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Member NewsKing's Hall staff gain mental health qualification

King's Hall staff gain mental health qualification

As part of their continuing professional development, eight members of staff at King’s Hall School completed a two-month online course in ‘Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health’. The qualification aims to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of mental health issues commonly associated with children and young people and highlights the support available to main...

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Member NewsRadian and Yarlington in partnership talks

Radian and Yarlington in partnership talks

The boards of Radian and Yarlington have announced they are exploring options to form a partnership. Between them, the two groups own and manage 38,000 units across the South West and South of England.  Over the coming months they will be exploring options that could: Deliver long-term benefits for the customers and local communities served by the two groups Transform customer experience...

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Member NewsTaunton School triumphs in Somerset Area Young Enterprise Final

Taunton School triumphs in Somerset Area Young Enterprise Final

Students from Somerset schools competed to be crowned Best Overall Company at the Somerset Area Young Enterprise Final on Saturday, 27th April. The final, held at The Canalside, Bridgwater, celebrated students who had set up and run a company over the academic year as part of the HSBC-supported Young Enterprise Company Programme. The students had made all the decisions about their business, from ...

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Member NewsBig boost for Love Musgrove's MRI scanner appeal

Big boost for Love Musgrove's MRI scanner appeal

Staff at A C Mole & Sons in Taunton have presented a cheque for £5,000 to the Love Musgrove MRI scanner appeal. Zoe Steer, Head of Fundraising at Love Musgrove, is pictured (left) receiving the cheque from Rebekah Rich and Rob Selley from AC Mole & Sons. Staff raised the money through a series of fundraising activities, including theatre nights, a quiz and cake sale.

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Member NewsCSW Group prepares for take-off with Big Bang South West Fair sponsor

CSW Group prepares for take-off with Big Bang South West Fair sponsor

CSW Group has announced Flybe as headline sponsor for the Big Bang South West Fair 2019, working in partnership with Devon County Council. The innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) event will take place at Westpoint Exeter on Tuesday, 25th June. Flybe will have a large presence on the show floor within the event, which provides a fantastic range of activities to enga...

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Member NewsClarke Wilmott to host and sponsor Nuclear South West event

Clarke Wilmott to host and sponsor Nuclear South West event

Clarke Willmott is working in partnership with Nuclear South West to host and sponsor the second industry gathering of 2019 on the 6th June at their Bristol offices just off Bath Street. This event will be an excellent opportunity to connect with key companies in the supply chain with updates from senior industry representatives and the Nuclear South West strategy team. Previous events have been ...

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Member NewsEvolution ABS Limited appoints new director

Evolution ABS Limited appoints new director

Wellington-based accountancy firm, Evolution ABS Limited has appointed Dan Knight as director with effect from 23rd April 2019. Dan has a wealth of experience and knowledge, having previously worked for a regional firm culminating as Head of Rural Tax. Having grown up on a dairy farm on the Dorset/Somerset border, Dan spent a number of years working in agriculture before becoming a Chartered Acco...

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Member NewsDouble celebration for Somerlap's Nigel

Double celebration for Somerlap's Nigel

Somerlap’s Technical Administration Manager Nigel Puddy had twice the reason to celebrate this week, as he marked both his 60th birthday and 22nd year of working at the company. Nigel began his career as Health and Safety Manager at Somerlap’s former site in Ubley, ensuring the safe operation of the sawmill and overseeing the increasing operations at the Mark site. 22 years later he retains r...

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Member NewsMilsted Langdon Partner honoured in international legal awards

Milsted Langdon Partner honoured in international legal awards

Judges at the Lawyer International Legal 100 Awards have recognised Milsted Langdon's Forensic Partner, Roger Isaacs, as the UK Accountant Expert of the Year. Roger's specialist knowledge of forensic accounting and delivery of high-quality services to a wide range of lawyers has been recognised by the organisers of the awards. Often speaking as an expert witness in court and tribunal cases, Roge...

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Member NewsSASP offering free workplace activity programme

SASP offering free workplace activity programme

The Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership is offering workplaces a free health and wellbeing programme to help boost the health and happiness of employees and, in turn, their performance and productivity. The programme can be tailored to each organisation’s specific needs and requirements and company’s signing-up can choose from a wide range of activities and games. The SASP Workplace Act...

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Member NewsClarke Willmott named in list of highest-rated planning law firms

Clarke Willmott named in list of highest-rated planning law firms

Law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has taken fourth place in a prestigious list of the highest-rated planning law firms for 2019. The Planning Law Survey 2019 is an in-depth report naming the law firms and solicitors ranked highest by the consultants, developers and officers that use their services. Clarke Willmott has moved up two places since last year’s survey while four lawyers from the firm’s...

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Member NewsBattens Charitable Trust makes an "egg-cellent" donation

Battens Charitable Trust makes an "egg-cellent" donation

The Battens Charitable Trust team has been making its way around the South West, delivering Easter eggs to five food banks in Somerset and Dorset and also contributing towards Wessex FM’s Easter Egg Appeal for local charities and good causes. Over 250 chocolate eggs were donated in time for the spring holiday, meaning some of those who are less fortunate receive a small Easter treat. Volunteer...

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Member NewsBattens welcomes Conveyancing Executive Bill Osborn to its residential team

Battens welcomes Conveyancing Executive Bill Osborn to its residential team

Battens Solicitors is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Osborn to the Residential Property Team. Bill began his legal career with a degree in law from the University of Southampton before joining a local firm of conveyancing solicitors in 2005, training as a residential conveyancer. Bill worked with the same firm for 14 years across several offices, including a long spell as the office ...

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Member NewsLaw firm warns of probate delays due to fee change

Law firm warns of probate delays due to fee change

Law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has warned that Government plans to restructure fees for probate applications have led to delays for families looking to settle their loved ones’ affairs as people rush to beat the intended deadline. The firm claims Government proposal to increase the fixed fee of £155 (for solicitor applications) to a fee dependent on the value of the estate - which could amount t...

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Chamber NewsBleadon business wins hamper of Somerset goodies

Bleadon business wins hamper of Somerset goodies

Fruit pomace experts A & R House (BCL) Ltd, of Purn House Farm, Bleadon, were the winners of the Chamber’s prize draw to win a hamper packed-full of Somerset goodies. Jenn Chidley-Sanders, the Chamber’s Member Engagement and Policy Manager, presented the hamper to Alistair House at the family farm. A & R House was chosen at random from more than 150 entries to win the hamper, which i...

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