Devon

The Great Summer Cookery Workshops -Family Macaron Masterclass with Glenn Cosby

Event Date: 
29/08/2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: 
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

Family Macaron Masterclass with Glenn Cosby - part of an action packed week of cookery workshops for all age groups, cooking abilities and interests run by Devon’s Fun Kitchen cooking schoolwith BBC Great British Bake Off’s Glenn Cosby. The 'Great Summer Cookery Workshops' range from Kids Fun Kitchen to specialist master classes including macaroons and chocolate! The huge, bunting decorated marquee will be set up in the grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter. Organisers are expecting a huge demand for such a unique cookery experience. To register for a place please...

The Great Summer Cookery Workshops -Family Bake Off Challenge with Glenn Cosby

Event Date: 
28/08/2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: 
Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon. EX6 8JQ

Family Bake Off Challenge with Glenn Cosby - part of an action packed week of cookery workshops for all age groups, cooking abilities and interests run by Devon’s Fun Kitchen cooking school with BBC Great British Bake Off’s Glenn Cosby. The 'Great Summer Cookery Workshops' range from Kids Fun Kitchen to specialist master classes including macaroons and chocolate! The huge, bunting decorated marquee will be set up in the grounds of Powderham Castle, just outside Exeter. Organisers are expecting a huge demand for such a unique cookery experience. To register for a place please...

Exeter based business Acorn Ecology Ltd expands to open new offices in Bristol and Surrey

Exeter based Acorn Ecology Ltd, one of the south west’s leading ecological consultancies, strengthens its business by announcing its expansion with two new branch offices opening in Bristol and Surrey this month.

Steph Attwood MSc DIC BSc (Hons) MCIEEM will be heading up Acorn Ecology’s Bristol branch, bringing 8 years’ experience in ecological consultancy and the public sector. She is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

Sarah Lyne CEnv, BSc (Hons), MCIEEM will be leading the south east office, based in Guildford, Surrey. Sarah...

Award-winning Chartered Accountants pocket a victory

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:20am

Bideford-based Haines Watts North Devon LLP sponsors the Bideford and District Snooker League. Haines Watts recently celebrated national success being named as ‘Accountancy Firm of the Year – Small, Medium Size Entities (SMEs’) at the annual Financial Directors (FDs) Excellence Awards. It is a double celebration as the Haines Watts ‘Hustlers’ team from the 2013/14 season won the first division title.

Haines Watts Partner Jonathan Gifford together with work colleague Jamie Thompson and fellow ‘Hustlers’ team members have been playing together for 5 years. In two out of the last...

Helping to promote environmental best practice in business

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:08pm

Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI) has engaged a PR and communications expert to help develop and implement a comms strategy to raise awareness of its work.

Freelance PR executive Sue Cade, who has a wealth of experience within the renewable energy and sustainability sector, joins the charity on a part-time basis.

DEBI Chairman, Andy Vickery explained: “Last year was DEBI’s 21st anniversary, and for 2014 we decided to make a step change.

“Sue’s appointment reflects our desire to grow DEBI in its support of environmentally aware businesses as they gain an...

Greeting card company draws on SW artists' talent

http://www.spottedsheep.com has launched a range of fine art cards 
which includes designs from several local artists. spottedsheep.com works with local and international artists to create high quality fine art greeting cards for love, life and times and sells them exclusively through its online store. Scouring the internet for potential contributors to its range of greeting cards, spottedsheep.com found plenty of talent close to home, with eight of its twenty artists residing in the South West.

Honiton Church to host charity Violin Recital

Event Date: 
19/03/2014 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
St Paul's Church, Honiton

With spring finally pushing through the last remnants of winter, St Paul’s Church in Honiton is set to play host to a Spring Violin Recital on Wednesday 19th March at 7.30pm.

The event, sponsored by Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, will feature Devon violinist Marie Langrishe. Marie is 19 and lives near Honiton. She started learning the violin aged 7, and continued musical studies whilst studying at Maynard School in Exeter, where she led both the school orchestras and the school quartet for a number of years.

During this time she gained Distinction in her grade 8 violin,...

Exeter hotel secures exclusive Gay Wedding Guide spot

Authored by Huw Oxburgh
Posted: Sat, 03/08/2014 - 11:59am

Exeter’s Southernhay House hotel has become one of the first hotels in the country to secure inclusion in The Gay Wedding Guide. Inclusion in the guide means that the Southernhay House Hotel in now in an exclusive list of high quality, openly ‘gay friendly’ wedding venues. Southernhay House has already proven a popular venue for civil partnerships ceremonies and receptions but with the recent passing of the historic Same Sex couples Act last year now hopes to host same-sex marriage as well. Deborah Clark, Hotel owner says: “Since Civil Partnerships have been recognised in the UK, Burgh...

2014 Devon Sports Awards

Event Date: 
16/05/2014 - 7:00pm to 11:30pm
Venue: 
Sandy Park Stadium

DEVON SPORTS AWARDS Friday 16th May - Sandy Park from 7pm

Once again the cream of Devon's Sport will come together for an evening of recognition & enjoyment at the 2014 Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards

In what has been another year of sport across the country, host Jenny Walrond of BBC Spotlight will again bring together the many faces that help to bring so much to the area through their efforts in sport

In association with Active Devon, the annual Sports Awards will this year be attended by former Olympic athlete KRISS AKABUSI , whois the guest speaker...

Charity hopes 2014 will really be the Year of the Horse

As Friday 31 January 2014 marked the beginning of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar, the RSPCA is announcing a huge rise in the numbers of horses rescued and taken in by the charity in England in 2013.

The charity is also highlighting some of the incidents from the past year that made 2013 unlucky for our equine companions.

Figures show that the number of horses taken in or rescued by the charity in England rose by 69 per cent compared with 2012. In 2013, the RSPCA rescued, collected or took in 1,526 equines, compared with 901 the previous year. These horses...

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