Reasons to upskill your employees

When you run a business, one of your most important resources is your employees themselves. Therefore, you want to ensure that you make the most of them. One of the best ways of doing this is by equipping them with a wide range of skills in order for them to perform as well as possible for your company. If you are still not convinced, here are just a few reasons to upskill your employees.

Boost Productivity

One of the best ways of determining whether or not employees are providing genuine value to your organization is by measuring their productivity . If they are more...

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Food Drink Devon gears up for post-lockdown boom

As Devon’s hospitality businesses throw open their doors once more, Food Drink Devon is ready to champion the finest food and drink in the county with a stunning new video and website and the help of Oz Clarke OBE.

Peter Gorton, award-winning chef and most recently appointed Food Drink Devon board member explains: “It has been such a challenging twelve months for our industry but we are all optimistic that there are better times ahead. We have worked tirelessly to support our members during the recent lockdowns and want to continue this work with a big boost for them all, as we...

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Exeter Agency Optix Solutions Recognised in Campaign's Best Places to Work 2021

Optix Solutions has been recognised by Campaign as one of the top marketing agencies to work for in the UK.

The survey and award programme, created by Campaign and Best Companies Group, was designed to identify and honour the best places of employment in marketing, advertising and media in the UK. Optix was ranked at number 59 in the list of the top 90 agencies and the top agency from Devon.

Organisations from across the UK entered the two-part survey process to determine Campaign’s Best Places to Work. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's...

Businesses affected by pandemic have chance to win £1,000 worth of building materials

Businesses affected by pandemic have chance to win £1,000 worth of building materials

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/14/2021 - 10:43am

As part of its Community Fund initiative, RGB Building Supplies is delighted to be launching a new campaign called ‘Surprise Supplies’. Every quarter, two businesses, charities, schools or community groups will receive £1,000 each to spend at an RGB branch.

RGB’s campaign aims to help organisations with projects that could remain uncompleted without the much-needed materials the scheme will provide.

For its first Surprise Supplies giveaway, RGB is inviting local businesses that have been closed for large parts of the past 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic to get in...

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’...

How to compare business electricity suppliers

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 05/13/2021 - 6:59am

If you are a business owner running your own property, you should know how to compare business electricity . Having this simple skill will help you choose the best deals among all the offers. Here are some things that you should consider when comparing one supplier to another.

Deals offered

Each electricity supplier comes up with different deals that can attract potential clients The most common one is where they offer a reduced rate upon sign up during the first months of their service as a marketing strategy. After that period, a regular fixed rate will be applied....

Sing it Out! - Topsham’s going green

Sing it Out! Topsham’s going green

Sing it out and sing it loud! A Devon town is boosting its green credentials by encouraging people to take reusable cups to local cafes - and there’s even a special song created to celebrate the initiative.

Residents and visitors in Topsham, sitting on the Exe estuary near Exeter, buy an estimated 10,000 takeaway drinks weekly during the busiest times of the year, with most of those single-use cups ending up in bins and then in landfill or incinerated.

Now people are being encouraged to either bring their own reusable cup or buy a stylish and eco-friendly Love Topsham...

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Luscombe Drinks awarded a Royal Warrant

Luscombe Drinks is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a Royal Warrant. Royal Warrants are awarded in recognition of businesses who supply a very high quality service or product, and one that is enjoyed by the Royal Households.

Luscombe founder, Gabriel David, comments: “After many years of having the pleasure of selling our drinks to the Royal family and pressing the apples from the Highgrove Estate, I am delighted that Luscombe Drinks has been given the Royal Warrant. This is an enormously prestigious accolade and there are only a handful of soft drinks producers who...

Browne Jacobson announces 29 legal promotions in latest round

Browne Jacobson announces 29 legal promotions in latest round

National law firm Browne Jacobson has announced its latest partner, legal director and senior associate promotions which took effect from 1 May 2021. They include:

  • 8 promotions to partner
  • 2 promotions to legal director
  • 19 promotions to senior associate

The promotions run across all five of the firm’s offices with 10 in Birmingham, 1 in Exeter, 3 in London, 1 in Manchester and 14 in Nottingham.

The promotions will bring the total number of partners to 146, legal directors to 13 and senior associates to 112.


Enable Law celebrates two Partner promotions

Enable Law celebrates two Partner promotions

National law firm, Enable Law, which has offices located in Bristol, Exeter, London, Plymouth, Southampton, Taunton and Truro, has announced the promotion of two Legal Directors to Partners.

Stacey Bryant and Michelle Biddulph have been promoted in recognition of their outstanding commitment to Enable Law and their field of expertise.

The promotions are part of Enable Law's continued organic growth, investment in the South West and dedication to nurturing legal talent.

Stacey leads the firm's market-leading Mental Capacity team, which has seen significant growth...

The sun has got its hat on — and so should you!

The sun has got its hat on — and so should you!

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Tue, 05/11/2021 - 8:41pm

We all love a bask in the sun from time to time — especially if it's on a warm beach or in your garden on a summer's day. But when you work outdoors, overly warm weather may not be ideal for your health or for the projects that you're working on.

Knowing how to protect yourself from sun damage is important at any time of year. Not only can too much time in the sun harm your eyesight and put you at risk of dehydration, but it can also cause severe health problems in the long term, like skin cancer and a suppressed immune system. Heat can affect your work area too, for example by...
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