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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 28/05/18

Above: Donald Stevenson of Network Rail, National Railway Heritage Awards trustee Andy Savage and ScotRail contracts manager Jacqueline Rae unveil a plaque to mark Wemyss Bay Station Award (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now) 


Plaque Installed To Mark Wemyss Bay Station Award

A plaque has been unveiled at Wemyss Bay to mark the station winning a top rail industry award.  The iconic, A-listed station was named best entry at the 2017 National Railway Heritage Awards. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 26 May 2018


Inverclyde On The Grow

Repopulation in Inverclyde could soon become a reality.  For, the latest mid-year population statistics for Scotland showed that people moving to Inverclyde is higher than those leaving for the first time.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 25 May 2018


River Clyde Homes Jobs Boost For Inverclyde

A jobs boost to the local economy comes as River Clyde Homes continues with its exciting plans to grow its business activities by bringing more services ‘in house’ and by building more homes.  The jobs will also help the housing association meet its previously announced plans to spend almost £100m over the next 5 years on improving lives and places in Inverclyde. 

Source: River Clyde Homes - 24 May 2018


 Above: Representatives from Peel Ports and Cammell Laird met with Inverclyde councillors to discuss Inchgreen Drydock (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph) 


Plans Revealed For 'Substantial' Investment In Inchgreen Drydock

Two influential UK shipbuilding figures have revealed plans for 'substantial' investment in Inchgreen Drydock in a bid to deliver hundreds of jobs to Inverclyde.  Mark Whitworth, chief executive of site owners Peel Ports, and John Syvret, who runs the company's Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, outlined their plans for the future of the site during a visit to Greenock on Wednesday.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 26 May 2018


£23m Savings And Counting

The annual return from Inverclyde Council, setting out the efficiencies achieved, highlights savings in the past year of £1.467m In all, Inverclyde Council has, over the past 12 years delivered over £19.5 million of recurring efficiency savings. And, with plans to deliver nearly £2m more by 2019, the council is set to deliver nearly £23m in total.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 25 May 2018


Pair Fly The Flag For Inverclyde In Brussels

A pair of local women flew the flag for Inverclyde during a visit to Brussels.  Glenda Horton and Anne Willams were two of 15 members of the Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) invited to the European Commission. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 24 May 2018




Jobs Fair In Larkfield, Greenock

River Clyde Homes and Inverclyde Community Development Trust are hosting a jobs fair in Larkfield Community Hall, Lothian Road, Greenock on Tuesday (29 May) from 10am to noon.  Various agencies and employers will be presented including Cruden Homes, McGill's Buses and Beacon Arts Centre.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 26 May 2018


West College Scotland Principal, Audrey Cumberford, Leaving For Edinburgh Job

Ms Cumberford has been Principal and Chief Executive of the College since its formation five years ago, following the merger of Clydebank College, James Watt College (Inverclyde) and Paisley’s Reid Kerr College. Before merger, she had been Principal of Reid Kerr College.

Source: West College Scotland - 21 May 2018


Mind Mosaic To Expand The Support It Offers 

A Greenock charity is expanding the support it offers children and young people with mental health problems after receiving almost £250,000 of new funding.  Mind Mosaic, which provides counselling and therapy services, received £248,702 from the Big Lottery 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 23 May 2018



Above: Provost Martin Brennan formally launches the Trusted Tarder scheme with a group of local traders (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph) 


Scheme Launched To Tackle Rogue Traders In Inverclyde

Rogue traders are on the run after the local authority launched a new scheme to tackle them at The Custom House in Greenock.  A new Trusted Trader scheme aims to help members of the public choose a reliable firm vetted by Inverclyde Council’s trading standards officers.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 24 May 2018


Inverclyde Education Rises To The Attainment Challenge

Inverclyde Council’s schools are closing the attainment gap and raising standards in reading, writing and numeracy.  The Scottish Government’s interim evaluation shows a strong performance in most areas compared to both the national average and against other Attainment Challenge Authorities.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 24 May 2018


Police Launch Flash Crackdown On Rogue Traders In Greenock

Police were out in force to clampdown on rogue traders in Greenock as part of a national campaign. More than 100 white vans and taxis were stop-checked in Operation Monarda on Wednesday.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 27 May 2018


 Above: Drew McKenzie, of Robert Alexander in Port Gasgow, saw off competition from the best in Britain to win prestigious title (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph) 


Robert Alexander Butchers Wins UK Award

A Port Glasgow butcher has produced the best steak in the UK. Drew McKenzie, of Robert Alexander in Princes Street, saw off competition from the best in Britain to win the title.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 26 May 2018 


Youth Sports Grants Fund Open For Applications

Sports groups across Inverclyde are being urged to apply for funding from the Council’s new grants system for under 19’s. £161,000 has been set aside for youth clubs to be distributed in the same way as the successful Grants to Voluntary Organisations fund.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 24 May 2018


Families Set To Benefit From Charity Of Late Businessman 

Disadvantaged children are to benefit from a charity foundation which was set up by a much-loved local businessman.  The late Gerry Deeney raised more than £100,000 in his lifetime for good causes through his Senit Foundation. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 27 May 2018



Above: Garages at Eastern View in Gourock are set to be demolished (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now) 


Plan To Demolish Garages At Gourock High Flats

Garages at the Eastern View tower block in Gourock look set to be demolished and replaced with parking spaces.  Housing association River Clyde Homes has applied for permission to knocked down the two rows of lock-ups next to Brooberry Drive. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 23 May 2018


Apple iTunes Scammers Target Inverclyde

Inverclyde Council Trading Standards and Police Scotland are warning shops and customers about an Apple iTunes voucher scam.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 25 May 2018


Greenock Telegraph Community Champs: Roll of Honour 2018

All of the winners of the Greenock Telegraph Community Champions.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 24 May 2018


Introduction to Fundraising

Are you new to the sector or thinking of changing careers into the sector and looking to improve and develop your understanding and knowledge of fundraising?

Source: Institute of Fundraising – 24 May 2018


Inverclyde Business News Round-Up - 21/05/18

Easdale Brothers Buy £3.1m Inverclyde Industrial Park and others... 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 21 May 2018


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Published: 28 May 2018