A staggering amount of litter was collected in just one hour on Exeter’s Sowton Industrial Estate last Friday in a joint litter-pick by the Devon branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and Devon Norse.
Twenty people took part in the clean up in the area around Bittern Road, where Devon Norse is based. Members of CPRE Devon joined company employees and provided them with the necessary gear: litter-picking sticks, high vis jackets, gloves and bags.
A charity golf day in East Devon, made possible through the support of local businesses, has raised £12,109 for Life Education Wessex, a charity which delivers vital health, wellbeing and drugs education in Devon’s schools.
The event at Woodbury Park Golf Club in July raised much-needed funds to support the charity’s work with children in schools.
Mary Quicke’s family has been making cheese for generations. The cows at Quicke’s are grass-fed and she is certain that happy cows make more delicious milk. Mary told an audience of 50 at a recent get together of the Southernhay Breakfast Club, a networking group for local business people, about how Quickes create cheddar that is handmade, cloth-bound and matured with individual customers in mind.
A DEVON business, which began on a dining room table and now employs more than 20 people, has been receiving national exposure – thanks to Channel 4’s show The Jump.
A Star, which is based outside Cullompton, has been producing leotards and sportswear for more than 14 years. The company has grown substantially in this time and now its products are sold all over the world.
A Teignmouth-based media agency has seen rapid growth in both its staff numbers and client base in recent months.
Aquamarine Media Ltd, who specialise in paid search and social media marketing, have expanded from one staff member to four and moved to a bigger office, as they continue to increase their UK-wide client base.
WESC Foundation (WESC) played host to Exeter Chamber of Commerce’s June networking lunch, with 70 local businesses and professionals in attendance.
WESC is a school and college for young people and adults aged 5-25, and a specialist centre for visual impairment, based on Topsham Road, Exeter. Pre-lunch, guests were offered an optional tour of the facilities at the 14-acre campus to meet learners; find out more about the charity and the important work and services they provide.
Being as it’s Local Business week I’m focussing this article on the many benefits of buying local, and why everyone should, seek out and support their weekly farmers markets. Buy from the local corner shop. Eat, drink and meet friends at local independent cafés; and find your gift purchases from the small, local designers or artisans. The recipients of the latter will be far more thrilled with the individuality of the gift, rather than something which is mass manufactured.
A local digital marketing agency is celebrating another record breaking and successful year of growth.
MiHi Digital, originally set up by Mark Worden from his living room on the Exeter Quayside, has worked with 52 new clients, taken on its first full time member of staff and grown by a further 18% in the past twelve months.
Clients now include a Visit England award-winning accommodation provider, an acclaimed Bafta and Emmy Nominated director of photography, one of the UK’s leading underfloor heating specialists and two businesses working globally.