Azets South Molton bolsters team with four promotions

Following a period of growth, Azets, the UK’s largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, has announced four promotions in the South Molton office.

Lewie Parker , Carl Power and Georgia Bere have all been promoted to Assistant Manager, having each been with the company for over five years and individually passing the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) exams. Lewie, Carl and Georgia will all be responsible for clients of their own across multiple service offerings such as tax and bookkeeping, within a variety of industries.


Five tips for organising a corporate event

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Thu, 01/27/2022 - 10:46pm

Corporate events are great way to bring your whole organisation together or reinforce relationships with your partners, clients and suppliers. As with any event, preparation is key if you want it to be a success. You’ll need to have the right team assembled to support your organisation efforts, but here are a few helpful tips to point you in the right direction.

Confirm the date early

First things first, you’ll need to confirm a date as early as possible in the planning stage. This will lay the foundation for your event, allowing you to organise other timelines and...

Will Jordan, Co-Founder, IMP Software

Business growth puts IMP Software in pole position for further expansion in 2022

Authored by Phil Smith
Posted: Thu, 01/27/2022 - 7:53pm

A “brilliantly resourceful team” has been highlighted as a major factor in Exeter-based IMP Software’s performance over the past 12 months, which has seen the business double in size despite the ongoing impact of Covid on schools.

IMP, specialists in the provision of budgeting, financial management and reporting software for multi-academy trusts (MATs), is now working with 135 MATs and 1,250 schools, with 200 of these coming on board in December alone.

The company’s customers include Trusts of all sizes overseeing primary, secondary and special schools across England, and...

Business support programme launched in Devon

A new business support programme has been launched offering a range of business training and support services for the self-employed and small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

Up to 600 businesses will be supported through the Heart of the South West Growth Hub’s new programme – Thrive.

The programme is part funded by the ERDF and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with match funding from the Growth Hub and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The programme aims to stimulate...

Foot Anstey's Private Equity team sees significant rise in 2021 deal activity

The Private Equity team at Foot Anstey LLP reported a record level of activity for 2021, completing 30 private equity backed deals in the calendar year, despite continued turbulence and uncertainty. Highlights during this exceptionally busy period saw the team strengthen existing relationships with private equity firms August Equity and Livingbridge, and their portfolios, and support the Access Group on multiple acquisitions.

Private equity-backed buyouts and portfolio bolt-on acquisitions are a deep specialism for Foot Anstey's nationally focused private equity team and these...

BGF leads £2.5m investment round into sustainable female underwear brand, Stripe & Stare

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active growth capital investor, has led a £2.5 million investment round into sustainable female underwear brand, Stripe & Stare, alongside a consortium of high-profile investors. BGF provided £1.5 million of growth capital with the remaining amount coming from private backers, including Richard Longhurst, co-founder of Lovehoney and Sam Galsworthy of Sipsmith Gin.

Headquartered in Devon, Stripe & Stare was founded in 2017 by friends and business colleagues Katie Lopes and Nicola Piercy, with the aim of creating the most comfortable and eco-...

Devon start-up promises sustainable slumber

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/21/2022 - 7:08am

Eco Sleep London, a start-up from Plymouth has launched the UK’s first mattress company that ethically manufacturers mattresses and recycles customer’s old ones in a responsible way, ensuring none contribute to the 5.6 million that end up in UK landfill every year.

Founded by entrepreneurs Darren Lee from Plymouth and Mark Ward from Exeter, the Eco Sleep London collection is made in Britain. It uses100% recyclable materials, including re-engineered foam and use ‘EcoAdvance’ comfort technology.

As well as promising a super-comfortable space for sleeping, Eco Sleep London...

Trowers & Hamlins welcome new partner Charisse Crawford to Commercial Litigation team in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/20/2022 - 7:52pm

Top 40 law firm Trowers & Hamlins has bolstered its Commercial Litigation team in Exeter with new recruit, Charisse Crawford.

Charisse specialises in private wealth disputes and contentious asset protection issues including trust disputes, removal of trustees, removal of executors, financial abuse claims and Court of Protection work, contentious deputyship and attorney issues, claims between unmarried partners and the preparation of cohabitation agreements, claims against estates including will validity claims, the doctrine of proprietary estoppel, claims under the...

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...

How do the best Forex robots work and where to find them

Authored by Frank Parker
Posted: Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:52am

To ensure a profitable outcome from their trading sessions, people utilize different types of tools and strategies. Best forex robots are made to assist people as they trading by indicating the best time to open/close a particular trade. With forex robots, one does not have to spend a significant amount of time doing technical analysis because all of that is taken care of by the best forex robots available in the market.

How to find the best forex robots?

Differentiating between an average and a high-performance forex robot might get easier once we understand the...

Care home marketing strategies for 2022

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 01/19/2022 - 6:24am

2022 is here and the care home industry continues to boom. Now more than ever, it’s important to plan out your marketing activity and identify your main focus areas. In this industry, the emphasis is on the people. Families and residents. But how do you appeal to such a diverse target audience in a sensitive subject matter?

Read on as we guide you through some of our top tips for implementing a marketing strategy for your care home business this year.

  1. Have a clear strategy

Before we get into the specifics of how to put together a marketing strategy...