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NewsClarke Willmott launches Taunton summer scheme

Clarke Willmott launches Taunton summer scheme

Undergraduates or recent graduates are being offered the chance to spend a week with one of the country’s leading law firms at its Taunton office. Clarke Willmott LLP’s vacation scheme allows applicants be paired with a trainee or junior lawyer and work with a team of specialists in a particular area of law. “We understand that choosing the right law firm can feel like a big step,” said ...

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NewsClarke Willmott sponsors Brain Tumour Support worker

Clarke Willmott sponsors Brain Tumour Support worker

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has teamed up with the charity Brain Tumour Support to sponsor a peripatetic support worker for the next 12 months. Trish Moroney has been appointed in the role to provide support in the geographical areas where Brain Tumour Support does not yet have a dedicated support worker. The charity offers dedicated support for anyone affected by any type of brain tum...

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NewsNew research shows Hinkley Point C is improving career prospects for Somerset youngsters

New research shows Hinkley Point C is improving career prospects for Somerset youngsters

Independent research over five years has shown the positive impact of Hinkley Point C’s Inspire Education programme for young people in Somerset. The programme, that supports the construction of the UK’s first new nuclear power station for a generation delivers free activities, workshops, assemblies and events whilst supporting careers advice for young people across the County. The team behin...

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NewsStrode College hosts 'Employer Ready' events to help students prepare for work

Strode College hosts 'Employer Ready' events to help students prepare for work

Following the announcement that Strode College will be introducing T Levels in Digital and Education and Childcare from September 2020, the college has been holding ‘Employer Ready’ events. Local employers from the IT, business and engineering industries have been invited to college to find out about the value of work placements for students. The first of two events was held for students cur...

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NewsCollege launches a 'Fresh Start' for job applicants

College launches a 'Fresh Start' for job applicants

Weston College has been inspired by their recent win of the prestigious Employer of the Year at the Lloyds National Business Awards. The College, which is the ninth largest Further and Higher Education College in the country, has decided to commemorate winning by launching a national ‘Fresh Start’ business awareness campaign to encourage a sea of change to kick-start ‘socially inclusive’ r...

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NewsFamily lawyer encourages support of domestic violence campaign

Family lawyer encourages support of domestic violence campaign

A family lawyer specialising in domestic violence has shown support for a nationwide campaign aimed at challenging and ending domestic abuse and sexual abuse. Hannah Bridgwood of Clarke Willmott LLP says the 16 Days of Activism campaign organised by UK SAYS NO MORE is an important reminder that everyone can play a part in ending domestic abuse and sexual violence. Hannah, along with support from...

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NewsClarke Willmott bolsters commercial property team with four new appointments

Clarke Willmott bolsters commercial property team with four new appointments

The South West Commercial Property team of Clarke Willmott based at Blackbrook in Taunton has seen a continuing growth in quality of client work and fee income over the past 10 years and now generates over £2.5 million of fee income annually. Following the internal appointment of Claire Tofts to partner and the promotion of Philip Brown to equity membership the firm has now announced a number of...

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NewsWeston College named National Employer of the Year

Weston College named National Employer of the Year

Weston College has won the prestigious Employer of the Year accolade at the Lloyds National Business Awards sponsored by Give a Grad a Go. The college delivers further and higher education courses plus training for employers. It is also a lead prison education provider for 19 prisons in the South of England. The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is the flagship awards programme that recognises...

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NewsSomerset County Cricket Club partnership with Somerset County Sports continues

Somerset County Cricket Club partnership with Somerset County Sports continues

Somerset County Cricket Club (SCCC) is delighted to announce that one of the club’s most valued and long-standing business relationships will be continuing after Somerset County Sports (SCS) signed a new two-year official partnership agreement.The relationship between the two organisations began back in 2005 and this new deal will see SCS remain as an official partner sponsor and an official...

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NewsYeovil College announces university centre information evening

Yeovil College announces university centre information evening

Yeovil College has announced an Information evening dedicated to their University Centre, which will take place at the Mudford Road campus on Thursday 12th December, 5pm to 7pm. The evening will give potential students the opportunity to discover the range of university-level qualifications available from the Yeovil based University Centre including Honours Degrees, Foundation Degrees, Postgradua...

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Chamber NewsClarke Willmott become Business Partners of Somerset Chamber of Commerce

Clarke Willmott become Business Partners of Somerset Chamber of Commerce

One of Somerset Chamber's longest standing members has become a Businesses Partner. Local solicitors Clarke Willmott have been long term supporters of the Chamber and the Somerset Business Awards, sponsoring the popular Charity of The Year award for the last six years.   Chris Thorne, Partner and Head of Taunton office, said: “We are delighted to enter into a new partnership with the Some...

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NewsWork continues on Toneway as part of M5 J25 upgrade

Work continues on Toneway as part of M5 J25 upgrade

Works are continuing to widen the Toneway as part of Somerset County Council’s upgrade of Junction 25 of the M5 in Taunton. Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, the principal contractor for the scheme, has now removed 700 tonnes of sub-base - the material used under the previous road - from the dual carriageway. This will be reused on another part of the project and the company is aiming to remove ...

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NewsNew apprentices at Hinkley Point C push total to more than 500

New apprentices at Hinkley Point C push total to more than 500

The new intake started work in Somerset at HOST, a local business providing hotel quality accommodation for the thousands of workers now busy on site. The new apprentices will gain qualifications in a range of subjects including hospitality, accountancy, HR and catering. Hinkley Point C has already helped to create over 8,500 jobs with thousands more to follow over the coming years.  Today’s m...

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NewsSense-ational Christmas pop-up shop supporting Special Educational Needs students

Sense-ational Christmas pop-up shop supporting Special Educational Needs students

Finding proper work experience when you’re close to leaving education is vital for any student – it’s particularly difficult for young people with special educational needs and/or. A project involving pupils from special schools across the county is aiming to fill that gap. A unique business venture in Somerset called Sen.se (Special Educational Needs Somerset Expertise) is a partnership be...

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NewsStrode College welcomes Historic England apprentices for training workshops

Strode College welcomes Historic England apprentices for training workshops

Following the launch of the new nationwide higher-level apprenticeship programme in partnership with Historic England, throughout the whole of last week, Strode College held the first of several residential training workshops as part of the programme delivery.  It was a chance for all students studying the apprenticeship from all across the country to come together and share their learning exper...

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