Michelin-starred chef opens Somerset Larder's new central production kitchen

Michelin-starred celebrity chef Michael Caines MBE has officially opened Somerset Larder’s new central production kitchen in Bridgwater. The award-winning restaurateur was also on hand to judge the Larder’s young apprentices in a “Masterchef” style cooking competition. Having toured the new state-of-the-art kitchens, which supply meals and ‘food to go’ to all the catering outlets at ...

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Member NewsCQI Honorary Award for David

CQI Honorary Award for David

David Hutchins, Chairman and Principal of David Hutchins International, has been presented with the CQI Honorary Award by the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI). David has been a member of the CQI for 50 years and won the award for his continuous contribution to the evolution of quality. The award recognises those who have moved the quality professions or the quality discipline forward over a numb...

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Member NewsPVS Innovation launches new management information platform

PVS Innovation launches new management information platform

Fleet decision-makers’ optimum use of data to manage vehicles, drivers and journeys is now business-critical and PVS Innovation has launched a new management information platform to help them identify key action areas. PVS Innovation is a division of the award-winning PVS Group, which provides a cradle-to-grave advisory and management service and was founded by 30-year fleet veteran Marcus Pudd...

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