South West

South West Defence Cluster recognised in Ministry of Defence Action Plan

Authored by Astley Media
Posted: Tue, 02/22/2022 - 10:49am

The new Ministry of Defence SME Action Plan has recognised the success of the South West Regional Defence and Security Cluster as an example of collaboration between industry and government to support the UK’s security and prosperity.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) SME Action Plan, published on 27th January, sets out how the MOD will improve engagement with small and medium-sized enterprises, recognising the important role that businesses play in the defence sector supply chain, and how they can be supported. The plan highlights the need for improved engagement between the MOD and...

SW charities win share of Persimmon's £1m Youth Charity giveaway

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/21/2021 - 8:54pm

Three charities from Persimmon Homes’ South West region have been awarded a share of a £1 million fund supporting under-18s as a part of the hugely successful Persimmon Homes Building Futures campaign.

Ups and Downs South West, Families for Children and Stars Elite Cheer and Dance were among 96 organisations to reach the final stage of the Building Futures competition and were each awarded £5,000.

With £128,000 already awarded this year in £1,000 grants through Building Futures, the total prize pot was £1.073million.

Three finalists were each awarded the top...

5 of the best Southwest recruitment agencies in 2021

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Mon, 08/30/2021 - 1:05pm

If your business is struggling to fill roles or wants to find the very best candidates for the job you are hiring for, having a top-quality recruitment agency will give you a huge advantage.

Recruitment agencies can take care of all of the time-consuming aspects of advertising a new role and can guide you on how to write job ads that will attract the highest calibre of employees or fill a role that is frustratingly difficult to fill. If you are recruiting for a large volume of roles, using a recruitment company will help you to manage the campaign and the high volumes of...

Over 600 tonnes of plastic waste generated by children’s lost school jumpers every year in the South West

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/24/2021 - 10:17pm

Research has revealed that children’s lost school jumpers generate over 600 tonnes of plastic waste per year in the South West of England, the equivalent of almost 40 million plastic bottles ending up in landfill.

School jumpers often contain up to 65 percent polyester, which is a type of plastic. With up to 2 million school jumpers lost permanently every year in the South West, these alone are contributing significantly to the 40kg plastic waste generated annually by each household in the UK.

What’s more, school uniforms alone don’t show the full extent of the South...

Milsted Langdon enjoys exam success across the South West

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 08/19/2021 - 11:02am

Up and coming professionals at Milsted Langdon’s offices in the South West are jumping for joy after achieving a pass in their recent exams.

To become an accountant, trainees must undergo months of study and career experience to complete their qualifications and pass challenging exams set by some of the UK’s most prestigious professional bodies.

During the latest set of exams, 23 trainees at the firm’s offices in Taunton, Yeovil, Bath, Bristol and London got a pass mark and can now take the next step towards qualification.

Rachel Hotham, People Partner at...

National Recognition for Local ‘Entrepreneur for Good’

The Co-Founder of the Life Chance Group and School for Inspiring Talents in Newton Abbot and Ashburton has been shortlisted for the ‘Entrepreneur for Good’ category in the Regional Finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Mark Escott, from Exeter, was shortlisted from more than 4,800 entries in the annual awards that acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs across the UK.

It was Mark’s own entrepreneurial story that captivated judges of the prestigious national awards. Despite his chaotic childhood, and time later spent in the criminal...

Saxon Brook Development

Redrow sponsors Exeter Leukaemia Fund corporate sweepstake

This summer, national housebuilder Redrow is supporting the Exeter Leukaemia Fund’s (ELF) football fundraiser by taking part in the Euro Football Championships 2020/21 sweepstake, helping the charity to raise vital funds.

With the Saxon Brook development located near Exeter, Redrow is one of several local businesses taking part in the sweepstake, with profits going towards helping patients and their families in the area and across Devon. In the sweepstake draw, Redrow were given Wales as their team to win this year’s Euros!

Founded in 1980, Exeter Leukaemia Fund provides...

Advice to drivers in South West: "Drop in for a visit, but don’t drop your litter"

As drivers take to the South West for their domestic holidays, Highways England is issuing advice to keep the region’s roadsides clear of litter.

Litter on the majority of A roads in the region is the responsibility of local authorities to clear, but in order that it can be collected safely Highways England often teams up with councils to co-ordinate any necessary closures.

Reducing the amount of roadside litter not only improves the lives of both communities and motorists, but also provides a significant saving to local authorities in terms of time and money spent on...

How are people in the South West celebrating Father’s Day 2021?

Authored by karl_young
Posted: Fri, 06/04/2021 - 8:27am

Father’s Day is on the horizon and, for those in the UK, it just so happens to fall on the 20th of June –the day before all lockdown restrictions are set to ease on the 21st.

So, how is this affecting plans for Father’s Day for those living in the South West? A survey carried out by gifting retailer Find Me a Gift set out to find out just that, speaking to people across the UK about how they’re spending Father’s Day in the times of COVID.

How do people in the South West feel about Father’s Day?

The survey found that almost a quarter (24%) of people in the South West are...

Browne Jacobson announces 29 legal promotions in latest round

Browne Jacobson announces 29 legal promotions in latest round

National law firm Browne Jacobson has announced its latest partner, legal director and senior associate promotions which took effect from 1 May 2021. They include:

  • 8 promotions to partner
  • 2 promotions to legal director
  • 19 promotions to senior associate

The promotions run across all five of the firm’s offices with 10 in Birmingham, 1 in Exeter, 3 in London, 1 in Manchester and 14 in Nottingham.

The promotions will bring the total number of partners to 146, legal directors to 13 and senior associates to 112.