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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 19/11/18

Above: Garvel Dock where ferries will be docked for Greenock ship repair yard Dales Marine to work on as part of their new £4million contract


Major Ferry Contract For Greenock Ship Repair Yard

Greenock ship repair yard Dales Marine has been awarded a contract worth more than £4million to carry our winter maintenance on most of the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry fleet.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 16 November 2018


Plan For New £4.5m Hydro-Electric Scheme

A major new £4.5m hydro electric power scheme could be installed near Inverkip - creating enough electricity to power 1,000 homes. Greenock Hydro Power, has applied for permission from Inverclyde Council to create a hydro-electric project that would take water through a new four-kilometre buried pipeline between Loch Thom and Inverkip. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 14 November 2018


Work To Begin Widening Key Port Glasgow Bridge

A bridge in Port Glasgow is to be widened in a £650,000 scheme aimed at improving safety and reducing congestion.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 13 November 2018


Calls For A New National Film Studio To Be Based In Inverclyde

The case for a new national film studio to be based in Inverclyde has been championed in the Scottish Parliament. Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan is pushing for the much-vaunted project to be based locally - and is now challenging Creative Scotland and the government to rethink their plans.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 15 November 2018


Above: ScotRail have announced that trains will no longer call at IBM Halt


End Of The Line For IBM Halt

Rail passengers heading to and from Inverkip and Wemyss Bay will have one fewer stop on the journey from next month after ScotRail announced that trains will no longer call at IBM Halt. The new timetable, from 9 December, will miss out the station that served the sprawling Spango Valley site which has been completely unoccupied for just over two years.

Source: Inverclyde Now – 18 November 2018


Popular Greenock Town Centre Pub Up To Let

A long-established and popular pub in the heart of Greenock town centre has been put up for let. The Horseshoe in Kilblain Street, which has a bar and separate lounge, has been made available by its Lancashire-based owners, Trust Inns.

Source: Greenock Telegraph – 17 November 2018


Roads Minister Invited To Inverkip

Inverclyde Council has written to the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport inviting him to see for himself a known accident blackspot. 

Source: Inverclyde Council - 13 November 2018


Inverclyde Shines At SQA’s Star Awards

Two young men from Inverclyde stole the show at the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s annual Star Awards ceremony winning two of the maintrophies.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 14 November 2018


Above: Treasured Owner Coleen Hill, who has been nomintated for a Renfrewshire Business Award (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Gourock Gift Shop Reaches Finals Of The Renfrewshire Business Awards

Treasured on Cardwell Road was nominated by members of the public for the 'Best Independent Retailer category'.The staff have been invited along to the awards ceremony and dinner at the Glynhill Hotel on Sunday December 2.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 16 November 2018


Expansion Of Girls Football Sessions Across Inverclyde With Morton Community Trust

Morton Community Trust has teamed up with Active Schools to offer five to 11-year-olds a chance to play the beautiful game. They are running training camps right across the area, from Wemyss Bay to Kilmacolm. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 16 November 2018


New Recycling Service After Company Collapses

Inverclyde Council has taken steps to fill the role of collapsed recycling contractor Greenlight Environmental Ltd.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 15 November 2018


Winners Announced At CVS Voluntary Awards - Reach For The Stars

Compassionate Inverclyde picked up the Voluntary Organisation of the Year title at the 'Reach for the Stars', the Inverclyde Community Awards 2018, held in front of a capacity audience at the Waterfront Cinema Greenock with host, TV presenter Jean Johansson.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 16 November 2018


Above L-R: Andrew Bowman (Ri), Speaker Andy Lothian (Insights), Helen McCormick (ES) and Cathy Craig (ES)


Riverside Inverclyde and Entrepreneurial Scotland Event Success With Andy Lothian

Riverside Inverclyde and Entrepreneurial Scotland are celebrating after the second in a series of talks from some of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs was hailed a success by attendees. The event, with guest speaker Andy Lothian, Group CEO of Insights, attracted attendees from as far as Switzerland as well as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Ayrshire. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 14 November 2018


Green Fingered Schoolchildren Given 'Food For Thought'

Young pupils from Whinhill and St Patrick's joined forces together for the 'Great Big Food Cycle', hosted by Belville Community Garden. As part of the eco-friendly project, the P6 and P7 children learned all about the importance of cutting down on food waste. 

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 18 November 2018


Wage Subsidies Available For Inverclyde Business 2018-19

Inverclyde Community Development Trust has released details of its current funding streams available to employers across Inverclyde, all of which could be of great use to support businesses across Inverclyde’s growing business sector. 

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 14 November 2018


Drive To Increase 'Taste Our Best' Accreditation Across Inverclyde

VisitScotland is promoting a drive to increase the number of food and drink businesses with the ‘Taste Our Best’ accreditation in Inverclyde.  The food quality award is promoted by VisitScotland, which can be achieved as a standalone restaurant, café or takeaway establishment as well as serviced accommodation.  

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 14 November 2018


Above: Keith Miller (Diageo), and Robert McLatchie, Modern Apprentice (Scottish Leather Group) (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)


National Recognition For Port Glasgow Apprentice

Robert McLatchie (20) excelled in his job with the Scottish Leather Group and had his efforts recognised at the awards ceremony held at Perth Concert Hall on 15 November. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 16 November 2018


The Station Bar Holds Successful Charity Night

Staff and customers at The Station Bar in Wemyss Bay raised more than £1,000 at a recent event. They held a charity auction in aid of the Skelmorlie Community Sports Club and also made a donation to Ardgowan Hospice.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 16 November 2018


Amazon's £1,000 Boost For New Chapter At St Ninian's

A Gourock primary school has received a donation of £1,000 from the team at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Gourock. Pupils at St Ninian’s wrote to Amazon as part of a letter-writing competition to ask for some books for the library in their new building.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 15 November 2018


Inverclyde Business Lunch with Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise in partnership with Riverside Inverclyde and Inverclyde Council are holding a business lunch session on 28th November covering a wide range of topics relevant to local businesses. This free two-hour session will provide multiple specialist speakers who will discuss the Scottish Enterprise support available to businesses in each of their respective fields.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 15 November 2018


Above: Fourth generation family firm Donald’s Cream Ices with their Scottish Italian Award for Favourite Italian Business (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Gourock's Donald's Cream Ices Scoops Coveted Award

A frozen food retailer based in Gourock has been crowned Scotland’s favourite Italian business. Fourth generation family firm Donald’s Cream Ices, which started out life as an ice cream parlour in 1921, has scooped a coveted prize at the Scottish Italian Awards 2018.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 16 November 2018


An Evening With...Philip Long, Director, Dundee V&A

Philip Long, Director of the newly opened Dundee V&A is coming to Inverclyde to speak to local stakeholders about the V&A, it's journey from idea to reality and it's role in the regeneration of Dundee's waterfront, followed by a question and answer session on 10th December. 

Source: Eventbrite - 14 November 2018


Managing Conflict Workshop With Crimson Kite Consultancy

Crimson Kite Consultancy in partnership with Riverside Inverclyde invite businesses to attend an introductory workshop on Managing Conflict at Ladyburn Business Centre on 3rd December. This free two-hour session will support business people on how to deal with conflict constructively and avoid the drain on resources that badly managed conflict can create. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 12 November 2018


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Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 12 November 2018


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Published: 19th November 2018