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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 26/11/18

Above: Rory MacDonald (Owner of Golden Oak Restoration) with his team


Bespoke Furniture Specialists, Golden Oak Restoration, Choose Greenock For New Venture

Golden Oak Restoration, a business start-up which specialises in creating household furniture from used whisky barrels, has chosen Lynedoch Industrial Estate in Greenock as the location for its workshop. The business is the latest tenant to sign up with regeneration company Riverside Inverclyde (Ri), taking 1,600 square foot with Ri enjoying a successful 2018 for new tenancies

Source: Riverside Inverclyde – 20 November 2018


Award For Inverkip Church Eco-Group

INVERKIP Church's eco-group has won a silver environment award in the national campaign to find the greenest individuals, companies, councils and communities. The group competed against more than 800 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice.

Source: Inverclyde Now  – 23 November 2018


Proposal to demolish part of Oak Mall is knocked back

The owners of the precinct, Lunar Greenock Sarl, applied for permission from Inverclyde Council in September to tear down the eastern section of the complex that runs underneath the High Street flyover up to the Clyde Square entrance.

Source: Greenock Telegraph  – 21 November 2018


Above: PG Paper owners Puneet and Poonam Gupta, centre, with their staff (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Export Company based in Greenock is set to double in size over the next two years

Bosses of PG Paper have ambitious plans to expand the business by branching out into new and emerging markets, including growing worldwide demand for tissue paper. The company currently employs 24 staff at its Custom House HQ, with more employees being taken on as the firm branches out into China, Africa and Latin America.

Source: Greenock Telegraph – 20 November 2018


Another bumper Greenock cruise call season is expected in 2019

The Ocean Terminal is on course for a record number of passengers and vessels between April and September.Among the star attractions confirmed are Cunard ships Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth, which will stop off in Greenock five times in total.

Source: Greenock Telegraph  – 20 November 2018


New CCTV System Being Installed On Inverclyde's Camera Network

Inverclyde Council is carrying out a major £200,000 upgrade of its aging CCTV network. New 4G cameras are being installed to replace the system that has played a crucial part in local efforts to cut crime

Source: Inverclyde Council  – 22 November 2018

Above: Greenock based bus operator McGill's is investing almost £5million in new vehicles for its routes in Inverclyde  (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)


Greenock Operator McGill's Place Major Order for New Buses

Greenock based bus operator McGill's is investing almost £5million in new vehicles for its routes in Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and Glasgow. McGill’s, which is owned by the Easdale brothers, has ordered 26 Alexander Dennis (ADL) low emission Enviro200 single deck buses for delivery by the end of March 2019.

Source: Inverclyde Now  – 19 November 2018


Inverclyde Is Duke Of Edinburgh Award 'Success Story'

Inverclyde Council’s Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Awards programme is going from strength to strength. Nearly 200 young people have now completed their Bronze and Silver DofE awards and another nine have begun their Gold Leadership Award. A recent ceremony was held at Greenock Town Hall at which young people were presented with their awards.

Source: Inverclyde Now  – 21 November 2018


Locals urged to support plans for a new law to protect shopworkers from violence

Local shop stewards from USDAW Union gathered in Tesco in Port Glasgow to raise awareness of the abuse suffered by staff when asking for proof of identity. They say that till workers have the responsibility to ensure the age of the person they serving is appropriate to purchase alcohol or cigarettes.

Source: Greenock Telegraph – 25 November 2018



Above (L-R): Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning with new Salimuir resident, Anne Deighan and Jillian Moffat, Chair of the RCH Board (photo courtesy of RCH)


First Phase Of Slaemuir Housing Transformation Celebrated

Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, visited Slaemuir in Port Glasgow this week to hand over the final house of a new £5m, 28 home development to its new resident, Anne Deighan.

Source: River Clyde Homes  – 22 November 2018


Inverclyde Learning project comes to an end after 10 years as funding runs out

A celebration was held at the Tontine Hotel to mark the end of a series of inspirational courses which helped so many parents. The Positive Futures series organised by Enterprise Childcare had been running for 10 years thanks to cash from the Big Lottery but the funding has now come to an end.

Source: Greenock Telegraph  – 19 November 2018


Jobs have been saved after a new recycling service was launched in Inverclyde

Greenlight Environmental, a social enterprise which provided recycling services to Inverclyde, West Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Bute councils, went into administration back in August. Now Inverclyde Council has taken steps to fill the role of the collapsed recycling contractor.

 Source: Greenock Telegraph  – 21 November 2018


Above: Staff at the official opening night for EnVisage Dentistry in Kilmacolm (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)


EnVisage Dentistry Opens in Kilmacolm

THE official opening night for EnVisage Dentistry in Kilmacolm was a huge success, with lots of visitors popping in for a peek at the new practice, and to register. The staff were delighted to show off the new practice rooms and to have a chat about the opening offers, and the NHS and private treatments that they will provide.

Source: Inverclyde Now  – 22 November 2018


New Directorship for Optician Claire

A LONG-serving Greenock eye care expert has taken on her first directorship at Specsavers in the town. Experienced dispensing optician Claire Kincaid joins existing directors Lesley Brown and Jonathan Dry at the helm of the Greenock business, which supports more than 10,000 local customers every year.

Source: Inverclyde Now  – 23 November 2018


Port Glasgow Takeaway Plan Rejected

A PLAN to turn an empty shop in Port Glasgow into a hot food takeaway - that attracted rival petitions for and against - has been refused. The proposal for premises at 12 Moss Road was supported by a petition with 142 signatures.

Source: Inverclyde Now  – 20 November 2018


Above: L-R - Head Teacher Lesley McCabe, Provost Martin Brennan, Bishop John Keenan and Councillor Jim Clocherty (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)


School Opened By Bishop On 100th Anniversary Of Catholic Education

The new St Ninian’s Primary School building in Gourock has been officially opened on the centenary of Catholic education in Scotland by the Rt. Rev. John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley Diocese.

Source: Inverclyde Now  – 21 November 2018


Inverclyde Residents Can Get a Total Money Makeover

Future Skills Inverclyde has launched Total Money Makeover, a new budgeting service for residents of Inverclyde. dvice is tailored to individual needs, regardless of income. Heather Mitchell, inclusive communities manager at River Clyde Homes, which manages the service, said: “Total Money Makeover is a new, fun and informative way to look at budgeting.

Source: Inverclyde Now  – 26 November 2018


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Published: 26th November 2018