Node Enterprise Centre

After-hours start-up programme launches in Barnstaple

A fully-funded, after-hours support programme aimed specifically at helping local people start and grow a business is launching at the Node Enterprise Centre in Barnstaple.

Initially held online, Startup Club will give local people thinking of starting their own business or looking to turn their passion into a career, all the resources they need to set up and begin trading, including weekly expert-led workshops and support.

The eight-week programme, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will feature a series of workshops where individuals will learn...

Entrepreneur shares the secret of explosive business growth in new book launch

Entrepreneur and business mentor Benn Davis, CEO of Devon-based Bigwave Marketing, announces the launch of his first book, aimed at business owners with a turnover of between £1m - £20m who want to grow exponentially. Entitled ‘Annihilate your competition’, the 12-step guide will help business owners achieve explosive growth in achieving higher levels of sales, revenue, or profit.

Bigwave Marketing one of the leading creative agencies in the South West, is a fast-track business growth and digital marketing agency. They employ over 40 staff across three Devon offices located in...

Black and white collage of employees at Dashboard that are participating in the Move For Mind event

Dashboard gets active to virtually travel 450 miles for better mental health

Local tech start-up, Dashboard Ltd based at the Exeter Science Park is set to get active for 30 days for the Move for Mind event in aid of mental health charity Mind.

This winter is going to be tougher than many we’ve faced before, both physically and mentally. For this reason, Dashboard is kicking off the new year by getting involved in the 30 days Move for Mind event to raise funds for better mental health and encourage each other to get moving to keep the lockdown blues at bay.

Dashboard partners with the National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) in Glasgow as part of its...

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How To Pick a UK SEO Agency For Your Business

Authored by Alex Thomas
Posted: Wed, 10/07/2020 - 2:45pm

If you are wondering how you should choose an SEO company for your blog, business, project, or company, we've done all the research for you to make sure you get your money's worth.

A successful partnership with an SEO agency can rank you higher on search engines, raise brand awareness, drive traffic to your site or landing page, boost your website speed, build brand credibility, and when implemented correctly, can become your primary source of lead generation.

The most critical question now becomes which SEO agency will deliver on their promises for a maximum ROI for...

Housebuilder welcomes charity bids from all community groups

Authored by Sarah
Posted: Fri, 08/28/2020 - 4:41pm

A leading housebuilder which has donated more than £300,000 to groups supporting people over 70 during the pandemic is re-opening its charity fund to all groups.

Persimmon Homes South West launched Community Champions in 2015 with a view to helping a wide range of community causes such as village halls, sports clubs, friendship groups and foodbanks across the region with two donations of up to £1,000 made locally every month.

However, as the nation began to feel the effect of the Covid-19 outbreak, the housebuilder refocused its efforts and supported elderly communities in...

Housebuilder’s grand donation in tune with men’s wellbeing project

Authored by Sarah
Posted: Fri, 08/07/2020 - 11:25am

A popular project to promote friendship, wellbeing and good mental health for older men has been awarded £1,000 from a leading builder’s Community Champions fund.

Bideford Men’s Shed project has been handed £1,000 from Persimmon Homes South West’s Community Champions fund to help fund more tools for the project which sees members make and mend items for the local community.

Brian Hopkins, who made the successful funding application, said: “Bideford Men’s Shed is a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending and about...

Marcus Worthington new Partner at Thompson Jenner LLP

Devon Chartered Accountants Thompson Jenner announce new Partner

Thompson Jenner LLP, one of Devon’s leading firms of accountants and business advisors, is delighted to announce the appointment of 30 year old Marcus Worthington as a Partner in the firm’s Exeter office from the 1st April 2020. The appointment continues the firm’s policy of recognising the contribution made by its talented and dynamic young team of managers. The firm now has eight Partners between its Exeter and Exmouth offices.

Marcus joined Thompson Jenner in 2012 having graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham. Marcus worked as a senior within...

Expanding Digital Marketing Agency Appoints New Talent

Local marketing agency MiHi Digital has welcomed a new Digital Marketing Executive to the team as its client base across the South West continues to grow rapidly.

Now in its sixth year, MiHi Digital, which works with a number of well-known and award winning regional businesses has appointed Tom French, who joins the team after more than eight years working in journalism in West Devon.

MiHi Digital Director, Mark Worden said, “Tom brings with him a wealth of experience and we are delighted to welcome him to the team. In order to be able to provide the best possible service...

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 .

The day is organised by a committee of volunteers and is held each year in memory of Marnie Burgoyne, who was part of the founding team that helped raise the money to build the hospice building, Searle House, which opened in 1992.

This year’s winning team were STR Logistics , who picked up the trophy for the first time in...

Redrow appoints new regional managing director to oversee South West, South Wales and West Country

Tim Stone has been appointed as Redrow Homes’ new regional managing director, overseeing projects across the South West, South Wales and the West Country.

Tim joined the housebuilder four years ago as regional director of its South Wales division, based in Cardiff, before being promoted to managing director in 2017.

He will now work with the senior management teams across the South West and South Wales to direct their operations and drive forward the company’s strategic plans to ensure a good ongoing supply of new developments.

“I’m really pleased to be taking on...