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Inverclyde Business Round-Up 19/02/2018

Above: Plans for Baker Street Food & Drink Enterprise Hub


Pioneering Food and Drink Incubator Receives Planning Consent

Regeneration body Riverside Inverclyde have been given planning permission by Inverclyde Council for a new food and drink incubator in Greenock. Baker Street Food & Drink Enterprises will be built on land recently cleared at the corner of Greenock’s Baker Street and Drumfrochar Road, and is part of a wider £3.5 million project including a road re-alignment being delivered by Riverside Inverclyde for Inverclyde Council.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde and SBNN – 9 February 2018


Inverclyde Chamber Host Networking & Coaching Event from Top Entrepreneur Suj Legha

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce is offering the rare opportunity to hear first-hand from top business entrepreneur and coach Suj Legha. The multi-award winning business coach works with business owners and management teams throughout Scotland who want to accelerate the growth of their business.

Source: Inverclyde Now and Inverclyde Chamber – 9 February 2018


Greenock Restaurant Tries Again For Extension

Greenock town centre restaurant The Exchange is making another attempt to get permission for expansion.The revised plan features a bar area with extra seating, a larger servery and more toilets. The plan also utilises the adjacent yard area but leaves some off-road space for delivery vehicles.

Source: Inverclyde Now – 5 February 2018


Aiver Sport Expands Into Ladyburn Business Centre

Riverside Inverclyde is delighted to announce that Aiver Sport, the fast-growing equestrian saddles, clothing and accessory brand are expanding into Ladyburn Business Centre in Greenock.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde – 9 February 2018

Above: River Clyde Homes get to work on the new development at Mallard Crescent (photo courtesy of River Clyde Homes)

New Year, New Homes for River Clyde Homes

Work has begun in the popular Mallard area of Greenock to build 20 terraced and semi-detached homes. 2018 is shaping up to be a record year for building new houses for River Clyde Homes.

Source: River Clyde Homes – 14 February 2018


Bumper Year for Greenock Firm PG Paper

Award-winning Greenock Company PG Paper is celebrating another successful year after profits more than doubled to over £1m. The Custom House-based firm was founded in 2003 by businesswoman Poonam Gupta OBE, who runs the firm with husband Puneet.

Source: Greenock Telegraph – 16 February 2018


Broadband Speed Drive in Inverclyde

Inverclyde’s MP is continuing his fight to get local residents connected to high speed broadband. Ronnie Cowan is to speak to Digital Scotland about areas plagued with slower speeds and has highlighted issues in several Inverkip streets.

Source: Greenock Telegraph – 17 February 2018


Port Glasgow Town Centre Roads Reopen as Key Project Nears Completion

The new spur road into Port Glasgow town centre has reopened after contractors completed surfacing works delayed by the discovery of shallow power cables.

Source: Inverclyde Council and Riverside Inverclyde – 12 and 14 February 2018



Above: Speakers from ri'sFunding Ambition and Growth Event at Custom House

Funding Event Success

Riverside Inverclyde’s recently-refurbished Custom House has played host to a funding ambition and growth conference which has been hailed as a success. Over 40 attendees heard presentations from RBS, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Business Angels, Inverclyde Council, Business Gateway and AGL Wealth.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde – 9 February 2018


Project is Filling Empty Homes Across Inverclyde

Homes across Inverclyde which have been lying empty for years are being brought back into use thanks to an innovative new project. Housing association River Clyde Homes, Inverclyde Council and The Scottish Empty Homes Partnership have teamed up to fill privately-owned properties which have been vacant for more than six months.

Source: Greenock Telegraph – 17 February 2018


Plan to Resurrect Port Glasgow Community Council

Residents living in Port Glasgow’s east end could soon have a strong voice on neighbourhood issues as efforts are made to resurrect a community council. Campaigners are encouraging people to unite and have their say on important issues such as health, education, housing and crime by getting behind their efforts to form Port Glasgow East Community Council.

Source: Greenock Telegraph– 18 February 2018


Cycling UK Holding Community Networking Event in Inverclyde

Cycling UK are hosting a free networking event in Inverclyde as part of a series of events being held across Scotland for community cycling groups. The event will be held on Wednesday 7th March in the Inverkip Hub and can be booked online at Eventbrite using the below link.

Source: Cycling UK– February 2018

Above: King Geoge V1 Building, the oldest building in Port Glasgow with the exception of Newark Castle

Plan to Preserve Historic Port Glasgow Building Given Go-ahead

Members of Inverclyde Council’s environment and regeneration committee have approved proposals to carry out the first phase of work on the historic King George VI building in the town centre.

Source: Greenock Telegraph – 11 February 2018


Deadline Approaches for Bees Knees Awards

Businesses have until Monday 26 February at 5pm to submit their entries for the Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce Bee’s Knees Awards 2018. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 8 June 2018 in the Marquee at the Chartroom, Kip Marina.

Source: Inverclyde Now – 16 February 2018


Inverclyde Sports Personality Awards Attracts Almost 30,000 Votes So Far

Sports Personality Awards organisers are hoping to hit a record-breaking 40,000 votes before voting finishes on Monday 19 February.

Source: Inverclyde Now – 14 February 2018


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Published: 20th February 2018