Digital marketing agency aims to help tourism businesses increase bookings with free masterclass

A local digital marketing agency will be hosting a free event next month for tourism business owners who are looking to make the most of the region within their marketing.

The event, to be held on Tuesday 9th April 2019, will focus on how Devon and Cornwall tourism businesses can tweak their current promotional activity in order to drive extra bookings and enquiries.

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Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:50pm

Sole traders, micro businesses, and small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) in Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay are being reminded that they can still apply for 12 hours of fully-funded business support.

The Heart of the South West Growth Support Programme, overseen by Devon County Council, provides access to one-to-one business support and advice in an array of areas, including digital marketing. The programme is receiving up to £904,945 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for companies in the Heart of the South West area.

SW healthcare entrepreneurs gather to pitch ideas for life-saving innovations

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/19/2018 - 9:46am

Healthcare entrepreneurs from the South West gathered at Exeter Racecourse to take part in a four-day workshop designed to give their tech innovations a comprehensive health check before they are launched to the market.

The South West Health Innovation Programme (HIP) is a business support programme delivered by SETsquared, in partnership with the South West Academic Health Science Network.

Racing home with a WIN for Beach Schools South West at the RuralBusiness Awards!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 11/16/2018 - 10:10am

Community Interest Company, Beach Schools South West won the accolade of Best Rural Educational Business at the prestigious finals event held by the Rural Business Awards at Bath Racecourse.

Company Directors Tess Stuber and Alexis Bowater represented the Beach Schools South West team as they attended the event, being one of five businesses in their category to reach the finals.

Rokk Media announces a global rebrand to Rokk

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:06am

Rokk Media, one of the UK’s leading software and mobile app development agencies, today unveiled it has rebranded to – Rokk.

Operating in over 15 major industry sectors, the multi-award winning company has transitioned into a full-service software agency capable of developing, delivering and maintaining innovative software, data solutions and mobile application development projects with market leading user experience design.

How to Thrive Amid Disruption with Project Planning

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:26am

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Countdown to Barnstaple’s Really Big Quiz 2018 event to raise thousands for Mayor’s charity

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Sun, 11/04/2018 - 4:51pm

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Nexus Open Systems celebrates milestone 20th anniversary with 20 days of giving back to the community

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/29/2018 - 5:50pm

This November Nexus Open Systems Ltd is delighted to celebrate its 20th anniversary as a national IT solutions and service provider. Nexus was founded in 1998 with the aim of providing expert IT solutions and services for business across the South West.

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Grant scheme awards more than £1.5 million to support Devon businesses

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/29/2018 - 2:13pm

A grant scheme supporting rural businesses in parts of Devon and Somerset has awarded more than £1.5 million of funding over the past two years - becoming the top performing LEADER Local Action Group in the country.

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Devon Contract Waste rises from the ashes as work begins on new sustainable Marsh Barton headquarters

Authored by Becky Morris
Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 - 3:04pm

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Devon-based thermal engineering specialist, GRE Ltd, achieves highest international quality standard

Authored by Becky Morris
Posted: Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:34am

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