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NewsPartner specialising in modern family law joins Clarke Willmott

Partner specialising in modern family law joins Clarke Willmott

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has added ‘modern family’ law to its offering with the appointment of specialist family lawyer Sarah Wood-Heath. Sarah has many years’ experience advising on family law matters and is one of the few lawyers in the UK who specialise in modern family and fertility law, helping clients build and create their families. She advises her clients on navigating ...

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NewsAlbert Goodman invests in new Weston-super-Mare premises

Albert Goodman invests in new Weston-super-Mare premises

The Albert Goodman team in North Somerset has invested in new premises on the Weston Gateway Business Park to allow for further headcount and an enhanced experience for their growing client base in North Somerset. The team of over 50 will occupy their modern and open-plan offices located near Junction 21 of the M5 which provides an excellent location for their ambitious growth plans as well as cr...

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NewsStrode College shortlisted for FE College of the Year at Tes FE Awards 2020

Strode College shortlisted for FE College of the Year at Tes FE Awards 2020

Strode College has been shortlisted in the FE College of the Year category in the prestigious 2020 Tes FE Awards, alongside other outstanding individuals and institutions. Katy Quinn (pictured), Principal of Strode College said: "I am absolutely delighted that Strode has made it to the shortlist for FE College of the Year 2020. “The submission focused on the breadth and quality of our offer...

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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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NewsMarco Pierre White visits Weston College's catering learners

Marco Pierre White visits Weston College's catering learners

Weston College catering learners have had the opportunity to pick the brains of one of the world’s top chefs. Marco Pierre White visited the College’s Grove Restaurant and Kitchen this week for a question and answer session with learners. Marco was interviewed by Matthew, a Commis Chef Apprentice, and Josh, currently studying the Professional Cookery Award. Among a series of searching ques...

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NewsSkilled student Erica is a cut above the rest

Skilled student Erica is a cut above the rest

A hairdressing student from Strode College is setting out on the road to Shanghai following her selection to Squad UK for the international WorldSkills Competition. Erica Czerny, 20, from Wells was invited to join the prestigious WorldSkills UK Talent Development Programme after excelling in its national skills competitions, the finals of which were held last month at WorldSkills UK LIVE at the N...

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NewsLegal expert urges firms to avoid disputes as High Court hearings continue to rise

Legal expert urges firms to avoid disputes as High Court hearings continue to rise

Firms are being urged to promote better internal governance and assurance and to take steps to ensure their businesses are more risk averse following an analysis of the collapse of construction giant Carillion and the ongoing trend of struggling construction businesses. Zoe Stollard from national solicitors Clarke Willmott LLP, which has offices in Bristol and Taunton, said disputes reaching the ...

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NewsWPA joins Somerset Chamber of Commerce

WPA joins Somerset Chamber of Commerce

Specialist health insurer WPA is the latest business to join the Somerset Chamber.   Looking after 300,000 customers from their HQ on the Blackbrook Business Park, in Taunton, WPA enables private individuals, SMEs and multinational corporations access the best possible healthcare.   WPA CEO, Nathan Irwin, said: “We’ve been impressed with the achievements of the Chamber and are really loo...

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NewsLeading debt recovery team grows by six new starters

Leading debt recovery team grows by six new starters

A series of new appointments have been made within the industry-leading debt recovery team at national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP. The Taunton-based team, jointly led by Phil Roberts and Kat Quinton, has made five new appointments with another starting in January and a further three team members currently being recruited. Simon Little joins the debt recovery team as Insurance Team Supervisor, ...

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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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NewsStrode College students fundraise for charity challenge project

Strode College students fundraise for charity challenge project

Level 3 Extended Diploma Health and Social Care Students from Strode College have raised over £1,000 for various charities related to their studies, through a series of events over the last couple of months. The students, who are currently in their second year of their course, were asked to carry out a charity challenge as a teamwork exercise to feed into two units of their BTEC Extended Diploma...

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Chamber NewsWeston College honours Somerset Chamber's CEO for his dedication to the region

Weston College honours Somerset Chamber's CEO for his dedication to the region

Weston College celebrated the outstanding success of staff and key strategic partners in 2019 at the Governor’s Christmas Party last Thursday – including Stephen Henagulph, the Chief Executive of Somerset Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in the Winter Gardens, and attended by over 300 people, including staff, governors, employers and local dignitaries.  Stephen was recognised for his...

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NewsWeston College shortlisted for three national apprenticeship awards

Weston College shortlisted for three national apprenticeship awards

Weston College has been shortlisted for three major apprenticeship awards at the national AAC Apprenticeship Awards. The FE Week and AELP AAC Apprenticeship Awards celebrate excellence in apprenticeship delivery in the UK. Weston College has been shortlisted in three categories:Digital Apprenticeship Provider of the Year Promoting Apprenticeships Campaign of the Year Overall Apprentices...

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NewsHuish business students raise more than £2,200 for charities

Huish business students raise more than £2,200 for charities

Vocational Business students from Richard Huish College hosted a number of community events to raise more than £2,200 for a collection of charities close to their heart - Love Musgrove, Mind In Somerset and The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund. The second year students organised the Christmas themed events as part of one of their formal assessments of their Extended Diplomas. The various teams were t...

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NewsAlbert Goodman wins workplace accreditation

Albert Goodman wins workplace accreditation

Albert Goodman chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners have been awarded a Best Companies 1 Star Accreditation, for the second consecutive year. Best Companies is the industry standard for workplace engagement. The accreditation is a significant achievement, assessed against eight categories and recognises that Albert Goodman takes workplace engagement seriously, providing ...

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