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Jurassic Fibre appoints Steve Garrood as Chief Commercial Officer

Jurassic Fibre appoints Steve Garrood as Chief Commercial Officer

South West broadband provider, Jurassic Fibre, has welcomed Steve Garrood as Chief Commercial Officer.

Steve joins Jurassic Fibre with over 20 years’ sales and marketing experience working for global network operators in FTTx, FTTC and FTTP networks; mobile telecommunications, OTT and IoT solutions. He has held positions across a range of businesses, from large corporations including T Mobile, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom and Telewest (previously NTL); to start ups such as Truphone, Insightful Technology and FYLD.

Most recently, he was CCO for a Field Force Automation...

Salcombe Brewery Co makes major investment to back its confidence in the Devon economy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/08/2021 - 4:04pm

Salcombe Brewery Co. announces that, following a major investment in its brewing and packaging facilities at a new additional site, it is ideally placed to meet the growing market for its award-winning beers. As the hospitality sector prepares to re-open, its investment will support the imminent launch of its first canned products, its first lager and its increasing partnerships with leading South West hospitality venues.

Salcombe Brewery Co. Chairman, John Tiner comments: “While the last year has been incredibly challenging for our industry we have taken the opportunity...

EE switches on 5G in Exeter

EE switches on 5G in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/08/2021 - 3:30pm

EE today announced it has switched on 5G in Exeter, as the city joins 34 other places to get connected to its 5G network across the UK.

EE has added outdoor 5G coverage to some of the UK’s most popular tourist landmarks, historical sites, and coastal locations as lockdown restrictions start to ease and attractions begin to reopen from next week.

The 5G coverage from EE is now available in popular locations including Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Quay, Exeter Central train station and the main University campus.

Nick Speed, BT Group director in the South West, said: “...

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Launches Edtesa to Champion Positive Work Environments for UK Businesses

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/07/2021 - 3:39pm

The leading online safety charity, SWGfL, unveils Edtesa, an online platform offering UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.

Following years of careful research, the two tools being launched with Edtesa are:

  1. Dashup: an anonymous communication system that allows staff to send SMS messages and online forms to management. If a member of staff has a concern or wishes to highlight an incident, they can report it without worry.
  2. ...
RGB Building Supplies has raised over £8k for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

RGB raises over £8,000 for air ambulance charities

RGB Building Supplies is delighted to have raised a fantastic £8,400 for Devon Air Ambulance and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust over the last 12 months.

The support RGB received for its fundraising efforts was overwhelming despite the COVID-19 pandemic having affected how its branches operate. The money was raised from the sale of RGB’s ‘Love where you live’ charity calendar, donations to its branches and the sale of promotional ‘bulk bags’. The bags are used to carry large quantities of aggregates, such as sand, crushed stone and gravel, and RGB had pledged to donate 25p from the...

Wedding tech: Cornish business taps into lockdown trend

Wedding tech: Cornish business taps into lockdown trend

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/07/2021 - 2:14pm

As lockdown eases and weddings have started taking place again, Cornish business CherryTop Weddings is tapping into a trend for couples using technology to bring in-person and virtual guests together.

Many couples getting married during lockdown relied on technology to help them celebrate with friends and family who could not be there in person. Wedding industry experts believe that the use of technology in weddings is a trend that is here to stay.

Weddings and receptions with up to 15 attendees can take place from 12 April. The number of attendees increases to 30 from...

Damian Lambkin, Commercial and Business Development Director at Fenix Battery Recycling

Exeter entrepreneur welcomes Innovate UK funding for lithium ion battery recycling

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/07/2021 - 2:12pm

The surge in electric vehicles has created a need for effective lithium ion battery recycling in the UK and a South West entrepreneur is helping to find a solution. Fenix Battery Recycling, which was set up by Exeter-based entrepreneur Damian Lambkin and a group of waste management experts, along with Ever Resource and the University of Birmingham have received £955K in grant funding to develop an innovative technology to make lithium ion battery recycling cleaner and more sustainable.

The funding from the Government’s Innovate UK Smart Grants programme, is for the development of...

The South West Tech Daily launches

New tech news website for the South West launched to cover the region’s thriving tech ecosystem

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/06/2021 - 2:59pm

South West Tech Daily , an independent news website covering the burgeoning technology scene in the South West, has today launched.

swtechdaily.co.uk will draw on a network of journalists, experts and partners from across the region to produce news, interviews, opinion pieces and insight.

The thriving technology clusters, hubs and science parks around the South West will provide inspiration for coverage. The website, which is edited by former Sunday Times journalist Peter Evans, is also keen to build relationships with founders, chief executives, investors and anyone...

St Petrocks in Exeter welcomes support from Amazon

Exeter charity welcomes support from Amazon

An Exeter charity that provides support for homeless or vulnerably housed people has received a donation of £1,000 from the Amazon delivery station team in Exeter to help it continue to support the local community. St Petrock’s, a charity that is currently marking its 25th anniversary of supporting the Exeter community, received the donation as part Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK. For 25 years, St Petrock’s has been the first point of contact for people who are homeless, or vulnerably housed, in Exeter and surrounding areas. The...

Michelmores awards prize for commercial awareness to University of Exeter Law with Business student

Michelmores has launched a prize for second year Law with Business students at the University of Exeter's Penryn Campus in Cornwall. The new annual prize seeks to recognise the student or students demonstrating the best commercial awareness during the course of their first year studies. It will complement the Firm's prize to the University of Exeter student or students with the best overall performance on the Land Law course at Exeter’s Streatham Campus, an award launched over 20 years ago.

Tim Richards, managing partner at Michelmores said: "I am delighted to launch this new...

Jurassic Fibre installs 10Gbps connection to Winslade Park

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/05/2021 - 11:09pm

Broadband provider Jurassic Fibre has installed its first 10Gbps connection at Winslade Park on the outskirts of Exeter.

The business park, which is set to generate around 2,000 sustainable employment opportunities, was connected to Jurassic Fibre’s cutting-edge network earlier this month.

With a 10Gbps connection from Jurassic Fibre, businesses will benefit from faster and more reliable connectivity, with access to a local customer support team based in Exeter.

Winslade Park is being developed by property group Burrington Estates. Once completed, it will...

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