Southernhay

Businesses to find out how Exeter will keep moving during bus station redevelopment

On Friday 22nd September, Southernhay Breakfast Club will welcome Cllr Phil Bialyk from Exeter City Council.

Councillor Bialyk is a Labour member for Exwick on Exeter City Council. He is Portfolio Holder for Health and Wellbeing, Communities and Sport.

He also has Responsibility for Bus Station Redevelopment, and is the councillor currently overseeing the major transformation of this key city centre site.

The city council is funding a state-of-the-art new leisure complex and a brand new Exeter Bus Station, and work is set to get underway shortly.

With the...

Unique Exeter painting sold for fire fundraising

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:49pm

A painting depicting everyday life in Exeter’s Southernhay district has been auctioned to raise funds for a new cultural tribute after the Cathedral Yard fire.

Property Search Group wanted to bring together the city’s law firms to raise money by commissioning and auctioning the painting, created by Devon artist and illustrator Sara Nunan.

Solicitors and colleagues gathered at the Mercure Exeter Southgate on Thursday (March 30) for the auction, conducted by TV’s Homes under the Hammer auctioneer Scott Gray.

The painting was won by 24-year-old Tom Backhouse, of...

Exeter's legal community captured on canvas

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Fri, 03/17/2017 - 11:47am

Members of Exeter’s legal community have gathered in Southernhay to launch a campaign to support Devon Community Foundation, as it develops a cultural tribute following the Cathedral Yard fire.

Property Search Group had the idea to bring together the city’s law firms to raise money, by commissioning a painting of Southernhay and then auctioning it. The painting depicts a ‘day in the life’ of the area, traditionally the city’s legal hub.

Devon artist and illustrator Sara Nunan is creating the painting and law firms have been invited to choose one of their solicitors to...

"Perhaps We're the Moët of Cheese"

Mary Quicke at the Southernhay Breakfast Club

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.

Patting a model truckle of cheese on the table next to her, she described how heritage moulds are used, sourced from a library of...

How reducing congestion could be a business opportunity in Exeter

Laurence Oakes-Ash, business analyst and Director of City Science, gave a very engaging talk to an audience of 50 at the Southernhay Breakfast Club on Friday 2nd December. He described how the Exeter City Futures programme, of which his company is a part, is working towards a Zero Congestion area in Exeter.

They have found that a lot of people arriving at key destinations in the city are coming from a set number of starting points and are investigating the possibility of an low cost, on-demand minibus service to reduce the number of private cars being driven each day. They believe...

Exeter City Futures at the Southernhay Breakfast Club

Event Date: 
02/12/2016 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Venue: 
Southgate Hotel

"An increasing population and an expanding travel to work region is attracting more commuters from across Devon, and putting a significant strain on Exeter region’s roads, energy resources and the wellbeing of its citizens. Exeter City Futures have set a bold goal to make the region free from congestion and energy independent by 2025".

(From the Exeter City Futures website)

Come along to find out more about the aims of this project on 2nd December, when Laurence Oakes-Ash from Exeter City Futures will be our guest speaker.

The Southernhay Breakfast Club is run by...

Exeter City Futures at the Southernhay Breakfast Club

Event Date: 
02/12/2016 - 4:15pm
Venue: 
Exeter

"An increasing population and an expanding travel to work region is attracting more commuters from across Devon, and putting a significant strain on Exeter region’s roads, energy resources and the wellbeing of its citizens. Exeter City Futures have set a bold goal to make the region free from congestion and energy independent by 2025". (From the Exeter City Futures website)

Laurence Oakes-Ash will be presenting the project's plan at the next Southernhay Breakfast Club on 2nd December.

The Southernhay Breakfast Club is run by Beckworth Financial Services and Kirk Hills. For...

"It's not about football, it's about Exeter"

The Southernhay Breakfast Club , a local networking group for professionals, welcomed Julian Tagg, Chairman of Exeter City Football Club, to their last get-together, 16th September, where he explained why for him, Exeter City's not just about football.

Julian grew up in Exeter and says he's "Exeter through and through". On becoming Chairman, he wanted to do something to help improve the health and well being of its citizens and, in particular, young people and so was motivated to develop and promote the Football in the Community (FITC) project. He emphasises that the Saturday...

Ben Bradshaw Talks Brexit at Breakfast

Event Date: 
10/06/2016 - 8:00am
Venue: 
Southgate Hotel, Exeter

The next Southernhay Breakfast Club event, taking place 10 June at the Southgate Hotel in Exeter, will welcome Ben Bradshaw, MP. At what promises to be an important and insightful meeting for local business people, come and find out what Mr Bradshaw has to say about the upcoming EU Referendum.

The Southernhay Breakfast Club is a networking event for local businesses. Meetings happen every three months at the Southgate Hotel, include breakfast refreshments and always offer a talk from a fascinating local speaker. Previous guests have included Karime Hassan (CE Exeter City Council),...

ECC Chief Executive proud of the city

The enthusiasm that the Council's Chief Executive, Karime Hassan, has for the city was evident when he spoke to more than 60 local professionals at the recent Southernhay Breakfast Club, last Friday 4th March. Also acting as Growth Director for the local government organisation, he looks to the longer-term future in developing plans for the city, which have to take into account online retail, changes to planning regulations and aspirations for Exeter to be the engine for the economy of the entire South West peninsula.

He told the Breakfast Club he's confident that Exeter can rise...

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