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The Designer Rooms announces Kilmarnock relocation masterplan for summer 2024

As The Designer Rooms enters the 14th year of trade, the ever-expanding local business is very excited to announce their newest - and largest - superstore will open in Summer 2024 right in the heart of Kilmarnock town centre.

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Muirkirk butchers scoop top food award for hygiene excellence

Muirkirk business, John Dawson Butchers Ltd has been officially recognised for their exceptional attention to hygiene standards, with an Eat Safe Award from Food Standards Scotland.

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Dream Christmas wishes shared in competition to win £1,000 East Ayrshire Gift Card

The competition gives people the chance to win a £1,000 East Ayrshire Gift Card to spend with over 230 local businesses.

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Businesses urged to take advantage of new staff training fund

A NEW scheme that gives businesses the chance to receive funding to help upskill and train employees is now open.

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Renewed focus for community renewal project

The Community Renewable Energy project (CoRE) - one of East Ayrshire’s Ayrshire Growth Deal anchor projects - has emerged from extensive Cabinet discussion and debate this week with a renewed focus on skills and employability.

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Cabinet means business with Community Wealth Building Fund

East Ayrshire Council has put its money where its mouth is, with Cabinet approval of a plan to revamp its Community Wealth Building Fund in response to officer experience and consultation with local businesses.

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Shopping local for "Scotland Loves Local" week

Businesses, community groups and councillors will come together next week to promote the first ever “Scotland Loves Local Week”, with a social media campaign featuring a series of videos, messaging and a competition to celebrate all that is good about supporting local business, community and environment in East Ayrshire.

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Ayrshire Business Awards applications deadline extended to 7 July

Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that the application deadline for the 2023 Ayrshire Business Awards has been extended until 5.00pm on 7 July.

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Helping people into work - the latest from East Ayrshire

Big changes in the way that employability services are funded and run throughout Scotland and the UK were outlined at Cabinet, as East Ayrshire Council reported on how it has tailored its way of working to help people of all ages and skills into sustainable training and secure jobs.

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Community led regeneration - how it's working for East Ayrshire

Since 2014 the Scottish Government and COSLA’s  Regeneration Capital Grant Fund  has been supporting locally developed regeneration projects to help tackle inequalities and deliver inclusive growth in deprived, disadvantaged and fragile remote communities across Scotland.

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New location identified for Growth Deal food and drink project

East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals to locate an innovative food and drink manufacturing project at Moorfield, Kilmarnock.  

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Ayrshire’s first indoor climbing centre set to open!

Get ready to climb to new heights! Following the extensive regeneration of a Victorian church, Above Adventure, Ayrshire’s first ever indoor climbing centre, is set to open to the public on Saturday 20 May 2023.