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Exeter law firm expands services with collaboration

Exeter based Solicitors Title have today announced a collaboration with Harris Law South West which will bring a significant expansion of services offered to local businesses. 

Solicitors Title LLP already has offices in Exeter and Yeovil, covering areas such as online data management, franchising, licensing, retail and manufacturing, commercial property and leases, litigation, wills, probate and intellectual property.

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Darts Farm continues to raise funds for local charities

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 10/19/2019 - 9:46am

During the summer months Darts Farm is renowned for its vibrant yellow fields of pick-your-own sunflowers and it’s superb ‘Maize Maze’. The beautiful flowers have raised a total of £5,034 this year for Darts Farm chosen charity, Hospiscare and the ‘Maize Maze’; a maze that’s constructed entirely out of the maize crop grown in the Darts Farm field, has raised a total of £3,061 for local charity ELF (Exeter Leukaemia Fund). 

Secretary of State Visits Exeter College to Talk T Levels

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 11:23am

The Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson MP visited Exeter College to learn more about the impact new T Level qualifications will have on the region’s learners.  

As a government-selected ‘early adopter’ of the new technical-based qualification, Exeter College is the only provider in Devon offering T Levels for 2020 delivery, with courses initially available in Construction, Digital and Education and Childcare. Further T Level courses will launch from 2021 as part of a national roll out.

L-R: John Drewett, Andy Fraser, Ryan Joint, Ruth Burrows, Tarryn Lowth & Rosan Petrov at the event

Housebuilder colleagues smash charity target in memory of Dean - one year on from race tragedy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:53am

Colleagues at a national housebuilder have smashed their charity target after running the Cardiff Half Marathon this month, in memory of 32-year-old Dean Fletcher, who tragically died last year at the event.

The husband and father - a management accountant at Bovis Homes’ South West region - suffered a cardiac arrest after completing the course last October.

Tickets to be launched for sell-out ideas festival

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 10/17/2019 - 3:22pm

Organisers of TEDxExeter, the South West’s leading ideas festival, have announced that tickets for TEDxExeter 2020 are soon to be released for sale.

The 9th annual TEDxExeter event will take place on Friday 17 April 2020 at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre and will be simultaneously livestreamed to venues across the city and beyond.

Tickets, which usually sell out in minutes, will be released at 10am on Friday 29th November 2019 via Eventbrite. For those wishing to beat the queues, a limited number of VIP tickets will be available from 10am on Wednesday 27th November.   

Institute of Technology Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College Gets the Green Light

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 10/17/2019 - 9:16am

The South West Institute of Technology (SWIOT) Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College has been signed off as part of a wider plan to revolutionise digital, engineering and manufacturing technology education across the region. The new £11million building will be at the heart of the college and located on its Hele Road site in what is great news for the college, city and region.  

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New installation unveiled at Killerton to highlight effects of climate change

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 10/17/2019 - 8:52am

From global climate strikes led by Greta Thunberg to forest fires, environmental issues have never been so topical. Although many of us know we need to make sustainable changes, it can be difficult to grasp what the effects of climate change will look like, if we don’t take action.

But now, a new installation at Killerton in Broadclyst, Devon is offering visitors the chance to travel into the future to 2050 and experience the impact of climate change for themselves. 

Energy Hair to.become one of the largest hair salons in the UK

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/16/2019 - 9:19pm

Luxurious hair salon, Energy Hair will become one of the largest hair salons in the UK since acquiring further space at their salon at Darts Farm near Topsham, Devon. The ambitious expansion plans are already underway collaborating with international family-owned haircare brand, Keune for a unique hairdressing facility. A purpose-built training and education area is currently being constructed with up to 1000 education delegates expected through the doors each year after the launch in mid-November.

Where does Exeter stand in the UK economy?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 10/16/2019 - 8:31am

Since Roman times, Exeter has been an important centre for trade and that is still the case. As one of just two urban centres in the county it has a strong local base, able to attract both workers and consumers from a considerable area beyond its borders, while the fact that it’s within easy commuting distance of London (with much lower overheads) makes it an attractive site for large companies. It is its small businesses, however, which have really driven it forward in recent years, and which, together with its capacity for innovation, make the future look bright for the city.

Former BBC Dragon announced as a keynote speaker at South West Business Expo

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/16/2019 - 8:18am

With the South West Business Expo just around the corner, the organisers at South West Business Connections have announced details of the keynote speakers for UK’s 2nd largest business show, taking place at Westpoint Arena on Wednesday 20 November. 

Though the list of key figures is diverse, all speakers have one thing in common: they’re all intimately aware of the great potential in the south west’s business community. 

Flybe heads into new era as Virgin Connect

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 10/15/2019 - 2:15pm

Connect Airways CEO, Mark Anderson, was joined today by over 200 Flybe leaders for the long-awaited unveiling of the airline’s new name as it enters a new era as an independent company under the Virgin brand with the name, Virgin Connect.

This marks the beginning of Flybe’s journey into the future as part of the extended Virgin family with an overall re-brand scheduled to be completed next year.