Exeter tech start up set to tackle global waste problem

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/12/2020 - 4:22pm

The world is facing a mounting waste crisis and an Exeter-based technology start-up has developed a new online system to help tackle the problem.

AnyWaste.Com ’s online waste booking platform is designed to help waste brokers and collectors manage their collections. The new platform – which is the first of its kind – will have a positive impact on the environment by simplifying licensed waste collection, whilst reducing waste and waste crime. Once fully operational AnyWaste.Com will enable customers to book waste collections directly, with full transparency about how their waste...

Discretionary grant fund launches in East Devon

Authored by George Dawson
Posted: Wed, 06/10/2020 - 5:44pm

A new Government Discretionary Grant aimed at supporting small businesses and charities in East Devon launches today, 10th June.

Online applications will be open for two weeks, from 10th June to 24th June at . This follows previous schemes which supported businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors as well as small businesses more generally and has seen over £40m being deployed to over 3,000 businesses in the District. The fund aims to support businesses which were not previously eligible for grant funding.



Plans underway for next week’s city centre reopening

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 06/09/2020 - 12:41pm

Preparations are well underway to help ensure Exeter city centre is safe and welcoming when many stores reopen their doors next week.

On Monday 15 June non-essential retailers will be allowed to reopen for the first time since the end of March, once they have completed a risk assessment. Hospitality businesses like cafes and restaurants can reopen from 4 July.

Temporary and permanent measures and changes are required to ensure the city centre remains a vibrant place to live, work, socialise, visit, shop and work.

Social distancing measures must be in place to...

Trade mark success a sign of business confidence

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/09/2020 - 12:02pm

A leading Devon law firm has jumped up the rankings for the Top 100 Trade Mark Filers of 2018-2019 to become the highest ranking firm headquartered in Devon and Cornwall on the list.

Stephens Scown LLP’s intellectual property (IP) team has risen to 64th in the top 100 UK trade mark filers with over 120 trade marks filed last year, and 58th in the top 100 EU trade mark filers with over 100 EU trade marks in the EU last year. The rankings for the Top Trade Mark Filers are presented annually by CITMA, the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.

Stephens Scown files...

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Expansion as Legal Exec joins The Family Law Company

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Mon, 06/08/2020 - 9:45am

The Family Law Company is delighted to announce the appointment of a new lawyer as lockdown eases, adding additional capacity for a vital area of family law.

Chartered Legal Executive Gemma Rowe joins the team based at Balliol House in Southernhay, Exeter to specialise in cases involving children and domestic abuse.

Gemma, from Tiverton, has over 15 years of experience in law. Her interest in the sector came about after she took an A level in Law alongside Business Studies. Starting as a trainee legal secretary, Gemma went on to become a paralegal whilst undertaking...

With people returning to work, how can organisations ‘build back better’?

Authored by Proteus
Posted: Fri, 06/05/2020 - 11:58am

As part of a series of papers commissioned to mark the centenary of the Work Foundation, Exeter based Dr. Peter Totterdill was invited to contribute a ‘provocation’ paper exploring how UK businesses can innovate to improve working practices and boost performance.

Entitled ‘Are we really serious about securing enhanced productivity, through our people?’ the paper was published this week and, while it was produced prior to the Covid-19 crisis, its proposals for the ways businesses across the country can ‘build back better’ hold new relevance in the context of the current crisis....


Exeter builders merchant open for business

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/04/2020 - 3:17pm

The Exeter branch of RGB Building Supplies is open for business and welcoming all customers.

Those visiting are being asked to respect and adhere to the strict social distancing and general hygiene guidelines that the builders merchant has put in place. These include customers being asked to use the hand-sanitising station when they enter and leave the branch, make transactions as contactless as possible, and respect the signage and two metre markers that are in the branch, yard and warehouse.

RGB is regularly cleaning all hard surfaces, door handles, work equipment and...

Back to work? During a pandemic? Here’s how!

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 06/01/2020 - 1:48pm

Going back to work after days of R&R is always difficult and the level just reached a new standard during the Covid19 pandemic. There will not only be new protocols but also different guidelines to follow. The virus not only changed the course of life but also the course of professional work all around the globe.

However don’t worry, we have compiled a guide on how to work effectively and be safe! Swipe up for more information!

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Before you don your suit and grab that dossier, make sure you give yourself a pep talk first thing in the morning....

New campaign launched allowing UK businesses to give back and provide masks ot those most in need

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/31/2020 - 9:42pm

Free Masketeers is designing bespoke masks for businesses using the leftover fabric from London hotel uniforms and NHS approved scrubs whilst supporting charities across the UK.

For every 100 masks ordered, 20 masks are donated to charities who need them the most.

Free Masketeers combines the skills of Lynn Mackie ( ), who runs a renowned high-end, bespoke uniform business for the hospitality sector and Lindsay Paterson, a leadership coach working in the public affairs and comms space. The two have been firm friends for many years and combined their...

The five key risks COVID-19 has brought to your business and what to do about them

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/27/2020 - 12:01pm

Yesterday, it was announced that in the UK all non-essential retail stores in England will be allowed to re-open from 15 June, on the proviso they are ‘COVID secure’. The Prime Minister also confirmed that open air outdoor markets and car showrooms can open from 1 June.

While this easing of lockdown restrictions is undoubtedly good news for retailers and suppliers, most of whose businesses will have been hit hard by being unable to trade as usual for the past two months, reopening under social distancing rules now brings a whole new set of challenges.

The impact lockdown...