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...

Saxon Brook Development

Redrow South West wins BALI architecture award for its Saxon Brook development

The landscaping team, Tony Benger who are behind the latest phase of the Redrow Southwest development Saxon Brook, this week won a BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) Award for its work there.

The Exeter project, located in Pinhoe features three and four bedroom arts and crafts era-inspired homes, won the Best Soft Landscaping Construction prize. Prize winning projects are selected based on their design, first impression for visitors, exceptional levels of craft skills, and innovative or unusual solutions to overcoming challenges during development. Principal winners...

ChipsAway’s youngest franchisee named as Bodyshop Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Rising Stars Winner

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Posted: Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:17pm

Owner of ChipsAway Exeter, Brandon Akerman has been named as one of Bodyshop Magazine’s ‘30 under 30 Rising Stars of 2021’.

Entrepreneur Brandon, joined the ChipsAway network in September 2020, aged just 21. Within the space of only six months Brandon had developed his mobile car body repair business into a thriving ChipsAway Car Care Centre workshop, taking on an employee to help him achieve his aspirations for the future.

The Bodyshop Magazine 30 under 30: Rising Stars award celebrates 30 inspirational individuals who have achieved something special in their sector and...

RTPI reveals shortlist for South West Awards for Planning Excellence

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Posted: Thu, 09/09/2021 - 11:28am

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has today announced ten projects that are in the running to receive the RTPI South West Awards for Planning Excellence 2021.

The awards highlight exceptional examples of how planning and planners have a positive impact on our quality of life in creating exceptional places and protecting our environment.

Entries will be assessed by an expert panel of judges including academics, planning officers and planning consultants.

The shortlisted 2021 entries are:

Excellence in Planning Delivery:

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

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

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Posted: Sun, 06/20/2021 - 10:27pm

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...

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’...