New click and collect tech aims to boost local firms during lockdown

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:20pm

A technology firm is launching a unique ordering platform to help local businesses trade more safely and effectively during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Forage Lite, which is being launched today, will enable customers to order, pay for, and pick up goods, from local shops without having to come into the seller’s premises. Buyers only need a smart phone to access the new zero-contact click-and-collect way of shopping.

The technology service is designed for restaurants, take-aways, grocers, retailers and other small firms serving local communities.


A Business Owners Guide to Carbon Neutrality

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:31am

In 2015, the United Nations collectively agreed to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions. This was through the Paris Climate Agreement, and emphasised how much of a high priority it is across the world to cutting carbon emissions. These changes will affect everyone, individuals, families, businesses, corporations and governments across the globe. After all, we all have a responsibility to take the necessary steps towards a sustainable future.

A higher amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has meant that the planet’s surface temperature has almost increased by 1°C since the 1990s. This...

Enterprise Nation launches local meet-up group in Devon to offer vital peer-to-peer support for small firms during the Coronavirus pandemic

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/20/2020 - 11:02pm

Small business support network Enterprise Nation has expanded its Local Leaders network into Devon after an overwhelming response from small business owners to help their own business community recover from the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The local group will be led by LinkedIn trainer Jennifer Corcoran, founder of small business coaching firm My Super Connector .

Jennifer said: “Small firms need help more than ever during this crisis and getting their business out there again in the right way when all of this is over will be so key. I'm all about making...

Major step forward for Exeter’s new Countryside Business Hub

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Sun, 05/17/2020 - 9:17pm

Development at Winslade Park located on the outskirts of Exeter, has taken another major step forward with the submission of Burrington Estates planning application for its inspirational live, work and play destination.

The 86-acre Winslade Park estate and stately home, which is perfectly located 2 minutes from Junction 30 of the M5, close to the airport and just 15 minutes from Exeter City Centre, is a legacy project that will deliver lasting benefits for the local community and important investment in the East Devon economy during uncertain times. Winslade Park will become a...

How to protect your start-up

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 05/15/2020 - 6:40am

Many important areas need attention when launching a start-up. One key area which you must not overlook is how you can protect your business as there are many different threats to modern-day start-ups that have the potential to destroy the company. These threats impact all companies, but a large multinational will have the finances and resources to manage. In contrast, a small start-up will struggle to cope, so protection is critical to survival but can also provide valuable peace of mind. Here are a few key ways that you can protect your start-up business from the very start.


Thinking about hiring a business broker? Ask these questions first

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 05/12/2020 - 8:39am

Whether you are a business owner looking to start a business, you can find the right company sales and business brokers to help with your needs. Let's take a look at some of the key points that need to be considered when dealing with company sales and Business Brokers .

The first thing to look for in a company sales and business broker is the expertise and experience of the broker. Take the time to do research and check the clientele lists that a company has available, to ensure that they are providing high-quality customer service and expertise.

Companies that do not...

Covid-19 legal guides for businesses

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/11/2020 - 3:28pm

A leading Devon law firm has produced a series of guides to help businesses during coronavirus. Stephens Scown LLP’s covid-19 guides cover how businesses can survive and thrive, key legal issues businesses should not forget about and considerations before hibernating a business.

“Although we are starting to understand how the UK may come out of lockdown, there is a very long way to go and lots of challenges ahead for Cornish businesses. There is so much information out there for businesses, but it can be quite overwhelming to access what is relevant,” says Richard Baker, Stephens...

Why both big and small businesses should care about having an insurance

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 05/08/2020 - 9:54am

Running a business (whether a small or big one) takes much courage and also a whole lot of scary steps. Hence, it is therefore very imperative that as business owners, one insures the business. Business insurance does a whole lot than just protecting the company from losses. It also guarantees the workers and even the clients. As entrepreneurs, it is of essence that one has a proper understanding of the various types of insurance available as much as one understands the risks in business. Insuring one’s business is packed with many benefits, and as such, both big and small businesses...

Tech Awards to pay tribute to Covid-19 Heroes

Authored by Astley Media
Posted: Mon, 04/27/2020 - 12:08pm

Heroes who are helping as part of the nation’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic will be honoured at this year’s Tech South West Awards.

Launching with a live online event on Friday May 1, the annual awards cover Bath, Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire, recognising and celebrating talent, creativity, business success, education, leadership and diversity across the technology sector.

Last year the UK Hydrographic Office in Taunton, Bluefruit Software in Cornwall, University of Plymouth, Rocketmakers in...

Carparison launch new, bespoke leasing website

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Sat, 04/25/2020 - 5:36pm

Devon based leasing broker Carparison is delighted to announce the launch of their new vehicle leasing website platform. This website facilitates comprehensive lease deal customisation, promotes instantaneous identification of the cheapest possible contract terms and provides clear commission disclosures.

After more than sixteen months of trading and with well over 1,000 happy customers already behind the wheel of their new lease cars, Carparison are extremely proud to launch a new and improved website. The completely revamped site,, has been designed...