4 Effective Ways to Boost Employee Morale in 2022

During the pandemic, we saw a massive shift in how employees interacted with their supervisors. The typical day spent within the office, warehouse or manufacturing environment was replaced by remote access and Zoom calls. Many unfortunate employees found that their companies could not survive the upheaval caused by the virus and had to close their doors.

In addition to the changing economic conditions affecting workers, the endless hours spent at home and outside of the normal routines caused people to start re-evaluating their lives. The status quo they counted on, the very way...

Best Payment Options for Modern E-Commerce Businesses to Receive Payments

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Posted: Sat, 05/21/2022 - 3:40am

Payment options in the online world are changing at a rapid rate. What was once considered safe and secure is now outdated and inefficient, while new payment methods are becoming more convenient for buyers and sellers. The good news for e-commerce businesses is that there is a wide variety of options available to them to receive payments.

One can choose between mobile apps, digital wallets, and point of sale (POS) systems like Square or Stripe; even cash payments are still an option! When deciding which one to use, the challenge comes: which payment method will best meet your...

UK's biggest veterinary recruitment agency plans for growth in Exeter

An Exeter based business that was founded in 2016 has quickly grown into the UK’s biggest recruitment agency for the veterinary industry and is on track to double in size over the next 12 months, as well as establishing an overseas client base.

JHP Recruitment was founded by Justin Powlesland and now employs a team of 12 at offices at Airport Business Park. The company specialises in recruiting both permanent and locum vets and nurses, as well as other staff, for veterinary practices throughout the UK and is now winning an increasing amount of work in both Europe and the USA....

Old Mill expands Corporate Finance team to help more businesses realise their true value

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/20/2022 - 11:42pm

Exeter firm Old Mill has expanded its dedicated Corporate Finance team to further enhance its already comprehensive offering and support the firm’s overall growth plans.

In November 2021, Old Mill announced plans to grow by 15% pa for the next five years and double staff numbers by 2026. With a team of just two - Partner Mark Neath and Adviser Kathryn Mansell - and a growing demand from business owners for their collaborative style of help and advice, particularly around succession plans, the Corporate Finance team was one of the obvious areas for growth.

The team...

Benefits of Using an Online Reference Checking Platform

Before an offer is made to a final candidate, they must have a reference check performed. This ensures that the company is taking the necessary steps to ensure that the candidate is qualified. Although it's usually only the top candidate's references that are checked, you can also check the references of other candidates to find a better fit.

According to Userlane, "User onboarding should always aim to lessen your users’ time to value as much as possible." One of the best user onboarding practices is utilizing a reference checking platform.

Why Use Reference Checking...

The reasons why transcription services are booming in the UK

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 05/19/2022 - 9:45pm

The transcription industry is booming in the UK. There are many reasons for this, but one of the main reasons is that businesses are realizing the importance of having accurate, reliable transcripts.

Transcripts can be used for a variety of purposes, such as marketing materials, training manuals, and more.

In this article, we will discuss the reasons why transcription services are booming in the UK and how they can benefit your business.

What Are Transcription Services?

Transcription services are a type of business support service that converts audio or...

Local housebuilder on recruitment drive following growth

Authored by MatthewJBP
Posted: Thu, 05/19/2022 - 9:58am

Barratt and David Wilson Homes Exeter is celebrating a surge of interest in jobs at the firm following a period of strong growth and expansion for the UK’s leading housebuilder which is building new communities throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

The 5-star housebuilder recently held a successful and well-attended recruitment event at The Devon Hotel in Exeter, with roles advertised to suit every interest, including land and planning, technical, commercial, construction, sales, customer care and finance. With more developments coming forward all the time and continued growth...

Making tax digital now applies to all VAT-registered businesses

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Wed, 05/18/2022 - 11:11pm

Making Tax Digital – or, if you prefer, MTD - is an enterprise of the government intended to simplify the way businesses account for their earnings, spending, and taxes via the implementation of a digital system. It’s now mandatory for all business owners who charge VAT. This translates into the fact that it’s no longer possible to submit VAT returns through the old HM Revenue and Customs portal. Businesses and organisations that don’t already use Making Tax Digital for VAT will soon receive letters informing them of the change.

All VAT-registered businesses must keep and...

Floating offshore wind could bring huge benefits for Devon

A new report reveals how the opportunities from developing Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) in the Celtic Sea can be maximised.

The report , commissioned by Heart of the South West LEP and co-funded by Devon County Council, North Devon Council and Torridge District Council, was launched at the Northern Devon Floating Offshore Wind supply chain opportunities event held at the South West Institute of Technology on 13th May, attended by representatives from Innovate UK, Regen, Swell, Petroc College, and Celtic Sea Power. The research, carried out by Regen, assessed the economic...

DATA project event for Devon farmers and landowners interested in agri-tech

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 05/17/2022 - 10:31pm

Farmers, landowners and businesses interested in agri-tech are invited to a special event later this month (May).

The networking event, which will be held at Bradford and Cookbury Village Hall from 10am-3pm on Thursday 26 May , is being organised by the University of Plymouth and is part of Devon County Council’s DATA (Devon Agri-Tech Accelerator) project.

The project is aiming to provide support and research for farmers, growers, landowners, and other agricultural and Agri-Tech businesses to develop innovations which can help build a sustainable farming community within...

Trowers & Hamlins advises on investment into Gone Wild Festivals, with Bear Grylls

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/17/2022 - 9:47pm

Top 40 law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised the founder of Gone Wild Events, the operating company of Gone Wild Festivals, on securing an investment fund to develop its business.

Investment from Station 12, an investment fund that specialises in the sports, entertainment and knowledge sectors, will support the next stage of Gone Wild's growth journey, ensuring a bigger and better festival than the previous year, with more music, adventures and inspiring speakers.

Gone Wild Festivals, with Bear Grylls, pack in a wide variety of outdoor activities from extreme sports...

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