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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 18/02/19

Above: Inchgreen and the neighbouring Great Harbour


£9.4m Inchgreen Industrial Hub Surges Forward

A proposal to create a deep-water, industrial hub at Inchgreen, Greenock, has cleared a major hurdle, with the project’s strategic business case getting the seal of approval from top politicians in charge of the Glasgow City Region City Deal. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 15 February 2019


Cuts Of More Than £4 Million And The Loss Of 90 Jobs Proposed By Council

Some 4,000 local authority staff have been told where the axe may fall as officials attempt to plug a £3.4m funding gap next year following successive government budget reductions. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 15 February 2019


Top-Of-The-Range Diagnostic Equipment Coming To IRH

New diagnostic equipment is being installed at Inverclyde Royal Hospital to ensure local patients are getting access to the latest scanning and radiology equipment. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 14 February 2019


Above: In the last five years Children in Poverty Inverclyde has organised breaks for 600 youngsters and their parents (Photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Children's Charity Raises £175k For Families

Children in Poverty Inverclyde organises breaks for 600 youngsters and their parents and thanks to the generosity of more than 50 groups, organisations and individual donors, another 200 children will get the same opportunity this summer.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 10 February 2019


Calls For Investigation Into River Clyde Homes Deals

The vice chair of Inverclyde Council's regeneration committee, Councillor Colin Jackson, has declared his support for calls for an independent probe into RCH amid unease from its workforce and some tenants.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 13 February 2019


Council Agrees To Spend £130,000 To Host Sailing Event

Officials had asked a Council committee to approve the outlay in a bid to secure a Clipper ‘stopover’ as part of a round the world race. A fund of £135k will be set aside to support negotiations to host here with Events Outland. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 13 February 2019


Above: Concerns have been raised after a 'To let' sign was erected at the building where the Webhelp call centre is based (Photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


'To Let' Sign At Webhelp Building

The owners of the building where the Webhelp call centre is based have put up a 'To let' sign raising questions over the future of the business at that location. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 15 February 2019


Fears For The Future Of The RAF Club

The iconic social club in the west end of Greenock was formed in 1947 but the building pre-dates that, and time and lack of maintenance has taken its toll with £60,000 needed to bring the club up to date. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 13 February 2019


Police Warn Of Bogus Workmen In Port Glasgow

Community officers raised the issue with Port Glasgow West Community Council after hearing householders had received unsolicited offers to renew driveways, carry out roof repairs and clean gutters. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 16 February 2019


Above: Inverkip Primary School pupils who are working on a mural project with artist Jim Strachan (Photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Schoolchildren's Artwork To Be Brought To Life In A Special Mural

Artwork created by talented children on an eco committee is to be brought to life in a special mural at Inverkip Primary school with the help of local artist, Jim Strachan. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 14 February 2019


Employers Urged To Employ People With Previous Convictions

Inverclyde Council has commissioned the social enterprise Recruit With Conviction to develop a network for employers focussing on supporting employers and employees from the community. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 15 February 2019


Training Programme For Local Licensees In Inverclyde

Diane Rebecchi, who runs the Burns Lounge in Larkfield, set up the course for people who need to renew their alcohol licensing qualifications. The certificate is for those who authorise the sale of alcohol, or manage or supervise in premises where it sold 

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 15 February 2019


Above: Registrars Jonny O'Connor & Diane McKenzie with Cllr McCormick in the new marriage suite at Port Glasgow Town Hall (Photo - Greenock Telegraph)


Council's £26,000 Gift To Couples

Couples looking to tie the knot in Inverclyde can now walk down the aisle in style thanks to a £26,000 make-over at Port Glasgow Marriage Suite in Port Glasgow Town Hall. 

Source: Inverclyde Council - 15 February 2019


Sheriff Joins List Of Speakers At Morton Fundraiser

Sheriff Lindsay Wood, a highly entertaining and popular speaker on the after-dinner circuit, will join host Peter Martin and Dean Saunders, to entertain guests with a wealth of hilarious stories.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 11 February 2019


Youngsters Enjoy Sport Sessions With Morton Community Trust

Football and hockey were on offer at the camps held at Notre Dame High school as the first mid-term camp run by the Trust, proving such a success that they will be repeating it again. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 15 February 2019


Greenock Telegraph launches Its Search For Community Champions 2019

For one night, Inverclyde's community champions from sport, business, charity, music, schools and everyday life will able to swap their cause for the limelight of the stage for their achievements from those they helped and benefited the most – the people of Inverclyde. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 14 February 2019


Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 11/02/19

Texas Instruments Factory In Greenock Saved As Deal Reached With New Companyand 22 other stories. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 11 February 2019





Find Your Voice, Helping With Public Speaking - Thursday 28 March 2019 - Beacon Arts Centre

This free event will provide people of all ages and abilities with an insight into how membership of a local speakers' club can help them acquire the skills needed in situations such as delivering a wedding speech, attending a job interview or making a workplace/community presentation.


Making Tax Digital Event With HMRC - Thursday 21 February 2019 - West College Scotland - Waterfront Campus, Greenock

 In conjunction with Riverside Inverclyde and Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce, Royal Bank of Scotland and FreeAgent is delighted to invite you to a free keynote seminar on Making Tax Digital, with guest speakers from HMRC.


Lead With WES - Women's Leadership - Wednesday 27 February 2019

The six-month programme – led by WES in partnership with Ri – launches on 27 February 2019 and consists of four workshops spread out between February and August 2019, interspersed with online content and support.


Recruiting With Conviction  - 19 February 2019 - Stepwell Training Academy (Lynedoch Industrial Estate)

Inverclyde employers are invited to learn more about the potential benefits of employing people with previous convictionsDon’t miss this opportunity to discuss the possibilities and discover the different support available.



Assembly #01 with Creative Inverclyde - Thursday 7 March 2019

Assembly #01 is blending together art, television, broadcast, event architects, production and film in one program with three very talented creatives based or from Inverclyde. The event will take place at The Albany in Greenock on 7th March 2019.


Ardgowan Hospice Annual Ball - 9 March 2019

The Ardgowan Hospice Ball -supported by Arnold Clark - is now on sale, don’t miss out on a magical evening at one of the most important events in the Hospice calendar! Last year saw over £30,000 raised for Inverclyde’s hospice, which could fund 50 days of care within our In-Patient Unit. This year we would love to smash that goal so join us March 9th for an incredible night.


Greenock Morton Community Trust Sportsman's Dinner - Saturday 13 April 2019

Dean Saunders will be the star attraction at this year's Greenock Morton Community Trust Sportsman's Dinner - Sponsored by PG Paper - with presenter Peter Martin compering the even. A table of ten is priced at £450, with all cash raised going towards youth development at the club.


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Published: 18th February 2019