Are your staff working from home? Don’t forget to say thank you!

Are your staff working from home? Don’t forget to say thank you!

The past year has led to many changes in the business industry. 2020 was a huge learning curve for businesses and employees alike, as many started working from home for the first time in their career. With lockdown restrictions and remote working practises came a whole new set of challenges in the workplace. It’s been challenging to boost team morale when office parties and socials are no longer an option.

Fortunately, there are various ways to praise and reward your staff that can motivate them. It’s more important than ever to say thank you to your team and let them know that...

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Launches Edtesa to Champion Positive Work Environments for UK Businesses

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/07/2021 - 3:39pm

The leading online safety charity, SWGfL, unveils Edtesa, an online platform offering UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.

Following years of careful research, the two tools being launched with Edtesa are:

  1. Dashup: an anonymous communication system that allows staff to send SMS messages and online forms to management. If a member of staff has a concern or wishes to highlight an incident, they can report it without worry.
  2. ...
The South West Tech Daily launches

New tech news website for the South West launched to cover the region’s thriving tech ecosystem

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/06/2021 - 2:59pm

South West Tech Daily , an independent news website covering the burgeoning technology scene in the South West, has today launched. will draw on a network of journalists, experts and partners from across the region to produce news, interviews, opinion pieces and insight.

The thriving technology clusters, hubs and science parks around the South West will provide inspiration for coverage. The website, which is edited by former Sunday Times journalist Peter Evans, is also keen to build relationships with founders, chief executives, investors and anyone...

Rendalls joins Old Mill

Financial experts Old Mill acquire 65-year-old Yeovil family accountancy firm

Exeter financial experts Old Mill has acquired Yeovil-based family accountancy firm Ivan Rendall & Co.

Established in 1956 by Mr Ivan Rendall, Rendalls is one of the longest-established accountancy firms in Yeovil and services businesses of all sizes and across a wide range of sectors including agriculture, construction, manufacturing and retail. It is currently run by Ivan’s youngest son Stephen, 61, who has been managing director since 2011.

Stephen needed to find a new home for the business if he was to be able to retire and chose Old Mill because of its people-...

South West SMEs set to invest in tech

Most companies in the South West are set to increase their investment in technology following the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

A survey carried out by Exeter-based IT support and tech strategy experts Timewade has revealed that nearly two thirds (63%) of companies have increased investment in the short term to deal with challenges including remote working, cyber security and protecting data, and 50% will continue to increase investment beyond the next 12 months.

The survey also reveals the technology and business challenges faced during the pandemic in the region...

Glam Wax targets UK and overseas markets

Ambitious Glam Wax targets UK and overseas markets after moving to new premises

Home fragrance start-up Glam Wax aims to secure a larger share of the UK market and expand overseas after moving to its first business premises.

Founded by Christie Stapleton in May 2019, Glam Wax has signed a five-year lease on a 3000 sq. ft warehouse in Exeter having previously operated from her parents’ seaside beach shop in Dawlish Warren and the family dining room table.

Glam Wax produces vegan and eco friendly range of products including handmade wax melts, reed diffusers, bath bombs, bubble bath and candles and demand has rocketed this past year as business has...

A Guide for Business Owners: How to Fortify Your Company’s Financial Foundations

Authored by Sam Richards
Posted: Wed, 03/24/2021 - 12:54am

Are you determined to maximise your organisation’s full potential? Do you often envision yourself rubbing shoulders with the giants in your field? Is reaching the pinnacle of your industry your one and only professional goal? If you’re to achieve these aspirations and reach these lofty heights in your career as a business owner, you’re going to need to fortify your company’s financial foundations. With a strong fiscal footing underpinning your future growth, you will have the robust platform you need to truly scale your market going forward.

Once you cultivate a strong monetary...

Connecting Devon and Somerset has warmly welcomed further investment in broadband

Project Gigabit investment welcomed

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/19/2021 - 7:35pm

Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) has warmly welcomed further investment in broadband in the region as part of the Government’s announcement on Project Gigabit today (Friday 19 March).

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has outlined the phasing of its £5 Billion commitment to delivering next generation broadband in the UK.

CDS is in the vanguard of the Government’s ambitions to build a Gigabit capable network across the entire country through its new contracts with Airband, Truespeed and Wessex Internet, which will install full fibre broadband across...

How will hotel businesses manage a second Easter in lockdown?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every industry, but few have been hit as hard as hospitality. While there are now reasons to be optimistic for later in the year, businesses in these industries are having to find ways to manage in the interim.

A Second Easter Under Restrictions

This is extremely challenging, especially when you consider that there are many events and holidays happening around this time of the year. Hotels and other businesses in this industry thrive on events like Mother’s Day, Easter and Bank Holidays, but now are facing the prospect of missing out...

Exeter-based data and software provider Software Solved promotes Martin Lovell to Product and Commer

Exeter-based data and software provider Software Solved promotes Martin Lovell to Product and Commercial Director 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/12/2021 - 10:24pm

Software Solved is delighted to announce that it has promoted Martin Lovell to Product and Commercial Director as the company looks forward to another successful year.

The role will see Martin overseeing product development, identifying new market opportunities and bringing a deeper insight in sector shifts to enable the business to adapt to constantly evolving markets.

Martin, who joined Software Solved as Product Manager in March 2020 has a breadth of enterprise-wide experience in both New Zealand and the United States. With this in mind, bringing Martin’s skills and...