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...

Plymouth data security expert reveals how Facebook posts help hackers guess passwords

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 02/07/2022 - 9:45pm

A Plymouth data security expert has revealed how hackers work – and that something as simple as posting a picture from your child’s birthday party can put your business at risk.

Martin Limburn, of IT support company Limbtec is an expert at helping local businesses stay safe and keep hackers out.

“All local businesses are being targeted all the time by cyber criminals. That’s the grim reality of doing business in 2022,” he explained.

“They use automated software to look for hacking opportunities. And are more likely to find them in smaller businesses than big, as...

Olympian Sharron Davies launches new online training programme

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 01/07/2022 - 8:59pm

OLYMPIAN Sharron Davies has launched a new health and fitness programme to help people of all ages and abilities in the wake of Covid. The new website will go live in January 2022 and access to the programme will cost less than a cup of coffee a week. People are also being offered the chance to buy one and donate one subscription to charity.

Sharron Davies said: "It's been an incredibly difficult last two years. People have stopped going to the gym, had to work from home and at one point it seemed our only enjoyment was cooking a more exciting meal. Sadly statistics show us that...

Selling online? Here’s what you need to know about taxes

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 10/18/2021 - 10:16pm

With online shopping becoming more and more popular, e-commerce and online business start ups are growing at a rapid rate. In fact, according to the Business Data Group, the UK’s e-commerce start-up sector is booming at levels not seen before.

Its research showed that in the week before the UK’s COVID-19 lockdown was announced, more than 500 e-commerce start-ups were formed. Five weeks later, that figure had risen exponentially to almost 1,300 e-commerce start-ups per week – around 800 more than the same week in 2019.

If you own an e-commerce business, or you’re thinking...

Travel the world from home at University of Exeter’s new foreign language evening classes

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 04/05/2021 - 3:04pm

Travel may not be possible - but people can learn more about the incredible cultures and languages around the world at the University of Exeter’s evening classes.

The online courses, open to all, include beginners modern Greek, Swedish, Polish, Arabic, Russian and Korean.

This term people can also attend beginner, intermediate and advanced courses in French, Spanish, German, and Italian. There are advanced conversation courses on offer in French and Spanish. People can also take courses on German culture, travelling and short stories in Italian.

There are also...

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...

Consumers called on to cut carbon footprint by reducing clothing purchases

Climate conscious Devon residents are being urged to reduce their carbon footprint by cutting down on the clothes they buy and instead get the most out of what they have.

And if residents do have to buy new clothes, they are encouraged to buy better-quality, ethically sourced items, preferably from a local retailer.

The ‘fast fashion’ industry is the second highest carbon-creating industry in the world* and emissions from textile production outweigh the total carbon footprint of international flights and shipping combined. **

Producing the clothes we wear...

More than two-thirds of business leaders will continue to do meetings virtually

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 10/22/2020 - 8:35am

According to the Office for National Statistics, as of April 2020, 47 percent of people were working from home, mostly as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Before 2020, many workplaces didn’t allow working from home or even flexible hours, but COVID-19 has forced bosses to reassess their processes.

A survey of business leaders by speakers bureau VBQ Speakers has revealed that 68 percent will continue to hold company-wide meetings, annual general meetings and conferences virtually moving forward.

69 percent claim that virtual conferences are as...

The Exeter MBA launches free online events to tackle today’s biggest global challenges

Some of the world’s leading thinkers for social and environmental change are to take part in an exclusive series of free online events launched by the University of Exeter Business School’s MBA programme.

The Leading Edge speaker series will see world-renowned leaders and entrepreneurs come together with students, faculty and alumni, chief executives and senior leaders to discuss the most pressing global challenges facing business – and consider how we can shape a better and more sustainable world.

The Leading Edge autumn series will feature world-renowned leaders who...

Bringing the Story of Specscart: The Changemaker of the Eyewear Industry

Siddharth broke his eyeglasses a day before his semester exams. The Manchester University student did exactly what anyone else would have done. He went over to the nearest optical store, and what happened there changed his life. It was the memory of that day that helped Siddharth create Specscart - the changemaker in the eyewear industry of this era.

What is Specscart?

A two-year-old eyewear startup born in Britain, Specscart is an initiative to change the way people perceive eyeglasses. Specscart’s mission is to transform eyeglasses from being a mere instrument for...