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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 11/06/18

Above: Planning permission has now been granted for a new £21 million Health Centre Facility on Wellington Street (Image courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)

 New £21m Greenock Health Centre Approved

Councilors have approved plans for a new £21m health centre in Greenock. The facility will be built on the site of the former Wellington Academy school between Dempster Street and Wellington Street.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 6 June 2018


Above L-RAlison McKay and Gary McCann (Leapmoor), Andrew Bowman (Riverside Inverclyde) and Victor Mackay Jr and Snr (Balmore Group) celebrate success

Bee's Knees Success For Riverside Inverclyde Tenants

Two of Riverside Inverclyde's newest tenants at Gourock Municipal Buildings are celebrating success at the Bee's Knees Awards 2018. Balmore Group Scotland and Leapmoor LLP are both celebrating debut wins at Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce's annual business awards which took place on Friday 8 June 2018 at The Chartroom at Kip Marina in Inverkip. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 10 June 2018


New Health And Care Centre To Provide Modern State Of The Art Facilities

Inverclyde Council’s Convener of Health & Social Care says a new health and care centre for Greenock will provide modern state of the art facilities 

Source: Inverclyde Council - 8 June 2018


Above: Donald McLaren, Michael McLaren and Duncan Robertson are expanding their Inverclyde-based business

Inverclyde Manufacturer McLaren Packagings Move Into New Stirling Facility

Growth in the Scotch Whisky industry will see Scottish packaging firm McLaren Packaging create 10 new jobs over the next four years as it opens a new manufacturing, design and testing centre in Stirling this month. 

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 6 June 2018


Larkfield Domino's Site Gets The Go-Ahead

Councilors have voted to allow a development in Larkfield that is set to attract a Domino's Pizza outlets and a Gregg's bakery shop. The development on the site of the former Larkfield Masonic Association hall at Auchmead Road, near Inverkip Road was originally approved by officials.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 6 June 2018


Vango Outdoor Brand Owner Secures Move Into Renfrew Business Park

Canmoor has agreed terms with Port Glasgow based AMG Group, a growing outdoor clothing and equipment company and owner of the Vango brand, to establish a new 113,000sqft distribution centre, at the park near Paisley. 

Source: The Herald - 7 June 2018


Queen's Birthday Honour For Retired Inverclyde Eye Surgeon

Retired eye surgeon Dr Sadhu-Ram Gupta has received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 8 June 2018


Councilors Uphold Rejection Of Plan For Greenock Starbucks

Starbucks have been blocked from opening a £1million drive-through coffee shop in Greenock after Inverclyde councillors upheld earlier refusal of the plan by officials.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 6 June 2018


Inverclyde Does The ‘Double’ At Education Awards

Two schools in Inverclyde have scooped top honours at the annual Scottish Education Awards.Run by Education Scotland, the event recognises significant contributions to education over the past year.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 8 June 2018


Above: The former Bath Street Arches in Gourock will be relaunched as Cafe Lucas (Photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)

Restaurant Set To Re-open As A Cafe

A former fine dining restaurant in Gourock is set to re-open as a cafe – four months after its shock closure. The former Bath Street Arches will be relaunched as Cafe Lucas.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 7 June 2018


Scottish Thistle Awards Seeks Inverclyde Entries

The Scottish Thistle Awards is based on 5 Regional Programmes with the winners progressing to the National Final. A range of awards are open to Inverclyde’s Food and Drink and Tourism businesses to enter.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 6 June 2018


Free Rail Tickets Offer For Inverclyde Season Ticket Holders

Scotrail has released details of a scheme to give Inverclyde season ticket holders free rail tickets to anywhere in the country this summer, to make up for the area's travellers having to use old trains for longer than expected.

 Source: Inverclyde Now - 6 June 2018


Above: Greenock is the first place selected to benefit from the new Judy Murray Foundation (Photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)

Judy Murray Foundation Serves Up Tennis Project For Greenock

Greenock is the first place chosen to benefit from the new Judy Murray Foundation which was launched at the town's tennis clubs at the weekend.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 4 June 2018


Transformed Repairs Performance At River Clyde Homes

River Clyde Homes’ Maintenance Team has delivered a step change in performance improvement making it one of the top achieving housing associations in Scotland.

Source: River Clyde Homes - 8 June 2018


Young Inverclyde Entrepreneurs Need You

A group of entrepreneurs at an Inverclyde school are asking for help to be named Young Enterprise Scotland Company of the Year.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 4 June 2018


Above: Custom House was transformed with RIG art's installation 'The Great Custom House Robbery' as part of  Evolve Fest 2018

The Great Custom House Robbery

Riverside Inverclyde was delighted to support Evolve Fest 2018 which was held on Sunday 3 June 2018 at Custom House Quay in Greenock. Delivered by RIG Arts and partners, Evolve18 was a celebration of the youth of Inverclyde with their creative contributions to Inverclyde's past, present, and future.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 5 June 2018


Community Awards Will Focus On Volunteering

Reach for the Stars - the Inverclyde Community Awards 2018, is launching this month, to celebrate the achievements of volunteers and voluntary organisations across the region.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 8 June 2018


Community Showcase Event In Port Glasgow

An event showcasing services in Port Glasgow and asking for the public's views on whether there are gaps in community provision is being held by Your Voice on Monday (11 June). It takes place at St John's Church hall in Shore Street from 4 to 7pm.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 5 June 2018


Above: The Launch of the new Volunteer Inverclyde project , run by CVS Inverclyde, which is designed to facilitate and encourage volunteering across Inverclyde (Photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)

 New Inverclyde Volunteering Scheme Features Online Portal

A new project designed to facilitate and encourage volunteering across Inverclyde has been launched. Volunteer Inverclyde is run by CVS Inverclyde and features an internet portal created to support the process for both volunteers and placement organisations.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 5 June 2018


Port Glasgow Shop Can Be Converted Into Beauty Salon

Planners have given permission for a Port Glasgow town centre shop to be turned into a beauty salon. The change-of-use proposal was approved for Murray's the Greengrocer at 22 Princes Street.

Source:  Inverclyde Now - 7 June 2018


Increased Parking Charges

Inverclyde Council will be increasing charges for its long stay car parks in four weeks time. From Monday 2 July motorists will pay £2 to park all day.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 4 June 2018


AboveGourock Golf Club launch new drive to get more women involved in the sport (Photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)

Ladies Get Into The swing Of Golf Thanks To Free Tuition At Gourock Golf Club

Ladies are getting into the swing of golf thanks to free tuition at Gourock Golf Club. It has launched a new drive to get more women involved in the sport.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 8 June 2018


Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 04/06/18

Plans Revealed For Gourock Primary School Extension and 17 others...

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 4 June 2018


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Published: 11 June 2018