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  • Ferguson Marine Commits To Expansion At Greenock Site
    Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) has announced it has entered into a four-year lease at one of the largest commercial properties in Greenock, providing the company with over 77,000 sq. ft of industrial and manufacturing space.
  • Ten Year Regeneration Plan For Spango Valley
    Transformation of the former IBM complex in Greenock is expected to take around 10 years to complete.
  • Planning Application Made For £100m Spango Valley Transformation
    Plans for a major mixed-use development on the site of the former IBM facility at Spango Valley, Greenock, have been submitted to Inverclyde Council.
  • Property Agents Agree Merger To Create New Commercial Property Business
    A merger has been agreed by two Inverclyde-based property agents to create a new bespoke commercial property business, Bowman Rebecchi Limited.
  • Former Tennent’s Boss To Chair Board Of Executive Headhunter MM Search
    Glasgow-based recruitment specialist MM Search makes Mike Lees its latest high-profile appointment as new non-executive Chair.
  • Application To Demolish Last Remaining Building At Spango Valley
    An application to demolish the final building at the former IBM complex in Greenock has been lodged with Inverclyde Council by the Easdale Family.
  • Local Businessmen Buy Former Port Glasgow Jobcentre
    Inverclyde businessmen, Sandy and James Easdale have added the prominent fomer Port Glasgow Jobcentre to its growing property portfolio.
  • Inverclyde Chamber Welcomes Executive Recruitment Firm, MM Search
    Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed a national executive recruitment firm, MM Search to its membership as the newest organisation to join Inverclyde’s largest business network.
  • Major End of Year Business Wins for Arc Fleet Services
    Arc Fleet Services is celebrating several new national business accounts, taking the investment into its vehicle hire fleet to over £4m in 2019. The thriving vehicle business, which has locations in Hillington as well as its Greenock headquarters, was established in 2016 and the latest account wins help to firmly establish Arc as one of the country's leading fleet service providers.
  • ICC Welcomes Morton Club Together As Its Newest Member
    Morton Club Together (MCT) is the latest organisation to join the Chamber, following its recent success in seeing over 400 supporters pledge over £165,000 to Greenock Morton Football Club.
  • ICC Director Appointed to National Advisory Group
    Arc Vehicle Services Managing Director and Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Director, Ian Moffat has been appointed to the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Business Advisory Group.
  • McGill’s Support Victims Of Domestic Violence
    Victims of domestic abuse are being helped towards a merrier Christmas thanks to a generous donation from McGill's Buses owners, Sandy and James Easdale.
  • McGill’s Give £13,000 To Children’s Hospital Charity
    Greenock businessmen Sandy and James Easdale have donated £13,000 to fund state-of-the-art equipment to help premature and sick babies.
  • McGill’s Reveal Eco-Friendly Bus
    McGill's Buses has become the first company in the UK to test drive a new £275,000 state-of-the-art hybrid bus aimed at dramatically reducing emissions.
  • Succession Wealth Celebrates Successful Launch of Seminar Series
    Succession Wealth (Gourock) is celebrating the success of the launch of its new seminar series after attracting a global asset management firm, Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) to an event at Gourock Golf Club.
  • Compassionate Inverclyde Repeats At Voluntary Awards
    Compassionate Inverclyde has picked up the Voluntary Organisation of the Year title for the second year in a row at Reach for the Stars 2019, the annual Inverclyde Community Awards initiative, organised by CVS Inverclyde.
  • Scottish Chambers of Commerce Supports Renfrewshire ROCCO Awards 2019
    The Scottish Chambers of Commerce (SCC) was delighted to support the 2019 Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce business awards, The ROCCO’s in Renfrew on Friday 15 November 2019.
  • ICC Welcomes Former Irn Bru Chair To Greenock
    nverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is celebrating the hugely successful launch of its latest networking series - An Audience with Robin Barr. W Robin G Barr, the former Chair of Irn-Bru parent company A.G. Barr, shared the secrets of his and his family’s success at a special evening held in The Albany in Greenock.
  • Inverclyde Company Leading The Fight Against Online Cyber Attacks
    An Inverclyde business is leading the fight to help protect businesses from cyber-attacks through additional support from Scottish Enterprise. Port Glasgow-based Software Training Scotland (STS) is a Cyber Essential’s practitioning body, with the organisation already carrying out fifteen certifications for local businesses to help protect them from 85% of all cyber attacks
  • ICC Shares Tourism Goals with VisitScotland Chief Executive
    VisitScotland Chief Executive Malcolm Roughead visited Inverclyde as part of his 2019 Listening Tour.
  • Excitement Builds Ahead Of The Inverclyde Inspirational Awards
    The Inverclyde Inspirational Awards take place this Saturday 2 November at The Chartroom at Kip Marina. The awards ceremony, which is sponsored by EE/BT (Greenock), Amazon Gourock, Marion Morrison Coaching and McGills Buses, will recognise ten Inverclyde Citizens and Organisations for their achievements.
  • Glenrothes Masterplan
    Fife Council Approves Residential-led Project
    A £250 million development of the former Tullis Russell paper factory between Glenrothes and Markinch has been given the green light by Fife Council. The residential-led mixed-use development of the 130-acre site will deliver up to 850 new homes (85 of which will be affordable homes), a care home and retirement village, as well as new commercial, retail and leisure space.
