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Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP) for Devon

Visit England has announced that Devon and Partners have achieved a new Local Visitor Economy Partnership (LVEP) accreditation for the county.

The status will support a collaboration of local authorities and organisations to promote and manage the growth of Devon’s local visitor economy.

The new LVEP will become part of the national programme managed by Visit England. This portfolio of nationally supported, strategic, and high-performing organisations will provide local leadership in tourism destinations all over the country.

The bid for accreditation was led by...

Westcountry Business Summit 2024

This year's event is themed around three pillars: Connect, Learn and Innovate.

The summit aims to galvanise the business community, fostering an environment where diversity in thought and practice is encouraged and harnessed as a strategic asset. By highlighting the importance of neurodiversity and innovative leadership, the event underscores the emerging paradigms in business culture that prioritise inclusivity and creativity.

Ben Williams, Lucy Smith, Adrian Brown, Chris Charles, and Jeremy Grove will speak at this year's summit. They will share their invaluable expertise...

Local businesses raise £1,400 for Rowcroft Hospice

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/10/2024 - 9:03am

The Property Development Forum, which hosts networking events in Exeter, Torbay and Plymouth, held their annual fundraiser last week in aid of Rowcroft Hospice and raised £1,400 on the night to benefit the very worthy charity in Torbay.

Lisa Whittaker of Rowcroft attended the event to receive the cheque and spoke to the gathered crowd of local property professionals. Sheexplained how the work Rowcroft Hospice carries out enhances the lives of terminally ill people in Torbay, both at the hospice itself and in their own homes.

The two-hour endurance race, for teams of 4-6...

Shortlist announced for Michelmores’ prestigious Property Awards 2024

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/28/2024 - 4:54pm

The highly-regarded Michelmores Property Awards are returning in 2024, marking 21 years of celebrating the South West’s best property, development and construction projects.

The shortlisted projects have now been announced for the Awards – a high-profile, sell-out event with around 450 individuals in attendance – to celebrate outstanding property and construction projects in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

This year’s Awards received 63 nominations across 11 categories, with our panel of nine expert judges visiting each project...

Devon digital GP project scoops national award

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/28/2024 - 4:12pm

An NHS Devon ICB (Integrated Care Board) project that allows patients to consult GPs located anywhere in the UK has won a prestigious national healthcare award.

The innovative ‘ GP in the Cloud ’ initiative was crowned the winner of the Virtual Care Project of the Year Award at the HSJ Partnership Awards.

GP in the Cloud – a partnership between NHS Devon ICB, DELT Shared Services, Integy and NASGP – was also named runner-up in the coveted Best Healthcare Provider Partnership with the NHS category.

The project team received the accolades at a gala ceremony held...

The Great West Run organisers are proud to announce a three year title partnership with Bishop Fleming

The Bishop Fleming Great West Run, will take place on Sunday 26 May 2024, offering runners the opportunity to take part in its famous half marathon event, the popular 10km or the fun and accessible Moki Community Mile event, open to all ages and abilities of runner.

The main half marathon event takes participants through the centre of Exeter city on closed roads, along beautiful country lanes with glorious countryside views across Exeter, before finishing in the iconic Exeter Arena Athletics Stadium. Entries are currently open for all three events this May, with over 3,500 people...

Jewson Live is back – and going on tour

Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted: Mon, 03/25/2024 - 7:42pm

Jewson Live, the annual event for the UK’s professional tradespeople is back – and for the first time ever, will be touring the UK.

Hosted by national builders’ merchant Jewson – now part of STARK UK – Jewson Live will begin its tour with its flagship live event at the Birmingham NEC on Friday 26 th April – which is entering its seventh year.

Jewson Live On Tour will then head to Kent Exhibition Centre, Maidstone, on Thursday 16 th May; SEC, Glasgow, on Thursday 6 th June, and Westpoint, Exeter, on Thursday 13 th June .

Each of the four events will feature a...

B Corp status achieved for Exeter-based employee-owned PR and marketing agency

Exeter-based, employee-owned communications agency, Absolute PR & Marketing is delighted to announce its recent certification as a B Corp business, joining a global movement of companies committed to using business as a force for good.

B Corps are businesses that balance purpose and profit. To achieve B Corp certification, companies undergo a rigorous assessment of their social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Absolute PR and Marketing has successfully met and exceeded these high standards, demonstrating its commitment to making a positive impact...

Bloor Homes Hits Five Stars for Sixth Consecutive Year

Bloor Homes’ Exeter region is celebrating a sixth consecutive year of quality recognition as a Five Star developer by the Home Builders Federation (HBF).

The coveted Five Star status is dependent on an impressive 90 per cent of purchasers who bought a newly built home between October 2022 and September 2023, and who completed the HBF’s National New Homes Customer Satisfaction Survey, stating that they would recommend the developer to a friend.

In a joint statement, Divisional Chairmen, Andrew Marns and Richard Oldroyd at Bloor Homes said: “Every year developers look to...

Masons Kings Marks 40 Years

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 03/19/2024 - 10:05pm

A family-run John Deere dealership based in South West England has marked four decades of steadfast service.

Masons Kings was established to provide customers with agricultural and turf machinery in 1984 in Chudleigh and now has depots in Devon, Somerset, and Cornwall. Today the company has a team of over 120 staff and a turnover of £48m.

“Masons Kings remain committed to its steadfast motto – providing premium support for premium products,” said Roger Prior, Owner and Director at Masons Kings. “This commitment not only reflects our past achievements but serves as a...

Sandford Orchards appoints new sales director

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 03/18/2024 - 7:51am

Multi-award winning cider maker, Sandford Orchards, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Sales Director, Richard Smith, who will play a pivotal role in delivering their ongoing ambitious growth plans.

Barny Butterfield, owner and founder of the Crediton based cider company comments: "Whilst others in our sector have seen a continual decline in sales, we are consistently out-performing the market and Richard’s appointment is part of our plan to keep growing.”

Richard joins Sandford Orchards with a great track record of success, having worked at director level...

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