A new renewable energy league table reveals which counties have the most solar panels installed across England and Wales. The South West comes out top, with Cornwall taking first place and Devon hot on its heels.
The renewables industry is an important source of jobs, with more than 10,000 in the South West, including 2,800 in the solar sector. There are 120,000 people employed in the industry across England and Wales.
Vanessa Cobb from Vanessa Cobb Professional Development talks about creating shared value (CSV) within your business or organisation.
She discusses how the divide between business and community has been bridged and how CSV is a strategy that can result in new market development, higher staff engagement and unlocking natural leadership potential within the team.
Vanessa explains how shared value is 'created now by philanthropy or good PR but when a business makes a connection between it's commercial goals and the needs of the communities in which it operates'.
Schools in Crediton have joined together in a major arts project and will display their creations in a special ‘pop-up’ exhibition in the town after Easter.
Pupils from Landscore Primary School have been working on a project using mosaics as well as teaming up with students from Queen Elizabeth’s Community College’s art and English department to make prints.
Children from Haywards Primary School have been using ceramics in their project.
An estimated 2,500 people visited the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus for a fun-filled programme of free family events yesterday.
The award-winning grounds were abuzz as local residents took part in tours, a treasure hunt and a wide range of sports sessions, from football skills with Exeter City football club, to archery, touch rugby, and ultimate Frisbee.
The vibrant event featured a farmers’ market and a family disco, alongside the chance to hear first-hand form world-leading academics on their research.
A major investment fund which has helped dozens of South West social ventures to grow and flourish has celebrated its first anniversary with a special reception in the region.
The £1.2 million Seedbed accelerator programme has already supported 30 social ventures, including Exeter Community Initiative; Dontsendmeacard.com, Exeter and the Tanglewood Project, near Tiverton, with many more about to benefit from its exciting opportunities in 2016.