Andrew Simmonds, chairman of the Experts in Property network

One chapter closes and another begins for the Experts in Property network

This week marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter for Southwest estate agency network, the Experts in Property, with a change of chairmanship and new directors on the board.

Cornwall-based former estate agent, Steve Moir has stepped down as chairman of the ‘super group’ and Bristol property specialist, Andrew Simmonds has taken the reins. Honiton estate agent of more than 30 years, Roger Hemming has also joined highly respected, Okehampton-based James Stevens and the long-standing Andy Pounsberry on the board of directors.

The well-known network of...

Budget-Friendly Business Sign Ideas to Make a Big Impact

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Fri, 12/08/2023 - 7:26am

Maximize impact on a budget with these business sign ideas. Elevate your brand presence without breaking the bank. Get noticed

A year of transformative delivery in the Heart of the South West

Authored by Program
Posted: Thu, 12/07/2023 - 11:16am

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) looks back on a year of impactful funding commitments and initiatives.

Since January, the LEP has continued to work with stakeholders to provide funding and support for local businesses, skills, and job creation.

To date, LEP-funded activities have created over 7,800 new jobs, helped over 18,000 businesses to grow, and connected over 9,500 homes and businesses to superfast broadband.

Major business support projects include the launch of the British Business Bank’s £200 million South West Investment Fund...

West Country Women Awards Winners 2023 Announced

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 12/06/2023 - 7:49pm

WINNERS of the West Country Women Awards were announced at a sold-out glittering ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in Plymouth this weekend.

More than 320 guests, finalists and sponsors from all across the South West attended to celebrate winners across 16 categories.

The West Country Women Awards celebrate and recognise women all across the peninsular in all walks of life from women in arts and culture, women in sport, combatting violence against women and girls to green business of the year and many more.

Hosts for the evening’s inspiring celebrations were Alexis...

Understanding the Key Differences between Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 12/06/2023 - 9:51am

Gain insights into the contrasting features of Amazon S3 vs Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage, enabling informed decision-making.

Westcotts announce two key promotions to Partner

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/05/2023 - 11:45pm

Veronique Walkey, Director and Head of Professional Services based at Westcotts Plymouth office and Matt Melksham, Crediton office based Director at Westcotts have just been made a Partner.

Westcotts is a UK leading firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers who offer a personal and local service, valuing relationships above all else. Offering a wide range of sector and service specialisms, Westcotts has supported individuals and businesses, large and small, across a diverse range of sectors for over 30 years.

Matt joined the Westcotts family as a Director...

How Can Events Be Sustainable?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 12/05/2023 - 1:37pm

In the modern era, sustainability is no longer just a buzzword, but a crucial aspect of every industry, including the events sector. With the increasing awareness of environmental concerns, event planners and agencies are under growing pressure to deliver not only memorable but also eco-friendly events. This is where the expertise of agencies like Zentive events agency London come into play, setting a benchmark for sustainability in event planning.

The Growing Importance of Sustainable Event Planning

Sustainability in event planning is not just about reducing the environmental...

Michelmores Property Awards 2024: Call for submissions

Michelmores’ prestigious Property Awards competition is returning in 2024, marking 21 years of celebrating the best property, development and construction projects in the South West with a new category that champions regeneration projects in the region. Entries to the Awards are now open.

The Awards, which have long-championed sustainability and innovation, place social, environmental, sustainable and economic values at the heart of it’s judging criteria. These attributes are considered to be just as important as a project’s aesthetics and purpose.

This year, the Awards...

7 Fleet Management Tips from the Experts

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 12/04/2023 - 8:06am

Managing a fleet effectively is crucial for businesses that rely on transportation as a key component of their operations. Fleet management involves a multitude of aspects, from vehicle maintenance to driver safety, and requires a strategic approach to ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and compliance with regulations. Here are seven expert tips to optimise your fleet management practices.

1. Prioritise Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is essential for keeping your fleet in top condition. Regularly scheduled maintenance checks can prevent minor issues from...

Gold for SW specialist at British Travel Awards

Months shy of its fifth anniversary, Exeter-based, self-catering specialist, Luxury Coastal , was awarded Gold at last night’s British Travel Awards scooping first place for Best Small Company for UK Holiday Home Rentals 2023. The Devon-based independent – which hosts 30,000 guests a year in the south west - was awarded the top spot at a gala dinner in London, fighting-off fierce competition from more established rivals and well-known holiday companies.

Luxury Coastal Managing Director, Phil Beattie, says: “We are delighted to have achieved the top spot in less than five years of...

InExeter Invites You to Celebrate 'Indie ExeMas' this Christmas Season

As Christmas approaches, the city of Exeter is brimming with festive cheer, and InExeter, the Business Improvement District for Exeter, is excited to extend an invitation to all residents and visitors to experience an 'Indie ExeMas' this year.

This Christmas, we encourage everyone to step out into the heart of Exeter and explore the array of offerings from our independent businesses. 'Indie ExeMas' is not just a shopping spree; it's an opportunity to support local entrepreneurs, discover unique, handcrafted, and locally sourced gifts, and immerse yourself in the spirit of the...

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