Award winning Fargo Systems

Logistics software specialist crowned Technology Company of the Year

Digital Minister praises Fargo Systems for driving innovation in golden age of UK tech Exeter based Fargo Systems has been confirmed as the UK’s leading logistics software supplier as voted for by the sector, winning the prestigious Technology Company of the Year at the recent Multimodal Awards 2021 at the Vox, Birmingham.

Multimodal news readers, exhibitors and industry peers were asked to vote for the technology company they considered the best in the UK from a strong field comprising nine finalists, respectively.

Digital Minister Chris Philp said: "It's great to see...

Junior football team Cranbrook United FC​ gets Purple boost

Exeter’s grass-root community under 13’s football team, Cranbrook United FC, has been sponsored by Purplebricks, Britain’s biggest estate agent brand*, ahead of its new season.

The Purplebricks logo now appears on the team’s new home shirts, funded by the tech-led estate agent. With many players outgrowing their previous kits, the team are delighted to have new shirts to wear to training and matches this season. Without the support from Purplebricks, the children would not have a kit to play in.

The club, run entirely by volunteers, has suffered a significant loss of...

Foot Anstey welcomes IP, IT and data protection expert to its Partnership

National law firm, Foot Anstey, has announced that IP, IT and data privacy lawyer, Ashley Avery, will be joining as a Partner in its Commercial team. Ashley will be advising clients on complex data privacy and confidentiality issues, brand protection and exploitation and software development and licensing matters.

Ashley joins Foot Anstey from City firm Travers Smith, where she was Senior Counsel in the Commercial, IP and Technology Department. Whilst at Travers Smith, Ashley worked with a number of high-profile clients across the technology, pensions, retail and financial services...

Celebrate your inner Robin on an RSPB adventure trail at Bowling Green Marsh!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/09/2021 - 10:14pm

This Christmas season RSPB Bowling Green Marsh nature reserve, in Topsham is inviting families to celebrate their inner robin with a series of Robin Robin themed adventure trails and exclusive activity packs!

Robin Robin is Aardman’s new festive stop-motion musical tale about a young robin trying to fit in. It debuts on Netflix from 24 November.

The RSPB has partnered with Aardman and Netflix to host bespoke Robin Robin adventure trails on over 30 of its nature reserves around the UK including, RSPB Bowling Green Marsh. These fun-filled trails will allow the whole family...

HSBC on Exeter Business Park to close

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 11/09/2021 - 9:28pm

Following a thorough review, and taking into account a significant reduction in branch usage, HSBC UK has made a decision to close its branch on Exeter Business Park, transferring all customer accounts to the nearby Full Service Branch in Exeter High Street. The closure is planned to take place on 24th February 2022.

Customers of the Exeter Business Park branch are being notified of the decision within days, with information on the closure and guidance on alternative ways to bank, including options for digital banking and the day-to-day banking services available at the nearest...

Have yourself a Topsham Christmas!

After a year like no other, we’re going to have a Christmas like never before…

That’s what the East Devon estuary town of Topsham is promising residents and visitors for the festive season, and it all begins with a Switch On Spectacular on November 26.

From snow machines to mulled wine, luxurious food to beautiful carols, and from surprises for children to perfect presents for grown-ups, there will be nowhere to match Topsham over the coming weeks.

Over 50 independent shops will be dressed to impress while the town’s renowned pubs, cafes, bars and...

Santa’s Lodge comes to Princesshay!

Event Date: 
04/12/2021 - 10:00am to 19/12/2021 - 5:00pm
Bedford Street, Princesshay, Exeter, EX1 1GG


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Time: 10am-5pm (queue closes at 4:30pm, no booking required)

Making himself at home in a sparkling Christmas lodge on Bedford Street, Father Christmas will be meeting families and talking to children about his preparations for the big day. Inside the lodge, children can write and post a Christmas wish list letter to the North Pole free of charge. In addition, families can pay...

Quirk Theatre Return for a Festive Family Treat 

This December, South West based Quirk Theatre bring their lively and inventive theatrical family show, Rhia & The Tree of Lights, to Exeter Phoenix and The Plough Arts Centre, Torrington. A magical alternative to panto and a festive treat for the whole family!

For nearly two decades, Quirk Theatre's beloved and memorable shows have given children their first experience of live theatre. Exeter Phoenix are delighted to welcome them back to produce what will be their 18th unforgettable Christmas show with the venue.

Did you know that when you hold a stone in your hand,...

Dunelm is calling on Exeter residents to help deliver oy to their community this Christmas

Delivering Joy, a campaign launched last year by national homewares retailer Dunelm which saw almost 20,000 gifts being delivered to the less fortunate, is returning this Christmas. Its Exeter store is calling on customers to take part to support their local communities.

Partnering with local care homes, schools and women’s refuges across the region, shoppers can help out by picking up a Delivering Joy gift tag from the store, in order to donate a corresponding giftbag filled with presents.

The tags will detail the age, gender and interests of local people who may...

Devon's exemplary development schemes scoop prizes in prestigious property awards

Five Devon buildings were awarded prizes at the Michelmores Property Awards 2021, held on Thursday 4 November at Sandy Park in Exeter. The prestigious Awards are now in their 19th consecutive year, and recognise and celebrate the very best property and construction schemes in the South West, as well as the teams involved.

As well as the awards given to the build projects, the John Laurence Special Contribution Award was given to Andrew Maynard, a well-known face in the Devon business community. Andrew established the Michelmores Property Awards in 2002, and has played an...