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Cyprus Engineering College Visit

On the 14th of march we had over 20 students from Cyprus engineering college visit us to see the engineering processes first hand at our 70,000sq2 factory in Glasgow where we recondition engines for cars, bikes, trucks and even boats.

Showing the students from our professional cleaning process to stripping down engines ready for machine shop to the mechanics bays where they build the engine backup with parts from the Parts room through to quality check and then ready for dispatch to customer all around the world but we mainly service UK and Europe.

Showing one of the several vehicles bay we have to deal with large demand of removal and fitting of reconditioned engines.

Here we are in the part room as we show some of the parts that we use on a daily basis to recondition engines.

Staff and students had a great afternoon showing students our engineering processes and answering questions from students and teachers, Above the students group photo.

Engine Engineering

Cars, Trucks, Boats reconditioned engines
Call our dedicated team on 0141 432 4353
Info@engineengineering.co.uk
www.engineengineering.co.uk

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Launch of Paisley’s First Coffee Roasters

On April 19th, The Gatehouse Coffee Roasters will open its doors and begin providing speciality coffee to Paisley and beyond.
The Gatehouse Coffee Roasters is the endeavour of husband and wife team, Nate and Becky Strawser. Nate and Becky have been working in coffee since 2005, but this is their first venture out into running a business of their own.
Housed in the historic East Gatehouse of the Abbey Mill Business Centre, The Gatehouse Coffee Roasters roasts top-quality, ethically-sourced beans from around the world and sells them to coffee shops, restaurants and individual coffee lovers. They also provide training to help you to get the best out of your beans.
The launch event is 3-8pm on April 19th and everyone is welcome to pop in and sample Paisley’s very own speciality coffee. (flyer attached)
“We love coffee and we love Paisley. We’re excited to bring speciality coffee to our town and do our part to put Paisley back on the map.” – Nate Strawser
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Renfrewshire Chamber B2B 2018

Register Now for Renfrewshire Chamber’s annual B2B event “Business Matters in Renfrewshire”

 

Renfrewshire’s largest free business event returns to Paisley for the 8th consecutive year on Thursday 10th May at the Lagoon, Paisley.

“Business Matters in Renfrewshire –your local B2B event” is organised by Renfrewshire Chamber and is open to all members & non-members, business people, start-ups, senior school pupils and students.

 

With 50+ exhibitors and 6 seminars running throughout the day the event is sponsored by Paisley.is, the new destination brand for Paisley & Renfrewshire.

 

Seminar line-up:

 

  1. 10.15-11.00 “Paisley.is: how your business can benefit” with the Paisley.is team & Renfrewshire Council   
  2. 11.15-12.00 “Anti-Social Media” with NSDesign
  3. 12.15-13.00 “Start up in Renfrewshire!” with Business Gateway & Invest in Renfrewshire
  4. 13.15-14.00 “How to win business using LinkedIn” with fatBuzz
  5. 14.15-15.00 What you need to know about GDPR” with MacRoberts
  6. 15.15-16.00 “Leadership – hoping isn’t good enough” with bfpeople

 

Commenting on the event chief exec Bob Grant said “Renfrewshire’s largest free business event is an excellent way to engage with the wider business community. There is a varied and interesting line-up of six informative seminars for you to attend throughout the day so please register your free place now.  We are expecting 50 + exhibitors and where else do you get the opportunity to network with so many companies in one go? It’s a great use of time and I would encourage you and your colleagues to attend. The free informative seminars are an excellent way to learn new skills and refresh old ones. We look forward to welcoming you on the day.”

 

For more information and to register your place please visit the Chamber events page at www.renfrewshirechamber.com  The event is free to attend (there is a cost to exhibit).  

 

Hashtag for the event is #b2bpaisley

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Jobs at ReMode

REMODE PROJECT MANAGER

REMODE RENFREWSHIRE CIC
17HRS/PER/WEEK – £15,028/P/A
(£30,940 P/A F.T.E)

The Project Manager is accountable to the Project Creative Director for the structural operations involved in the day to day running of ReMode Renfrewshire CIC’s project programme and activities. 

  • Managing ReMode office systems and processes to ensure the successful delivery of core project activities and associated administration across all staff members to ensure the successful running of ReMode Renfrewshire CIC as an organisation.
  • Liaising with key funders and their monitoring officers.
  • Managing the funding streams appropriately.
  • Supporting the Project Creative Director to identify and develop new funding opportunities for ReMode project development and sustainability within the local communities, beyond the current funding period.
  • See job description for full list of duties and responsibilities.

