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Chamber NewsSomerset Chamber welcomes Truespeed as a Business Partner

Somerset Chamber welcomes Truespeed as a Business Partner

Leading edge ultrafast, full fibre broadband provider Truespeed has joined Somerset Chamber as a Business Partner. Winner of the Best Rural ISP 2019 award from the Internet Service Provider Association, Truespeed is building a brand new network that removes frustration such as buffering, drops and slow speeds at peak times to give the South West a future-proofed broadband solution. Unlike other ...

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NewsAnnual results published for Clarke Willmott

Annual results published for Clarke Willmott

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has delivered annual results for the year 2019/20 in record time and alongside a robust review of both their longer term strategic plan and the financial plan for the current financial year. Turnover for the year was £51.7 million, an increase of £2.3 million on 2019, with a profit of £11 million in line with expectations but reduced from £11.4 million in...

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NewsStrode College student secures Higher Apprenticeship Degree in Engineering at Leonardo

Strode College student secures Higher Apprenticeship Degree in Engineering at Leonardo

Strode College A Level student, Vito Di Giovanni, has been given a 'conditional offer of position' for a place on the highly competitive five-year Higher Apprenticeship (Degree) scheme at Leonardo, in Yeovil. Leonardo is a local aerospace engineering company, which employs a workforce of 3,000 on site. Vito (pictured) responded to an advert for a position on the Rotorcraft Engineering Degree Appr...

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NewsTechnology employers endorse Weston College’s new Digital T Level programme

Technology employers endorse Weston College’s new Digital T Level programme

In September 2020, Weston College will be one of only fifteen education providers delivering T Levels and will launch with the new Digital T Level. The new qualification is highly anticipated, with one of the benefits being learners will spend a minimum of 45 days with a relevant employer carrying out their Industry Placement to really hone what they learn in the classroom. Employers are recogni...

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NewsTop ranking for Clarke Willmott's Taunton office

Top ranking for Clarke Willmott's Taunton office

The Taunton office of national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has once again been recognised at the highest level in the recently released Chambers and Partners High Net Worth rankings. The office has been awarded a prestigious Band 1 ranking and is hailed for its contentious and non-contentious private client offering in the South West. Its private client team advises farming clients, landed estat...

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NewsHuish Hero Amy becomes a 'Maisie manager' to help children

Huish Hero Amy becomes a 'Maisie manager' to help children

Amy Hubbard (pictured) is the latest student to be nominated as a Richard Huish College Huish Hero after stepping in to become a ‘Maisie Manager’ to help the children of Musgrove Park Hospital and beyond.   The college’s Huish Heroes are all people who have gone above and beyond to help others during the 2020 pandemic. Amy was nominated by her Godmother, Wendy Hooper, Orthotics Service ...

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NewsWeston College and principal Dr Paul Phillips win double gold at the UK National Business Awards

Weston College and principal Dr Paul Phillips win double gold at the UK National Business Awards

This year’s ceremony for the UK Business Awards was held virtually for the first time, but this didn’t stop principal Dr Paul Phillips CBE, Principal and Chief Executive at Weston College winning gold and being crowned ‘Leader for the Future’ for his exemplary leadership shown during COVID-19 in creating #MyVirtualCollege. His innovative strategy ensured that all the college’s provision...

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News1,200 new jobs and 300 apprenticeships for next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C

1,200 new jobs and 300 apprenticeships for next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C

Staffordshire-based Capula and Exyte Hargreaves from Lancashire are the latest British engineering companies to create new jobs to support the next phase of construction at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Their 80 new engineering posts are a small part of the expected 1,200 new jobs and 300 apprentices who will become part of the 4,000 strong workforce who will fit electrical systems, c...

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NewsNHS COVID-19 test centre opened at Cooper Associates County Ground

NHS COVID-19 test centre opened at Cooper Associates County Ground

Somerset County Cricket Club has confirmed that the NHS has opened a drive-through testing centre at the Cooper Associates County Ground. The testing centre at the Club is testing pre-operative patients and symptomatic NHS staff.  The aim is to keep transmission of infection to a minimum at local health care facilities such as Musgrove Park Hospital and to enable NHS staff to  continue working ...

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NewsClarke Willmott appointed to leading specialist housing panel

Clarke Willmott appointed to leading specialist housing panel

Clarke Willmott LLP has been appointed to serve on a panel of leading housing specialist law firms as part of a £15 million legal services framework agreement. The firm is among a group of law firms named by the Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC), which supports housing providers and local authorities to ensure they can provide the best service to their residents. Clarke Willmott, who...

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NewsStrode students successully compete in Biology Olympiad Awards

Strode students successully compete in Biology Olympiad Awards

A number of Strode A Level Biology students have been successful in two challenging competitions run by the Royal Society of Biology, designed to test the students wider knowledge of the subject.   Year 2 A Level students achieved fantastic results in the British Biology Olympiad earlier in the year and have just received their certificates. The Biology Olympiad is run by the Royal Society of B...

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NewsData protection warning for hospitality businesses

Data protection warning for hospitality businesses

The much-anticipated re-opening of businesses in the food and drink sector has been given the green light for 4 July, a welcome decision for both those in the industry and consumers. However, the opening of these businesses comes with additional responsibilities and requirements which specialist lawyers are warning could leave businesses falling foul of the data protection rules. Amy Peacey, a s...

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NewsSomerset Coronavirus local outbreak management plan published

Somerset Coronavirus local outbreak management plan published

Somerset County Council and partners have released further detail on how they will prevent and react to localised Coronavirus outbreaks after Somerset’s Local Outbreak Management Plan was published online.Somerset cases continue to remain low compared to other parts of the country, but Coronavirus is proving to be a disease around clusters and outbreaks. To date, almost 70 outbreaks (define...

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NewsWPA announces second premium rebate to customers

WPA announces second premium rebate to customers

In April, WPA was the first UK insurer to pay customers a rebate to reflect the reduction in claims as a result of COVID-19. On June 22, reflecting an overall decrease in claims as a result of lockdown and reduced access to elective care because of the NHS/private hospital contract, the company announced a second rebate to be paid before the end of the month. Nathan Irwin, WPA’s Chief Execut...

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NewsWessex RFCA helps celebrate Armed Forces Week

Wessex RFCA helps celebrate Armed Forces Week

This week is Armed Forces Week – Armed Forces Day is Saturday, June 27 - and while celebrations and events have now become virtual, there are still plenty of ways people can show their support for reservists, veterans, service families and cadet force adult volunteers. Wessex RFCA has helped to organise two virtual Armed Forces Day events. One is for the region with the second being for Yeov...

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