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Exeter newcomer wins award

Exeter recruitment consultant Jipsy Quinn was named ‘newcomer of the year’ at a glittering awards ceremony in London.

Jipsy joined Berry Recruitment as an admin assistant but was soon promoted and has now been recognised across the near-40 branches as the best newcomer.

The event at the Tower of London was held by Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) that employs nearly 200 people across its four brands.

Lee Gamble, Berry Recruitment’s managing director, said: “Jipsy has demonstrated how enthusiasm, talent and hard work can pay off.

“We are always keen to...

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Five Devon businesses win prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

South West Business Council have announced this year’s regional recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organisations who excel in one of four categories: International trade, innovation, sustainable development or promoting opportunity (through social mobility).

Promoted by the Devon Lord Lieutenant’s Office, the Award is the most prestigious award a UK based company can win and just 200 of these significant accolades are given out each year. This year’s Devon...

ECOE directors Andy Extance and Prina Sumaria join founding director Sonya Bedford to celebrate the

Exeter Community Energy wins award for saving 2,590 households £1.3m

Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) has been announced as the winning Community Energy Initiative at this year’s UK Green Energy Awards. Exeter Community Energy’s win primarily reflects its Healthy Homes for Wellbeing scheme, which has helped people far beyond the reaches of Exeter to fight their way out of fuel poverty.

The scheme has assisted 2,590 homes in 2021, saving clients an estimated £1.3 million. The scheme advising households on how to reduce their energy bills, cutting their carbon emissions, and fighting climate change in the process. Healthy Homes sits alongside ECOE’s...

Darts Farm Win Large Farm Shop of the Year Award

Darts Farm named Large Farm Shop of the Year at Farm Retail Association Awards

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Posted: Tue, 03/22/2022 - 11:31pm

Nationally-renowned Darts Farm, based just outside Exeter, is thrilled to have been named ‘Large Farm Shop of the Year’ at the Farm Retail Association Awards held on 1st March. Darts Farm is an innovative, family-run business, which was established in 1971 and has grown from humble beginnings to become the unique shopping experience it is today, with a string of prestigious awards to its name.

Michael Dart, who runs Darts Farm alongside his two brothers, James and Paul, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to receive this latest accolade from the Farm Retail Association Awards,...

Pour Moi launches the Uplifting Women Awards 2022 in celebration of International Women’s Day

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Posted: Tue, 03/08/2022 - 7:36pm

Honouring International Women’s Day 2022, global retailer Pour Moi announces the launch of their new initiative, The Pour Moi Uplifting Women Awards. Launching on 8th March (IWD), Pour Moi believes that all women deserve to be celebrated, and The Pour Moi Uplifting Women awards will be an event that recognises the amazing achievements of women from across the UK.

Nominations will be open to the public from Tuesday the 8th of March 2022, with the award ceremony taking place on Thursday the 19th of May 2022 in central London. Pour Moi has hand selected a highly esteemed panel of...

Devon businesses triumph at national business awards

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Posted: Mon, 02/28/2022 - 11:34pm

Two companies from Devon have been named among the best rural businesses in the UK after winning a national Rural Business Award

The Rural Business Awards, backed by Amazon, is the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses

25th February 2022, Devon: Rull Orchard from Thorverton and The Outdoors Group from Shillingford Abbot have been named among the best rural businesses in the UK after winning a national Rural Business Award.

Rull Orchard was named Best Rural Small Business and The Outdoors Group took home the Best Rural...

Double award win for Falcon Property

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Posted: Mon, 02/14/2022 - 10:28pm

Plymouth’s Falcon Property recently scooped two separate accolades at the Experts in Property Awards 2021.

With the ceremony held via Zoom, the Experts in Property Awards 2021 was well-attended by its member agencies across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Bristol and celebrated what was most important in agency in 2021, majoring on training, online marketing and community involvement.

Falcon won two awards across the seven awards categories.

Best Trained Agency Staff

The first Falcon award was a Silver win in the Training category. the Experts in...

Exeter firm scoops Builders’ Merchant of the Year for third year running

Bradfords Building Supplies, which has a popular branch in Exeter, has won Builders’ Merchant of the Year (21-50 branches) at the latest annual Builders’ Merchants Awards, for the third year in a row.

The family-run business was first established in the South West just over 250 years ago and also won the Sustainable & Environmental Initiative of the Year for its efforts to educate and support local constructors and home renovators in making environmentally sustainable choices for their building projects.

Now in its 20th year, the Builders’ Merchants Awards is the...

Three Devon companies in the running for national business awards

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Posted: Sun, 02/13/2022 - 10:12pm

Three outstanding businesses from Devon are preparing to attend the national final of the UK’s leading rural business awards programme, where they’re shortlisted for their outstanding accomplishments in business.

Thorverton-based Rull Orchard, The Outdoors Group from Shillingford Abbot and Dartington’s Apricot Centre have been shortlisted in the national final of the Rural Business Awards, held in partnership with Amazon, which will see them compete against fellow businesses from across the UK to be named among the best rural businesses in the country.

The national final...

Taste of The West gold award for Whimple pub

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Posted: Thu, 02/10/2022 - 10:53pm

The Thirsty Farmer, Whimple   has been awarded a Taste of The West Gold Award for their exceptional pub dining.

Licensees of The Thirsty Farmer Donna and Marc Slater, and their team have received a Taste Of The West Gold Award, which is a highly respected accolade in the South West with only 20 to 30 Gold Awards given to pubs each year. The pub received the Gold Award in the category of Dining Pubs, for their exceptional food offer and first class customer service.  

Donna Slater, co-licensee of The Thirsty Farmer, said: “We are humbled to have received this award and...

Cofton scoops Environment and Sustainability title at the Western Morning News Business Awards

Multi award-winning South West holiday park Cofton Holidays has scooped the Environment and Sustainability award at the Western Morning News Business Awards 2021, recognising its sustained conservation efforts during the pandemic.

The family-run business, based near Dawlish Warren, was presented with the award at a black-tie event at Plymouth’s Crowne Plaza. After facing fierce competition from category finalists including Accord Healthcare, LiveWest and SunGift Solar Ltd, Cofton walked away with the Environment and Sustainability title.

Winning the award is the latest...

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