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NewsHealth and wellbeing – exploring the link between wellbeing and productivity

Health and wellbeing – exploring the link between wellbeing and productivity

In the latest in a series of blogs, Weston College's Business Partnership Manager, Louise Greene, explores the link between wellbeing and productivity: As people, we all know that being in a good state of wellbeing, being happy and fulfilled helps us to perform at our optimum. Organisations that address and support positive health, wellbeing and mental health initiatives are more likely to achiev...

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NewsNew road is another key milestone for Junction 25

New road is another key milestone for Junction 25

A multi-million project to upgrade Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 has taken a big step forward with the opening of an important new link road serving the town and motorway. The Nexus link road is the next key stage in the £19.2m improvement of Junction 25, which when finished next summer will deliver significantly increased capacity.  The road, which from Sunday night (January 17) began carrying A...

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NewsClarke Willmott supports company to secure Hinkley Point C contract

Clarke Willmott supports company to secure Hinkley Point C contract

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has supported client Ingersoll Rand to win a major Hinkley Point C contract. Lawyers specialising in energy generation at the firm worked with a subsidiary of the group – Ingersoll Rand Air Solutions Hibon S.A.R.L – to secure the contract to design, manufacture, transport and install seven TEP TEU compressors to HPC for waste processing along with support...

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NewsNew road layout for A358 motorists heading to M5 Junction 25

New road layout for A358 motorists heading to M5 Junction 25

Motorists heading towards Taunton’s M5 Junction 25 will be using a new road layout (see map below) from next week marking a big step forward in a major project to improve the junction. The £19m scheme to upgrade Junction 25 and increase capacity is progressing well and is due to complete in the summer. The scheme includes an important new link road serving the town and motorway. From Sunday n...

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NewsRichard Huish College sets up COVID testing centre to support staff and students

Richard Huish College sets up COVID testing centre to support staff and students

In just a few short weeks, Richard Huish College, in Taunton, has transformed its sports hall into an extensive COVID asymptomatic testing centre, initially to allow staff, and students taking exams in January to have a test and sit exams with added safety. Within the first week of operating they had carried out over 310 tests, including supporting Bishop Fox’s Community School staff and pupils...

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NewsManaging remote teams – a challenge or an opportunity?

Managing remote teams – a challenge or an opportunity?

In the latest blog from Weston College, Joe Smith, the college's Business Partnership Manager, takes a closer look at making remote working work! The last nine months has seen remote working move from a trend to a requirement for many of us. Many leaders quickly transformed some if not all of their operations to virtual working in March, having had little time to prepare. This shift has presented...

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NewsTruespeed selected as part of Connecting Devon and Somerset full fibre broadband project

Truespeed selected as part of Connecting Devon and Somerset full fibre broadband project

Truespeed alongside two other companies has been selected to roll-out full fibre broadband networks on behalf of the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme, backed by Government fundingAirband, Truespeed and Wessex Internet will be installing full fibre broadband across Devon and Somerset to more than 56,000 rural homes and businesses over the next four years The combined public ...

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NewsHuish Music dedicates Christmas festivities to Love Musgrove

Huish Music dedicates Christmas festivities to Love Musgrove

Unable to host their usual autumn and winter events, the Huish Music Department sought new ways to come together this Christmas to share their joy of music and to raise funds for Love Musgrove - in a year where our hospitals have gone above and beyond to care for their community. Love Musgrove is the official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital, in Taunton, and fund items not covered by the NHS. Th...

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NewsClarke Willmott advises on sale of £60m turnover delivery firm

Clarke Willmott advises on sale of £60m turnover delivery firm

National law firm, Clarke Willmott LLP has advised on the sale of Panther Logistics, a home delivery firm with a £60m turnover. Clarke Willmott’s corporate team advised the management of Panther Logistics, the UK’s largest independent “two-man” home delivery business, on its sale to US group AIT Worldwide Logistics. Having previously acted for the management team on their management buy...

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NewsRestrictions on landlords extended as Government moves to provide further protection to struggling business tenants

Restrictions on landlords extended as Government moves to provide further protection to struggling business tenants

Expert lawyers say relationships between landlords and tenants are now more important than ever following the announcement that the Government is to further extend the restrictions on landlord action for non-payment of rent by business tenants. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced that the restrictions will be extended until the end of March 2021, having already extended the period twic...

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NewsProperty developers warned to act on cladding before time runs out

Property developers warned to act on cladding before time runs out

Expert property lawyers are advising developers to act on cladding issues now to avoid the risk of paying out millions of pounds. Dangerous, combustible cladding has been top of the agenda for developers since the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed the lives of 72 people. The use of cladding is widespread in high rise apartment blocks and a huge push is now taking place to ensure it is repla...

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NewsEnhancing digital skills – are we experts or novices?

Enhancing digital skills – are we experts or novices?

A confession . . . surely I can’t be the only person back in January who had never heard of Zoom? writes Dave Crew, Head of Business Growth and Employer Partnership at Weston College, in the latest blog from the college. If there has ever been a calendar year that has thrown the use of technology to the forefront of our lives, it’s 2020. One of my clients, a manufacturing business in Somerse...

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NewsWeston College supports business with successful industry placement scheme

Weston College supports business with successful industry placement scheme

Weston College runs a successful industry placement scheme which supports employer partners to identify potential future talent. Industry placements are designed to bridge the gap between education and the world of work. At Weston College the ethos is creating brighter futures and this applies to both learners and employers. Industry placements are highly beneficial for both parties, with employe...

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NewsSomerset CCC and Kukri Sports team up for another two years

Somerset CCC and Kukri Sports team up for another two years

Somerset County Cricket Club has announced its partnership agreement with Kukri Sports has been extended for a further two years. The partnership renewal will see the international sportswear manufacturer remain as the club’s official kit supplier until at least 2022. The two organisations have a successful history of collaborative working which dates back to 2011. Today’s agreement will se...

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NewsAlbert Goodman strengthens its farms and estates team with appointment of new partner

Albert Goodman strengthens its farms and estates team with appointment of new partner

South West-based chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners Albert Goodman has appointed returning staff member Kate Bell as a partner into its farms and estates team. Kate returns to Albert Goodman after a five-year break, following her decision to gain management experience in a smaller firm. She now re-joins the company and will work alongside existing partners Iain McVicar ...

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