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...

Entries open for unique awards that support the future of Cider in the UK

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Thu, 01/20/2022 - 9:50am

Following the success of the inaugural Breakthrough Cider Maker Awards, entries are now open for 2022. These remarkable awards are free to enter and offer aspiring cider makers advice, guidance and guaranteed listings with the on and off trade.

The closing date for applications is 28th February.

Barny Butterfield, Chief Cidermaker at Sandford Orchards explains:”The Breakthrough Cider Maker Awards are nothing like any other cider competition. It’s the competition that I wish I could have won when I was starting out. Without a budget, without much help and support, it can be...

Food Drink Devon Award Winners 2021

Food Drink Devon launches 2022 Awards and new Devon 'Chef of the Year' competition

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Fri, 01/14/2022 - 7:44pm

Following on from the hugely successful tenth anniversary awards’ celebration last autumn, entries are now open for the prestigious 2022 Food Drink Devon Awards, supported by 2022 platinum sponsor Partners&. The gold standard industry accolades, which celebrate Devon’s finest food and drink, recognise the county’s most talented producers and establishments and this year will also include the new ‘Chef of the Year’ category. The competition is open for entries until Friday 22nd April 2022, with applications welcome from Food Drink Devon members and non-members.

Greg Parsons,...

Family run South West Suzuki dealership awarded best in the UK

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/10/2022 - 9:22pm

Outstanding customer service is just one of the reasons that Tracks of Exeter are celebrating this new year after being crowned both Regional and National Suzuki Dealer of the Year 2021.

The top honours were awarded to the family-run business at a prestigious awards ceremony at the National Dealer Conference in Manchester held by Suzuki GB PLC.

These accolades added to the celebrations of the business who were also marking a big milestone in trading, as Stephen Ody, Managing Director explains:

“We are thrilled to be named as the best in the UK, it’s a fantastic...

Livery Dole wins two MotorTrader Industry Awards

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 12/15/2021 - 7:07am

Livery Dole has been awarded Franchise Dealer of the Year and Sale Manager of the Year award at the MotorTrader Industry Awards 2021.

The annual awards which were held on Tuesday 30th November at London's famous Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane saw the industries finest come together for the prestigious ceremony. The 2021 winners of the Motor Trader Industry Awards were announced at a glamourous awards dinner by the celebrity host Jon Culshaw.

Liverly Dole won the highly respected award for Franchise Dealer of the Year award in a competitive category, where some big...

Best in Tech revealed at Tech South West Awards 2021

Winners of this year’s Tech South West Awards have been revealed at a live ceremony at the new multi-million pound Market Hall and Immersive Dome venue in Plymouth.

Artificial reef systems, satellite-powered earth observation and filtration systems to tackle microplastic pollution were among the innovations celebrated at the annual technology awards covering the entire South West region.

Tech leaders and organisations from across the South West tech sector attended the event, now in its third year, which showcases the region’s fastest growing sector.

ARC Marine...

Logistics software specialist crowned Technology Company of the Year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 11/04/2021 - 10:25am
Digital Minister praises Fargo Systems for driving innovation in golden age of UK tech

Fargo Systems has been confirmed as the UK’s leading logistics software supplier as voted for by the sector, winning the prestigious Technology Company of the Year at the recent Multimodal Awards 2021 at the Vox, Birmingham.

Multimodal news readers, exhibitors and industry peers were asked to vote for the technology company they considered the best in the UK from a strong field comprising nine finalists, respectively.

Digital Minister Chris Philp said: "It's great to see companies like...

Women in Investment Awards recognition for Charlotte

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 10/31/2021 - 10:17pm

A caring manager at Francis Clark Financial Planning (FCFP) has been shortlisted at the Women in Investment Awards after going the extra mile to support colleagues during the pandemic.

Charlotte Taylor-St Ruth is a finalist in the Team Leader of the Year category for small to medium firms at the prestigious event, organised by Investment Week in association with HSBC Asset Management.

Exeter-based Charlotte joined FCFP as head of client care in 2019 and is responsible for leading a team of 15 people based across seven offices, from Poole to Truro. Judges were impressed...

Brace of diversity awards for law firm Browne Jacobson  

Law firm Browne Jacobson has won two major awards for promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal sector.

The firm won the Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion Award at the 2021 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards. It also scooped the Innovation Award at the fifth annual UK Social Mobility Awards 2021 on the same day.

Browne Jacobson has established a national reputation for its commitment to promoting greater diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and is currently ranked as one of the top 5 businesses in the UK by the Social Mobility Foundation....

National award for Exeter accountant

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/20/2021 - 12:26pm

Keran Fletcher, an assistant accountant at Bristol Street Motors Renault Exeter, has been recognised for his exemplary performance with a national award.

He received the Masters Respect Award – awarded to the colleague who consistently demonstrates outstanding levels of respect in their role.

Keran was nominated by general manager at Bristol Street Motors Renault Exeter Daniel Mann who stated that “Keran is a role model employee. Not only is he currently undergoing his Vertu Motors training programme to become an accountant, but he has also taken on the role of health...

Richter engineer honoured at ICE South West Awards

A talented design engineer at Richter has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at a prestigious regional civil engineering event.

The winners of the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2021 in association with Kier BAM were announced by Rob Bell, TV presenter and engineer, on Thursday 30 September at a gala ceremony in the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

Sally Ameen, who is based at Richter in Exeter, was presented with a Highly Commended award in the Graduate of the Year category, sponsored by WSP.

CAPTION: Sally Ameen, Graduate of the...