Exeter College Flying High in NICDEX 2019 Rankings

Exeter College has once again been ranked as one of the top colleges in the country in FE Week’s annual NICDEX rankings. This latest ranking means that Exeter College has never left the top five since the ranking’s inception four years ago. The Ofsted Outstanding college has topped the billing twice, come fifth once and this year’s fourth place ranking means they have been the highest ranked college across the four years since the NICDEX was created. 




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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!

Digital growth agency announces inaugural Torbay Business Games a resounding success

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Thu, 05/23/2019 - 2:02pm

South West based digital growth agency Bigwave media with offices in  Exeter, Torquay and Plymouth, announces its inaugural Torbay Business Games has been a resounding success.  The first of its kind in Torquay, the Bigwave Business Games network initiative is as a result of the agency’s popular and highly successful games which have been running in Exeter for over a decade.

Brewin Dolphin’s SW offices fundraising drive for HeartSWell

Authored by sue bradbury
Posted: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 3:10pm

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.

Business Promotion Grant winners 2018

Applications invited for Business Promotion Grant

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/07/2019 - 8:39am

Businesses in Devon have the opportunity to apply for Devon County Council’s Business Promotion Grant this month.

Grants of up to £1,500 are available through the scheme which aims to help companies who are looking to promote their products and services to wider audiences.  

The funding, which is offered through a competitive bidding process, is to help local firms cover their exhibiting costs at high profile UK trade shows and events. Applications need to be submitted by noon on Monday 20 May 2019.

Investment continues at Exeter events venue

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Tue, 04/30/2019 - 9:23am

South west events company PM Hospitality is continuing to invest in its Exeter venue Rockbeare Manor, with the creation of a new bedroom suite, meaning the exclusive venue now sleeps up to 30 guests.

The Grade I listed Georgian manor house, located just outside Exeter, has played host to many weddings and events since it was refurbished in 2016. This is the 13th bedroom suite to be created at the prestigious venue.

Aimée Spencer, Director at Rockbeare Manor, said they had always intended to continue to invest in the property following its acquisition in 2015.

Shop Fitting Advice from the Experts

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 04/25/2019 - 10:31am

With growing competition between online and shop-based sales, it is increasingly important that physical stores maintain their appeal. A shop should not only be a place that a customer needs to go but also a place that they want to visit. One of the major benefits a store has over a website is that it is able to showcase items to customers that may have otherwise not been considered. While enjoying the atmosphere and design of a shop, people are likely to associate positivity with a brand or pick up an unexpected item.

Gilbert Stephens at the Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards 2019

DASLS Legal Awards Success

Authored by DanaMulliganPR
Posted: Thu, 04/11/2019 - 6:10pm

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors are very proud to announce that the firm received recognition at the Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards 2019.

Gilbert Stephens were finalists last night in two categories, winning the Corporate Social Responsibility award and being presented with a ‘Highly Commended’ Law Firm of the Year (11+ Partners) award.

The Legal Awards ceremony on Thursday 4th April was hosted by the Devon and Somerset Law Society (DASLS) at Exeter Cathedral. The venue was the perfect accompaniment to the relaxed but distinguished ceremony.

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

Authored by MiHi Digital
Posted: Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:43pm

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.