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Inverclyde Business Round-Up 12/03/2018

Above: Click on the link below for more information on Riverside Inverclyde's newest Business Event

Showcase Inverclyde - Business Event

Riverside Inverclyde and Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce is delighted to co-host this event offering businesses both new and existing the opportunity to come together as they look to grow and expand in 2018 and beyond. The event will give businesses the opportunity to present a short pitch to their fellow business community and assist with migration into the area as well as supporting the growth of the existing business base.  

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 9th March


Go-Ahead Given For McDonald's Drive-Through Restaurant In Port Glasgow

McDonald's have been given permission for a 160-seat drive-through restaurant in Port Glasgow. Inverclyde Council have approved the application for a two-storey restaurant in part of the car park at the town's Tesco Extra store.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 6th March


Frozen Food Outlet To Bring 30 Jobs To Port Glasgow Retail Park

Thirty new jobs look set to be created at Port Glasgow Retail Park as a frozen food firm unveils plans to open at the site. Bosses at Iceland hope to bring their Food Warehouse frozen food store to the retail park.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 10th March


Refusal For Larkfield Plan That Was Set To Include Domino's Pizza

Officials have rejected a plan for a hot food takeaway that was set to attract a Domino's Pizza outlet to Larkfield in Greenock. The unit would have been be part of a proposed development on the site of the former Larkfield Masonic Association hall at Auchmead Road, near Inverkip Road.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 5th March



Above (from left): Ross McFarlane (former apprentice), Tracy Stirling (HR assistant), Paula Leca (Developing the Young Workforce), Councillor Jim Clocherty and Paul Boland (Cruden) (Photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Building Firm to Create 40 Jobs in Inverclyde

Bosses at building giants Cruden have announced plans to take on more than 40 workers in Inverclyde. They are looking for qualified tradespeople to help build more than 200 new homes in the district over the next three years.

Source: Greenock Telegraph – 10th March


Rail Prices On Trains Slammed By Inverclyde MSP

RAIL passengers should be given a discount for putting up with sub-standard trains being used on Inverclyde lines, according to the area’s MSP. Stuart McMillan says it is ‘unfair’ that local commuters have to pay the full amount for travelling on carriages built in 1979 which lack heating and have no toilets or wireless internet.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 9th March


Former Yard Worker Takes Bid To Save Inchgreen Drydock To Officials

A Campaigner fighting to save Inverclyde's historic Inchgreen Drydock has met with a senior regeneration official to find out what the future holds for the site. Robert Buirds met with Inverclyde Council’s director of environment and regeneration after accepting an invitation from local authority leader Stephen McCabe, who is backing the pressure group. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 5th March


Changes To Various McGill's Bus Services In Inverclyde

McGill's Buses has announced changes to a number of Inverclyde services from 26 March 2018.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 8th March



Above: New Beacon Boss Sean Paul O'Hare (Photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


New Beacon boss: ‘This is your centre’

A new boss has taken centre stage at Greenock's Beacon Arts Centre — and he believes the venue has real star quality on a national level. Sean Paul O’Hare took up the post of chief executive of the waterfront theatre last month, replacing Jackie Shearer who stepped down after nearly three years in charge.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 7th March


Function Suite Plan For Former Social Club Gets Go Ahead

An application to turn the former Greenock Dock Workers’ Club premises into a function suite has been approved. The proposal for the Tobago Street building was submitted by REOS Ltd which owns the the neighbouring restauran The Exchange and Cruden Hall.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 9th March


Launch For Greenock Historic Quarter Walking Tour Booklet

Inverclyde Tourist Group is holding a launch event for its new booklet featuring a walking tour of Greenock's Historic Quarter.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 9th March


Fenwick 47 Has Recipe For Success With Apprentices

A Greenock restaurant has served up jobs for two aspiring chefs in a show of support to Inverclyde’s young people. Owners at Fenwick 47 in West Blackhall Street have taken on Greenock chefs Shannon Murphy, 23, and Scott Anderson, 18, and say that investing in youth is a key ingredient for the business.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 8th March



Above: Members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Trust (Photo by Alex Craig, courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Bosses Seek To Revitalise Interest In Greenock Fire Museum

A popular Inverclyde tourist attraction has lost just under half its visitors because of building works. Now the work is complete the enthusiasts are looking to the future with a series of publicity events to boost the museum’s profile.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 7th March


Diageo Learning For Life Opportunities

18-28 year olds looking to gain new skills, qualifications and start a career in the exciting and progressive hospitality and bar industry, are being invited to apply for the next Diageo Learning for Life Hospitality and Bartending course, delivered by the Springboard Charity, which will start soon in the Inverclyde area.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 9th March


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Published: 12th March 2018