Download Full Project Manager Job Description pdf

Download Project Manager Job Application doc


REMODE ASSISTANT

REMODE RENFREWSHIRE CIC
£7904/P/A – 16HRS/PER/WEEK
(£17,290 F.T.E)

The assistant is accountable to Project Creative Director and will ensure the practical day to day running of the ReMode shops and ReMode Pop-ups including:

  • Receiving and recording garment donations.
  • Washing and preparing donated garments and materials for the shop and ReMode Pop-up events.
  • Keeping the ReMode shop, back shop and Make Space, clean, tidy and attractive.
  • Creative displaying of stock on rails, shelving and window displays.
  • Dealing with customers enquiries and drop-in visitors – always with respect and a high level of customer service in mind.
  • Support and assistance of volunteers while they are in the shop.
  • See job description for full list of duties and responsibilities.

Download Full ReMode Assistant Job Description pdf

Download Project ReMode Assistant Application doc

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Disabled changing facilities at sports centres being upgraded

Changing facilities for people with disabilities are being upgraded at two sports and leisure centres.
Work has already started to create refurbished changing rooms at The Lagoon, in Paisley and Linwood’s ON-X sports centre.


Once completed in three weeks time, the facilities will meet the standards of the Changing Places Consortium – a UK organisation that campaigns for better toilets and changing facilities for people with profound learning or physical disabilities.

The new changing facilities for disabled people will have a height adjustable adult-size changing table, hoist, new sanitary fittings, supporting handrails and upgraded heating.

While the work at The Lagoon is ongoing, disabled people who want to visit a swimming pool are advised to use the ON-X, which has alternative changing facilities.

Renfrewshire Council is meeting the £29,000 cost of refurbishing both disabled changing areas in the two sports centres operated by Renfrewshire Leisure.

Chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, Joyce McKellar said: “Bringing the facilities up to Changing Places standard shows we’re committed to making sure no one is prevented from using the excellent sports and leisure facilities we have in Renfrewshire because of a disability.”

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World’s largest industrial thread manufacturer backs Paisley 2021 legacy

Plans for Paisley to build a legacy of its UK City of Culture 2021 bid are being financially supported by Coats – the company which made the town the centre of a global empire.

Coats Representitives visit Paisley 9.4.18.

Coats – the world’s largest industrial thread manufacturer – was last year one of 15 firms to pledge £20,000 towards the costs of Paisley hosting the cultural title, should it have won.

And members of the company’s board of directors have confirmed that pledge remains in place for projects promoting the ambitious bid legacy plans of the firm’s birthplace.

Members of the Coats Group plc board, including chairman Mike Clasper CBE and group chief executive Rajiv Sharma, made the announcement during a visit to the town.

Coats Representitives visit Paisley 9.4.18.

While here, they were given a tour of Paisley Museum and Coats Observatory – both built by the Coats family – and Paisley: The Secret Collection – the UK’s first high-street museum store and home to many of the items the mill owners bequeathed to the town.

Paisley is pushing ahead with ambitious plans to deliver on the vision of the 2021 bid to transform the area’s future using its internationally-significant heritage and cultural assets.

That includes a £100m+ investment in town centre venues and infrastructure, including a £42m project to make Paisley Museum into an international-class destination showcasing the town’s rich textile heritage and unique collections.

The Paisley 2021 legacy plan also includes ambitious plans to grow the area’s major events programme, invest in its independent cultural sector, develop as a hub of creative industry, and harness the power of culture to make people’s lives better across health and education services.

The work will be underpinned by the new destination brand paisley.is, which aims to promote Renfrewshire as a great place to live, visit and invest, and help grow the local visitor economy.

While the 19,000 employees of Coats are spread across six continents, the company retains a presence in Paisley – with a high-tech colour management technology team overseeing the dyeing of products manufactured across the globe from its base in the historic Abbey Mills complex.

Members of the Coats board were met at the museum by Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes, chair of Renfrewshire Leisure, who operate the museum, and by Renfrewshire’s Provost Lorraine Cameron, who also hosted a short civic reception for the board on Monday evening.

Cllr Hughes said: “We are delighted to have welcomed the Coats board to the town and thank them for their contribution towards Paisley’s ongoing transformation.

“While the modern Coats company is very different from the one which started life in Paisley in the 19th century, the spirit of innovation and creative industry which saw it grow to be one of the biggest companies in the world is still at the core of what it does.

“Just as Paisley made textiles, textiles made Paisley – many of the most striking parts of Paisley’s iconic skyline grew from the generosity of the Coats family, as did the globally-significant collections in our museums.

“With the museum set to undergo a transformation into a major visitor destination over the next few years, it was great to show the board how the shared heritage and creative spirit of Paisley and Coats will be at the heart of the town’s future.”

Rajiv Sharma, Group Chief Executive, Coats said:  ‘Coats is extremely proud of its heritage, which is inextricably linked with Paisley.  We are delighted to confirm that we remain committed to the financial pledge we made when we backed the Paisley 2021 bid last year.  The tremendous energy and focus that emerged during the bid process has created a legacy which we want to support.’

