Exeter-based firm becomes first national technology enabled care provider to complete testing on personal alarms ahead of major digital switchover

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/11/2022 - 9:29pm

Exeter-based personal alarm brand Taking.Care has become the country’s first telecare provider to complete full testing of its product range before the planned switchover from analogue to digital telephone networks by 2025 .

Taking.Care has worked with Openreach to carry out rigorous stress tests of its personal care alarm range , which provide life-saving services for elderly and vulnerable people, to ensure they are compatible with the new all-digital telephone network.

The digital switch brings about major changes to the telecare industry. Traditionally reliant on...

Driving audience insights in a cookieless world

Event Date: 
19/05/2022 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Hotel du Vin

Representatives from Google will be advising businesses on how to ensure they can stay compliant with the changes to data privacy law and be ready for the forthcoming removal of website cookies in 2023.

Hosted by Exeter-based paid media agency Launch, the breakfast event will be held on 19th May at the Hotel du Vin in Exeter (8:30 - 10:30am). Google, and other expert speakers, will provide a vital opportunity for businesses in the region to understand the changes to data capture, as consumers are given more control of their online presence, with financial fines for non-compliance...

Heart of the South West LEP announce funding call for digital projects

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership has announced a new funding call for projects to tackle key economic and societal challenges through data analytics and digital innovation, a priority in the region’s Build Back Better plan.

The Heart of the South West LEP has identified ‘Digital’ as the highest priority for investment to deliver clean and inclusive growth, investing over £10 million to support improvements to mobile and digital connectivity, increase digital skills, modernise the area’s Further Education College ICT offer, and establish a 5G offshore pilot...

The new normal: British people enjoy the first organ concert of the year from home

The new normal: British people enjoy the first organ concert of the year from home

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 03/12/2021 - 12:25am

Freemasons’ Hall has announced its first Organ Concert of 2021, which will take place on 30 March, at 7pm. The event, being held virtually, will showcase the magnificent Willis pipe Organ, which resides in the Grand Temple of Freemasons' Hall in London, an art deco masterpiece completed in 1933. The concert is to be given by Carl Jackson, MVO, director of music at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and he has held organ scholarships at Downing College, Cambridge as well as his current base of Chapel Royal. Before his current role at Hampton...

Nigel Wilkinson, Managing Director, WNW Digital

"20 years in business prepared us for this moment," says Exeter MD.

Authored by Mimi Moore
Posted: Thu, 10/01/2020 - 1:41pm

20 years in business prepared us for this moment.

Rising to the challenge of a pandemic.

“Everything we have done since 2000 led us to understand the post lockdown world.” Nigel Wilkinson, Managing Director, WNW Digital.

WNW Digital, a specialist marketing agency in Dix’s Field, Exeter, is marking 20 years in the industry by bringing another agency, Vibrant Pulse under their group umbrella at a time when online has never been more vital.

It’s a collaboration that not only protects jobs but brings new opportunities - no mean feat during the uncertainty of a...

VHS, digital, video tapes

How to share your old VHS tapes with friends

What’s better than watching your old VHS tapes alone? Watching movies with your friends. Cinemas, pubs, restaurants, and other social entertainment outlets are a testament to the innate human need to engage in a fun activity with friends and family. There’s just something special about sharing moments with your buddies.

Old VHS tapes carry an air of nostalgia that you cannot really get by watching the same film on DVD, USB, or a streaming service. Of course, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make an effort to convert your old tapes from VHS to digital . If nothing else, conversion...

Big boost for Devon's economic recovery

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:57pm

A major step to boost Devon's economy after lockdown is being taken by the county council and partners Exeter College.

A new academy for future skills will be created to offer training for high-tech jobs in engineering, digital, construction and clean growth.

Devon County Council has agreed to purchase the vacant former Flybe Training Academy at Exeter Airport which closed when the airline went into administration. The deal will see Exeter College, the city’s Ofsted outstanding education provider, run the new academy.

Since 2007 Exeter College has been the...

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

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
  • ...

Rokk Media announces a global rebrand to Rokk

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:06am

Rokk Media, one of the UK’s leading software and mobile app development agencies, today unveiled it has rebranded to – Rokk. Operating in over 15 major industry sectors, the multi-award winning company has transitioned into a full-service software agency capable of developing, delivering and maintaining innovative software, data solutions and mobile application development projects with market leading user experience design.

The rebrand is supported by a new logo, tagline and website to reflect its solid track record and credentials as a trusted adviser delivering digital-first...

19 more radio stations for Devon listeners

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:56am

Digital radio listeners in Cornwall and Devon are being urged to retune their DAB digital radios to receive 19 further radio stations on DAB digital radio for the time, following the launch of five new transmitters serving the two counties.

The transmitters have expanded the coverage in Cornwall and Devon of Sound Digital, the national DAB commercial network, which broadcasts some of the UK’s most popular and iconic music, speech and sport stations including Virgin Radio, KISSTORY, Absolute 80s, Planet Rock, Jazz FM, talkRADIO and talkSPORT2.

The addition of the five new...