salt grit

Salt and Grit Solutions Ltd have been working hard behind the scenes all year and now look forward to providing the people of Renfrewshire and the rest of the UK with de-icing salt and associated winter maintenance products including grit bins, spreaders, snow shovels and scoops during the winter months.

salt grit

The company, based at North Arkleston Farm in Paisley, supplies de-icing salt to homeowners, businesses, local authorities and winter maintenance companies alike, and plays a pivotal role in keeping the country moving when the bad weather hits. This seems more important than ever this year as all business areas have already felt a negative impact from COVID and the different restrictions in place. When the temporary restrictions have eased off it is important to keep shops, schools and hospitals accessible and encourage some economic activity in the local area.

The company facilitates deliveries of rock salt throughout all the UK, however a fantastic service with short delivery lead times and competitive prices is offered to the people of Paisley, as to be expected from a local supplier.  Individual bags of de-icing salt are available to buy direct from the depot at North Arkleston Farm however customers are reminded that social distancing rules are in place and visitors are requested to wear a face covering in the shop area if applicable.

If you are interested in organising bulk salt supplies for your business, Salt and Grit Solutions Ltd can be contacted on 0141 8891455 or you can visit their website at www.saltandgritsolutions.co.uk.

Diane Mitchell music school
Santa has made Christmas a little easier this year by delivering all his goods to The Diane Mitchell Music School!
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Christmas Cards, Guitars, Ukuleles, Musicianship packs, and more available in-school now
Diane Mitchell music school

Contact us at:

Mobile: 07896689816
The Diane Mitchell Music School
Brick Lane Studios
Paisley
PA3 4DW
Dee dental
  1. Thank you to everyone that attended our Invisalign open day we had a great time meeting you all and carrying out your digital scans and consultations! 🥳
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    We will continue to carry out free consultations (but without the scan) so contact us today for your free consultation and we can give you the smile you have always dreamed of with these miraculous aligners
  2. Have you ever wondered how to soften both the volume loss and under eye wrinkles that make you look tired? It’s not always dermal fillers that are needed just a couple of magical drops and 2 weeks later voila relaxed eyes 💉Get in touch to find out what Dr Dinah naasan has done to create refreshed results 😍
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    Visit deedentalpaisley.co.uk to book on or call 0141 8892741
  3. Important announcements regarding the practice 👇🏻
    As the virus levels continue to rise we are no longer allowing anyone up to our waiting room and will be taking you straight through to surgery every visit. If it is raining you are welcome to wait on the stairs. Please arrive on time and if you are late by more than five minutes we will be unable to see you as this will mean patients on time will need to wait. Always wear a mask on attendance unless you have an exemption card. Medical histories as from June MUST be done before you attend if you can’t use the link call us if we have no updated medical you will be refused entry. Lastly we are doing this all to keep you safe including our sanitisation station so please comply with our system 😷
  4. Loving our custom made masks organised by Tommy Adams and a rare team photo with our Principal dentist Dinah & our nurses Elaine and Jacqui

Dee dental

  1. Thank you to everyone that attended our Invisalign open day we had a great time meeting you all and carrying out your digital scans and consultations! 🥳
    .
    We will continue to carry out free consultations (but without the scan) so contact us today for your free consultation and we can give you the smile you have always dreamed of with these miraculous aligners
  2. Have you ever wondered how to soften both the volume loss and under eye wrinkles that make you look tired? It’s not always dermal fillers that are needed just a couple of magical drops and 2 weeks later voila relaxed eyes 💉Get in touch to find out what Dr Dinah naasan has done to create refreshed results 😍
    .
    Visit deedentalpaisley.co.uk to book on or call 0141 8892741
  3. Important announcements regarding the practice 👇🏻
    As the virus levels continue to rise we are no longer allowing anyone up to our waiting room and will be taking you straight through to surgery every visit. If it is raining you are welcome to wait on the stairs. Please arrive on time and if you are late by more than five minutes we will be unable to see you as this will mean patients on time will need to wait. Always wear a mask on attendance unless you have an exemption card. Medical histories as from June MUST be done before you attend if you can’t use the link call us if we have no updated medical you will be refused entry. Lastly we are doing this all to keep you safe including our sanitisation station so please comply with our system 😷
  4. Loving our custom made masks organised by Tommy Adams and a rare team photo with our Principal dentist Dinah & our nurses Elaine and Jacqui
  5. Dee dental
aesthetic suites
Booking your first aesthetic treatment can be daunting and understandably you will have a lot of questions
At aesthetic suites each person has a thorough medical consultation with the  nurses Nichola and Lorraine.
aesthetic suites
 Regulated under strict guidelines with health improvement scotland you will be in safe hands.
We will give you informative advice, assess your suitability for treatments, and clarify expected results in a relaxed environment.
aesthetic suites
Contact aesthetic suites on 0141 2371750
119 renfrew road paisley pa3 4ea
Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre Directors break ground at the new facility site

