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Lightfoot launches Breathe Exeter

Exeter businesses prepare for city-wide environmental initiative launch event next Thursday

Ambitious plans to make Exeter a global leader in low vehicle emissions unveiled

Business leaders from across Exeter and Devon are being invited to attend a major launch event at Exeter City Football Club next Thursday evening (25 April), where details of a city-wide campaign to slash vehicle emissions will be launched under the Breathe Exeter initiative.




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Picture of Greg Dugmore, Fran Rickwood and Paul Elson opening the water refill station

Water refill station will save 10,000 plastic bottles a year

Authored by lparks
Posted: Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:47am

A new water refill station will save 10,000 plastic bottles a year from being used as well as reducing litter and helping to keep walkers and cyclists hydrated.

Water retailer Source for Business, part of the Exeter-based Pennon Group, has sponsored the refill station at Okehampton YHA to help combat plastic waste. The refill station was opened by Fran Rickwood, Eco-School Co-ordinator at Okehampton Primary School who has driven a number of sustainability initiatives in the town.

Redrow appoints new regional managing director to oversee South West, South Wales and West Country

Authored by maisie wallace
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 11:19am

Tim Stone has been appointed as Redrow Homes’ new regional managing director, overseeing projects across the South West, South Wales and the West Country.

Tim joined the housebuilder four years ago as regional director of its South Wales division, based in Cardiff, before being promoted to managing director in 2017.

He will now work with the senior management teams across the South West and South Wales to direct their operations and drive forward the company’s strategic plans to ensure a good ongoing supply of new developments.

Give community space a makeover with help from Community Fund

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:32am

Since its launch in 2014, RGB Building Supplies’ Well Built Community Fund has supported 28 charities, schools, projects and community groups by donating £1,000 worth of building materials every other month. The builders merchant is delighted to be bringing it back for another year and is inviting groups from the Exeter area to get in contact. 

Exeter business receives Freight Transport Association Award

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 9:41am

The team at Johnson’s Apparalmaster’s Exeter laundry were delighted to be honoured recently with the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) prestigious Tachograph Compliance Award. The annual award highlights FTA members' efforts in maintaining the highest levels of safety compliance and their management of high driver standards.

Flybe gears up for a busy Easter at Exeter Airport

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/18/2019 - 12:14am

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is gearing up for a busy six-day Easter holiday period (Thursday 18th April – Tuesday 23rd April 2019 inc) from Exeter Airport when it will operate a total of 188 flights across 17 UK regional and European routes.

Devon’s leading family law team expands

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:04am

One of the UK’s highest regarded family law teams is continuing to expand. Stephens Scown LLP’s Exeter family team has seen its workload increase by 70 per cent over the last 10 years and it has just recruited its latest team member. 

The team’s latest recruit, Kai Whicker has joined the employee-owned firm as a solicitor. His previous role was at a leading Hertfordshire law firm, where he specialised in complex and high net worth divorce. The team, which is based in Exeter, now has 24 members including five partners.

How to solve five of the most common business-related challenges

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 04/17/2019 - 8:28am

Most new businesses will close down in under two years, but surviving past that milestone doesn’t mean you are free and clear. To help make survival easier you need to know in advance the types of challenges that your type of company is likely to face. Knowing the challenges, a business is likely to facecan help you prevent them or manage them successfully. 

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Jessops in Exeter has opened its doors to a brand new store concept which is the first of its kind on a UK high-street.

A brand new Jessops photo store concept is coming to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:50pm

The photo revolution is coming to Exeter! Jessops on High Street has unveiled a new retail environment that’s all about setting your photos free.

Jessops’ new store in Exeter has officially opened this week with this exceptional new store set to fully embrace the photo revolution. Shoppers will discover exciting new photo printing creativity corners. What’s more, a team of ‘photosmiths’ will be on hand to help you get the most out of your photos, offering expert advice on how to see them free.

Housebuilder makes key appointment in South West

Authored by Property News
Posted: Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:05am

Five star housebuilder Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes has made a key appointment as it looks to expand its presence in the south west.

Nicki Reid has been promoted to sales director of the Exeter-based division which is creating new communities in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

She joined the housebuilder 17 years ago as a sales advisor and has worked in four divisions of the housebuilder as her career has progressed.

Starting up a compact tractor business, is it a good investment?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 04/15/2019 - 10:51pm

A compact tractor can be a handy machine, especially in the rural households. When speaking of tractors, we may initially think of machines used for mowing, tilling and moving materials. Tractors limited to these functions may be the first ones developed during the early 1980s – the birth of compact tractors. For more than three decades now, technology has advanced and compact tractors have become even more versatile. These machines are no longer limited to farm utility.