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ROCCO 2013 – Still time to enter….

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ROCCO 2013 – Still time to enter….

The ROCCOs are the annual business awards of Renfrewshire Chamber. Now in their 10th year, they are the main corporate event in Renfrewshire. The ROCCOs are fast paced, fun and a great way for local businesses to get recognised for their success and reward staff & clients. This year the Chamber has 16 categories – all free to enter. Companies & organisations can enter as many as they wish. Entry is open to all members based anywhere AND non-members that are based in Renfrewshire. Deadline for entry is 9am on Monday 16th September – so still time to enter.

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ROCCO 2013 main sponsor is Life Technologies whose EMEA HQ is in Inchinnan.

There are 3 new categories this year:

ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business <=5 staff sponsored by IRW Systems
ROCCO Award for Enterprise in Education sponsored by the University of the West of Scotland
ROCCO Award for Community Champion of the Year sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire & The Royal Bank of Scotland

The remaining 13 are:

ROCCO Award for Customer Service sponsored by intu Braehead
ROCCO Award for Journey to Zero Waste sponsored by the William Tracey Group
ROCCO Award for Excellence in Manufacturing sponsored by the Scottish Leather Group
ROCCO Award for Innovation & Technology sponsored by MEPC Hillington Park
ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year sponsored by Diageo
ROCCO Award for Family Business of the Year sponsored by The Malcolm Group
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >5 & <25 staff sponsored by Renfrewshire Council
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >25 staff sponsored by the Phoenix Car Company
ROCCO Award for Best New Business sponsored by Business Gateway
ROCCO Award for International Trade sponsored by Glasgow Airport
ROCCO Award for Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by West College Scotland
ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year sponsored by Rolls Royce
ROCCO Award for Invest in Renfrewshire sponsored by Renfrewshire Council

 

Shortlisted companies & organisations (excluding Business Leader) will get invited to attend a panel interview / presentation in October – the 3 judges will be sponsor, a Chamber Board Director and a neutral subject matter expert.

The night itself is Friday 15th November at The Normandy Hotel, always a sell-out with just under 500 people attending (black tie). The host this year is ROCCO favourite, Fred MacAulay

To enter, book a table or find out more info, visit www.roccoawards.com

West Coast Reclamation Ltd

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Based in Paisley, West Coast Reclamation Ltd is a recently established company that specialises in reclaimed building / landscaping materials and architectural salvage.

When you carry out house renovations or garden landscaping, the normal route for disposal of waste is through the tradesman throwing the waste in a skip or taking it to the local council landfill site. Either way, the cost for this process is passed on to you the householder or business.

West Coast Reclamation will pick up free of charge, all reusable building / landscaping waste and architectural salvage from your home / business, that can be cleaned up and used as reclaimed products. By using the services of WCR, you will save money and also help the environment, by reducing the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of through traditional routes.

As well as saving money, you will also be reducing your carbon footprint, as you reduce the amount of waste that would unnecessarily be disposed of as landfill. To arrange your free pick up, please fill out the form here and send. Or Tel 0141 889 7010 or Mobile 0779 9989 553 and arrange for our collections team to visit.

www.westcoastreclamation.com

UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

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On the BBC page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7568583.stm

Just a wee note on this, now this hits me hard, most people know that I am an ex soldier and had lost a good friend in Northern Ireland due to a Bomb at Musgrave park Hospital away in the early 90’s now as you can see from the headline above it has now happened to my younger brother who is serving in Afghanistan.

Today they were involved in an incident which killed a good friend of his and when we were told that my brother was fine and that he was deeply shocked and sounded traumatised my mother said “Get them out” to which I replied No “Give them our support”.

We don’t know what the intricacies of this conflict and why our Troops are over there but there is another death in our Forces which leaves a couple of kids without a father and people will be asking why we are over there. That is not the thing our troops want to hear they want to know that they are doing a worthwhile job and they all deserve our respect and support.

I wish all our troops the very best and I am sure most of our visitors would like every single one of them to come back safe and well.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.

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