Inverclyde Business Round-Up 18/12/2017


Tough Choices Ahead as Inverclyde Gets to Grips with Budget Settlement

The Leader of Inverclyde Council is warning difficult decisions will still have to be made despite a smaller cut in its Scoffed ttish Government funding than expected.The Revenue grant has been reduced by £2.3million on a like-for-like basis compared to the Council’s budget strategy estimate of £4.6million.

Source: Inverclyde Council - 15 December 


Taste Inverclyde Website Launch

Riverside Inverclyde has launched its new Taste Inverclyde website, which has been created to deliver a local food and drink platform for Inverclyde residents and visitors, aimed at promoting local eateries and the produce that they sell.  From the outset, Taste Inverclyde will showcase independent restaurants, cafés and bars with the aim to expand to include street food, hotels and food producers throughout 2018.  

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 12 December 


Warning over Ardgowan Hospice Future 

A dire financial warning has been issued by the chairman of Ardgowan Hospice. Keith McKellar, who is chairman of the board of trustees, has delivered a stark review of the charity's financial performance over the last 12 months in the annual accounts following a £284,000 loss - and warned that the current situation is 'quite simply not sustainable'. 

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 15 December 


Free Business Gateway Training Sessions

Inverclyde Council's Business Gateway has announced a host of free training courses to help support local businesses with a wide range of subjects from business advice through to bookkeeping.

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 14 December 


River Clyde Homes Celebrates 10th Anniversary

River Clyde Homes’ 10th anniversary celebrations kicked-off in style last week when Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan hosted an event at the Scottish Parliament.

Source: River Clyde Homes - 15 December 


Panto Review: Snow White at The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock - Four Stars

Okey-dokey, let’s cut to the chase. There are no 3D frighteners wheeching towards the Beacon audience. No animatronics, no inflatable monsters, no video cameras trained on embarrassed folk in the stalls. Instead, what you get is a first-rate, full-on traditional panto where the talent on-stage delivers genial tomfoolery, frisky ribald comedy, great singing and – wait for it – gooey, messy slapstick. Ya belter! as the Dame would say – indeed it is, and so is she.

Source: The Herald - 15 December 


Ardgowan Hospice Thanks Its Volunteers With A Christmas Treat

Ardgowan Hospice volunteers were treated to a special Christmas afternoon tea prepared and served by staff in fancy dress. The volunteers got the star treatment as a thank-you for their hard work and dedication to the hospice all year. 

Source: Inverclyde Now - 14 December 


LinkedIn Training Event Success

A LinkedIn training event at the newly-refurbished Custom House hosted by LinkedIn Success Systems and regeneration company Riverside Inverclyde was a huge success, attended by over 40 businesses on Wednesday 13 December 2017. 

Source: Riverside Inverclyde - 13 December


Praise for Sheltered Housing Service

River Clyde Homes’ Sheltered Housing Service has received its most positive report following a recent unannounced visit from the Care Inspectorate.

Source: River Clyde Homes - 14 December 


Family Charity Gets Christmas Donation From Amazon, Gourock

Staff and volunteers at Home-Start in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde received the special delivery from staff as part of Amazon’s local community support programme.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 14 December 


River Clyde Homes Awarded Complaints Accreditation

RCH has been declared ‘complaints accredited’ following an external, independent assessment by HouseMark Scotland.

Source: River Clyde Homes - 13 December 


Port Glasgow's Next Store Opens

Next opened their new store in Port Glasgow on Saturday 16 December. The 12,500 square foot shop at the town's new retail park started trading at 10am. As well as selling women's, men's, and children's clothes, and homeware, the store also contains a Costa cafe at the newly constructed retail park.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 11 December 


More Success For Inverkip Church Eco-Group

The eco-group at Inverkip Church have achieved an award for Environmental Best Practice in the Scottish Green Apple Awards.

Source: Inverclyde Now - 12 December 


Ocean Terminal ‘Set to be as Popular as Alaska’

Greenock's Ocean Terminal could become as popular for cruising as premier destination Alaska, according to a new report. The terminal was highlighted in a Scottish Enterprise study into the future of the cruise industry in Scotland. Greenock was identified as having the potential to become a new ‘cruising ground’, comparable to the US state.

Source: Greenock Telegraph - 10 December


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Published: 18 December 2017