Best in Tech revealed at Tech South West Awards 2021

Winners of this year’s Tech South West Awards have been revealed at a live ceremony at the new multi-million pound Market Hall and Immersive Dome venue in Plymouth.

Artificial reef systems, satellite-powered earth observation and filtration systems to tackle microplastic pollution were among the innovations celebrated at the annual technology awards covering the entire South West region.

Tech leaders and organisations from across the South West tech sector attended the event, now in its third year, which showcases the region’s fastest growing sector.

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Upcoming business trends every Exeter entrepreneur should know about

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Fri, 11/26/2021 - 5:59pm

Do you own a coffee shop, maybe you are running an IT company, or starting to think of starting your own business? Regardless of your situation, you should be aware of different business trends. This way you can take advantage of them in the best way possible.

Even if you don’t have your own business, business trends can be helpful for you. They can give you a hand when you want to impress your boss and rise the company ladder. So let’s dive into the upcoming business trends that can be assumed to rise even more in the future.

Evolving technology creates new trends...

Devon business celebrates unique gift and E-card success

Do you want to celebrate a special moment in someone’s life and are looking for a unique gift which says so, so much, but doesn’t cost the world?

Do you ever think of giving someone a ‘pick me up’ present, something which will brighten someone’s day, but struggle to know what to send? Are you looking for a way to say ‘sorry,’ but simply don’t know how?

We’ve all been there. Trying to find something which is completely unique for someone we care about. Something which says, ‘I’m here for you’ and has its very own bit of TLC contained within its heart.

Devon based ‘...

Foot Anstey launches electric car scheme to over 600 employees

Foot Anstey, the national law firm, is taking a big step to reduce its carbon footprint by incentivising its over 600 employees to drive electric vehicles (EV) or ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV). The firm, which has offices across the South West, London and Southampton, has struck a deal with Tusker, the car benefit company, to offer an affordable way for its employees to lease one of these green machines.

The scheme creates an affordable way for Foot Anstey employees to drive an electric car and contribute to a greener transport system by paying some of their pre-tax salary...

Exeter law firm Browne Jacobson ranked as the UK’s number one employer for social mobility

Exeter law firm Browne Jacobson has been ranked as the UK’s leading employer in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2021, the leading authority on social mobility workplace best practice in the UK.

The Index is created by the Social Mobility Foundation and identifies those employers that have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace. This year 203 employers were considered for the Top 75 rankings.

This is the first time that any law firm has topped the rankings in the history of the Index.

Caroline Green, Senior Partner at Browne Jacobson,...

Howmet Aerospace Exeter marks half a century with new recruitment partnership

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/24/2021 - 10:11pm

Howmet Aerospace, one of the South West’s oldest businesses, and Acorn Recruitment, one of the UK’s biggest recruiters, have joined forces in Howmet Aerospace’s 50th year to help make sure its next half century runs as successfully as its first.

Howmet Aerospace in Exeter is entering its fifth decade of business, as it looks to continue attracting the best regional workforce, as well as benefitting the local community which has played such an intrinsic part in its journey so far.

Now the world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components is working...

How can you boost the Interest in your company online?

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Wed, 11/24/2021 - 8:08pm

Do you think that you could increase the amount of interest your business receives online? Find out more about how you can do so here.

Do you feel like your business could use a little more interest? Even if you trade in just your local area, there are plenty of ways that you can boost interest in your company so you can receive more traffic online. Here are some of the best ways that you can do so.

Work on Your Local SEO

Though you might have a good SEO strategy in place for your business already, it might not be covering every point that it needs to. It is not...

How to keep construction workers safe during cold winter months

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/24/2021 - 3:58pm

The construction industry has withstood many changes during the coronavirus pandemic, and now there is no shortage of projects to keep up with. But as companies work to keep to their deadlines, it's important to take the time to keep employees safe during the colder months.

You probably have safety measures in place on all your sites, but these processes should be reviewed and adapted specifically for winter to ensure that your workers are as safe as possible. Here, tools, equipment, and PPE supplier Zoro summarises some of the key things you can do as the weather turns cooler...

5 Honest Reasons Why Correx Board Signage is the Best Advertising Option

Authored by
Posted: Tue, 11/23/2021 - 1:51pm

Outdoor advertisements are a great way to advertise your business. Are you planning to use signage as a means of outdoor advertising for your business? If that is the case, Advertising on Correx boards may be just what you need.

This product is ideal for generating buzz and creating excitement around your business, giving a new meaning to the phrase "word on the street."

Raj, the founder of 1 Stop Signs , the best Correx printing company in London, was quoted as saying, "Correx boards are becoming more and more popular these days like a cheap and effective way to...

Oltco Plymouth launches pioneering ground reinforcement system made utilising waste ocean plastic

Oltco Plymouth, led by Ben Ure, has expanded its sustainable product offering by launching Recycle Base, a ground reinforcement system made utilising stone and low-grade plastic, including waste ocean plastic.

The company which specialises in creating resin bound driveway, patio, pathway, balcony and pool surround transformations has experience in developing innovative and sustainable products, with Recycle Base following the success of Oltco’s award-winning Recycle Bound solution.

Researchers have estimated that up to 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean...

Ashfords LLP appoint new Marketing and Client Development Director

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 11/21/2021 - 4:42pm

National law firm Ashfords has appointed Sam Hunt as its new marketing & client development director, as it looks to future growth and the further development of its client service offer.

Sam is an experienced marketer having spent over 20 years’ working with professional services businesses across the marketing and business development mix, most recently at TLT where she led the firm’s Marketing Communications and Campaigns team and prior to that with Osborne Clarke and PwC. Sam will work with the Ashford’s Board and the firm’s CEO Louise Workman to help define, shape and...

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