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Inverclyde Business News Round-Up 16/04/18

Above: Ardgowan House (Inverkip) owner Sir Ludo Shaw Stewart buys Rennie Mackintosh School Of Art Key (photo courtesy of Radio Times)


Rennie Mackintosh School Of Art Key Sells For £32,000

A key designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh to open Glasgow School of Art has sold for £32,000 to help raise funds for the restoration of the fire-damaged institution. It was bought by Sir Ludo Shaw Stewart, owner of the Ardgowan Estate near Inverkip, Inverclyde where it will go on show at Ardgowan House.

Source: STV - 12 April 2018


New Nightclub To Open In Greenock

A new nightclub is set to open in Greenock creating around 30 jobs. Local businessman David Carroll is poised to resurrect the former Cafe Roslin building later this year and plans to recruit 25-35 staff. 

Source: Taste Inverclyde – 15 April 2018


FSB/Ri Network & Learn Event

This free networking event hosted by Riverside Inverclyde (ri) and the FSB will be held on 24 April 2018 at the Custom House in Greenock from 6-8pm. The event will focus on debt recovery with FSB Debt Recovery, one of many benefits available to FSB members. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 11 April 2018


Belville Community Garden Celebrates £60,000 Grant

The award-winning Belville Community Garden is digging in to grow more produce - thanks to a £60,000 grant. The project has secured more money from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund to continue its impressive work.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 14 April 2018


Above: First Cruise Ship of the season Magellan arrives in Greenock (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


First Cruise Ship Arrives In Greenock

The first large cruise ship of the 2018 season arrived in Greenock this week. Magellan, the 1,250-guest Cruise & Maritime Voyages vessel arrived from St Peter Port in Guernsey and left for Tobermory.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 13 April 2018


Tribute Paid Following Death Of Inverclyde Council Education and Communities Director

Inverclyde Council’s leader and chief executive have expressed their sorrow following the death of the council’s corporate director of education, communities and organisational development Wilma Bain (56), who had cancer.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 11 April 2018


Action To Tackle Anti-Social Behaviour At Industrial Estate

Golen Casket Group has been given permission for security cameras and lights to deter anti-social behaviour outside their factory in Greenock.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 11 April 2018


Two Inverclyde Restaurants Nominated At Scottish Curry Awards

Two Taste Inverclyde Indian restaurants are in the running for prizes at the Scottish Curry Awards. Priyas Palace in Greenock is up for the top eaterie in the south west of the country while the Taj Mahal in Gourock is a finalist in the 'best loved restaurant' category. Nominations flooded in from across the country, say organisers, and the awards bash is set to take place on Monday 16 April at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 13 April 2018



Above: Kip Marina Food Market takes place on Sunday 22nd April


Food Market at Kip Marina Later This Month

Kip Marina, Inverkip holds its Scottish Food Market on Sunday 22 April from 11am to 4pm featuring high quality Scottish food and drink products.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 14 April 2018


Police Volunteer Group For Inverclyde Young People Is Launched

Inverclyde's new Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) group was launched at an event at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock. Twenty-four newly-recruited young people from various secondary schools in Inverclyde will be trained as youth volunteers in the area over the coming months.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 13 April 2018


Popular Gourock Pub Could Soon Be Back In Business

A Gourock pub could be set to re-open after a new owner was found, the Tele can reveal. Monteith's Bar is in the process of being sold off by UK brewers and licensed premises chain Greene King.

Source: Taste Inverclyde - 11 April 2018


Housing Association's 24-7 Call Centre Exceeds First-Year Targets

Housing association River Clyde Homes is celebrating the success of its 24-hour a day customer contact centre which launched one year ago.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 13 April 2018



Above: IL Operations Manager Stuart Boyle and staff get ready for another busy summer at Gourock Pool  (photo courtesy of Greenock Telegraph)


Date Revealed For Big Opening Of Gourock Outdoor Pool

The countdown is on to the opening of Gourock's iconic outdoor pool for 2018. Swimmers only have to wait another 21 days to take the plunge at the famous open air saltwater pool. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 15 April 2018


Shock As More Than 25 Inverclyde Care Workers Put On A 30-Day Notice Period

More than 25 local care workers have been put on a 30-day notice period. The Trust Care Services programme, which is owned by Inverclyde Community Development Trust, is closing down - leaving 26 people without jobs. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 15 April 2018


Campaigners Hand Over 3,000-Strong Petition To Council

Activists calling for urgent investment in an historic Inverclyde maritime site have handed over a 3,000-strong petition to Inverclyde Council. Members of the Campaign to Save Inchgreen Dry Dock group called on the local authority to lend their support to their efforts as they presented the document at the Municipal Buildings on Tuesday.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 14 April 2018


Where Is BBC Agatha Christie Drama Ordeal By Innocence Filmed?

BBC1’s Ordeal by Innocence was filmed at Ardgowan Estate on the Scottish coast near Glasgow, which becomes the Sunny Point mansion from the novel. The exterior is draped in purple wisteria and surrounded by gorgeous gardens, and the interior is dominated by a sweeping staircase. It seems the perfect setting for the dark murder mystery about to unfold.

Source: Radio Times - 7 April 2018


Above: Greenock's Carpetrite Store to Close (photo courtesy of Inverclyde Now)


Carpetright Announce Greenock Store Closure

Greenock's Carpetright store is among a number of shops being closed by the company in Scotland. The outlet, in the Waterfront Retail Park, is expected to trade until at least September 2018. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 13 April 2018


Vacancies For Business Development Executive And Marketing Manager At PG Paper

PG Paper in Greenock has vacancies for a Business Development Executive and a Marketing Manager.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 13 April 2018


Greenock Car Park To Be Partially Closed

Cathcart Street car park is to be partially closed on Monday 16 April 2018 to allow Inverclyde Council's roads team to carry out essential siteinvestigation work.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 13 April 2018


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Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 9 April 2018


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Published: 16th April 2018