L-R: Kate Payne, FSC Regional H&C Lead & FSC Slapton Centre Manager, David Persaud, Food For Life Served Here Development Manager (Midlands) at the Soil Association, Chris Berry-Roper, Head Chef FSC Nettlecombe Court and Mark Bolland, Director of Infrastructure at FSC.

Taste of success for outdoor education centre

An outdoor education centre in Devon is celebrating after being served up an award which recognises its commitment to providing fresh, healthy and nutritious meals to visitors.
The Field Studies Council (FSC) is a leading provider of outdoor education and welcomes in the region of 165,000 visitors a year to its 20 centres located up and down the UK.
The vast majority of visitors are primary and secondary school children undertaking residential field trips in science and geography.

Claire Small



The latest in Awards

PKF Francis Clark’s Chris Bishop named ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:43pm

Regional chartered accountants and business advisers, PKF Francis Clark is celebrating yet another impressive award, after Corporate Finance Senior Associate, Chris Bishop was announced ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’ in the prestigious South West Insider’s Dealmakers Awards 2019.

The significant awards recognise and reward the wealth of talent in the region’s professional services sector and celebrates the success achieved by dealmakers in the South West over the past 12 months.

 Sarah Daniel from RGB Building Supplies receiving the Independent Rising Star of the Year Award at the BMJ Industry Awards. From LtoR: Natasha Kaplinsky OBE, Sarah Daniel, and a representative from H+H which sponsored the award.

Second national award for RGB employee

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/27/2019 - 10:21am

Sarah Daniel from RGB Building Supplies is celebrating after winning the Independent Rising Star of the Year Award at the prestigious BMJ Industry Awards 2019, her second national honour within the past seven months. 

Organised by the Builders Merchants Journal, the awards celebrate the UK merchanting industry and highlight the businesses, brands and people that make the sector so successful. Sarah, 26, was presented with her award during a ceremonial lunch hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky OBE at The Brewery in London.

Michelmores ranked as a top ten UK firm for client service by Legal 500

Authored by Michelmores LLP
Posted: Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:17am

Michelmores has been named as one of the top ten UK-based firms for client service, by The Legal 500 industry rankings.

The Legal 500 research, collated by Legal Business Magazine, ranks law firms on a range of criteria including industry knowledge, team quality, billing practices and consistency of service – all based on recent client feedback.

As well as being named amongst the top ten best performing firms overall, Michelmores was also ranked within the top five UK Mid-size firms.

Devon vineyard shines in international awards

Authored by Daniel Wiggins
Posted: Wed, 05/29/2019 - 12:31pm

Devon-based producer of fine wines, Sharpham Vineyards, has won a prestigious Gold medal at the internationally recognised Sommelier Wine Awards 2019, a renowned industry accolade associated with the UK’s leading on-trade drinks show, Imbibe Live.

Robyn Berry, Marketing Manager, Häfele UK

Exeter Company System Six Kitchens nominated for national kitchen award

Authored by ExeterNews
Posted: Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:02am

Local kitchen manufacturer and showroom System Six Kitchens has been nominated  for a prestigious national trade award. The Exeter-based company is up for the highly coveted ‘Studio Partner of the Year’ prize at this year’s Häfele Studio Partner Awards.         

The Häfele Studio Partner Awards celebrate the successes and achievements of Häfele’s Studio Partners- an elite network of over 200 premium, independent Kitchen, Bedroom and Bathroom Studios across the UK. This year’s ceremony takes place at Scotland’s iconic Gleneagles ® Hotel in June.

Chunk of Devon Win Champion Pasty at Pie Awards 2019

Champion pasty comes from Devon!

Authored by Suzi Bryon-Edmond
Posted: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 9:16am

Chunk of Devon Win Champion Pasty at the British Pie Awards…again!

Chunk, a Devon based pie and pasty maker, have won the much-coveted award of Champion Pasty at the 2019 British Pies Awards for the second time. Chunk’s award-winning recipe won the award back in 2009 – and caused a bit of a stir (to say the least!) with their neighbours in Cornwall. But this year, with tough competition from other Pasty makers, including those from Cornwall, the Chunk Steak Pasty beat them all!

Asian Restaurant & Takeaway Awards

Authored by artaawards
Posted: Tue, 01/01/2019 - 12:27pm

Asian Restaurant and Takeaway Awards is a movement in the hospitality sector. It is the only official curry award that recognises, promotes and celebrates the immense importance and popularity of the South Asian catering industry in the UK, as determined by its consumers.

In the coming year, it will engage with hundreds of thousands of customers and thousands of restaurants via technology partners and a national marketing campaign, giving the public a voice to nominate their favourite Indian takeaways and restaurants when they share the consumer experience across the marketplace.

Taunton Leisure – Exeter short-listed in Great Outdoors Awards 2018

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Mon, 10/15/2018 - 3:14pm

TAUNTON Leisure – Exeter has been nominated by the general public for the national Great Outdoors Awards 2018 this month (October 2018).

The outdoor clothing and equipment specialist, which is on Fore Street, has been put forward by its customers for Independent Retailer of the Year.

Store Manager, Nick Baron said: “Thanks to all our wonderful customers, we’ve been short-listed for The Great Outdoors Awards 2018 in the Independent Retailer of the Year category.

Skirt made from discarded fishing nets wins Sustainable Design Awards

Authored by Sancho's
Posted: Mon, 09/24/2018 - 1:44pm

Saturday saw hundreds of people pour into Exeter Cathedral for an event as dramatic as its surroundings. The city’s first ever Slow Fashion Show, hosted by Exeter-based ethical fashion and lifestyle brand, Sancho’s, and InExeter, was the flagship event of what has become an annual affair - Style In Exeter Week. Over 500 people flocked to the Cathedral from Exeter and beyond to learn about what Exeter has to offer when it comes to sustainable fashion.

Absolute PR and Marketing shortlisted for Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide Award

Authored by Becky Morris
Posted: Thu, 07/26/2018 - 9:22pm

Communications agency, Absolute PR & Marketing, has been shortlisted for Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy at the 2018 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards. Absolute is the only Exeter-based firm to be shortlisted in any category at the awards.

Absolute has been selected for the shortlist in recognition of the agency’s robust business growth strategy, strong campaign impact, and commitment to excellence in PR and marketing. The CIPR PRide awards are the UK’s leading regional PR awards, recognising outstanding work in the profession.