  • Plans For Former IBM Site In Greenock Unveiled
    A major £100m housing and commercial development on the former IBM site in Greenock could create up to 400 new homes and 500 jobs. McGill's Buses owners, Sandy and James Easdale have spoken about their plans for the sprawling 70-acre Spango Valley site ahead of the public consultation events which started on 23 October 2019.
  • Morton’s Youth Teams In Sponsorship Boost
    Morton's youth teams are in top gear thanks to a bumper £18,000 sponsorship deal. Blairs Windows and Saveheat have signed up to support the Cappielow Academy and provided smart new kit for training, travelling to and from games and on match day itself.
  • Dales Marine Greenock
    ICC Welcomes Dales Marine Services
    Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has welcomed a new company to its membership to support its continued growth. Dales Marine Services is the latest business to join the Chamber, following the ongoing expansion of its Greenock yard.
  • Proposals For Mixed-Use Development At Former IBM Site To Go On Show
    Major plans for a mixed-use development of the former IBM site at Spango Valley in Greenock will go on display to the public later this month.
  • Inverclyde Chamber Highlights Local Business Concerns
    Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has met with senior officials at Transport Scotland and Transerv to highlight a variety of issues raised by local businesses regarding the A78 and A8 roads into and throughout Inverclyde.
  • Andrew Dobbie Lights Up Assembly#02
    Creative Inverclyde welcomed another inspiring creative with MadeBrave founder, Andrew Dobbie the headline speaker at the recent Assembly#02 event at The Albany in Greenock.
  • ICC Relaunch Hailed As A Success
    Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has revealed its new five-year strategy and fresh branding to its members and the Inverclyde business community.
  • ARB Growth Chosen For London Launchpad for Global Success
    ARB Growth will be looking to make its mark in London this October after being chosen as one of ten Scottish businesses for an entrepreneurial launchpad event. The Inverclyde-based start-up was selected by Entrepreneurial Scotland (ES), who have joined forces with Scottish Business Network (SBN), to offer an exciting opportunity for 10 of Scotland’s Growing Businesses.
  • Honour For Inverclyde Schoolboy Racing Car Team Who Are In Pole Position
    Four Inverclyde school pupils who have blazed a trail in a national motor racing contest were congratulated by Scotland's deputy first minister. The Inver Racers from Inverclyde Academy learned engineering skills and built their racing car as part of the Greenpower initiative between West College Scotland and Developing the Young Workforce (DYW).
  • Further Investment By Arranglen Into Inverclyde
    Greenock-based entrepreneurs Sandy and James Easdale have added to their property portfolio with the acquisition of a single-storey warehouse in the town. The 10,135 sq ft property on the A8 Port Glasgow Road has been purchased for £685,000 plus VAT.
  • Further Director Appointments for Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce
    Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced a further two new Director appointments to support the ongoing Chambers activities. Ian Moffat, Managing Director of ARC Fleet Services in Greenock, and Alistair Rodgers, Head of Engineering at West College Scotland (WCS) have both joined the Board in a move that was ratified at the Chamber's AGM recently.
  • Nine Secure Jobs Through The Recruit
    Nine young people secured jobs with at the final of Inverclyde Council’s innovative ‘The Recruit’ programme, which celebrated its thirteenth year. Young people from S5/6 years in Inverclyde’s secondary schools devoted their summer holidays to participate in the award-winning personal development programme.
  • Succession Wealth Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with Customer Day at Gourock Golf Club
    Succession Wealth (Gourock) has celebrated its tenth annual customer day, as well as celebrating the organisation's tenth anniversary. The event, which brings together employees, associates, clients and friends took place on Friday 9 August at Gourock Golf Club (GGC). Founded in 2009, Succession Wealth is the UK’s leading independent wealth management and financial planning business with its Inverclyde office at Kempock Place in Gourock.
  • Scotland 2030 – A Sustainable Future For Urban Scotland
    Life in Scotland’s towns and cities is forecast to change significantly in the coming decades. Cities are set to continue to grow, facing the challenge of providing housing and services for new populations, while the role and place of towns in Scotland remain uncertain as traditional high streets disappear and services are increasingly centralised.
  • Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce calls for all possibilities to be explored before nationalisation of the Ferguson Marine shipyard
    Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has called upon the Scottish Government to exhaust all potential avenues before any public ownership bid for the Port Glasgow yard. […]
  • New Senior Officer and Director Appointments for Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce
    Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has announced two appointments, with a new Senior Executive Officer (SEO) and an additional Director to support the ongoing Chambers activities. Rachel Burns has joined the Chamber, replacing long-term SEO Margaret Moran, with local businesswoman Lizzy Todd joining the Board of Directors.
  • Creative Inverclyde Announces MadeBrave Founder As Next Speaker In Assembly Series
    Creative Inverclyde's has released details of its next Assembly event in September, with the social enterprise securing MadeBrave founder, Andrew Dobbie as its principal speaker. Assembly#02 will take place on Thursday 5 September 2019 at The Albany in Greenock.
  • Teen Charity Champion Has Her Sights Set on Recognising Local Heroes
    A teenage Charity champion, who has battled anxiety and lifelong health problems, now has her sights set on recognising local heroes. Leah Canning has launched the 'Inverclyde Inspirational Awards' in a bid to give back to her community with ARB Growth helping to judge the awards.
  • Former Investment Head Launches New Company for Growth Businesses
    Andrew Bowman, the former Head of Business Investment and Operations for Riverside Inverclyde (Ri), has launched a new company, ARB Growth Ltd, offering a bespoke service to businesses with specific aims to grow.
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