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NewsAlbert Goodman announces two new partner promotions

Albert Goodman announces two new partner promotions

South West-based chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners Albert Goodman have announced the promotion of two new partners, Sophie Parkhouse and Chris Lewis, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 18. Sophie is currently Albert Goodman’s Technical and Training Director, based in Taunton, and will become the firm’s first non-portfolio holding partner after thr...

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NewsM5 J25 improvement works - May update

M5 J25 improvement works - May update

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, the principal contractor for Somerset County Council’s M5 Junction 25 improvement scheme has been busy with pre-commencement works, including site clearance and ecological surveying. In its May newsletter, the company said it was committed to working responsibly and that meant working closely with expert ecologists to minimise the impact on the environment as m...

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NewsWeston College's new Construction Training Centre bridges the skills gap

Weston College's new Construction Training Centre bridges the skills gap

Weston College’s new Construction Training Centre is now open for business and ready to help tackle the growing skills shortage in the construction industry. This project is a partnership with Somax Ltd and Simian Risk Group. Somax specialised in driver training across the South West and Simian is a world-renowned scaffolding training and health and safety consultancy provider, specialising in ...

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NewsRichard Huish College sweeps the board at Screwfix Skills Challenge

Richard Huish College sweeps the board at Screwfix Skills Challenge

Students from Richard Huish College have been crowned as both champions and runners-up of the Screwfix Skills Challenge after beating competition from eight other teams from local colleges and sixth form centres. Run in partnership with Inspirational Learning and Screwfix, the Screwfix Skills Challenge tasked A Level Business students with developing and pitching a brand new ‘service offering...

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NewsCricket and ice-cream - the perfect match!

Cricket and ice-cream - the perfect match!

What could be better than enjoying live world class sporting action with a cool ice-cream or sorbet? That dream is now a reality after Somerset County Cricket Club signed a new partnership agreement with Granny Gothards.The new three-year deal will see the multi-award-winning South West-based company become Somerset County Cricket Club’s Official ice-cream supplier.Founded in 2012, Gran...

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NewsWeston College wins bid to become an Institute of Technology

Weston College wins bid to become an Institute of Technology

A Weston College-led application to create an ‘Institute of Technology’ (IoT) is one of 12 winning bids by colleges and universities, which will share £170m of Government funding. The bid for the South West Institute of Future Technologies (SWIFT) will potentially receive £14m of Government funding and will now progress to the pre-award stage. SWIFT is a consortium of education providers a...

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NewsM5 J25 improvement works - April update

M5 J25 improvement works - April update

Almost 250 people attended two drop-in events held at Ruishton Village Hall last month to find out more about Somerset County Council’s M5 Junction 25 improvement scheme. Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd, the principal contractor for the scheme, said most of the current activities involved site clearance and preparation works, with around 200 established trees removed from site and replanted at...

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Member NewsLongstanding partnership renewed with leading supplier

Longstanding partnership renewed with leading supplier

2019 will mark the 12th year of the longstanding partnership between Somerset County Cricket Club and MJ Baker Foodservice Ltd.West Country-based MJ Baker Foodservice Ltd was formed in 1999 and since then they have become the region’s leading independent supplier. Their branding first appeared on the Somerset shirt back in 2008, and this year their easily-recognisable name will again be...

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NewsSomerset County Cricket Club and King's renew partnership

Somerset County Cricket Club and King's renew partnership

Somerset County Cricket Club has announced it will be continuing its long-standing relationship with King’s College and King’s Hall School, in Taunton. The renewal of the current agreement between the organisations will see the partnership take on a new and fresh direction which will be of greater benefit to both parties, while also maintaining the strong link between the Club and one of the ...

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NewsDouble award honours for Weston College and leading Principal Dr Paul Phillips

Double award honours for Weston College and leading Principal Dr Paul Phillips

Weston College has scooped two top national awards – Principal Dr Paul Phillips won the FE Leader of the Year at the annual Tes FE Awards, while a college-wide transformation programme to enhance the mental health, wellbeing and welfare of its learners, staff and community won an Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award. Now in its 24th year, the AoC Beacon Awards showcase best practice and i...

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NewsCelebrating Sedgemoor's unsung heroes

Celebrating Sedgemoor's unsung heroes

NOMINATIONS open later this week for the second Pride of Sedgemoor Awards, which are designed to showcase and celebrate the great work and achievements by the people of Sedgemoor. Charity heroes, sporting superstars and community businesses are all eligible to be nominated - and there are still sponsorship opportunities available for local businesses which would like to support an award. Organis...

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NewsSomerset County Cricket Club strengthen relationship with Clarke Willmott LLP

Somerset County Cricket Club strengthen relationship with Clarke Willmott LLP

Somerset County Cricket Club are pleased to be able to announce that we have strengthened our relationship with leading law firm Clarke Willmott LLP. The two organisations have been working in partnership since 2015, but this year will see the enhancement of that relationship.Named as Law Firm of the Year (with 11+ Partners) at the Devon and Somerset Law Society Awards 2017, Clarke Willmott L...

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NewsBT Group contributes £1.3bn to South West economy

BT Group contributes £1.3bn to South West economy

BT Group is responsible for generating £1 in every £95 produced in the South West’s economy, according to an independent report published today. ‘The Economic Impact of BT Group plc in the UK’ report, by Hatch Regeneris, shows that the communications company generated a £1.3 billion contribution – expressed as “Gross Value Added” (GVA)* – to the South West economy during the 201...

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NewsEmployers urged to back enterprising campaign

Employers urged to back enterprising campaign

Weston College is launching a campaign to create 600 new jobs and training opportunities in six months. In a recent Somerset Chamber survey, 56% of employers stated that issues around education and skills were a concern for their business. This ambitious initiative will highlight the various ways that employers can engage with Weston College, raising awareness of the College’s comprehensive ski...

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NewsSomerset County Cricket Club to launch ground-wide Wifi

Somerset County Cricket Club to launch ground-wide Wifi

The spectator experience at the Cooper Associates County Ground is set to get even better after Somerset County Cricket Club announced that ground-wide Wi-Fi will be available from the start of the 2019 season. The Club have been working with locally based company ITEC for several months to install the necessary digital infrastructure which will improve the spectator experience in line with growi...

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