CPI has today announced the start of construction at the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre Directors break ground at the new facility site

The new technology and innovation centre is set to become a unique and world-leading facility offering transformative solutions in small molecule and pharmaceutical manufacturing. It will accelerate the development and industrialisation of next-generation medicines manufacturing innovations and maximise technology opportunities within the medicines supply chain. Industry, academia, healthcare providers and regulators will work collaboratively within a GMP environment to address industry challenges and de-risk new technologies, providing a clear pathway for their widespread adoption within the pharmaceutical industry.

 

The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre is a collaboration between CPI, the University of Strathclyde and founding industry partners, GSK and AstraZeneca with funding provided by Scottish Enterprise and UK Research and Innovation. The Centre has recently agreed partnerships with four leading technology companies to further strengthen the range of expertise in the collaboration.

The facility will translate, at industrial and commercial scale, novel techniques for producing patient-centric medicines, including real-time release of drugs, and integrated process analytics to drive the transformation of medicines manufacturing. These technologies will enable a reduction in quantities of the materials currently required in process development; accelerate timelines to achieve just-in-time, right-first-time and real-time-release manufacturing principles; and ultimately accelerate access of affordable medicines for healthcare providers and patients.

 

Companies of all sizes will be able to use the facility to evaluate, test and prototype processes using an array of advanced Industry 4.0 manufacturing technologies, including continuous, digital and autonomous manufacturing. The utilisation of next-generation technology will enable more efficient drug production to protect future generations by bringing new medicines to market safely and quickly.

 

The facility is due for completion late 2021 and will be operational in early 2022. It is expected to eventually house over 80 staff in both technical and non-technical roles.

 

Nadhim Zahawi, Life Sciences Minister, said: “Backed with £13 million of government funding, this centre is the first of its kind and will significantly boost our domestic medicines manufacturing capability to ensure we are prepared for any future health crises. Complementing our state of the art Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre in Oxfordshire, it will ensure we are at the forefront of transformational technologies, attracting tens-of-millions-of-pounds of investment to the UK and creating new highly-skilled jobs in the Renfrewshire area – a great example of how we are working to build back better.”

 

Ivan McKee, Scottish Government Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, said: “The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre is a tremendous boost to the Scottish economy, and a great endorsement of Scotland’s strengths in life and chemical sciences. The Scottish Government is committed to attracting inward investment from global partners, whose investment in this project will help to create highly skilled jobs in Scotland in a vitally important sector. As an integral part of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland, the centre will put Scotland at the cutting edge of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing, developing innovative technologies which will help to strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain.”

 

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde, said: “As strategic partners in the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, the University of Strathclyde is utilising its research, innovation and internationally-leading experience and expertise in advanced medicines manufacturing to meet the biggest health challenges facing our world. We are delighted to be working in collaboration with our partners across industry, academia, government and healthcare to accelerate and transform the medicines manufacturing process. We are excited to see construction begin on what will be a distinctive and important asset to the Glasgow City region and to Scotland.”

 

Jon-Paul Sherlock, Technology Strategy Lead at AstraZeneca, said: “Manufacturing innovation is critical to future pharmaceutical supply chains. Molecules are more complex, development times shorter and the expectations of patients and healthcare systems higher than ever before. However, for a highly regulated industry, innovation is risky and potentially expensive. This facility will enable close collaboration between industry, government and academia and will be a game-changer; resulting in faster industrialisation and implementation of exciting new opportunities.”

