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Old Mill appoints Stephen Martin as new Senior Tax Adviser

Exeter financial experts Old Mill have appointed experienced tax specialist Stephen Martin as Senior Tax Adviser. The 37-year-old has joined Old Mill’s tax team to help the firm realise its ambitious growth plans.

Stephen qualified as an ACA in 2008 and worked at Moore Stephens in London where he trained in the business tax team. During his 10 years at the firm, Stephen progressed through to associate director and worked primarily with owner-managed SMEs across the financial services, shipping, and hospitality sectors covering a wide range of sectors.

In 2016, Stephen...

IoD launches search for new South West chair

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/16/2021 - 9:16pm

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is recruiting a new chair to lead its South West region, as Muir Macdonald comes to the end of his term this Autumn.

The successful candidate will be the voice for regional directors, working alongside a dedicated team to forge connections between public, private and third sector directors.

The chair enables members to influence decision makers at the highest levels and oversees the delivery of regional events and professional development training.

The South West is one of the IoD’s largest regions with a diverse mix of members...

Elsa Littlewood, EY

Exeter entrepreneurs named on shortlist for EY's Entrepreneur of the Year programme

Two Exeter-based entrepreneurs have been named on the shortlist for EY's Entrepreneur Of The Year programme.

Louise Morpeth, CEO of Brain-in-Hand Ltd and Paul Kilbride, CEO of Troy UK Ltd, are two of just thirteen entrepreneurs, from twelve South West and Wales-based businesses, through to the next stage of the programme. They join 124 UK-based entrepreneurs being recognised across four regions: London and the South East; North; Midlands and South West; and Scotland.

The finalists have been selected from a range of different sectors, including: technology; manufacturing;...

Hobbycraft store to open in Exeter

Hobbycraft, the UK’s largest arts and crafts retailer, is pleased to confirm it will be opening a new store at Rydon Lane Retail Park in Exeter later this summer.

The retailer is currently searching for the best crafting experts to inspire the Exeter community to get making. There are 19 new roles available at the store, across full time Team Leader positions and a variety of part-time Retail Assistant roles. These roles offer the Exeter community the opportunity to work for the fourth Best Big Company to work for in the UK and the third Best Retail Company to work for in the UK...

The Furniture Market's fleet of vehicles

Devon’s Lightfoot helps leading home furniture retailer cut van insurance claims by half

Chudleigh-based Lightfoot has helped The Furniture Market, one of the largest oak, French and modern furniture retailers in the UK, end instances of dangerous driving, cutting fleet insurance claims by half thanks to its trailblazing in-cab driver coaching technology and rewards platform.

Rolled out across its fleet of 16 Renault Master vans, Lightfoot’s dashboard-mounted device, combined with its rewards app, has curbed harsh acceleration, harsh breaking and harsh cornering, helping to lower the severity and frequency of accidents and resulting claims. In so doing, Lightfoot’s...

Six awards for Chunk of Devon at The Taste of the West Awards

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/15/2021 - 1:20am

Taste of the West, the South West’s prestigious food, drink and hospitality awards, has announced its first round of winners of 2021. Famed for their delicious, handmade savoury bakes, Chunk of Devon is thrilled to have scooped five Gold and one Silver award for their awesome rustic Devon pies and pasties. Already one of the country’s most awarded pie and pasty makers with over 180 accolades across their range, this year’s Gold Taste of the West awards have been awarded to their Steak Pasty, Lamb Maroc Pasty, Chicken and Mushroom Pie, Steak and Kidney Pie and Veggie Tagine Pie, with a...

Devon firm raises $375,000 and develops AI solutions for the Dallas Cowboys’ fan base – revolutionising how live events are viewed

Devon innovator raises $375,000 and partners with iconic US sporting brands. The business is now valued at $7m.

A Devon-based fan engagement company, is delivering AI solutions for domestic and international sports brands including Hampshire Cricket, Harlequins RFC, The Dallas Cowboys, The San Francisco 49ers and The US Tennis Open. The company has also partnered with US sport agency, Wasserman.

Andy Doyle, Co-Founder of Filmily , describes a typical use case with the Dallas Cowboys: “We integrate with the club’s app which shows a spectacular touchdown and encourages fans to...

Exeter shop takes to the road

Backworld, formerly an ergonomic office and home seating shop on the Topsham Road in Exeter, is now mobile.

Rethinking the business model following the succession of Covid-related non-essential retail closures, owner Paul Skinner made the bold move to shut up shop and take to the road. Backworld is now a fully mobile retail operation.

Customers no longer have to visit the shop to browse and make a purchase. The shop goes directly to them! Bringing a selection of suitable products, the customer can try each one in their usual home or work environment at a time to suit. With...

Devon Delivers for business success and work/life balance

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/11/2021 - 8:18pm

Devon is being showcased as a great place to do business as part of a campaign to attract companies to the county. Devon Delivers , which aims to encourage businesses to relocate to the county, has launched a new video and website to highlight the county’s unique selling points as Devon looks to make a strong economic recovery post-pandemic. For companies considering expanding or relocating, the new Devon Delivers website provides a gateway to all the relevant information, research, premises and support to help businesses discover what makes Devon such an attractive prospect. This...

Tech Business Culture Survival Guide

Research to reveal key learnings and opportunities for South West’s tech sector

Workplace culture experts Interaction are partnering with the collaborative technology network Tech South West to create the region’s first culture guide for the sector

The Bath-based firm which works with tech brands across the South West will conduct a deep dive into the cultural challenges technology firms face as they scale and adapt to new working models, resulting in the production of The Tech Business Culture Survival Guide. The guide will be available free to all of Tech South West’s members...

Nathan Besley, newly appointed Head of Sales and Customer Sales at Newton Print Ltd.

Nathan joins Newton Print as Head of Sales and Customer Service

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Wed, 06/09/2021 - 9:38am

NATHAN Besley has recently been appointed as Head of Sales and Customer Service at an award-winning, family-run, printed packaging company in Devon (June 2021).

Nathan’s role involves overseeing daily interactions with key accounts and new clients for Newton Print Ltd, which assists artisan, start-up and SME food/drink businesses perfect their on-pack identity and presence.

He said: “What I enjoy most about my new role is building valuable and long-lasting relationships with clients. A key motivator for me is the knowledge that clients can place their trust in us, to not...

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