The family law team at Stephens Scown LLP was one of the winners at the most prestigious national awards for family lawyers.
The firm’s family team was named the Family Law Team of the Year - South at the Family Law Awards 2019. The winners were announced at a black-tie awards dinner at The Ballroom on London’s South Bank on 27 November.
The way Stephens Scown looks after its employees and clients was singled out by the judges. As an employee owned firm, the firm’s approach to employee engagement was recognised, as was the focus on client service, including providing in-...
Tech South West has launched a new podcast to showcase and celebrate the best of the region’s technology sector.
The TribeTech podcast is hosted by ‘non-techie’ journalists Robert Hillier and Feyaza Khan who are on a mission to discover the latest tech trends and answer the big questions in tech including "are women and ethnic minorities avoiding the tech sector?" and "will technological advances erode our sense of community?". The podcast is produced in association with regional law firm Stephens Scown LLP and will help shed light on some of the ground-breaking technology being...
A business community right in the heart of Exeter is soaring ahead in its goal to become the most welcoming and supportive place in the city for entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams.
The move from working in a big office full of buzz and chatter to setting up a small company in an empty space can be as lonely as it is exciting. But one city landlord has found a dynamic middle ground which, whilst giving companies their own space, also allows them to work within a large business community complete with networking events… and even coffee mornings.
A Newton Abbot business has helped two staff members at a Hampshire primary school to be shortlisted for an award for their work in helping pupils to be more emotionally resilient.
Kerry Cawte and Claire Jeftha work at St George’s Beneficial Church of England Primary School, in Portsmouth. They have been shortlisted in the Wellbeing of Staff or Pupils category of the Teach Portsmouth Awards for their work with Newton Abbot-based Thrive®. The talented pair will find out if they have won at an awards ceremony tomorrow (Friday Oct 4)
Honiton business owner Lucy Wakefield is this month celebrating the 5th anniversary of running her dog sitting business, Barking Mad. Despite her business success, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. The story of why she started the business revolves around giving up a career she loved due to a health scare and losing her beloved Newfoundland, Kodiak.
Up until 2008 Lucy was enjoying her career teaching children at Shute Community Primary School. However, at the start of the new school year, Lucy developed an intense headache which lasted a week, which she thought could be solved with...
Sparx, a socially focused learning technology company based in Exeter, is to receive a £20 million investment from Oxygen House, an ethical and impact-centric group of companies also based in Exeter. The investment follows an initial £30 million investment from Oxygen House which helped to establish Sparx and to develop and trial the technology.
Together, the £50 million investment is thought to be the largest by a UK investor into the UK edtech sector*.
Sparx was founded in 2010 and is an in-class and homework solution which uses machine learning, personalised content and...
Exeter College and Kier recently teamed up to deliver an intensive one week, pre-Apprenticeship work experience programme, designed to give local youngsters an insight into the construction industry and inspire them to pursue a career in the varied and vibrant sector.
Six learners who are considering the Apprenticeship route with Exeter College spent the week gaining knowledge and insight, as well as hands on experience behind the scenes with Kier at some of the company’s flagship developments.
The week kickstarted with health and safety training and a test for...
To further the growth of Exeter and its business community, Air Marketing Group in partnership with Exeter City Council, Exeter Live Better and Exeter Chamber have teamed up to launch a new business initiative to reduce the amount of B2B trade that leaves the city. The initiative, called Tribe, is a first for Exeter and will focus on increasing local collaboration to retain business in the city.
Where businesses do outsource business services beyond the city, Tribe will help local businesses look closer to home to find cost-effective services, driving forward economic growth in...
Network Rail is inviting residents to a drop-in session in Dawlish to inform the local community about planned work relating to construction of the new sea wall to the west of the railway station, which is due to start at the end of May.
The community drop-in event follows on from Teignbridge District Council’s approval of the works to improve the resilience of the stretch of railway that connects the South West with the rest of the country at their recent planning committee meeting.