Exeter bucking the trend when it comes to business, new report reveals

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 5:12pm

Exeter is the only city in the UK where the number of business closures fell last year, a new report has revealed.

The Centre for Cities Outlook report for 2019 shows Exeter bucking the trend when it comes to the health of its businesses.

Cities Outlook 2019 is an annual health check of the 63 largest cities in the UK.

Whilst other cities across the country have seen a significant increase in High Street shops and businesses closing down, Exeter is showing the complete opposite, with a 2 per cent fall in closures.

Exeter’s success is in sharp contrast to...

Countdown to Barnstaple’s Really Big Quiz 2018 event to raise thousands for Mayor’s charity

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Sun, 11/04/2018 - 4:51pm

Simpkins Edwards, the Barnstaple-based chartered accountancy firm, is calling on North Devon’s brightest brains to compete in its 9th annual Really Big Quiz in aid of local charities. Taking place at the Barnstaple Hotel on Wednesday 14th November from 6.45pm, the annual Really Big Quiz brings the region’s brightest professional brains together to compete for the coveted title of Barnstaple’s and North Devon’s brainiest ‘eggheads’. The event raises vital funds for the Mayor of Barnstaple’s chosen charities, which this year include Over & Above: The North Devon Cancer and Wellbeing...

Exeter Tech Company Re-flow Secures International Venture Capital Funding

Authored by OllieReFlow
Posted: Thu, 10/25/2018 - 9:59am

Having received significant funding from an international investor, Exeter based tech company Re-flow has seen major growth over the last quarter, including doubling operational staff, new offices and the onboarding of a series of national clients. 2019 is set to be very bright for the company and there is a call for more talent to come and join them.

Re-flow is an app-based workforce tool for businesses with staff working outside the office, on location, that need a solution to improve planning, communication and evidencing in the field.

The early success of the company...

Water Retailer Shortlisted for National Business Award

Authored by lparks
Posted: Thu, 10/04/2018 - 8:51pm

Water retailer Pennon Water Services has been named as a national finalist in the Chamber Business Awards.

The firm, which trades regionally as South West Water Business, has already won the southern regional Workplace Wellbeing Award and now goes forward to compete against five other organisations from across the UK in the national final.

Since 2017, Pennon Water Services has provided water and waste water services to businesses, charities and public sector organisations. PWS helps companies to save money and water by understanding their water usage better, identifying...

Gregory Distribution acquires Craib Transport

Authored by Proteus
Posted: Tue, 10/02/2018 - 6:41am

Gregory Distribution (Holdings) Ltd has acquired ARR Craib Transport Ltd, whose headquarters are in Aberdeen, with additional operations in Cumbernauld, Stockton and Great Yarmouth.

Like Gregory’s, Craib’s is a private family company with an exceptional reputation gained over nearly 50 years of trading. Initially the business was linked to the paper industry and thereafter developed as a major supplier to the Oil and Gas industries. Subsequently the business expanded to include running the Scottish hub for Palletline as well as being the largest pallet network operator in Scotland...

Digital marketing agency hosts free event to help local businesses better understand PPC advertising

Authored by MiHi Digital
Posted: Fri, 09/14/2018 - 7:38am

A local digital marketing agency is aiming to help businesses across Devon and Cornwall understand how to use Pay Per Click advertising effectively in order to generate new and cost effective leads.

In the latest of MiHi Digital’s series of free masterclass events, the session will explain how to establish what people are searching for, when they’re searching and how businesses can drive those people to their products and services at the lowest possible cost whilst avoiding some of the most commonly made mistakes.

The event, which is to be held on Tuesday 25th September,...

Exeter based Equiniti Data announces launch of EQ Amplify which provides fully-compliant access to their entire UK consumer database

Authored by jenEv
Posted: Thu, 09/13/2018 - 11:42am

Equiniti (EQ) Data, an Exeter based marketing solutions provider and the data division of Equiniti Plc. is proud to announce the launch of EQ Amplify- a new way for marketers to access a centralised UK consumer database, including a flagship classification model. The use of consumer data in business is changing, and at pace. At the same time, consumer expectations are higher than ever. For most marketers, who are competing with corporate giants like Amazon and Google, the question is how to intelligently and compliantly access this data to deliver a more personalised customer experience....

Phonic FM seeks a freelance Business Development Manager

Authored by Phonic FM
Posted: Wed, 09/05/2018 - 4:14pm

Phonic FM is Exeter’s community radio station. Broadcasting across Exeter since 2008, it provides a locally-rooted alternative to mainstream radio, on FM and online.

Staffed and funded by around 70 volunteer members (representing a diverse mix of backgrounds, cultures and musical preferences), it aims to support the arts – in the widest sense – in and around the city. The core offering of music is augmented by programmes featuring film, theatre, art (both visual and sonic) and more besides. Phonic FM has supported countless local artists of every type and genre – many of whom have...

Network at Sandy Park

Event Date: 
27/09/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Sandy Park, Exeter

Sandy Park's popular Network at Sandy Park returns on Thursday 27th September, with guest speaker Nick Earle, Store Manager at IKEA Exeter.

Nick will be discussing the new store and its place in Exeter.

The event will also feature a Q&A with Exeter Chiefs player Phil Dollman, who this year is celebrating his testimonial.

Tickets for this event are £15 and include bowl food on the evening.

Visit to buy your ticket.

Exeter Chamber of Commerce announces annual Business Dinner speaker

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 08/15/2018 - 6:29am

Exeter Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that Benjamin Mee, CEO of Dartmoor Zoological Park will speak at this year’s Exeter Business Dinner, taking place on Friday 2nd November 2018 at Sandy Park Conference Centre.

In 2006, Benjamin Mee and his family discovered Dartmoor Wildlife Park, which at the time consisted of a private, exotic animal collection, in financial hardship. Mr Mee and his family stepped forward to save the animals and the zoo, starting a year-long struggle to get the zoo ready to re-open.

They achieved this in 2007, under the new name of...