Devon based Rockwood Composites and Haeco Cabin Solutions revolutionise aircraft seating

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:23pm

Rockwood Composites, based in Newton Abbot, and HAECO Cabin Solutions have today (3 April 2019) announced a partnership that will revolutionise aircraft seating for the business market. HAECO has commissioned Rockwood to do the tooling on its new “Eclipse” cabin platform for seat shells and console work.

The business potential for the new seating is huge and there is already a commitment to refit a large fleet for an unnamed Middle-East-based airline.

This bespoke seat will feature compound, moulded surfaces and respective tooling design. Rockwood will also provide what...

Female entrepreneurs in Exeter have a real appetite for business at cookery school event

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:53am

Over eighty female entrepreneurs with an appetite for business attended a special event at the Exeter Cookery School this week featuring local author and blogger Sarah Turner.

The Sunday Times bestseller headlined the NatWest Boost event on Tuesday as part of the bank’s month-long activity celebrating International Women’s Day.

Accordingly to a recently published report by NatWest’s Deputy CEO Alison Rose, just 33% of UK entrepreneurs are women, a figure it is aiming to challenge by supporting more women who want to start their own business.

Exeter author Sarah...

The Business Titans greatest weapon and it’s in Devon.

Authored by VTS
Posted: Mon, 03/04/2019 - 11:17am

Hidden just off the M5 at Junction 28 is the greatest weapon in any business’ armoury. Where once stood an old truck factory now stands a unique and quirky home to Business Titans. This building is bursting with character and quirky twists offering a refreshing alternative to the dull, humdrum, white box business atmospheres I frequently stumble upon. The Nook, which takes its name from the plethora of weird and wonderful nooks available within the building to work from is so much more than a place to work or meet people. The atmosphere is difficult to describe, there is a sense of fun, it...

Hannah Cook is MiHi Digital's newest Digital Marketing Executive

Expanding Digital Marketing Agency Appoints New Talent

Authored by MiHi Digital
Posted: Thu, 02/21/2019 - 12:56pm

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 entering its sixth year, MiHi Digital, which works with a number of well-known and award winning regional businesses has appointed Hannah Cook, who joins the team after a number of years working in marketing within the hospitality and manufacturing sectors.

MiHi Digital Director, Mark Worden said, “Hannah brings with her a wealth of experience and and we are delighted to welcome her to the team. In order to...

Logo for Cyber Security Awareness Week - a week of free events designed to educate and inform local businesses about cyber crime.

Free business networking event

Event Date: 
05/03/2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel, EX1 1QF

Join Bluegrass Group at their networking event during Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) 2019 , and you could win a brand new laptop computer!

On Tuesday 5th March Bluegrass is hosting a business networking evening with a short cyber security quiz. They'll be sharing tips on cyber security and testing your knowledge with an interactive quiz. The prize for the winner will be a Dell Latitude laptop computer.

As well as the quiz, you'll have the opportunity to network with other business owners and enjoy a hot and cold buffet.

To book visit: WWW.BLUEGRASSGROUP....

Toby Parkins, chair of Tech South West

Tech firms in South West expect strong 2019

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 02/13/2019 - 6:34am

Tech firms in the South West are predicting a strong 2019 despite the continuing economic uncertainty around Brexit, according to a new survey.

Carried out by Tech South West, the annual survey revealed that 76% of technology firms in the region are positive about their prospects in 2019.

But, overall confidence has dropped, with the figure falling from 85% for the year before. And, despite most firms remaining positive, when asked to compare this year with last, only 50% believed 2019 would be a better year financially for their business.

Economic conditions were...

Local businesses need to prepare for imminent changes in the tax system

Authored by EwanatAbsolute
Posted: Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:51am

Worrying new research published in Accountancy Age has revealed that with less than two months to go until ‘Making Tax Digital’ becomes mandatory on 01 April, just 57 per cent of UK businesses are expected to be ready for the change.

To help get businesses Making Tax Digital-ready, local Chartered Accountancy firm Simpkins Edwards is staging a series of free "What You Need To Know" seminars. Events will take place on:

  • 26 February at Daignton Park Golf Club with NatWest, 10.30am-12pm
  • 28 February at Holsworthy Golf Course, 12-2pm
  • 01 March at Simpkins
  • ...

Browne Jacobson elects Caroline Green as Senior Partner

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 02/06/2019 - 3:39pm

Exeter law firm Browne Jacobson today announces that Caroline Green has been elected the firm’s new Senior Partner with effect from 1 May 2019 for a three year term.

Caroline, who is one of the firm’s longest serving partners and jointly heads up the firm’s Retail Sector Group, will be its first female senior partner.

An outstanding commercial contracts and real estate lawyer with a ‘fantastic reputation in retail’ (Chambers and Partners), Caroline joined Browne Jacobson in 1984 and has been the architect of its nationally recognised retail and logistics team. Her clients...

Pitch@Palace 11.0 On Tour Devon comes to Exeter College

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 02/06/2019 - 9:46am

Entrepreneurs and business start-ups are being invited to apply for Pitch@Palace 11.0 On Tour Devon – in Exeter on Monday February 18, 2019- to help make their business dreams become a reality.

The Event will be hosted by Exeter College in partnership with the University of Exeter, on behalf of SETsquared Exeter, part of SETsquared, the award-winning business incubation network run by five leading research-led UK universities. Twice ranked as the Global No. 1 Business Incubator.

Pitch@Palace isan initiative founded by The Duke of York, to amplify and accelerate the work of...

2019 Prince of Wales Award now open for business in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:20pm

The Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA) has announced the launch of The Prince of Wales Award 2019.

The Award, which the DCAA has run for 34 years, is open to Devon-based community projects. Entries are encouraged from all areas of the community, from schools through to small farm diversification projects. The emphasis, reflecting HRH the Prince of Wales’ personal beliefs, is on sustainability and young people.

Entries are judged by a panel from the DCAA and the winner is selected based on their outstanding contribution.

Winners receive a cheque for £1000...