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University of Exeter signs agreement with city partners to drive economic and social change

The University of Exeter has signed a landmark Civic University Agreement with city partners – the first in the South-West – to improve opportunity, prosperity, wellbeing and the environment for local communities.

Following local consultations, Exeter City Council, the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter College and the University of Exeter have set out their joint mission to drive progress in five areas:

  • Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
  • Delivering a Net Zero Exeter
  • Aspiration and Opportunity
  • Culture and Tourism
  • ...
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A Close Look at Exeter’s Oldest Business

Starting a new business is tough. And it's a risk that rarely pays off. The vast majority go under within five years, while the average lifespan for an S&P 500 company is now less than 20 years. But there are exceptions. And in this case, researchers from decided to find them. Using data sourced from Companies House, they put together some lists of the UK's oldest running businesses . It includes banks, publishers, shipping companies, and an Exeter-based firm that's been doing business for over two centuries.

Exeter's oldest company

In 1750...

Rush for renewables predicted as energy crisis continues

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Posted: Tue, 10/12/2021 - 1:39am

Business energy experts in the South West have predicted a rush for renewables as the fall out from the surge in wholesale gas prices shows no signs of slowing down.

Business energy brokers at Cornwall-based Total Energy Solutions have seen a spike in enquiries for wind, solar and water-powered electricity and ground-sourced heating as companies look for more stability in their energy bills.

Unlike consumers, businesses do not have the protection of a price cap for their energy use and a lack of significant regulation means they are exposed to inflationary rises as the...

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Bailey Partnership celebrates 50 years in construction with four award wins

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Posted: Thu, 10/07/2021 - 10:53pm

Exeter's award-winning construction consultancy, Bailey Partnership, has celebrated its 50th anniversary by expanding onto the South Coast of England and picking up four top titles in the Constructing Excellence Awards South West – including Winner of Winners.

Founded in 1971, Bailey Partnership has a 110 strong team of professionals and is active across the South of England with six offices from St Austell in Cornwall to London, including a brand-new office in Chichester.

The ‘Building Top 100’ construction consultancy and former ‘Building Magazine Construction...

Onecom acquires Devon-based IP Office Ltd in third transaction this year

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Posted: Wed, 10/06/2021 - 10:20pm

Onecom, the UK’s leading business communications technology and cloud communications specialist, has acquired IP Office Ltd in its third acquisition in 2021. The transaction brings IP Office’s Exeter-based team and in excess of 700 customers into the Onecom Group family.

The new partnership comes after Hampshire-based Onecom’s acquisition of Olive Communications earlier this year, which created the UK’s largest business-to-business mobile, connectivity and cloud specialist in the UK, in a deal that was closely followed by the addition of thousands of customers and hundreds of...

Success for Foot Anstey's fraud team in £70 million classic car conspiracy claim

The Fraud team at national law firm, Foot Anstey LLP has obtained judgment in favour of one of its clients on its application to strike out of a £70 million fraud claim.

The claimant, Maranello Rosso Limited, was a Guernsey special purpose vehicle which had been set up to acquire a collection of classic cars - comprising 33 Ferraris and 38 Abarths - from the owners of the Violati Maranello Rosso Museum in San Marino.

Maranello Rosso Limited had purchased the collection in 2014 (using loan monies provided by the Dutch company Lohomij) and had subsequently entered into an...

The Lord Mayor of Exeter opens new Elysium Healthcare service

The Right Worshipful, The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Trish Oliver, has performed the official opening ceremony at one of two new healthcare services in Exeter.

Elysium Healthcare, a young and dynamic independent provider of Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education and Private Patient services, added Pinhoe View and Spring House, both in Exeter, to its growing portfolio earlier this year.

Pinhoe View, in College Way, was opened in April and provides a purpose-built acute inpatient service in a safe and stabilising...

Food Drink Devon Award winners 2021 with host Oz Clarke OBE

Devon’s Finest Honoured at Sell-Out Food Drink Devon Awards

Devon’s talented food and drink scene was alive at Monday (4th October) night’s 10th Food Drink Devon Awards.

Over 250 of the county’s finest food and drink producers, hospitality and catering businesses and speciality retailers celebrated in style at the esteemed awards’ ceremony, held at the Grade II listed Victorian New Continental Hotel, in Plymouth.

The ceremony was hosted by wine writer, presenter and broadcaster, Oz Clarke OBE.

Competition was immediately fierce in the ‘Taste of Devon Product Awards’ with a staggering 250 product entries. The highly...

Richter engineer honoured at ICE South West Awards

A talented design engineer at Richter has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at a prestigious regional civil engineering event.

The winners of the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2021 in association with Kier BAM were announced by Rob Bell, TV presenter and engineer, on Thursday 30 September at a gala ceremony in the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

Sally Ameen, who is based at Richter in Exeter, was presented with a Highly Commended award in the Graduate of the Year category, sponsored by WSP.

CAPTION: Sally Ameen, Graduate of the...

Browne Jacobson wins DASLS Corporate Social Responsibility Award

Browne Jacobson has won the Devon and Somerset Law Society’s (DASLS) Corporate Social Responsibility Award 2020.

The firm was recognised for successfully instilling its corporate social responsibility ethos for the benefit of its people, local community and the environment.

Key initiatives included promoting mental health and well-being with the successful introduction of a team of Mental Health First Aiders, introducing greater agile and flexible working opportunities for its people, developing mentoring initiatives with universities in the South West and reducing its...

Hendy Performance set to offer one stop shop in Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 10/03/2021 - 11:13pm

Increasing demand in the south west for performance cars, the very best quality aftersales, and performance upgrades have prompted Hendy Group to open a dedicated Hendy Performance Centre in Exeter.

Situated alongside its new Lotus dealership at Marsh Barton, the new Performance Centre is part of ongoing expansion plans for Hendy in Exeter where it already operates successful Honda and MG dealerships together with its award-winning Car & Van Store and commercial operation and Iveco dealership.

Heading up the team in Exeter are Lloyd Newbery and Jamie Wilson who are...

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