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Golf Day 2016

Guests at this year’s Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Golf Day, supported by Carbon Financial Partners, enjoyed a bright and sunny day on the fabulous Rannaleroch Course at Strathmore Golf Centre.

 Golfers again snapped up places in record time to support this annual event.

 Teeing off after lunch, players enjoyed a terrific afternoon of golf with fabulous scenery and great weather conditions. 

 The sell-out event, sponsored by Carbon Financial Partners for the fifth year running, saw teams compete for Winning Team, Winning Individual, Orange Ball, Nearest the Pin and Longest Drives (Ladies and Gents) competitions for a range of fabulous trophies and prizes.

 Mark Christie, Corporate Director of Carbon Financial Partners, said:

“The Rannaleroch Course was in excellent condition. The event organisation was first-class and the staff at Strathmore couldn’t have been more hospitable and welcoming. The event was again very well supported by the local business community, the rain stayed away and everyone had a fantastic day. We look forward to supporting this quality event again next year.”

 Chamber Chief Executive Vicki Unite added:

“The result of this partnership was, once again, a flawless event which was thoroughly enjoyable.  We are delighted to confirm our partnership again with Carbon and look forward to an equally successful event next year.”

 Additional support came from: Platinum Partners (Bank of Scotland, Binn Group, Blackadders, DWK Office Solutions, Graham Environmental Services, Fairways HR Business Support & Recruitment Specialists, GS Group, The James Hutton Institute, McLeod Glaziers, Perth College UHI, Royal Bank of Scotland and Thorntons), and Gold Partners Crieff Hydro Hotel and Castlecroft.  Gordon Butt of Hardies Property & Construction Consultants managed the teams and scoring and prizes were generously donated by Carbon Financial Partners, Strathmore Golf Centre, Murrayshall Hotel & Golf Courses and Victus Consultancy.

 The date for next year’s event is the afternoon of Tuesday 29th August at the prestigious Gleneagles, so please contact us now to note your interest and provisionally book for next year to avoid disappointment.  We can also offer teams who took part this year first refusal on places! Contact the Chamber of 01738 448325 or e-mail events@perthshirechamber.co.uk.

- The individual winner was Ross Graham

- The winning team, GS Group, was made up of  Jim Lafferty, Wattie Garland, Alan Ruthven and David Cruickshank.

- The Carbon Orange Ball competition was won by the Thorntons Law & Strathmore Golf Centre team

- Nearest the Pin 1 (Men only) winner, John Mitchell

- The Longest Drive (Female) was won by Diane McLuskey

- The Longest Drive (Male) – up to 13 handicap was won by Graeme Whyte

- The Longest Drive (Male) 14 handicap plus was won by Ross MacDougall 


 


MORE PLACES IN PERTH AND KINROSS GET SET FOR A SUPERFAST BOOST

Over 21,000 households and businesses across Perth and Kinross now have access to their fastest-ever broadband speeds through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout.

Across Scotland, nearly 580,000 premises are now able to connect thanks to the Digital Scotland project. To benefit from the faster connection speeds, residents need to sign up for a fibre service with their chosen provider, as upgrades aren’t automatic.

 Other local communities are now set to follow, with Ballinluig next in line for a fibre boost thanks to the £410m Digital Scotland partnership, led by the Scottish Government.

Engineers expect the first fibre connections to be available in the villages by this autumn* as Openreach, BT’s local network business, continues work on the ground.

All the work in this next tranche of upgrades will be on ‘Exchange Only’ lines, once thought to be out of reach of fibre broadband as they run direct from telephone exchanges to homes, bypassing the street cabinets which are vital to the fibre rollout.

Fibre broadband offers fast and reliable broadband connections at speeds of up to 80Mbps** and there are many suppliers in the marketplace to choose from.

Whether you own a business, work from home, research homework or keep in touch with friends and family, fibre broadband enables multiple users to connect to the internet and get better access to online services and faster uploads and downloads.

 The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme underpins the Scottish Government’s aim for Scotland to become a world class digital nation by 2020. It will deliver access to fibre broadband to around 95% of premises by the end of March 2018, when combined with existing commercial roll-out plans.

 The programme is delivered through two projects – led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise in their area and the Scottish Government in the rest of Scotland project.

 Other funding partners include the UK Government through Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), local authorities and the European Regional Development Fund. BT is investing £126 million in the two projects,  on top of its commercial rollout.

Sara Budge, Programme Director for Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband, said: “Many residents and businesses are now able to sign up for fibre broadband thanks to our programme, with more local coverage on its way.  

 “As with any engineering rollout on this scale there are risks and things do change from time to time, so we’re making improvements to our website to make sure people can get the very latest information with just a few clicks.

"You can find out all about the rollout and sign up to be kept in the loop for progress reports at www.scotlandsuperfast.com.”

Brendan Dick, BT Scotland Director, added: “We’re pleased to be bringing fibre technology to more rural parts of Perth and Kinross as the Digital Scotland partnership continues on track. This is a challenging project, but we are making real progress. 

“We’re also reminding local people to check if they’re among the two million households and business premises in Scotland who can already get high speed services. There’s lots of competition in the broadband market, and people may be pleasantly surprised to discover they could be surfing at much higher speeds at a similar cost to their current service. 

“Once you’ve tried superfast broadband, you’ll never look back.”

 Local people can check the interactive map on the Digital Scotland website (http://www.scotlandsuperfast.com/where-when/) to find out if they can get the service and further information is also available on Twitter @ScotSuperfast or Facebook atwww.facebook.com/scotlandsuperfast

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Business Star Awards 2015 - The Results!

Please click on the logo to go to our special Business Star Awards 2015 website and see the winners pictures!

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The winners are:

McLeod Glaziers Employee of the Year

Hollie Millar of Scott Hospitality Services

Perth College UHI Apprentice of the Year  

Highly Commended - James Munro of Binn Group

Winner - Scott Mason of GBEC Scotland

  Elevator & Business Gateway Most Promising New Business

The Anglers Inn

Graham Environmental Services Excellence in Customer Service

MDG Group

Binn Group Excellence in Business Innovation

Highly Commended - Tower Bakery

Winner - Scott Hospitality Services

Royal Bank of Scotland Commitment to the Community

Horsecross Arts

Bank of Scotland Excellence in Tourism & Leisure

Highly Commended - The Enchanted Forest Community Trust

Winner - Action Glen

Stagecoach Group Contribution to Sustainability

Comrie Croft

Perth & Kinross Council Internationalisation

Vector Aerospace Component Services UK

Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants Business Growth

AGB Small Contracts 

Fairways HR Business Support & Recruitment Specialists Excellence in E-Commerce

Eva Lucia

Blackadders Independent Retailer of the Year 

Highly Commended - Provender Brown Delicatessen

Winner - Loch Leven's Larder

The James Hutton Institute Excellence in Food & Drink Produce

Mr C's Handcrafted Pies

 

Well done to all our winners and finalists!  

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