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Churchill expands its Exeter team and hosts launch event at its new Winslade Park office

Retirement living specialist Churchill Retirement Living has expanded its Exeter team with the appointments of Land Director Matthias Daly and Senior Surveyor Guy Richardson to drive the Company’s expansion plans into the West Country, Devon and Cornwall. Matthias will lead Churchill’s fast-growing Exeter team from a brand new Area Office location in Winslade Park.

The team celebrated this week with a special land agent networking event, welcoming over 20 guests to their new Winslade Park office to hear more about Churchill’s ambitious growth plans. The event was also attended by...

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Environment Agency calls on roofers and builders to follow duty of care 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 05/21/2022 - 6:22am

The Environment Agency is reminding roofers and builders in Devon and Cornwall to take responsibility for their waste.

Most roofers and builders are law-abiding and take their duty of care seriously when it comes to waste management. But the reminder comes after agency officers found a large amount of buried asbestos waste when executing a search warrant at a site in the South West. The operator of the site was arrested by the police and questioned.

Asbestos and other hazardous waste require disposal by specialist contractors at sites that can legally and safely handle...

UK's biggest veterinary recruitment agency plans for growth in Exeter

An Exeter based business that was founded in 2016 has quickly grown into the UK’s biggest recruitment agency for the veterinary industry and is on track to double in size over the next 12 months, as well as establishing an overseas client base.

JHP Recruitment was founded by Justin Powlesland and now employs a team of 12 at offices at Airport Business Park. The company specialises in recruiting both permanent and locum vets and nurses, as well as other staff, for veterinary practices throughout the UK and is now winning an increasing amount of work in both Europe and the USA....

Old Mill expands Corporate Finance team to help more businesses realise their true value

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/20/2022 - 11:42pm

Exeter firm Old Mill has expanded its dedicated Corporate Finance team to further enhance its already comprehensive offering and support the firm’s overall growth plans.

In November 2021, Old Mill announced plans to grow by 15% pa for the next five years and double staff numbers by 2026. With a team of just two - Partner Mark Neath and Adviser Kathryn Mansell - and a growing demand from business owners for their collaborative style of help and advice, particularly around succession plans, the Corporate Finance team was one of the obvious areas for growth.

The team...

Sandridge Barton unveils new destination to tourism leaders

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/20/2022 - 10:06pm

Tourist leaders and providers in Devon have been given a sneak-preview of a major new visitor attraction which, when it opens in June, should help reaffirm the county’s position on the nation’s food map.

The new Sandridge Barton winery and visitor centre, set among the rolling hills between Torbay and the River Dart, is expected to attract thousands of keen wine-lovers and foodies a year. The Sandridge Barton Estate is the new home of award-winning Sharpham Wine, and is centred on acres of new vineyards located on the east bank of the Dart, as opposed to the west bank where the...

Floating offshore wind could bring huge benefits for Devon

A new report reveals how the opportunities from developing Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) in the Celtic Sea can be maximised.

The report , commissioned by Heart of the South West LEP and co-funded by Devon County Council, North Devon Council and Torridge District Council, was launched at the Northern Devon Floating Offshore Wind supply chain opportunities event held at the South West Institute of Technology on 13th May, attended by representatives from Innovate UK, Regen, Swell, Petroc College, and Celtic Sea Power. The research, carried out by Regen, assessed the economic...

DATA project event for Devon farmers and landowners interested in agri-tech

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 05/17/2022 - 10:31pm

Farmers, landowners and businesses interested in agri-tech are invited to a special event later this month (May).

The networking event, which will be held at Bradford and Cookbury Village Hall from 10am-3pm on Thursday 26 May , is being organised by the University of Plymouth and is part of Devon County Council’s DATA (Devon Agri-Tech Accelerator) project.

The project is aiming to provide support and research for farmers, growers, landowners, and other agricultural and Agri-Tech businesses to develop innovations which can help build a sustainable farming community within...

Trowers & Hamlins advises on investment into Gone Wild Festivals, with Bear Grylls

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/17/2022 - 9:47pm

Top 40 law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised the founder of Gone Wild Events, the operating company of Gone Wild Festivals, on securing an investment fund to develop its business.

Investment from Station 12, an investment fund that specialises in the sports, entertainment and knowledge sectors, will support the next stage of Gone Wild's growth journey, ensuring a bigger and better festival than the previous year, with more music, adventures and inspiring speakers.

Gone Wild Festivals, with Bear Grylls, pack in a wide variety of outdoor activities from extreme sports...

Devon Work Hubs offering free one-day trial to celebrate National Coworking Day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/17/2022 - 9:21pm

To mark National Coworking Day next month (June), 14 of Devon’s Work Hubs will be offering a free one-day trial to new clients.

The work hubs participating in the event are offering people the opportunity to work from their local hub, with the majority of them providing free work spaces on Monday 6 June and Tavistock Enterprise Hub on Thursday 9 June.

As spaces are limited, to help Hub operators to plan and to avoid disappointment, people are being asked to email their chosen Work Hub in advance in order to book a space.

Due to high occupancy numbers, The...

Waste firm helps protect South West businesses from data breaches with new waste data safes

Leading South West independent waste management firm DCW has launched a new waste data safe to help protect South West businesses from data breaches and information leaks which could lead to identity theft and business fraud.

DCW has invested in the new secure safes to encourage more local businesses to recycle their confidential waste securely and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By using DCW’s Zero to Landfill data destruction service, businesses can also boost their environmental sustainability credentials as waste is diverted away from...

Heat network projects awarded funding to reduce waste and create energy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/17/2022 - 1:18am

Heat networks that will use Energy from Waste to be developed in East Devon and London with support of funding awarded through the Government’s Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP).

Over £250 million of funding has been awarded to heat network schemes under the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) since it opened its doors to applicants in 2018. The total Capex of schemes offered HNIP funding exceeds £826 million highlighting the scale of the opportunity for investment in the sector.

Ken Hunnisett, Triple Point Heat Networks Investment Management, said: “Heat...

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