 

Andy Jones, Medicines Manufacturing Challenge Director at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), one of the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre’s main funders, said: “The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre will play a key role in the infrastructure the UK is building, investing in medicines manufacturing innovation to tackle today’s health challenges and those of the future. It will also be ideally placed to help turn great ideas into great business, ensuring that UK innovators can access a global, life sciences market worth some £98 billion.”

 

Derek Shaw, Commercial Director at Scottish Enterprise, one of the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre’s main funders, said: “This is an important and exciting step in the development of the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, and the opportunities it will unlock for businesses through collaboration between academia, industry and government. Industry leadership and co-investment are central to shaping the facility and Scottish Enterprise is proud to have committed £15 million of funding alongside our partners.”

 

Dave Tudor, Managing Director of the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, Quality and Biologics, at CPI, said: “We are thrilled to be starting the construction of this new, collaborative centre. The consortium is already working together on several ambitious projects with the aim to de-risk disruptive technology that can lower the cost of drug development. Live projects include a digitally-twinned continuous direct compression platform to increase the productivity of drug product manufacture, and an automated platform to enable just-in-time supply for clinical trials which will drastically cut lead times. We look forward to bringing that technology and cross-sector expertise to these new facilities.”

 

Frank Millar, CEO at CPI, said: “Ageing populations, the increasing cost of drug development, and resource constraints impeding the adoption of emergent technologies are just some of the challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry today. The increasing financial burden on the healthcare system as a whole has led to a pressing need for more cost-effective medication. By connecting the dots between academia, government, industry and healthcare providers within this state-of-the-art centre, we can address these issues and transform the pharmaceutical supply chain for the future.”

intu braehead night

Intu SGS, the retail company made up of four of the UK’s largest shopping and leisure destinations, announces today that the third of its centres has now been successfully transferred to new management.

As of today, intu Braehead which is located in Renfrewshire on the outskirts of Glasgow, has left the portfolio of intu properties plc after its administration in June and will now operate under the management of Global Mutual and Savills.

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intu Braehead welcomes around 16 million visitors each year and its 1.1 million sq ft of retail, catering and leisure space is home to many well-known brands including Apple, Next, River Island and Superdry. Including a major sporting and events arena and sitting adjacent to a substantial leisure complex including the UK’s longest indoor ski slope, intu Braehead is one of Scotland’s most popular day out destinations.

Global Mutual has officially taken on the role of Asset Manager with Savills appointed as Property Manager. Global Mutual is a highly experienced asset manager in the UK, US and Europe, currently managing £5 billion of assets in primary sectors including retail, office and alternatives. International real estate advisor Savills is a leading provider of shopping centre management services across the UK with a strong track record in managing prime, high profile retail destinations.

While intu properties plc and several group companies entered administration on 26 June 2020, administrator KPMG was not appointed over any of the property companies (PropCos) that own the individual shopping centres, all of which have continued to trade as normal with a range of Covid-safe measures in place.

intu braehead

Intu SGS is the largest PropCo comprising four of the UK’s leading shopping centre destinations visited by tens of millions of people every year: intu Watford, intu Lakeside (Essex), intu Victoria Centre (Nottingham) and intu Braehead. Following the successful transfers of intu Watford, intu Victoria Centre and now intu Braehead, intu Lakeside will complete the migration process in early November.

The existing centre name and branding will remain in place for an interim period.

Steve Gray, Head of European Retail Asset Management at Global Mutual, commented: “intu Braehead is one of the most popular retail and leisure destinations in Scotland and indeed the whole of the UK. We are well-funded with strong support from our lender group and consequently have a great deal of optimism about the future of this leading centre.”

Martin Wallace, Property Management Director at Savills, commented: “intu Braehead is a vital part of the Renfrewshire community, providing critical support to the local economy as well as offering outstanding retail and leisure facilities. We are looking forward to working with Global Mutual and the excellent in-house team to build on the centre’s achievements to date.”

Peter Beagley, Centre Director for intu Braehead, said: “Today is an important milestone for intu Braehead as we begin a new chapter under different management. We have a great team who have worked tirelessly over the past few months to enable the centre to reopen safely and continue delivering for our visitors and tenants. Now working together with the highly experienced teams at Global Mutual and Savills we have a lot to be excited about.”

