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Council commits to reopening Riverside pool in 2020 and says the facility will be better than ever 

Councillors have reaffirmed their commitment to reopening the pool at the Riverside Leisure Centre as soon as crucial repair works are completed.

Leading councillors took part in a site visit to see progress on work to repair major structural weaknesses at the building which were discovered following a major fire in 2017.

The on-site team explained how detailed surveys have found significant, major defects in the building which will require the roof structure and pool surround area to be rebuilt.

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Family law specialists are finalists in national awards

Authored by The Family Law Co.
Posted: Mon, 06/24/2019 - 9:55am

The Family Law Company is celebrating news that both the firm and one of its Directors have been named as finalists in the CILEx National Awards 2019.

Finalists were chosen from a list of shortlisted nominees, with just a handful of contenders remaining in each category.

Exeter celebrates two winners in the 2019 Michelmores Property Awards

Authored by Michelmores LLP
Posted: Mon, 06/24/2019 - 6:12am

Chester Long Court in Exeter, has won the Residential Project of the Year (35 units and under) in the Michelmores Property Awards. This project led by Exeter City has been built in a Passivhaus standard, which offers low energy requirements for tenants. The Chester Long Court project has created 26 homes consisting of one bedroom and two bedroom apartments, with the aim of encouraging Council tenants to 'right-size'.

MD Nathan Evans (front row centre) and staff from Clarkson Evans alongside TV presenter Hugh Edwards.

National award success for local electrical employer

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 06/23/2019 - 3:55pm

New-build house wiring specialists Clarkson Evans, who employ 66 people at their branches in Exeter and Plymouth are celebrating after scooping a major award at one of the electrical industry’s biggest events of the year.

Judges from the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA), singled out Clarkson Evans for the Large Contractor of the Year Award, largely in recognition of their successful in-house apprenticeship programme and commitment to delivering high quality customer service. 

Award-winning sales consultant returns to Redrow

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:14pm

Four-time Sales Consultant of the Year Kevin Bradford has returned to Redrow to continue his role at the housebuilder’s popular Saxon Brook development in Exeter.

Kevin previously worked at Redrow for eleven and a half years before taking a short break and has now re-joined Redrow to continue building the thriving communities in the West Country for which the housebuilder is known.

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Old Mill financial planner Samantha Gratton wins top industry award

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/20/2019 - 9:37am

A Chartered Financial Planner from Exeter financial experts Old Mill has won a top financial services award.

Samantha Gratton was awarded ‘Paraplanner of the Year’ at the coveted Professional Paraplanner Awards 2019 in London on June 13.

The Professional Paraplanner Awards - presented by Professional Paraplanner magazine and sponsored by Parmenion - recognise talent in the financial services profession, and highlight the role of paraplanners, who are key to the success of financial planning businesses.

Take up of broadband in Devon and Somerset increases

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 - 11:30pm

There has been a big rise in the number of homes and businesses taking up superfast broadband services thanks to the Connecting Devon and Somerset programme. 

New figures show take-up is nearly 60%, higher than the national average and a 5% rise on the previous quarter, which means around 180,000 homes and businesses are now using superfast services over new or improved networks funded by CDS. 

Around 18,000 more homes and businesses have taken advantage of the new connections in the last quarter. The rise since spring, 2018, is now over 50,000. 

LSH bolsters its South West Industrial team

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 - 9:50pm

LSH has appointed a new Associate Director in its Industrial Agency team, as part of its expanding national industrial offer.

Byron Hammond joins the Bristol office of LSH with more than nine years’ experience in providing disposal and acquisitions services to a broad range of industrial occupiers and property owners.

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More than just WiFi: WiFi SPARK achieves world class standards once again

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 3:47pm

Industry leading guest WiFi provider WiFi SPARK has cemented its position as an exceptional service provider by gaining the much sought after ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management. 

This internationally recognised accreditation lays down rigorous standards for information security and applicants must prove they have robust systems and procedures in place to satisfy the requirements at all levels within the organisation. 

Harper James appoints new Commercial Solicitor amidst period of growth 

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:56am

Leading business law firm Harper James Solicitors has expanded its Commercial law team with the appointment of Solicitor, Antonia Power.

Marsh Kia Exeter shows support to Living Options Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:58am

Local Kia dealership, Marsh Kia, is gifting a brand-new Kia Stonic to Living Options Devon, to help raise vital funds for the projects, services and support they provide to people with disabilities and Deaf people (BSL users). To get the fundraising started, Marsh Kia has also offered a cheque for £250.