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Co Cars and Co Bikes awarded the first ever double accreditation by national shared transport charity

Car club and bike share operators Co Cars and Co Bikes have been awarded joint accreditation by the UK’s shared transport charity.

Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) runs the national scheme which provides assurance to local authorities on an agreed set of standards expected by operators when providing services.

South West England operators Co Cars and Co Bikes have received the first double accreditation across shared cars and bikes from CoMoUK, having fulfilled the robust application process.

Co Cars is the South West’s leading shared mobility organisation....

Tilia Homes strengthens its team with new senior land manager appointment

Tilia Homes Western, based in Exeter, Devon, has strengthened its land and planning team with the appointment of Senior Land Manager, Simon Gitsham.

After graduating from the University of Glamorgan with a degree in Valuation and Estate Management, Simon subsequently qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2007. For a large part of his career, he has been based in the south west primarily dealing with the sale and valuation of development land at a large firm of chartered surveyors. Simon’s journey into housebuilding began at a Housing Association, where he was involved in the...

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Exeter-based IMP Software launches national awards scheme for Multi-Academy Trust finance professionals

Authored by Phil Smith
Posted: Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:11pm

A new awards scheme to recognise the achievements of Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) finance leaders, teams and wider Trust champions has been launched by Exeter-based IMP Software, specialists in MAT budgeting and financial management.

The inaugural MAT-Finance Awards is a unique platform for MAT finance professionals to celebrate their hard work, share best practice and showcase their impact. Nominations for The MAT-Finance Awards 2021 are now open and there are six categories available to enter before the 26th November 2021 closing date.

An expert judging panel – comprising...

Saxon Brook Development

Redrow South West wins BALI architecture award for its Saxon Brook development

The landscaping team, Tony Benger who are behind the latest phase of the Redrow Southwest development Saxon Brook, this week won a BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) Award for its work there.

The Exeter project, located in Pinhoe features three and four bedroom arts and crafts era-inspired homes, won the Best Soft Landscaping Construction prize. Prize winning projects are selected based on their design, first impression for visitors, exceptional levels of craft skills, and innovative or unusual solutions to overcoming challenges during development. Principal winners...

Exeter Aerospace industry fights back with WEAF’s new Expo

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:48am

The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF), a membership trade organisation that is passionate about all aspects of aerospace and defence, has announced the South West’s first major Aerospace and Advanced Engineering networking event, post the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. The event will take place on the 7th of October 2021 at Westland Centre, Yeovil and invites as many Exeter based aerospace companies as possible to attend.

The SW Aerotech Expo will bring together keynote speakers, exhibitors, and visitors from across the aerospace and advanced engineering sectors, and its...

Exeter apprentice starts new learning journey with Amazon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/21/2021 - 10:33pm

An apprentice who works at Amazon’s delivery station in Exeter is taking the first step on the path to higher education and new experiences after joining the Amazon Apprenticeship programme.

Amazon is creating 1,000 full-time apprenticeships in the UK this year. The apprenticeships cover 25 different programmes ranging from IT, safety technician and HR through to software engineering and creative digital design. Roles include 100 degree-level apprenticeships and more than 500 apprenticeships for Amazon employees, providing an opportunity to retrain and gain new skills


Devon based OmniPods and Cabins receives a business boost from retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/20/2021 - 11:04pm

A south Devon based firm has received a business boost from Retail Entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.

Last week, OmniPods and Cabins tweeted Theo about their business during ‘Small Business Sunday’ and were one of six weekly winners to gain a retweet by Theo to his near half a million Twitter followers. The weekly initiative, set up by Theo in 2010, now has over 3,000 #SBS winners and supports small businesses around the UK.

OmniPods and Cabins director Paddy Costeloe said, “We are thrilled to have been named winners of #SBS by Theo Paphitis. The #SBS community has given us a...

Together for Our Planet launches competition for the South West's Green Small Business

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/20/2021 - 10:52pm

Businesses in the South West can now apply to The Heroes of Net Zero competition, launched by the Together for Our Planet campaign with partners BT, NatWest and SSE to find the UK’s best small businesses taking innovative steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The best entries will be invited to attend the COP26 international climate change summit in Glasgow on November 2, where the winners will be announced and receive an exclusive prize package worth £4,500:

  • 21 hours consultancy with an Energy Manager and one-year free access to ‘Business Energy Intelligence’
  • ...

Azets accelerates recruitment drive with entry level jobs

Authored by Frank Parker
Posted: Sun, 09/19/2021 - 10:52pm

Azets, the UK's largest regional accountancy firm and business advisor to SMEs, has welcomed eight trainees to its offices across the South West since July, as part of an ongoing recruitment drive for entry level jobs. Azets has built a strong reputation for investing in the next generation of talent, and the trainee recruitment drive is a key part of its strategy to further expand its offering across the South West. The new cohort have secured positions in business areas such as Audit, Tax, Corporate Finance and Accounts & Business Advisory Services, and will have the chance to be an...

International recognition for leading South West family lawyer

A divorce lawyer from the South West has been celebrated for providing exemplary client service and supporting her clients through the coronavirus pandemic.

Liz Allen, a senior consultant at Stephens Scown LLP, has been recognised as one of the Top 100 Private Client Lawyers in international private client and wealth management , according to the rankings released by leading wealth management publication Citywealth magazine.

One of the hallmarks of a great private client lawyer is their ability to provide great client service, including the all-important soft skills....

Exeter's ‘Leading Edge’ speaker series returns with Mary Portas and John Amaechi part of stellar line up

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:33pm

The University of Exeter Business School’s MBA community is set to continue its successful speaker series after announcing its exciting autumn line up.

The Leading Edge speaker series sees 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 through their ideas they challenge us to reflect upon how business can shape a better and more sustainable world.

This autumn’s series features influential business people, leading arts figures...

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