Jim Tucker, partner at KPMG and joint administrator of intu properties plc, said: “To date, 11 intu centres have successfully migrated to new management. Due to the hard work and commitment from all stakeholders, transitions have been achieved in an orderly and efficient manner. We wish the intu Braehead team all the best for the future.”

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Renfrewshire businesses and charities have shown fantastic support to boost the career prospects of local young people by offering more than 200 Kickstart job placements so far.

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Renfrewshire Council’s employability experts Invest in Renfrewshire have teamed up with Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce and Engage Renfrewshire to bid on behalf of local employers for the six-month posts funded through the UK Government’s Kickstart scheme.

Pooling their experience, the trio are also assisting with skills and training support throughout the placement period.

An online survey was launched last month asking local employers to register their interest in providing a placement, which help people aged 16-24 on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.

This has seen a fantastic response from companies right across the region, with detailed discussion now underway to confirm these roles and add to a further 100 placements within the Council, before submitting the Renfrewshire funding bid.

There’s still time for local companies to put forward their placements – with full details at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/kickstart or by calling the Council’s Invest in Renfrewshire team on 0300 300 1180 or email invest@renfrewshire.gov.uk.

Cllr Iain Nicolson

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “We know the devastating impact Coronavirus has had on our health, on society and on the economy, with young people more likely to be adversely affected when it comes to finding and keeping a job.

“We have a strong track record with Renfrewshire ranked among the best local authority areas in Scotland in supporting young people into work and it’s fantastic to see the groundswell of support in the Kickstart job placements so far.

“There is still time for companies to come forward and I would urge all local employers to visit the Kickstart in Renfrewshire website and fill in our online survey to register their interest as not only will they be helping someone onto the career ladder and a brighter future, they will benefit from a committed and hardworking employee to help their organisation restart, recover and grow.”

Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Bob Grant said: “At a time when cashflow is tight, this fully funded scheme will help employers bring young people into the workplace and develop new talent for the future. Kickstart can help create long-term, quality employment opportunities and ensure that both businesses and employees are fully supported throughout the placement.”

Alan McNiven, Engage Renfrewshire Chief Executive said: “Right now, we know that many young people may be facing additional challenges in taking that first step into the world of work. Kickstart is aiming to tackle that risk of long-term unemployment for young people and with the support of local employers from across all sectors in Renfrewshire, I’m sure the initiative can make a positive impact.”

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This scheme builds on a wide range of support provided to local businesses throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

More than £28million in Scottish Government grants has been awarded to Renfrewshire businesses, providing funding to address the immediate impact of Coronavirus, while the Council surveyed 500 local companies before launching a £1.3million programme of loans and grants to assist with business resilience and growth.

The Council’s Business Gateway team are also on hand to offer advice and guidance to local employers.

For full details of all available business support, visit: http://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-businesses

WDT M. Chambers

1030 sqft Office To Let with Car Park in town centre of Paisley perfect for larger business requirements.

WDT M. Chambers

Located on the 4th floor office consists of an open plan space, meeting room, manager’s room and a kitchen prep area.

Call on 0141 843 4211 to organize a viewing.

mending

Every Thursday afternoon 2pm – 3.30pm. ReMode Paisley.  Starting 1st October.

mending

Bring along your own mending project and one of our friendly and helpful experts will show you how to complete your fix.  We’ve got sewing machines, an overlocker and plenty of remoding bits and pieces to help complete your project.

FREE – BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Limited to 1 to 2 participants from the same household only. Email hello@remodeyouth.org to book your place, stating date you’d like to come along.  Social distancing in place. Masks required.

ReCycle or Dye

ReCycle or Dye – classes for 12 – 17 year olds

Fun and creative sessions where you’ll learn to adapt and make your own clothes! Two blocks of weekly classes taking place in person at our Paisley shop.

ReCycle or Dye

Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm  6 weeks starting 29th September

Creative Upcycling – led by guest designed Niki Taylor.  Bring along your own garments to upcycle,  or choose from ReMode’s stock.

 

Thursdays 4pm – 6pm 6 weeks starting 1st October

Shirt Making  – led by ReMode’s Carolyn Edmondson – learn to make a shirt from scratch using upcycled fabrics. No experience necessary

 

£12 for 6 session course. BOOKING ESSENTIAL – class size restricted to allow for social distancing.  Book via our website www.remodeyouth/whatson