Brewin Dolphin’s SW offices fundraising drive for HeartSWell

Brewin Dolphin’s Southwest offices (Exeter, Plymouth and Truro) raised over £6000 for their chosen charity last year HeartSWell Southwest. The offices went the extra mile with several fundraising initiatives undertaken over the course of the year.

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Exeter bucking the trend when it comes to business, new report reveals

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 5:12pm

Exeter is the only city in the UK where the number of business closures fell last year, a new report has revealed.

The Centre for Cities Outlook report for 2019 shows Exeter bucking the trend when it comes to the health of its businesses.

Cities Outlook 2019 is an annual health check of the 63 largest cities in the UK.

Whilst other cities across the country have seen a significant increase in High Street shops and businesses closing down, Exeter is showing the complete opposite, with a 2 per cent fall in closures.

The Platform over 100 Businesses in Exeter use for accounting

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 01/24/2019 - 6:17am

Both historically and currently, the town of Exeter has been a hub of business and economic activity. With recent investments and expansion, businesses in Exeter are constantly growing and adapting to the ever-widening economic landscape. 

Appointment of Anne-Marie Hamer increases Range of services offered by Family Law team

Authored by EverysPR
Posted: Mon, 01/21/2019 - 3:17pm

Everys Solicitors is pleased to welcome Solicitor Anne-Marie Hamer to its Family Law team. A highly experienced lawyer, Anne-Marie is skilled in all aspects of matrimonial law, disputes, financial resolution and Private Children Act. In addition, Anne-Marie has particular expertise in Surrogacy and Fertility law. Based in the Taunton office, Anne-Marie will provide her services throughout East Devon, Dorset and the local areas in and around Taunton.

Activa Contracts launches new initiative recognising safest drivers

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:15am

In an effort to ensure safer drivers in their clients’ fleets are properly rewarded and commended, Activa Contracts is sponsoring a new initiative with its risk management partner, Lightfoot.

The ‘Activa Contracts Lightfoot Drivers’ League’ rewards one driver each week from the many fleets using both Activa contracted company cars and vans and Lightfoot’s driver behaviour technology.

EDDC agrees £1.1m Enterprise Zone investment in Exeter Science Park

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/07/2019 - 4:00pm

East Devon District Council’s Cabinet last night agreed to invest £1.1m in the development of a new Open Innovation Building at Exeter Science Park, in the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone.

The investment will bring forward 20,000 square feet of space under one roof for growing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) sectors.

Don’t miss out on fully funded support for businesses in Devon

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

Organizations looking for higher levels of efficiency in their project planning and management processes as well as improved quality of deliverables are making the transition to online project planning software platforms. Instead of being hosted on a company server and administered by an in-house IT department, these new toolsets are hosted in the Cloud. This strategy for running your project management software is ideal for anytime, anywhere access, and can immediately cut waste by producing major time savings.