Heart of the South West Better Business for All wins national award

Heart of the South West Better Business for All wins national award

The Heart of the South West Better Business for All partnership (Hot SW BBFA) has won the Better Business for All award at the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) Regulatory Excellence Awards ceremony.

The national award celebrates outstanding regulatory practice that achieves positive outcomes in supporting businesses and protecting consumers. The event attracted entries from dozens of local authorities from around the UK.

The OPSS said the partnership ‘delivered outstanding regulatory support at a local level’.

They continued: ‘Heart of the South...

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Sandford Orchards celebrates three Golds at the Taste of the West Awards

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Posted: Wed, 06/16/2021 - 2:26pm

Sandford Orchards, producer of authentic cider created by combining tradition and innovation, is thrilled to have scooped three Gold and one Silver Taste of the West award for their 'cider done right'. This year's Gold Taste of the West awards have been awarded to their rugby themed cider Rib Tickler and two of their new vintage ciders: The General and Sandford Reserve. Their third vintage cider, Apple & Oak, received a silver Judged by the most astute palates of chefs, buyers, retailers and food writers, the Taste of the West Awards is a renowned accreditation for artisan producers....

Six awards for Chunk of Devon at The Taste of the West Awards

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Posted: Tue, 06/15/2021 - 1:20am

Taste of the West, the South West’s prestigious food, drink and hospitality awards, has announced its first round of winners of 2021. Famed for their delicious, handmade savoury bakes, Chunk of Devon is thrilled to have scooped five Gold and one Silver award for their awesome rustic Devon pies and pasties. Already one of the country’s most awarded pie and pasty makers with over 180 accolades across their range, this year’s Gold Taste of the West awards have been awarded to their Steak Pasty, Lamb Maroc Pasty, Chicken and Mushroom Pie, Steak and Kidney Pie and Veggie Tagine Pie, with a...

Amazon Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards

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Posted: Sun, 05/30/2021 - 1:08am

An Exeter woman has been announced as a finalist at the 2021 Amazon everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards .

After the Covid-19 crisis threw the critical role of transport and logistics into the spotlight as never before, Mel Peirson is one of 66 finalists, and therefore one of the most outstanding individuals working in the industry today.

Mel, who is Service Delivery Leader at Royal Mail in Exeter, has been announced as a finalist for The Supply Chain Award - Leader, which is awarded to a woman who is innovating and excelling in their role within the supply chain...

IT Provider Bluegrass Group wins award

Bluegrass Group award win – Best Community IT Provider South West England

Authored by Sarah Bailey
Posted: Tue, 05/25/2021 - 10:58am

Managed Service Provider and South West based IT Experts Bluegrass Group are delighted to announce that they have won Best Community IT Provider South West England in the 2021 UK Enterprise Awards run by SME News.

David Thomas Joint MD comments “2020 was not the year that any of us expected. One of the toughest most businesses have ever experienced in fact. Which is why winning this award means even more to us.

"The Exeter and South West community is our home, it’s incredibly important to us and throughout the pandemic we were determined to support businesses within the...

Local rural champion calls on Devon businesses to enter national business awards

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 05/18/2021 - 2:25pm
Businesses in Devon are being encouraged to enter the prestigious Amazon-backed Rural Business Awards

Local business director and Rural Business Award winner, Phoebe Aubury from Cullompton, is encouraging fellow rural entrepreneurs to showcase their work, products and services to the nation at the 2021/22 Rural Business Awards. Entries for this year's competition close on 21st May 2021.

The Rural Business Awards 2021/22, backed by Amazon, marks the seventh year of celebrating the success of businesses across the UK's rural economy.

The Awards are organised by rural...

Exeter Deli Chef wins Coveted Sandwich Industry Award

Competition winners announced just in time for British Sandwich Week

A chef from Exeter has scooped a top prize at the annual British Sandwich & Food to Go Industry Awards, for his mouth-watering bacon and egg creation.

Edd Melloy is chef at the Chandos deli in Exeter. He wowed the panel of judges with his entry, named ‘Crispy Eggs & Bacon’, which scooped him the winning prize for the the Danish Crown Pre Cooked Bacon Category in this year’s Sandwich & Food to Go Designer competition.

Combining crispy cooked bacon, homemade brown sauce and a ‘show-stopping’...

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Brother and sister’s ‘Legacy to their Dad’ scoops top business award

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Posted: Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:05pm

A brother and sister from Paignton who created a funeral planning app following the death of their dad last year have won a leading business award in recognition of the impressive start up business.

Joe Drein and Steph Halls lost their dad, Martin, on April 1 last year after he contracted and sadly passed away from COVID-19. After taking on the responsibility of planning his funeral, they realised there was nothing out there to help make the process easier for grieving families and began creating an app with everything in one place. Using Joe’s skills in web design and Steph’s...

South West planning excellence recognised at RTPI Awards 2021

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Posted: Thu, 04/15/2021 - 4:10pm

Projects, teams and individuals from across the South West are in the running to win at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2021 , it has been announced.

Finalists from the South West at this year’s RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence are

Interactive Plymouth Plan, submitted by Plymouth City Council (Excellence in Tech within Planning Practice)

Transformation of groundbreaking plan into fully interactive website; a portal to the plan’s strategic vision and policies as well as its delivery and monitoring

The Planning...

SME National Business Awards

Local leader to the fore

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Posted: Tue, 03/16/2021 - 2:20pm

The SME National Business Awards are delighted to announce that Jason Sinclair, Partner from Queensbury has joined the judging panel of these prestigious awards. The awards are in their fifth year and are open to all SMEs in the UK

The final takes place on the Friday 3rd December at the iconic Wembley Stadium. Speaking on behalf of the organisers, Awards Director Damian Cummins said " We are thrilled that someone of Jason's calibre has joined our panel, we rely on experienced business people from across all sectors to choose winners in these sought after...

TV’s Rob Bell to host South West Civil Engineering Awards

TV’s Rob Bell to host South West Civil Engineering Awards

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Posted: Wed, 03/10/2021 - 10:53pm

TV’s champion of engineering, past and present, Rob Bell is to host the South West’s top awards for civil engineering projects and civil engineers.

Bell, who presents many popular television series, including Abandoned Engineering, Walking Britain’s Lost Railways and Britain’s Lost Battlefields, will be hosting the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West Civil Engineering Awards in autumn this year.

With a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath, Bell is an enthusiastic advocate for engineering and science, helping people of all ages...
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