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Lightfoot launches First Notice of Loss service to fleet managers

Lightfoot, the award winning in-vehicle technology and driver rewards platform, has launched its First Notice of Loss (FNOL) service to the fleet sector, alerting fleet managers to incidents and accidents, helping to enhance Duty of Care to drivers of fleet vehicles.





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Maintain profitability while you bring sustainability to your small business

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 05/29/2020 - 8:39am

If you’ve been reading news about eco-friendly initiatives, you may’ve noticed that big brands dominate the news world when it comes to sustainable initiatives. This often lets start-ups thinking that their actions don’t matter, or that they’re not big enough to make a difference. 

Great reasons why having a website is important for your business

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 05/29/2020 - 6:13am

The five key risks COVID-19 has brought to your business and what to do about them

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 05/27/2020 - 12:01pm

Yesterday, it was announced that in the UK all non-essential retail stores in England will be allowed to re-open from 15 June, on the proviso they are ‘COVID secure’. The Prime Minister also confirmed that open air outdoor markets and car showrooms can open from 1 June.

While this easing of lockdown restrictions is undoubtedly good news for retailers and suppliers, most of whose businesses will have been hit hard by being unable to trade as usual for the past two months, reopening under social distancing rules now brings a whole new set of challenges.

Stronger Together campaign launched to back local businesses

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 05/27/2020 - 8:19am

People are being encouraged to support local businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.

A new campaign – Stronger Together – has been launched encouraging people, including businesses to buy local and support local businesses. To get the campaign running, people are being encouraged to create and share a short ten-second video clip about a local business they love.

New click and collect tech aims to boost local firms during lockdown

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:20pm

A technology firm is launching a unique ordering platform to help local businesses trade more safely and effectively during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Forage Lite, which is being launched today, will enable customers to order, pay for, and pick up goods, from local shops without having to come into the seller’s premises. Buyers only need a smart phone to access the new zero-contact click-and-collect way of shopping.

The technology service is designed for restaurants, take-aways, grocers, retailers and other small firms serving local communities. 

A Business Owners Guide to Carbon Neutrality

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 05/25/2020 - 10:31am

In 2015, the United Nations collectively agreed to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions. This was through the Paris Climate Agreement, and emphasised how much of a high priority it is across the world to cutting carbon emissions. These changes will affect everyone, individuals, families, businesses, corporations and governments across the globe. After all, we all have a responsibility to take the necessary steps towards a sustainable future.

Big boost for Devon's economic recovery

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:57pm

A major step to boost Devon's economy after lockdown is being taken by the county council and partners Exeter College.

A new academy for future skills will be created to offer training for high-tech jobs in engineering, digital, construction and clean growth.

Devon County Council has agreed to purchase the vacant former Flybe Training Academy at Exeter Airport which closed when the airline went into administration. The deal will see Exeter College, the city’s Ofsted outstanding education provider, run the new academy.

Launch of the South West Food Hub CIC

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 05/21/2020 - 11:05pm

The South West Food Hub Community Interest Company (CIC) is being launched this month to lead a collaborative food community to support the region’s food network to buy local and establish sustainable, shorter supply chains across the South West’s food sector, focusing primarily on public procurement. 

The initiative is supported by local organisations including the Heart of the South West LEP, the University of Exeter, Exeter City Futures, POM Support and the National Farmers' Union (NFU). 

Pandemic offers glimpse into a carbon neutral future

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 05/21/2020 - 2:21pm

Devon’s carbon emissions have reduced by almost a quarter (23 per cent) during the lockdown new data suggests.

The data has been collected on behalf of the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group (DCERG), a group of public, private and voluntary sector bodies working to make Devon carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest.

It forms part of a discussion paper ahead of Friday’s DCERG meeting and suggests that the reduction in road transport and energy use has had an immediate and profound impact on emissions.