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Business Views Sought for Neighbourhood Plan

Wed 18 Mar '15, 14:06
By Matt Day
Business Views Sought for Neighbourhood Plan

The Wincanton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is appealing to the local business community for help to ensure that their aspirations for growth, and future requirement for premises, are taken into account when the plan is drafted.

Heart of Wessex Funding Advice Workshop

Mon 10 Nov '14, 19:45
By Sarah Dyke-Bracher
Heart of Wessex Funding Advice Workshop

If you’re thinking of starting a new business and need financial assistance to get your project off to a flying start, a Heart of Wessex Funding Advice Workshop will take place in the Balsam Centre, Wincanton on Thursday 27th November.

Wincanton Post Office is a Finalist for National Retas Award

Mon 19 May '14, 13:07
By John Smith
Wincanton Post Office is a Finalist for National Retas Award

Congratulations to Wincanton Post Office on reaching the final six in the 2014 Retas Awards, a prestigious event aimed at retailers within the greeting cards industry. To reach the final is a superb accolade to Wincanton Post Office's efforts.

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond MP Visits Henshaw Inflatables

Tue 6 May '14, 08:52
By Harriet Warburton
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond MP Visits Henshaw Inflatables

On 23rd April, the Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP, Secretary of State for Defence, visited the successful local business Henshaw Inflatables, a world-leader in providing RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boats) to military facilities worldwide.

Building Your International Business from Home

Thu 3 Apr '14, 14:32
By Pauline Moylan
Building Your International Business from Home

How do you see your life in 5 years' time? That was the question I was asked in December 2011, having taken early retirement, still thinking that my pension would provide enough for me to live in relative comfort...

Henshaw Inflatables asked to help save a DUWK

Mon 6 Jan '14, 19:00
By John Smith
Henshaw Inflatables asked to help save a DUWK

Local company Henshaw Inflatables has gained a world class reputation over many years of specialising in the area of RIFs (Rigid Inflatable Floatation). Their reputation has been called on to bring a solution to a little bit of WWII history.

Can the Old Health Centre Spark Rejuvenation for Local Business?

Mon 22 Jul '13, 07:35
By Dave Boniface
Can the Old Health Centre Spark Rejuvenation for Local Business?

From initial research to find suitable premises for a new community radio station, our group has unearthed a potential opportunity to turn the old Health Centre building into an enterprise hub for local business. Can it be pulled off?

Women In Business - Wincanton Networking Group

Tue 18 Dec '12, 21:01
By Jacqui Frampton
Women In Business - Wincanton Networking Group

WIBN is a business networking organisation for women only. The Wincanton branch of WIBN meets locally once a month for a sociable lunch and business networking. With professional exclusivity for members, the opportunities are extensive - why not visit us?

New! Wincanton Business Networking Group Promotes Local Business

Wed 7 Nov '12, 20:43
By John Smith
New! Wincanton Business Networking Group Promotes Local Business

The new Wincanton Business Networking Group provides a valuable forum for all local businesses. All are welcome, there's no membership fee and for the cost of a good breakfast you can take advantage of this great networking opportunity.

Wincanton Jobs Lost at Waverly TBS

Wed 17 Oct '12, 14:33
By John Smith
Wincanton Jobs Lost at Waverly TBS

Not too long ago we lost jobs in Wincanton with the closure of The Adams Cheese Packing Plant. Now, unfortunately, we’ve seen job losses at Waverly TBS, a major drinks wholesaler with a depot on the Wincanton Business Park.

SSDC Makes Market Towns "Fight Over Scraps"

Sun 14 Oct '12, 14:00
By John Smith
SSDC Makes Market Towns "Fight Over Scraps"

Why does SSDC give Yeovil the lion's share of a £100,000 grant, whilst other Market Towns have to fight for scraps from the leftovers? There's a growing feeling of dissatisfaction at the way in which SSDC administers finances.

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

Wed 12 Sep '12, 10:00
By John Smith
When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

What can a small market town like Wincanton do when a double dip recession occurs? Well, it seems that proper prior planning can actually help when times get tough.

Celebration - Can Wincanton Emulate the Olympic Feel-Good Factor?

Fri 7 Sep '12, 16:32
By John Smith
Celebration - Can Wincanton Emulate the Olympic Feel-Good Factor?

We all like to celebrate, because it’s good for us. Having just celebrated another annual event in my life, and having witnessed the greatest sporting show in the world, the UK, and Wincanton, is a great place to be.

Economical Weather in Wincanton - It Never Rains But it Pours

Mon 30 Jul '12, 11:43
By John Smith
Economical Weather in Wincanton - It Never Rains But it Pours

I hope the Olympics will be an amazing success, leaving long-lasting economic benefits for the people of the immediate area and the nation. But in the business world we need to be on our guard to protect the town's commerce.

The Purple Poppy Seeks Traders for New High Street Emporium

Wed 28 Mar '12, 21:56
By Tracey Seagar
The Purple Poppy Seeks Traders for New High Street Emporium

The Purple Poppy is seeking other traders interested in the possibility of establishing a new emporium in Wincanton High Street. Read on if you trade in toys, gifts, crafts, antiques and curiosities.

Katie's Town Team Needs Your Ideas

Tue 20 Mar '12, 16:45
By John Baxter
Katie's Town Team Needs Your Ideas

Katie Petre-Mears is the co-ordinator of the Town Team bidding to be one of the twelve pilot schemes being launched by the government to stimulate the regeneration of small towns. She needs your help and ideas and needs them NOW.

Why We Must Regenerate Our High Streets

Fri 9 Mar '12, 10:27
By John Smith
Why We Must Regenerate Our High Streets

How important is it to regenerate our High Street? There is a lot of talk about it but what, if any relevance does regeneration have for us here in Wincanton, Castle Cary and towns throughout the area?

Parking Charges in Wincanton - Urgent Public Meeting Wednesday 25th January

Tue 24 Jan '12, 10:58
By John Smith
Parking Charges in Wincanton - Urgent Public Meeting Wednesday 25th January

If you live, work in, or regularly visit Wincanton, you are invited to a public meeting on 25th January from 4:30pm, to help us stop the introduction of parking charges in our town car parks.

A Happy Christmas to All at The Wincanton Window

Sat 24 Dec '11, 20:32
By John Smith
A Happy Christmas to All at The Wincanton Window

Wincanton Businesses Together wishes all at The Window a wonderful Christmas and another great New Year.

Adams Cheese Factory Staff May Face a Bleak Christmas

Fri 16 Dec '11, 11:58
By John Smith
Adams Cheese Factory Staff May Face a Bleak Christmas

With the festive season now well underway, news has reached us that staff at the Adams Cheese Packing Plant in Wincanton may face a very bleak Christmas. What can the business community do to help?

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