BUSINESS: Pot washer Dan promoted to Senior Chef de Partie

BUSINESS: Pot washer Dan promoted to Senior Chef de Partie

Posted: 1st August 2017
A CHEF at the Bower Inn in Bridgwater has been promoted this month (August, 2017) to Senior Chef de Partie after working his way up from the pot washer. Dan Lay cycled up to the award-winning pub, restaurant and boutique hotel eight years ago, aged just 15, to ask for a job, not realising what an astute career move he was making. The 23-year-old, who comes from…

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JOBS: Opportunities for “hidden” vulnerable young jobseekers

JOBS: Opportunities for “hidden” vulnerable young jobseekers

Posted: 13th July 2017
SOMERSET employers are being asked to think about the job opportunities available for young people who have additional support needs. Members of Somerset County Council co-hosted an employer event in Taunton last week where young people talked frankly about the obstacles they face getting and staying in work and their future aspirations.   Bridgwater and Taunton College…

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BUSINESS: Benefits of volunteering with Under Construction and You Can Do

BUSINESS: Benefits of volunteering with Under Construction and You Can Do

Posted: 7th June 2017
THERE are at least half a dozen reasons why volunteering is good for you according to the organisers of an event which showcased the benefits of being a volunteer. Bridgwater’s new employment hub Under Construction, along with You Can Do (CSW Group), hosted the event during National Volunteers’ Week on Tuesday (June 6, 2017). There were hourly sessions from organisations…

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JOBS: Exciting opportunities at Hinkley C recruitment event in Minehead

JOBS: Exciting opportunities at Hinkley C recruitment event in Minehead

Posted: 18th May 2017
PEOPLE in West Somerset interested in finding a new challenge are invited to a Hinkley Point C site operations recruitment event in Minehead - highlighting potential opportunities at the new nuclear power station. West Somerset Council employment and skills staff are working together to ensure local communities are in a good position to benefit from jobs arising from…

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JOBS: Advice Services Co-ordinator wanted by Sedgemoor Citizens Advice

JOBS: Advice Services Co-ordinator wanted by Sedgemoor Citizens Advice

Posted: 17th February 2017
THE Sedgemoor Citizens Advice team is looking for a new Advice Services Co-ordinator to work from its Bridgwater office. The role involves supporting and supervising the team of volunteers to deliver advice services, ensuring that quality standards are maintained. “We are seeking someone with an enthusiastic, flexible approach combined with the ability to work under…

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JOBS: Plenty of ideas for people looking for work or wanting a new career

JOBS: Plenty of ideas for people looking for work or wanting a new career

Posted: 13th February 2017
A RECRUITMENT fair is being held in Sedgemoor later this month and could be the perfect opportunity for those people looking a new career or fresh start. Are you looking for a job?  Perhaps you are considering a change of employment or looking to broaden your horizons with training and careers advice? If you’ve said yes to any of these questions come along to our free…

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BUSINESS: Deadline extended for entries into Sedgemoor’s Excellence Awards

BUSINESS: Deadline extended for entries into Sedgemoor’s Excellence Awards

Posted: 3rd February 2017
BUSINESSES across Sedgemoor are being given more time to submit their entries for this year’s Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards.  Main sponsors Sedgemoor District Council have been contacted by a number of people asking if it was too late to enter and decided to extend the deadline, recognising that for many businesses, the start of a new year is a good time to take…

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BUSINESS: Bridgwater firm helps the Hazel Dormouse

BUSINESS: Bridgwater firm helps the Hazel Dormouse

Posted: 30th January 2017
A RIDE-ON toy mouse has helped to raise £1,000 for the protection of one of the UK’s rarest and sleepiest mammals - the Hazel Dormouse. The Mouse Wheelybug, is distributed in the UK by nursery accessories specialist, Hippychick based in Bridgwater. Hippychick pledged to donate £1 to PTES (People’s Trust for Endangered Species) for every Mouse Wheelybug sold in the three…

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BUSINESS: MP to speak Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast

BUSINESS: MP to speak Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast

Posted: 7th January 2017
BUSINESSES in the Bridgwater area are being invited along to a networking breakfast next week where the guest speaker will be local MP Ian Liddell-Grainger. Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce is holding the event at the Walnut Tree Hotel in North Petherton on Friday, January 13, 2017, with registration from 7.30am and finishing at about 9.30am. A Chamber spokesman said: “Our…

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BUSINESS: Helen Lacey voted in as vice-chairman of Somerset Chamber

BUSINESS: Helen Lacey voted in as vice-chairman of Somerset Chamber

Posted: 5th January 2017
MANAGING director of Red Berry Recruitment, Helen Lacey, has been announced as the new vice-chairman of Somerset Chamber of Commerce. She was elected to the post having been voted in by the Board of Directors at the Chamber’s December 2016 board meeting. A successful local business woman, Helen has been a Somerset Chamber director for the past two years. She founded Red…

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