Inverclyde Business Round-Up 11/12/2017


Broomhill Arts Project Wins National Creative Regeneration Award

RIG Arts, a Greenock-based arts charity, has scooped a major national award for its Broomhill Project with housing association River Clyde Homes. Cultural activities arranged as part of a three-year £26million regeneration project to transform the Greenock community comprising more than 600 homes won the Creative Regeneration award at the annual SURF (Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum) Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration.

Source: River Clyde Homes - 8th December


McDonald's Apply To Build Drive-Through Restaurant In Port Glasgow

McDonald's want to open the two-storey restaurant in part of the car park at the town's Tesco Extra store.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 6th December 


New Wemyss Bay Co-op Store Is Approved

A plan to demolish the derelict Wemyss Bay Hotel and build a small Co-op supermarket has been given the go-ahead.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 6th December 


Beacon Chair Steps Down 

Beacon chair Allan Robertson has resigned from the board after four years at the helm.

Source:  Greenock Telegraph - 6th December


Approval Given For Kilmacolm Houses 

Councillors have given permission for houses to be built on a vacant site in Kilmacolm. Inverclyde Planning Board agreed that a development of four detached houses on Whitelea Road at Broomeknowe Road can go ahead. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 7th December 


Inverclyde Leisure ‘saved’ from Tax Bill

Inverclyde Leisure will not have to pay a ‘swim tax’ that would have cost them more than £500,000.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 5th December  


Inverclyde Social Work is Sector Leader

Inverclyde has one of the best performing social work services in Scotland according to the annual report from the HSCP Chief Social Work Officer 2016/17.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 6th December


School's Delight At Reading Gifts From Amazon

Pupils at Lady Alice Primary in Greenock can enjoy their favourite books on new Kindle devices after the team from Amazon in Gourock made a surprise visit. The school was given 25 of the devices plus a £2,000 gift card to purchase e-books, during a special assembly attended by Amazon staff.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 6th December 


Businesses To Hear About Inverclyde Regeneration Plans

Inverclyde's business community can hear about regeneration initiatives across the district at a presentation being held immediately before Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce's Christmas lunch at Gourock Golf Club on Friday 15 December. The free event takes place between 11am and noon with speaker Scott Allan, Inverclyde Council's corporate director for environment, regeneration and resources.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 5th December 


Food And Drink Enterprise Hub Plan Submitted

Regeneration bosses in Inverclyde have submitted plans for a new £1.8million food and drink enterprise hub. Riverside Inverclyde wants to build six work units for start-up food and drink enterprises including shared office space.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 5th December 


Inverclyde Bakers Aulds Aiming for World Title

Inverclyde bakery Aulds is hoping to make a world champion out of its mouth-watering Scotch pie.  They believe their top selling meat feast has all the ingredients to make it to the upper crust – and it is now on the shortlist for the upcoming 19th Scotch Pie World Championship title.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 4th December


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Published: 11 December 2017