Northcott Beaton Insurance Brokers: Success is all in the name of Charity

Authored by AndyPayne79
Posted: Thu, 10/11/2012 - 9:24am

On the 27th September the annual Northcott Beaton Insurance Brokers Golf Day took place at Woodbury Park. This year the chosen charity for the event was The Exeter Foundation. The main aim to the Exeter Foundation is to provide the City of Exeter and its surrounding areas (The Greater Exeter) with a ‘Civic Trust’ that will promote our community and pursue the vision of people who live and work there. The Foundation will act as a fundraising body with a commitment to the future prosperity of Greater Exeter, and also as a vehicle for promoting collective civic pride. The Exeter Foundation...

Creating effective online video for business - Workshop

Event Date: 
11/10/2012 - 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Bishop Fleming, Stratus House, Emperor Way, Exeter Business Park, EX1 3QS

The "Camera skills, lighting and sound" workshop is designed to help you get the most out of your video equipment to create good looking and good sounding business videos. This session includes advice and demonstrations suitable for dedicated video cameras and mobile devices.

SW businesses urged not to ignore pensions deadline

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:38pm
As large businesses start to implement their auto-enrolment pensions from 1 October, NFU Mutual, a provider of pensions and investments, is urging smaller business owners in the South West to start making plans for their own workplace pension schemes. Steve Meredith, pensions spokesperson for leading rural insurer NFU Mutual, said: “A lot of people running small and medium businesses might think they don’t need to be concerned about auto enrolment and workplace pensions. But they only have to have one eligible employee to be affected. “The good news is that there is a long time for businesses...

Hillside Foods make a delightful complement

Authored by Liz Vizard
Posted: Thu, 10/04/2012 - 6:10pm
I knew Jay and Will Allan, brothers and partners in speciality food business Hillside as they grew up in Exeter, and have watched the progress of their company with admiration. Established in 2009 the business has grown from supplying local restaurants and farm shops in its early days to supplying the hospitality areas at the London Olympics this summer. In their formative years Will and Jay spent time at their grandparents’ Somerset smallholding and remember with pleasure harvesting produce from the farm and helping their grandmother create wonderful home-cooked dishes. Jay went on to train...

Exeter Business Expo gets of to a flying start

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:05pm
The inaugural Business Expo ‘Business Gives Back’ held at Exeter Racecourse in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) during ‘National Air Ambulance Week’ is confirmed as a resounding success by organisers, thebestofexeter. More than 400 delegates had the opportunity to visit local business exhibition stands and seminars presented by key-note speakers chaired by Derek Philips, with one-to-one business clinics in The Business Advice Centre. The day kicked-off with an early morning Big Breakfast chaired by Nick Agg-Manning, while Exeter Chamber of Commerce hosted a networking lunch for members...

Matthew feels the heat in the Dragons' lair

Authored by Anonymous
Posted: Wed, 09/19/2012 - 7:55pm

He may have felt the heat in the Dragons' Den but 26 year old Matthew Conridge has turned £600 into a major business. Matthew has two companies. Mamka, an online retailer of outdoor gear and Creba a catering business. Fours years ago at the age of 22 Matthew founded Mamka which is made up of two online retail stores, Outdoor Leisure Direct and Togga, which sell products such ranging from wetsuits & inflatable pools to camping equipment. When he first started Mamka Matthew couldn’t catch a break, failing to raise any type of finance from banks, investors even family and friends....