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Two new Deputy Directors join the Great South West Executive team

James Fairbairn and Sajid Butt have joined the Great South West Partnership as Deputy Directors

The Great South West Partnership is delighted to announce the appointments of James Fairbairn as Deputy Director of Investment & Growth and Sajid Butt as Deputy Director of Business Insights.

The Great South West, representing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and the Isles of Scilly, stands as the powerhouse brand dedicated to driving investment and showcasing the region's exceptional industries, businesses, and workforce.

James Fairbairn joins the Partnership from...




Laying the foundations of a safety culture in betting

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2024 - 11:27pm

Gambling and betting have been popular pastime hobbies for centuries but have never been able to escape their somewhat seedy reputation as activities that do little else than bring people into dire financial situations through repeated losses of large sums of money. However, in recent years, there has been an increasing push for safer practices in the world of betting that have the consumers in mind. In this way, the sector can become more sustainable and ditch the more sordid aspect of its reputation, a change that many believe is long overdue. Here are some of the main elements that...

Mastering Matched Betting: A Surefire Strategy to Beat the Bookies

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2024 - 10:10pm

In the world of sports betting, there exists a hidden gem known as matched betting – a method hailed by savvy punters as the ultimate strategy to consistently outsmart the bookmakers. Just as a skilled artisan carefully crafts their masterpiece, matched betting empowers individuals to sculpt profits from the unpredictable world of sports outcomes.

Picture this: you place strategic bets on all possible outcomes of a sporting event, ensuring a win irrespective of the final result. It sounds like a fantasy, doesn't it? Yet, matched betting turns this fantasy into reality. By...

OBE for CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust

Moira Marder, CEO of the Ted Wragg Trust, a family of 16 schools across Devon with over 13,000 students, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the King’s Birthday Honours list for her outstanding services to education.

The selection process for the OBE involves a special committee whose decisions are reviewed by the Prime Minister and finally approved by the King. OBEs are awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions in their field, and Moira's recognition is a testament to her impactful career in education.

Moira Marder...

Great South West Regional Roadshow series kicks off with Devon business leaders backing strong role for region on national stage

Authored by Program
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2024 - 2:27pm

Business leaders and regional stakeholders convened at the Devon Regional Roadshow to discuss economic priorities and making the case on the national stage.

The Great South West Pan-Regional Partnership launched its series of Regional Roadshows with an event in Paignton on 12 June, in partnership with the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

Local business leaders had the opportunity to identify the key issues which need to be advanced with the incoming Government following the General Election on 4 July.

Business leaders and senior stakeholders from local...

General Election Causes Uncertainty Over Regulation of the UK Gambling Industry

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Wed, 06/12/2024 - 11:00pm

When a General Election is held it can lead to plenty of uncertainty. That particularly applies at present to the future of the UK gambling industry. A very close eye will be kept on the result of the election and how it will affect the industry.

Those who were betting on when the next UK General Election was going to be held probably didn’t appreciate the July 4 date. The odds were in favour of the big vote taking place much later in the year.

The announcement of a July 4 poll has caused more uncertainty in the UK gambling industry. There have recently been...

Plymouth Science Park and National Composites Centre forge strategic partnership to boost South West innovation

Authored by Program
Posted: Tue, 06/11/2024 - 12:01pm

Plymouth Science Park (PSP) and the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster industry-led collaborative research & development, drive innovation adoption and skills development, enhancing the South West region's position as a leader in emergent technologies.

By combining expertise and resources, PSP and NCC aim to accelerate the adoption of cutting-edge technologies across industry. Both parties will work closely together to bridge the gap between research and practical application, ensuring that innovations are...

Elderly Care Tips: Promoting Mental Health and Well-being

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Sun, 06/02/2024 - 6:53am

As individuals age, maintaining mental health and well-being becomes increasingly important. The elderly population often faces unique challenges, from cognitive decline to social isolation, that can impact their overall quality of life. In this article, we will explore various strategies and tips to promote mental health and well-being among the elderly.

Creating a Supportive Environment for the Elderly

Providing a supportive environment is crucial for the mental health and well-being of the elderly. This involves creating a safe, comfortable, and stimulating living space that...

The Best Games for Staying in this Weekend

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Sat, 06/01/2024 - 1:50pm

People across the UK are looking for ways to save. One of the easiest ways to avoid overspending is to stay at home for the weekends—or, at least, avoid heading to shops and restaurants. But there’s only so much to do walking around , enjoying nature, and catching up on errands or chores.

In other words, it’s easy to get bored staying at home. Though it’s a straightforward way to save, it’s easy to simply lounge on the couch and binge-watch another sub-par series. If you’re looking to avoid these long stints of boredom, gaming offers a varied and diverse escape. In fact, some of...

Why Online Casinos Are Safer to Play Than Ever

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Fri, 05/31/2024 - 6:45am

Mobile phones have revolutionized the way we communicate, hang out, buy, and play.

Now we carry fun around with us in our pockets and are able to enjoy video and online games whenever we want.

Still, amusement must come with a dose of caution.

Hence, this article discusses why online casinos are now safer than before and how they benefit modern game(bl)ers.

Passionate punters have access to vital information on brands in different business fields. Translated to the context of online casinos: gamers can easily find out about the reputation of various...

Discovering the Truth About Pet Allergies with the GetTested Pet Allergy Test

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 05/30/2024 - 7:53pm

As pet owners, we cherish the companionship and unconditional love our furry friends provide. However, for many, this bond can be overshadowed by persistent sneezing, itchy eyes, and other uncomfortable allergy symptoms. Understanding and managing pet allergies is crucial for maintaining a healthy and happy home. This is where the GetTested Pet Allergy Test becomes an invaluable tool.

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