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Weston College to Enrol 300 Apprentices in 50 Days
September 27, 2022

MEDIA RELEASE - 27th September 2022 The Bristol and Bath Apprenticeship Provider of the Year, Weston College has announced that they are planning to enrol 300 apprentices across the South West in just 50 days. The College who are well known for their ambitious apprenticeship campaigns, support over 2,000 employers each year and are driving…

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A chance to shine – launch of the Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards
September 12, 2022

Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce hosted the launch of this year’s Sedgemoor Business Excellence Awards, which are a chance for the District’s many growing, innovative and prosperous businesses to celebrate their successes. A networking lunch at the ibis Hotel heard that there were 16 awards up for grabs at a gala dinner on November 25th with…

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Major Bridgwater employer celebrates 50th anniversary
August 22, 2022

Press Release 22nd August 2022 THE TEAM at a family-run air filter manufacturing and services company in Somerset celebrated its 50th anniversary recently (July 29, 2022) with the help of the Mayor of Bridgwater. Jasun Envirocare, which was established in 1972 and expanded into Bridgwater in 1987, now has four major sites in the town…

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Air filter manufacturing and services company launches net zero plans
August 18, 2022

Press Release 18th August 2022 A FAMILY-RUN air filter manufacturing and services company has unveiled its vision for the future including sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of its manufacturing process Jasun Envirocare on Parrett Way in Bridgwater has recently reviewed its carbon footprint and says Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is key to its ongoing…

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Final Pre-Season Preparations  
August 15, 2022

PRESS RELEASE from Bridgwater United WFC Monday 15th August 2022 As part of their final pre-season preparations the United squad headed to the South Coast on Sunday for training and team bonding.  The team first trained at the innovative and unique FTY Lab in Bournemouth. FTY is a hi-tech football training centre using the latest…

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OD Talent Solutions are United’s latest signing of the Summer. 
August 2, 2022

PRESS RELEASE from Bridgwater United FC Tuesday 2nd August 2022 Unique recruitment providers OD Talent Solutions will join the club as a Principal Partner by sponsoring both the Men’s and Women’s First Team Shorts for Season 2022/2023.  OD Talent Solutions offer bespoke recruitment services to companies of all sizes who need support to secure the…

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More Bridgwater businesses now eligible for Help to Grow as software scheme receives a boost
July 28, 2022

The rules for the Help to Grow: Digital programme have been expanded to open the scheme to businesses with at least one employee, meaning up to 1.2 million businesses could benefit. The flagship government scheme offers a discount of up to 50% towards the costs of buying approved software, worth up to £5,000. Previously, only…

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Ex-student’s startup selected for top London investment event
July 28, 2022

PRESS RELEASE from Bridgwater & Taunton College  Monday 25 July 2022 A business co-founded by a former Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) student is one of just 10 selected to represent University College London (UCL) Innovation & Enterprise at a demo day in the capital. James Della Valle, who studied A Levels at BTC, founded…

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Bridgwater Town Board
July 8, 2022

News Release Step-Up Bridgwater After consulting with various official groups and Boards, Sedgemoor District Council, as the accountable body for Bridgwater Town Board, has agreed to submit a detailed business case for the Step-Up Bridgwater to Government and, if agreed, will see an exciting new £500,000 facility for businesses in Bridgwater Town Centre. The proposal…

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New Adult Courses Starting in September at Weston College
June 30, 2022

This September, Weston College is launching brand new adult courses, which present a fantastic opportunity to reskill, upskill or improve your CV. In May, the BBC reported that there were over 1.3 million live job vacancies in the UK, so now is the perfect time to turn your dream career into a reality and starting…

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Active Travel Press Release
June 30, 2022

Do you want to improve walking and cycling provision in your area? Help to inform the new Local Transport Plan for Somerset by having YOUR say on our interactive Heatmap - Somerset Sustainable Transport | Commonplace Have you seen our Local Walking and Cycling Plans for #Taunton, #Bridgwater and #Yeovil – it’s our blueprint for…

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BRIDGWATER CARNIVAL CLUBS DONATE £800 TO DORSET AND SOMERSET AIR AMBULANCE
May 24, 2022

Bridgwater Gangs and Features carnival clubs have donated £800 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance charity on behalf of the audiences from the 2022 Old Folks Shows. The popular free event, which is organised by Bridgwater Gangs and Features, returned in March after an enforced two year Covid pause, and is held annually to…

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Weston College Wins Two National Beacon Awards
May 16, 2022

Weston College has been announced as the national winner of the prestigious Jisc Award for Effective Use of Digital Technology in Further Education and The Careers and Enterprise Company for Innovation in Careers and Enterprise Award. The Association of Colleges’ Beacon Awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice among UK colleges each year. The Digital Technology…

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Accelerating Development
May 16, 2022

In February, Weston College in partnership with local project partners, including: North Somerset Council, The Food and Drink Forum and North Somerset Enterprise Agency, launched Accelerate - which is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. Three months later, and with over 35 sessions already completed, Accelerate is having a really…

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A CARNIVAL CART FIT FOR A QUEEN
May 16, 2022

It is now just under three weeks before Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival’s ‘Jubilation’ entry takes part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London on Sunday 5 June. Work on the cart is progressing well, and nearly 200 carnivalites from many different carnival clubs are involved with the prestigious project. The 100ft long cart has…

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New training centres ready for next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C
April 28, 2022

The Energy Minister, Greg Hands is due to open one of three new training centres to support theHinkley Point C project in Somerset, on Thursday 28th April 2022. Together with existing facilitiesand investment into education and skills, the centres will be ready to help local people join theadditional 4,000 workers needed for the next phase…

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