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Darts Farm's flagship restaurant rated outstanding by Trencherman's Guide

Darts Farm is delighted to announce that its flagship restaurant, The Farm Table has just been awarded ‘higher member’ status by The Trencherman’s Guide, following their first visit. This fantastic accolade, which is only given to restaurants scoring over 87%, follows hot on the heels of an AA Rosette, which was awarded at the end of last year.

Michael Dart, who runs Darts Farm alongside his two brothers, James and Paul, comments: “We are absolutely thrilled with the review that The Farm Table has received from The Trencherman’s Guide. To be featured in the guide is one thing,...

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Boxway packaging group secures coveted five star best practice H&S accreditation from the sheet plant association

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 07/13/2024 - 9:33pm

BoxWay Packaging Group, the innovative, customer-focussed, design-led corrugated cardboard packaging business, is celebrating its achievement of a Five Star Best Practice Accreditation in the area of Health & Safety awarded at the Sheet Plant Association’s 109 th Conference Event.

Innovative BoxWay Packaging Group Limited has secured the prestigious Certificate of Five Star Accreditation following an annual audit at its Exeter, Devon, site for its adherence to agreed best practice in the area of Health & Safety. The business received this recognition at the Sheet Plant...

Two new Deputy Directors join the Great South West Executive team

Authored by Program
Posted: Thu, 07/11/2024 - 11:51am

James Fairbairn and Sajid Butt have joined the Great South West Partnership as Deputy Directors

The Great South West Partnership is delighted to announce the appointments of James Fairbairn as Deputy Director of Investment & Growth and Sajid Butt as Deputy Director of Business Insights.

The Great South West, representing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and the Isles of Scilly, stands as the powerhouse brand dedicated to driving investment and showcasing the region's exceptional industries, businesses, and workforce.

James Fairbairn joins the Partnership from...

Old Mill announces new look Board of Directors

Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted: Wed, 07/10/2024 - 2:07pm

Financial experts Old Mill has a new look Board of Directors to steer the company towards future growth and success.

The six-strong Board brings a wealth of experience and expertise, and includes newly appointed CEO Mark Neath, and the firm’s new Managing Director Jolyon Stonehouse.

Mark has been with Old Mill for 18 years and has 25 years’ experience as a qualified Chartered Accountant. In his role of CEO, he is responsible for the firm’s longer-term culture, people and growth plans, and will lead the company forward, driving its vision and strategic direction....

Prestigious speakers announced for major South West business conference on region’s role in powering up the UK economy

Authored by Program
Posted: Mon, 07/08/2024 - 12:00pm

Leading figures from business, politics and academia to spotlight why the South West matters to the UK economy

The ' Delivering for the UK ' conference taking place on 13 September at Sandy Park in Exeter has announced the first set of leading speakers and panellists, who will be showcasing the national importance of the Great South West region and why it matters to the future success of the UK economy.

It will be the first major event in the region following the general election, and provides the ideal platform to hear about the plans of the new Government and what the...

Office team celebrating 25 years

25 volunteer days up for grabs as Optix celebrates milestone anniversary

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Mon, 07/08/2024 - 11:55am

Exeter digital marketing specialist Optix Solutions is marking its 25th anniversary with a very special pledge.

Each member of staff will be given a day over the next 12 months to use for volunteering with a local charity or CIC.

Optix MD Rob Stevens explained: “The idea struck us as an especially positive way to mark this really important milestone - and fittingly, we have 25 members of staff!

“At the heart of our business is a genuine commitment to social responsibility; we’re currently supporting a local charity pro bono with rebranding and website work and...

New director joins Additive Catchments to support mission to regenerate UK's rivers

Authored by Program
Posted: Thu, 07/04/2024 - 10:05am

Additive Catchments , a leader in innovative water monitoring and protection solutions based in the South West, today announced the appointment of Robin Smale as their newest director.

Robin Smale, founder of Vivid Economics, a strategic economics consultancy with broad sustainability capabilities, brings extensive experience in green finance, natural capital, and nature-based solutions to the impact-driven tech company.

Rob Passmore, CEO at Additive Catchments, said: “Robin's expertise in environmental economics and his proven track record in building successful,...


More than survival for Bear Grylls Gone Wild Festival

Authored by CJC_Media
Posted: Tue, 07/02/2024 - 7:57am

Gone Wild Festival with Bear Grylls thrives amidst industry challenges as sell-out beckons for both venues.

Bear Grylls’ Gone Wild Festival is returning this year with two incredible locations: Holkham Hall in Norfolk (8-11th August) and Powderham Castle in Devon (22-25th August) with only 250 family tickets left for the ultimate family adventure.

The festival industry has seen a staggering decline, with 172 festivals going out of business since 2019. Operational costs have soared by a third over the past three years, placing immense pressure on event organisers. Despite...

Exeter celebrates student entrepreneurs at annual awards

The University of Exeter has celebrated another successful year of student startups and innovation at the Student Entrepreneurship Awards.

The event celebrated student entrepreneurship activities delivered across the university, including the Student Startups programmes, the With Proficiency in Entrepreneurship degree pathway, and the Engineering and Entrepreneurship degree programme.

The Student Startups programme , an extra-curricular offering at the University open to any student who wishes to develop a business idea, has seen 224 core participants this year and has...

Winners of the 2024 Michelmores Property Awards revealed

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/01/2024 - 6:42am

The 21st Michelmores Property Awards were held on Thursday 27 June 2024 with a glittering awards ceremony and gala dinner at Sandy Park Conference Centre in Exeter. The evening was hosted by well-known actor, comedian and regular face on TV, Lucy Porter, and celebrated outstanding property and construction projects in the South West across eleven categories.

This year, the sector embraced sustainability not just in the development of new low carbon buildings, but by innovations in the approach to refurbishing and repurposing older stock. Michelmores launched a new award category...

Solus opens new vehicle repair centre in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/26/2024 - 10:56am

Solus, a wholly-owned subsidiary of insurer, Aviva, is opening a new vehicle damage repair centre in Exeter.

The new centre is the first in the South West, complementing the existing network of repair centres across the UK. The opening of Exeter Solus is a continuation of Aviva’s strategy to support its motor insurance customers by increasing the number of motor claims managed from start to finish.

Located at Sowton Industrial Estate, the 20,000 ft2 site will create 24 jobs, ranging from vehicle technicians and consultants to customer care roles.

Solus - the...

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