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Best in Tech revealed at Tech South West Awards 2021

Winners of this year’s Tech South West Awards have been revealed at a live ceremony at the new multi-million pound Market Hall and Immersive Dome venue in Plymouth.

Artificial reef systems, satellite-powered earth observation and filtration systems to tackle microplastic pollution were among the innovations celebrated at the annual technology awards covering the entire South West region.

Tech leaders and organisations from across the South West tech sector attended the event, now in its third year, which showcases the region’s fastest growing sector.

ARC Marine...

Devon business celebrates unique gift and E-card success

Do you want to celebrate a special moment in someone’s life and are looking for a unique gift which says so, so much, but doesn’t cost the world?

Do you ever think of giving someone a ‘pick me up’ present, something which will brighten someone’s day, but struggle to know what to send? Are you looking for a way to say ‘sorry,’ but simply don’t know how?

We’ve all been there. Trying to find something which is completely unique for someone we care about. Something which says, ‘I’m here for you’ and has its very own bit of TLC contained within its heart.

Devon based ‘...

Exeter law firm Browne Jacobson ranked as the UK’s number one employer for social mobility

Exeter law firm Browne Jacobson has been ranked as the UK’s leading employer in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2021, the leading authority on social mobility workplace best practice in the UK.

The Index is created by the Social Mobility Foundation and identifies those employers that have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace. This year 203 employers were considered for the Top 75 rankings.

This is the first time that any law firm has topped the rankings in the history of the Index.

Caroline Green, Senior Partner at Browne Jacobson,...

Greg Parsons appointed chair of Food Drink Devon as membership reaches record levels

Authored by kath@raw
Posted: Wed, 11/24/2021 - 11:07pm

Food Drink Devon, one of the county’s leading food and drink organisations, has announced Greg Parsons, managing director of Sharpham Cheese, has been appointed its new chairperson. The announcement comes at a time when Food Drink Devon has recorded its highest ever membership numbers, meaning that it now represents more than 330 food and drink producers, retailers, hospitality venues and related businesses dedicated to serving up the best produce from the county.

Commenting on this, vice chair Mike Young says: “We are delighted to announce Greg Parsons has agreed to become chair...

Howmet Aerospace Exeter marks half a century with new recruitment partnership

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 11/24/2021 - 10:11pm

Howmet Aerospace, one of the South West’s oldest businesses, and Acorn Recruitment, one of the UK’s biggest recruiters, have joined forces in Howmet Aerospace’s 50th year to help make sure its next half century runs as successfully as its first.

Howmet Aerospace in Exeter is entering its fifth decade of business, as it looks to continue attracting the best regional workforce, as well as benefitting the local community which has played such an intrinsic part in its journey so far.

Now the world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components is working...

Vistry Partnerships South West Successfully Launches new Exeter development in partnership with LiveWest

Long standing partners, Vistry Partnerships and LiveWest have once again united to formerly open the doors to their brand-new development, Haldon reach in Alphington.

This latest partnership development sees the pair, develop and build 737 much needed new homes in South West Exeter. The open market homes will be sold under the Bovis Homes brand with affordable options available including affordable rent and shared ownership.

The partnership celebrated as they officially opened the doors to a beautiful new show home and a brand-new sales centre ready for homebuyers to...

Exeter-based agency celebrates 21st anniversary with a focus on purpose

Award-winning Exeter agency Absolute PR and Marketing is celebrating 21 years in business with a brand refresh which reflects the agency and team’s passion for building brands with purpose.

Born out of a shared drive for delivering meaningful and purposeful work that has a positive impact, be that for clients or for the wider benefit of society and the climate, Absolute has adopted a sustainability plan to evidence its commitment to positive change.

The plan shows how the agency and its team walks the talk and aligns actions and activities with five of the United Nation’s...

Oltco Plymouth launches pioneering ground reinforcement system made utilising waste ocean plastic

Oltco Plymouth, led by Ben Ure, has expanded its sustainable product offering by launching Recycle Base, a ground reinforcement system made utilising stone and low-grade plastic, including waste ocean plastic.

The company which specialises in creating resin bound driveway, patio, pathway, balcony and pool surround transformations has experience in developing innovative and sustainable products, with Recycle Base following the success of Oltco’s award-winning Recycle Bound solution.

Researchers have estimated that up to 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean...

Ashfords LLP appoint new Marketing and Client Development Director

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 11/21/2021 - 4:42pm

National law firm Ashfords has appointed Sam Hunt as its new marketing & client development director, as it looks to future growth and the further development of its client service offer.

Sam is an experienced marketer having spent over 20 years’ working with professional services businesses across the marketing and business development mix, most recently at TLT where she led the firm’s Marketing Communications and Campaigns team and prior to that with Osborne Clarke and PwC. Sam will work with the Ashford’s Board and the firm’s CEO Louise Workman to help define, shape and...

Businesses come together to combat fraud at the re-launched South West Fraud Forum

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 11/19/2021 - 11:31am

The Police, banking sector and local fraud specialists have come together to re-launch The South West Fraud Forum – an organisation dedicated to helping prevent businesses and individuals becoming victims of fraud.

Helen Gregory, Forensic Director at Milsted Langdon, is part of the steering group that has re-launched this initiative, which will hold its inaugural meeting on 2 December.

This webinar event will set out how SWFF can help businesses, as well as hearing from keynote speakers, including:

  • Mark Shelford, Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon
  • ...

Launch appoints new Operations Director to support growth

Leading Exeter-based paid media agency, Launch, has announced the appointment of Mike Sharp as Operations Director.

Sharp, who joins Launch from digital agency Adapt Worldwide, will take the newly created role within Launch to support the company’s fast growth.

Launch has made huge advances over the past 12 months, driven by the boom in digital during the pandemic. Since the start of the year, the agency has doubled its revenue to exceed £1m, and employed a further 10 people to grow the agency’s total headcount to 20. Ambitious plans for 2022 have the company on track to...

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