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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 14/01/19


Above: Zenit Contracts new home at Kelburn Business Park in Port Glasgow

 

Zenit Contracts Relocates To Inverclyde

Zenit, which specialises in roofing and fit-out works, has leased the premises for a period of five years, relocating from its previous Renfrewshire headquarters in Paisley. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 7 January 2019

 

Public Can Find Out More About Inverkip Power Station 'Urban Village' Plans

The latest plans for massive development at the former Inverkip Power Station site go on show to the public later this month. Two drop-in consultation events are being held by land owners Scottish Power.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 8 January 2019

 

Work On Greenock's New £21m Health Centre To Start

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGC) has now been given the go-ahead and the cash from the Scottish Government to begin construction work on the former Wellington Academy site. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 13 January 2019

 

Above L-R: Paul Stewart, Sarah Usher, Jillian Anderson and Craig Childs from KBS

 

KBS Nominated For Scottish Top Employer Award

Kilpatrick Blane Services (KBS), Scotland’s window control specialists, has been nominated as a finalist in the Scottish Top Employers Awards 2019 hosted by Family Friendly Working Scotland. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 8 January 2019

 

Inverclyde Indoor Tennis Centre 'Through To Next Round'

Inverclyde Council has committed £500,000 towards the facility which is proposed for Rankin Park and would be run by Inverclyde Leisure. An application for further funding made to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Sportscotland has now passed stage one. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 11 January 2019

 

£4 Million Wiped Off The Value Of The Beacon Arts Centre

According to the annual accounts of parent company, Greenock Arts Guild Ltd (GAGL), the waterfront building was worth £8m last year compared with just over £12m in 2017. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 8 January 2019

 

Above: Nigel Ovens of Mearns T McCaskie Butchers who has won a Scottish Craft Butchers Award (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)

 

Butchers Pork Dish Crowned Best In Scotland

A butcher is bringing home the bacon after his pork dish was crowned best in Scotland – one of eleven significant honours won on the same day. 

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 10 January 2019

 

Developer's Appeal Over Kilmacolm Housing Plan Fails

Gladman lodged an appeal with the Scottish Government over Inverclyde Council's rejection of its application for land at Knapps and North Denniston, either side of Bridge Of Weir Road.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 10 January 2019

 

Greenock Pub That Closed Down Suddenly Put Up For Sale

The owners of the Thistle Bar have put the Lynedoch Street premises on the market for offers in the region of £69,000.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 13 January 2019

 

Above: Falls Of Clyde, Scottish-built sailship currently berthed at Honolulu. (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)

 

Ambitious Bid To Return Historic Ship To Inverclyde For A Floating Tourist Attraction

Campaigners want to bring the Falls of Clyde back 'home' after successfully saving it from the scrapheap last year. The vessel was launched at Russell's Yard in Port Glasgow in 1878 but has latterly been berthed in Hawaii and fallen into disrepair.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 10 January 2019

 

Cycling And Cakes Make A Wheel-y Good Combination

Healthy living project Inverclyde Bothy and the Three Sisters Bake cafe are coming together for a series of free bike sessions in Quarriers. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 11 January 2019

 

Food Review: Tonino's Pizzeria And Delicatessen

When Taste Inverclyde visited, it was non-negotiable that we would be sharing…sharing is caring…right? The aromatic scent of pizza put a smile on our faces straight away... 

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 10 January 2019

 

Above: A year of celebrations will take place to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of James Watt (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)

 

Year Of Celebrations To Mark 200th Anniversary Of Death Of Greenock’s Most Famous Son, James Watt

Heritage chiefs are going 'full steam ahead' to honour the famed Scottish inventor, whose refined steam engine paved the way for the industrial revolution which transformed the world with the unit of power, the watt, named after him. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 11 January 2019

 

Launch Of New Craft Drink, Sparklingly Sober

Dry January doesn’t need to be dull and in a bid to help, The Start-Up Drinks Lab has launched its latest creation, Sparklingly Sober.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 8 January 2019

  

Pupils Bid To Create Their Own Mobile Application With JP Morgan

St Michael's Primary in Port Glasgow has been selected for the Make it Happen design contest backed by investment banking giants JP Morgan. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 12 January 2019

 

Above: Julie McGowan who has swapped her career as a legal assistant for a hands-on role as a Gas engineer (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)

 

Former Legal Assistant Swaps High-flying Role For Something More Hands-on

A businesswoman has swapped a high-flying hospitality and admin career to fix boilers instead. Julie McGowan grew tired of working at desks, despite glamorous jobs at football clubs and in top solicitors' offices. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 11 January 2019

 

Coeur Sauvage Foraging For Success

Coeur Sauvage, the established specialist wild food forager and supplier within the Scottish fine dining arena, is expanding its range of wild products with the production of wild sea buckthorn juice. 

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 7 January 2019

 

Staff and Customers Pledge Their Support To The Show Some Heart Campaign

Workers from the Co-op in Dubbs Road in Port Glasgow stepped in to raise funds for Show Some Heart, the campaign in memory of Jayden Orr, 10-year-old schoolboy who collapsed and died. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 11 January 2019

 

Above: The Argyll and Sutherland Bar in Greenock which is due to have a £150k revamp  (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)

 

Pub Bosses Serve Up £150,000 Revamp of a Central Greenock Bar

The Argyll & Sutherland is undergoing a huge makeover ahead of a scheduled reopening in March. It comes after the Bruce Street pub shut down suddenly in September last year. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 9 January 2019

 

West College Scotland Lectures To Be Disrupted By Strike

West College Scotland has announced that classes on Wednesday 16 January will be cancelled because of a strike by lecturers.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 9 January 2019

 

Inverclyde Sports Awards Deadline Extended

The deadline for nominations for the 2018 Inverclyde Sports Personality Awards has been extended until Monday 28 January.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 11 January 2019

 

Above: Staff from Kilmacolm dental practice EnVisage Dentistry with local MP Ronnie Cowan (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)

 

Inverclyde MP Gets His Teeth Into New Kilmacolm Business

EnVisage has opened in the old Royal Bank of Scotland building in the village, following a £300,000 refit. The state-of-the-art practice, with full disability access, is the sixth dental practice opened by local entrepreneurs, Poonam and Puneet Gupta, in partnership with Dr Brendan Murphy. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 10 January 2019

 

Fitness Class Helps Patients Fight Back Against Cancer

Funded by Macmillan Cancer Support and run by Inverclyde Leisure, it has been so successful bosses are now looking at developing it further. Move More, which is part of a three year project aimed at helping those diagnosed with the disease.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 8 January 2019

 

Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 07/01/19

Port Glasgow Shipyard To Build Two Vessels For Salmon Farm Sectorand 32 others...

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 7 January 2019

 

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Published: 14th January 2019