Awards

Exeter College Masterplan Shortlisted in Michelmores Property Awards 2020 

Exeter College’s ambitious campus Masterplan, which places a vision for what the College’s sites will look like over the next 20 years, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Michelmores Property Awards 2020.

The awards, which is now in its 18th year, celebrate the most prestigious, innovative and exciting developments taking place in the South West and the Exeter College Masterplan has been shortlisted in the ‘Masterplanning for the Future’ category.

As part of the College’s Masterplan, which has been approved unanimously by Exeter City Council, the College has set out a...

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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...

Salcombe Gin

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...

Marsh Kia Exeter Wins GoElectric Award 2019

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 01/22/2020 - 6:04pm

Marsh Exeter has won the GoElectric Award at the Kia UK National Dealer Conference 2020. The award, presented by David Hilbert, Marketing Director at Kia Motors (UK) Ltd, recognises sales as well as a dealership’s commitment to staff training in Kia’s range of eco cars.

Mike Wall, Director at Marsh Exeter, commented on the win: “We’re thrilled to have won this award. I’m so pleased that we have been recognised for our commitment to the sales and staff training within Kia’s exciting range of EV and hybrid vehicles. We know that 2020 is a huge year for Kia with its growing EV range...

Exmouth Town Concert Band presented with their grant from Hendy Foundation

Hendy shortlisted for prestigious industry award

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/21/2020 - 9:25pm

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...

Devon-based GripHero wins two national awards in one night

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 12/05/2019 - 11:22am

UK-based GripHero Ltd, the developer of the world’s only fuel nozzle-mounted, anti-static hand-protection dispensers, has walked away with not one but two major titles at the prestigious Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA) 2019 Awards.

Honouring the latest products and most innovative services available on the forecourt and in the petroleum market, GripHero’s success in winning both the Environmental Protection and Improvement Award, and the Innovation Award, is a huge endorsement for the Devon business which supplies hand-protection to forecourts that...

Kitley's Managing Director and Business Development Manager receive a Gold award in the Devon Tourism Awards

Kitley House Hotel strikes Gold and Silver in Devon Tourism Awards 2019

Authored by Sharon Goble
Posted: Fri, 11/29/2019 - 5:54pm

Kitley House Hotel is celebrating being named Devon's ‘Wedding Venue of the Year’ and scooping Silver in the Business Events Venue of the Devon Tourism Awards. The four* hotel, restaurant and wedding venue was delighted to win Gold against stiff competition from other leading businesses in the wedding venue category of the awards.

Kitley House Hotel was presented with its two sparkling Dartington Crystal trophies by Kate Salmon, a co-founder of Plastic Free Exeter and a member of the 'Row For The Ocean' team - the fastest all-female crew in the 2018 Talisker Whisky Atlantic...