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NewsRichard Huish College wins national award for going above and beyond during the pandemic

Richard Huish College wins national award for going above and beyond during the pandemic

The Sixth Form College Association (SFCA) has credited Richard Huish College for its work during the past year, awarding the college in the COVID Above and Beyond category at the annual SFCA Awards. Huish was shortlisted for two categories: Covid Above and Beyond and Enrichment and Employability. The SFCA awards celebrate the past year of achievements and success of colleges across the country, a...

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NewsLeonardo breaks ground on advanced new helicopters logistics hub in Yeovil

Leonardo breaks ground on advanced new helicopters logistics hub in Yeovil

Leonardo has announced that building work will shortly commence on a new c.£30 million single-site logistics facility at Leonardo’s helicopter site in Yeovil. The ground-breaking facility, spanning an area of nearly 20,000m2, the equivalent of 2.7 football pitches, is scheduled to be completed in Q4 2022. The project sees the consolidation of eight existing warehouses into one all-encompassing...

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NewsZoe Stollard to become Chair of the Hinkley Professional Services Group

Zoe Stollard to become Chair of the Hinkley Professional Services Group

Zoe Stollard (pictured), a Construction Partner at national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, has been appointed the Chair of Hinkley Professional Services Group (Hinkley PSG), following a Board meeting on May 18, 2021 which will take effect as of July 1, 2021. Zoe will replace Graham Potts from Wessex Commercial Services who has led the group over the last couple of years. The Hinkley PSG formed in ...

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NewsAlbert Goodman features highly in the 2021 Best Companies list

Albert Goodman features highly in the 2021 Best Companies list

South West-based chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners Albert Goodman has featured as the number three accountancy practice to work for in the Best Companies 2021 list, as well as ranking 35 out of 50 best companies to work for in the South West. Compiled by Best Companies, the list recognises Albert Goodman as a leader in its field of accountancy determined through a firm...

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NewsStrode College prepares for higher education open evening

Strode College prepares for higher education open evening

Strode College is opening its doors to future students on June 16, from 5.30pm until 8.30pm to tour the facilities. This year due to the pandemic Strode College is taking bookings for guided tours to present their Adult and Higher Education Courses as well as Apprenticeship courses for school leavers. Higher education courses are essential for anyone wanting to progress their careers, retrain for...

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NewsMaking the World Greener – will the G7 Summit Deliver?

Making the World Greener – will the G7 Summit Deliver?

Priscilla Hall (pictured), Partner and Head of Green Energy at national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, comments on the burning question, will the G7 Summit signal a step change to protect the environment in preparation for COP26 later this year: With a backdrop of beautiful beaches many of which are rated the best in the world and stunning coastline it is easy to see why Carbis Bay in Cornwall was...

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NewsRichard Huish College nominated for two Sixth Form College Association Awards

Richard Huish College nominated for two Sixth Form College Association Awards

Richard Huish College has been shortlisted for two separate categories - COVID Above and Beyond and Enrichment and Employability’ - in the upcoming Sixth Form College Association (SFCA) Awards. The SFCA awards celebrate the past year of achievements and success of colleges across the country, as well as highlighting the great work they have done behind the scenes and for the community. The COVI...

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NewsClarke Willmott commits to a fully flexible future after a year of growth

Clarke Willmott commits to a fully flexible future after a year of growth

Clarke Willmott has reported results from 2020/21, with revenue of £53 million up 2.5% on the prior year on the back of strong trading in the second half of the year. Lessons learnt during the pandemic feature in the growth plans for the firm announced by CEO Stephen Rosser alongside these results. “In unprecedented circumstances for the firm, our clients and the world as a whole, I am deligh...

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NewsSomerset County Gazette launches 'Getting Somerset Back to Work' scheme

Somerset County Gazette launches 'Getting Somerset Back to Work' scheme

Somerset Chamber Business Partners offer free vacancy listings for local businesses.   To support local businesses and residents as the country emerges from the COVID pandemic, Newsquest Somerset is about to embark on an eight week campaign, offering local businesses in Somerset the opportunity to list their vacancies for free. The campaign will launch in the Somerset County Gazette and as...

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NewsTruespeed serves up full fibre broadband to Yeo Valley

Truespeed serves up full fibre broadband to Yeo Valley

Somerset Chamber Business Partner Truespeed has connected Yeo Valley to its ultra-fast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband service. The well-known family farm and dairy business, operating from multiple rural locations in the south-west, now benefits from gigabit-capable connectivity at six sites including its dairy farms, headquarters, and the garden tearoom which is open to visitors to it...

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NewsHinkley Point C smashes regional investment target and predicts 1,700 new jobs in next year

Hinkley Point C smashes regional investment target and predicts 1,700 new jobs in next year

Hinkley Point C expects to hire 1,700 people in the next year, helping the South West economy recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The jobs forecast comes in the latest report into the positive social and economic impact of the new nuclear power station, which will play a key role in helping Britain fight climate change by achieving net-zero emissions. The report shows that spending with South-Wes...

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NewsHuish Musicians raise £1,200 and counting to support Young Minds

Huish Musicians raise £1,200 and counting to support Young Minds

Richard Huish College students Josh Farmer, Alex Foster and Jessica Warnes are working together to raise money for Young Minds, a charity who support young people with their mental health. The students wanted to support the charity as they recognise the importance of mental health and how many people across the nation have struggled with theirs throughout the lockdown. Josh had his own difficulti...

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NewsTwo partner promotions announced at Albert Goodman

Two partner promotions announced at Albert Goodman

Lyndsay Blackshaw and Michelle Ferris have been promoted from within the business, both of whom joined as graduates and completed their professional training with Albert Goodman. The latest round of promotions brings the South West-based chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners total partner headcount to 17 - creating a 48%/52% female/male split across the partnership board. ...

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NewsStrode College students to release music album

Strode College students to release music album

Strode College music students will be releasing a collaborative album on May 21. It will be available on all digital music platforms. The album consists of a diverse range of musical genres such as Indie, Electronic and Hip-Hop. It can be found on the following channels:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strodelivestudent/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/StrodeLive YouTube: https://w...

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NewsStrode College student walking to raise money and awareness for SUDEP charity

Strode College student walking to raise money and awareness for SUDEP charity

At the start of the year, Strode College student Chloe Smith set herself a challenge, to walk 1000 miles in the Race the World 2021 Challenge and raise money for SUDEP: Sudden and Unexpected Death of Epilepsy charity. SUDEP Action is dedicated to raising awareness of epilepsy risks and tackling epilepsy. Chloe wanted to give back to the charity after they took care of bereavement costs when someo...

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