For more information on Paisley, visit www.paisley.is

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Stow Brae Slimming World Groups

A great offer to join our award-winning groups at Stow Brae Church Halls on Thursdays at 9.30am, 11.30am, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm and also on Fridays at 8am, 10am and 12 noon!!!


Come along and join/rejoin for £4.95 with the voucher in this magazine, out on Tuesday.
Call text Lynn 07774 077103 for further info, or click our Facebook Page.

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Kids can cook up some fun at Paisley Food and Drink

Budding young cooking fans will be able to get some hands-on foodie fun experiences at this year’s Paisley Food and Drink Festival.

Free cooking demonstrations will take place on Saturday 28 April at Abbey Close where kids can learn how to make their own calzone or whip up the perfect cupcake with Events Diva – the one stop shop for all things creative.

Paisley Food Festival

Future Heston Blumenthals can flex their creative muscles at the Sweet Science Workshops with Be Experimental where they will have the chance to make colour changing drinks, rainbows with skittles and create their own sweets to take away. They will also find out the answers to some of those age-old questions about sweets like ‘how are gummy sweets made?’, ‘how do you get those little holes in puff candy?’ and ‘why is sherbet so fizzy?’

In addition to the great workshops on offer every child’s favourite entertainer, Mr Bloom, will be at the event sharing his unique bundle of veggie stories, gardening games and catchy nursery songs for tiddlers and parents alike.

Ben Faulks, who plays the role of Mr Bloom said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to have attended the Paisley Food and Drink Festival before and it’s a great event that boasts a variety of different activities for the whole family to enjoy.

“I’m very much looking forward to making a return this year with my show, as well as getting the chance to sample some of the great activities on offer.”

There are even more fun activities to enjoy at the Paisley Food and Drink Festival such as face painting, live music and giant lawn games including twister, jenga and snakes and ladders.

The festival will take place over two days for the first time ever on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 of April when the very best of Scotland’s producers will showcase their wares to visitors in Paisley’s iconic Abbey Close.

Foodie fans can sample some taste sensations from the likes of Pitt Street Food Market, Babu Kitchen, Mighty Mexican, Linton and Co Coffee, Scozzese Pizza and Sharma Street Food and there will be a chance to part with your pennies and pounds at the popular arts and crafts market.

Smaller portion sizes will be available for children and a range of halal, gluten free, veggie and vegan options will be on offer. People will also be able to purchase some great produce from the Farmers’ Market and trader’s stalls.

The children’s workshops are free to attend but numbers are limited so interested parties are encouraged to book in advance to avoid disappointment. To find out more and book a place please visit: www.paisley.is/kidsworkshops.

To find out all the latest information on this and other events happening in Renfrewshire please visit www.paisley.is.

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LEGO® Friends House of Heart Tour comes to intu Braehead

This Spring, LEGO Friends invites children and their families to join them on the House of Heart Tour,
which will be travelling to 8 intu shopping centres across the UK in a quest to put more heart into the
world.


The FREE event which runs over select weekends from Saturday 24 th March – Saturday 12 th May
offers families the opportunity to take part in a series of fun missions inspired by the LEGO Friends.

EVENT INFORMATION – LEGO Friends House of Heart Tour
Location: intu Braehead central atrium
Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 09:30-18:30
Cost: FREE
Reminiscent of the LEGO Friends of Heartlake City, the LEGO Friends Heart Squad will be creating
inspirational content to inspire and encourage girls and boys to connect with each other and build
together in a series of missions that help add ‘more heart’ to the world.

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Bring a friend to the gym for free

A friend in need of a good workout in the gym is a friend indeed.

That’s the message from Renfrewshire Leisure as they prepare to offer their gym members the chance to bring a friend for free this weekend.

The amazing offer runs on Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8 and gym members’ friends, partners, or family members can try out one of the fitness suites, fitness classes, or swimming pools at no charge.
The venues where you can bring a friend for free are – Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley; ON-X, in Linwood; Renfrew Sports Centre; Johnstone Community Sports Hub and Erskine Community Sports Centre.

The centres have organised extra fitness classes, gym tours and free fun activities for kids.
The gym membership team will also be on hand with exclusive offers that will only be available to purchase in person during the Bring a Friend Weekend. These include 50 per cent off your first 3 months of membership or £50 off any annual membership.

Chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure, Joyce McKellar said: “Coming to the gym or taking part in a fitness class is not just about keeping fit. There’s a great social element to it when you can meet up with people.

“Our Bring a Friend for Free initiative is a great way to get your family or friends to come along and enjoy the benefits of the gym, fitness class or a swim in the pool.”
Log on to www.renfrewshireleisure.com for more information.