Businesses rate Exeter College top in the South West for FE apprenticeship employer satisfaction for second year running

The Department of Education has released results of its annual survey that ranks Apprenticeship providers based on business feedback and Exeter College has topped the South West table for further education colleges once again.  

This is the second year running Exeter College received the highest rating from employers across the region, within the four counties of the South West, and the third year in a row it has scored above 97.5%.  




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Hollis opens office in Exeter to bolster South West business

Authored by Madeline Jump
Posted: Wed, 07/31/2019 - 5:29pm

International independent real estate consultants Hollis bolsters its business in the South West with the opening of an office in Exeter.

The opening supports the growth of the company in the region, where it already has an office in Bristol, and works with a range of public and private sector clients across Devon and Cornwall. Hollis is well placed to assist existing and new clients to maximise on the area’s potential.

Three SW groups shortlisted for housebuilder's £1m prize fund

Authored by Sarah
Posted: Wed, 07/31/2019 - 5:07pm

Regional housebuilder Persimmon Homes South West has shortlisted three groups supporting under-18s to go forward for a chance to win up to £100,000 through its Building Futures campaign.

The groups have been selected from three categories targeting grassroots sports groups, health organisations and arts & education projects.

 Shine 21 Dorset Down Syndrome Buddy Club will represent the arts & education category at the national final, North Devon Marlins Swim Academy has been selected to represent sport and Compass Disability Services health.

Devon businesses donated £16717 to Hospiscare

Devon businesses enjoy a sunny day of golf to raise money for Hospiscare

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Sat, 07/27/2019 - 10:08am

The sun shone brightly the 15th Marnie Burgoyne Memorial Golf Day earlier this month when 50 teams, many from local businesses, took to the fairways at Exeter Golf & Country Club and helped to raise a fantastic £16,717 for local charity Hospiscare.

BTEC Award Winners collecting their awards

Exeter College BTEC students win big in National Awards

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 07/26/2019 - 12:55pm

Students from Exeter College have been celebrating success following the National BTEC Awards 2019.  

A total of nine Exeter College students were recognised at an awards ceremony that took place in Westminster in July. The event celebrates exceptional BTEC students and apprentices while also shining a light on the inspirational teachers who have influenced their learning. 

Exeter College’s Luke Bearpark was crowned Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Student of the Year with Abbie Densham being awarded Science Student of the Year.  

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International Baccalaureate (IB) results put Exeter College ahead of the international curve

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Wed, 07/24/2019 - 3:24pm

Exeter College students are celebrating after achieving the best International Baccalaureate (IB) results in the college’s history.

This year the prestigious IB saw a 100% pass rate, with almost a third of students (32%) achieving 40+ points. This is the equivalent of five A Levels at A/A*, putting them in the top five to ten per cent of students in the entire world. Two candidates achieved an incredible 43 out of 45 possible points.

New business initiative to boost Exeter’s B2B trade

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/22/2019 - 12:24pm

To further the growth of Exeter and its business community, Air Marketing Group in partnership with Exeter City Council, Exeter Live Better and Exeter Chamber have teamed up to launch a new business initiative to reduce the amount of B2B trade that leaves the city. The initiative, called Tribe, is a first for Exeter and will focus on increasing local collaboration to retain business in the city. 

Local business launches new CCTV service for schools and small businesses in the West Country

Authored by MiHi Digital
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:39pm

A South West-based communications company is now offering a brand new CCTV service to local organisations looking to maximise their security and efficiency.

Equations Voice and Data, with offices in Devon and Somerset, has been providing telephone systems and technology to businesses, schools, medical practices and professional service providers across the South West for more than 25 years, and has now extended its offering to CCTV.

Schools encouraged to review lockdown communications in light of recent campus incidents

Authored by MiHi Digital
Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 - 12:27pm

A leading telephone systems provider is encouraging schools and other education institutions across the region to review their ability to communicate if their campus were to go into lockdown.

Equations Voice and Data, based in Devon and Somerset, have been working with a number of schools from across the country in the wake of five incidents so far this year that have led to campuses being placed into ‘lockdown’ due to an ongoing threat, with the most recent taking place at Exeter University last month.

Bigwave Business Games celebrates a decade of success

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:13am

South West based digital growth agency Bigwave media with offices in Exeter, Torquay and Plymouth, announces a decade of success for its hugely popular Business Games. The Bigwave Business Games are a highly anticipated event in the local business calendar, boasting five-time Olympian, Jo Pavey, as their ambassador, and expanding for the first time this year with the launch of the Torbay games.

Impact for Change charity fun row!

Authored by cleach79
Posted: Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:16am

Each year Impact for Change nominates a charity of the year. 2018-2019 Impact for Change supported the Amber Foundation, a local charity that supports young adults who are homeless, vulnerable or at risk.

Last weekend Impact for Change completed over a 9 mile canoe from Exeter to Exmouth.

This saw 19 people, aged between 11-67 hit the water and paddle like proffessionals!