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Leading Exeter property consultancy shortlisted for prestigious award

A leading Exeter property consultancy has been shortlisted for a prestigious award which celebrates excellence in undergraduate employability.

Fisher German, which has an office in Exeter, has been announced as a finalist for the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards’ ‘Best Development Programme’ award.

The award recognises employers who offer students development programmes that improve both technical and soft skills, as well as empowering them to be more effective and successful employees.

Fisher German was shortlisted in recognition of its...

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Electrical wholesaler is finalist in national awards

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Fri, 03/06/2020 - 11:09am

South West electrical wholesaler Devondale Electrical has been shortlisted in the 2020 Electrical Wholesaler of the Year Awards in not just one but two categories - Best Wholesaler 6-25 Branches and Best Individual Branch for the company’s Bideford Branch.

Devondale has been in business for almost 40 years and has grown to have nine branches across the region, supplying a huge range of electrical products to contractors large and small with a personal service backed by experience and expertise.

Managing Director, Paul Wood said: “Everyone at Devondale is delighted that the...

Dawlish rail resilience engineer achieves top professional award

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 02/29/2020 - 12:18pm

A leading civil engineer, who is playing a key role in major works to improve the resilience of the main railway line on the battered coastal route through South Devon, has achieved a top professional award.

Saeed Mojabi, Director of Infrastructure West at Arup, who is Project Director and lead Geotechnical Engineer for the railway resilience programme at Dawlish, has been awarded fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the oldest professional engineering association in the world.

Saeed, who lives in Bristol, began work at Dawlish in May 2018 on a multi-...

Calling on the Country's Business Elite

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 02/19/2020 - 11:43am

The National Business Women's Awards are back for the third year and are set to celebrate the very best from all the female entrepreneur and business women that continually push the boundaries to keep the UK at the very top of the business league.

With a glitzy awards final in early July at the excellent Tara Copthorne Hotel in South Kensington, the awards are keen to build on last years continued success. Entrants can enter up to 3 categories from a choice of 19. Entry is at

Last year's winner Kate Stott from Beauty Booker said ""Thank you, winning this...

Best Farm Shop award for Darts Farm

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/18/2020 - 11:41pm

Topsham based Darts Farm is celebrating winning ‘Best Farm Shop’ at the Food Reader Awards this week. These highly anticipated reader-voted awards in the South West, with 100,000 online votes, crown the regions finest in the food and drink industry.

Michael Dart, Director of Darts Farm says: “To have been a finalist in such great company is amazing, but to have won is incredible; especially as we hosted this prestigious awards ceremony here at Darts Farm this year! It’s a terrific achievement and we are so proud; not only of the great team we have here at Darts Farm, but of our...

Old Mill named best employer in South West by prestigious industry awards

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 02/17/2020 - 6:49am

South West financial experts, Old Mill, has been named as one of the Best Financial Advisers to WorkFor by the Professional Adviser Awards.

The Best Financial Advisers to Work For is a survey and awards programme dedicated to identifying and recognising the best employers in the UK.

Old Mill, which has 74 employees in their Wealth Management team, across its four offices in Yeovil, Wells, Exeter and Melksham, was one of just 13 firms to make the grade and the only South West-based company to win the award. The award process is managed by Best Companies Group - an...

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Double award win for Salcombe Gin

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 02/15/2020 - 10:47am

South Devon based Salcombe Distilling Co. (SDCo.) is celebrating two impressive award wins in less than a week. In the 'Small Visitor Attraction of the Year' category at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, the Salcombe Gin School was awarded the highest accolade of 'Gold'. The celebrations continued at the Food Reader Awards on Monday when SDCo. was presented with the 'Best Drink' award.

Commenting on the South West Tourism Excellence Awards, Howard Davies, co-founder of SDCo. says: "We're incredibly proud of this award, it's a fantastic honour for the Salcombe Gin School....

Award-winning start to 2020 for SW property developer

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/10/2020 - 1:50pm

Premium South West property developer Burrington Estates New Homes, is delighted to have been presented with the prestigious 'Housebuilder of the Year' at the Insider South West Residential Property Awards 2020.

The awards ceremony took place on Thursday 30th January at the Mercure Rougemont Hotel in Exeter and was a celebration of landmark projects in the South West; along with architecture firms, advisors and agents which help turn them into a reality.

Burrington Estates New Homes, which was founded three years ago, 'stood out for the high standard of the new homes it is...

Olivier reaches finals in Food Reader Awards

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Mon, 02/03/2020 - 3:09pm

OLIVIER Certain has this month (January, 2020) made it to the finals in the Food Reader Awards in the Best Chef category.

The Head Chef at The Swan in Bampton was nominated for the award by readers of Food Magazine.

He said: “I am over the moon to have reached the grand final in these reader-voted awards. To know that people took time out of their day to nominate me in the Best Chef category is extremely humbling and I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who did.

“I joined The Swan in 2018 and absolutely love working in the kitchen with my fellow chefs and...

Taking on the online giants at their own game

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 01/31/2020 - 6:09pm

Builders’ merchant Inter-Line is showing how to beat the online giants with a best-in-class digital operation that has just won the prestigious website of the year title.

Online giants such as Amazon and Screwfix have been eyeing up the builders’ merchant sector and are taking business from traditional merchants.

This has left many builders’ merchants reviewing how their online operation measures up.

But the South-West company took the bold decision to transform its online operation into one that could not just compete against the larger companies but beat them with...

Hendy shortlisted for prestigious industry award

Authored by Hendy
Posted: Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:04am

Hendy Group has been shortlisted for a key automotive award for its commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates.

It has been shortlisted for the Community Hero Award in the AM Awards for its work in setting up the Hendy Foundation which provides grants to charities and organisations.

Hendy commercial director and Hendy Foundation trustee Mark Busby said he was thrilled that the initiative has been shortlisted for such a prestigious award less than a year after being set up.

“Throughout Hendy’s 161 years in business the company has always had an...