Alan Taylor

Blue Chip Holidays Launches New Lodge Holiday Concept

Authored by Ewan Davy
Posted: Thu, 01/23/2014 - 2:52pm

Exeter-based Blue Chip Holidays, the South West’s largest four and five star self catering holiday specialist, has announced the launch of its new lodge holiday concept with the appointment of Sam Wrigglesworth who joins the business as Head of Lodges. Sam joins from Hoseasons Holidays where he was Business Development Manager with responsibility for the growth of its Lodges and Parks division nationally.

Sam’s appointment is part of Blue Chip Holidays’ ambitious plans to increase its property portfolio from 890 properties to in excess of 1,200. The launch of the new lodge division...

Hopeful signs for civil contractors in the South and South West

Civil engineering contractors detect signs of a modest turnaround in their fortunes in the fourth quarter of 2012.

After two consecutive quarters of clear decline, members of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) are now equally split between those whose workload is declining and those for whom it is increasing.

Less good news is that members’ order books show a second consecutive decline for the quarter. There were 5% more firms reporting declining orders than increasing orders.

CECA Southern Executive Director Alan Taylor said: “This survey shows a...

The 8 Secrets of Happiness, a 9 week course

Event Date: 
21/02/2013 - 7:30pm
Palace Gate Centre, South Street, Exeter

Happiness…..“Is a warm puppy” according to Lucy in Charles M.Schulz’s “Peanuts” cartoon strip.

Ken Dodd had a hit singing : ‘Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess, I thank the Lord I've been blessed with more than my share of happiness.’ One of the key verses in his song says: ‘ A wise old man told me one time. Happiness is a frame of mind. When you go to measuring my success. Don't count my money count my happiness.’

What‘s your definition of happiness? Is it a personal frame of mind, is it just being content with life or is it something much wider and...