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Paul and Donna Berry of the award-winning Swan in Bampton

Swan glides off with more awards and opens sister restaurant

THE MULTI-award-winning Swan in Devon has recently secured yet more awards for 2019 and its owners have also officially unveiled plans for a new restaurant they are set to open next month (September 2019).

The gastropub with rooms in Bampton has retained its four AA Gold Stars and two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence for the fifth year running following a recent visit by the organisation’s inspector.

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Cranbrook plan submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for examination

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/20/2019 - 8:24am

East Devon District Council has submitted the Cranbrook Plan, including supporting evidence and consultation responses, to the Secretary of State for examination.

The Cranbrook Plan will sit alongside the East Devon Local Plan and will shape the future development of the town at Cranbrook. It is hoped that the plan, which was submitted on 2 August 2019, will be examined during the autumn of this year and, if found sound, could be adopted early in 2020.

Elaine Cook, CEO

Community charity launches new trading arm LOVE Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 08/19/2019 - 7:44pm

LOVE Devon has been officially launched as the new trading arm of the independent community development charity Devon Communities Together following a successful two-year campaign. 

SOLLA accredited chartered financial planner joins Old Mill’s Later Life team

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 08/18/2019 - 4:03pm

Chartered Financial Planner and Society of Later Life advisers (SOLLA) accredited adviser Andy Page has joined the Later Life team at Old Mill. 

SOLLAis the Gold Standard for later life financial advice and all advisers have to pass a rigorous assessment to attain the required qualification to gain accreditation. 

Redrow strengthens its South West team with new land director and internal promotions

Authored by Purplefish
Posted: Fri, 08/16/2019 - 10:39am

Housebuilder Redrow has appointed a brand-new land director, Ben Cook, as well as bolstering its growing team with internal promotions.

Ben has spent many years in the industry working for well-known housebuilders gaining expertise in his chosen field. These have included Taylor Wimpey, Crest Nicholson and Keepmoat Homes. Ben will be working with the developers and landowners in the South West to secure new plots through financial preparations, financial appraisals and legal planning. 

Principal John Laramy celebrates with Exeter College students

Exeter College Celebrates Another Year of Excellent Academic Results

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:13pm

Exeter College is celebrating another year of exceptional academic results, following the best International Baccalaureate results in the college’s history earlier this summer. Today’s A Level results are also setting new records, with students achieving an overall pass rate of 99.7%, well above the national average of 97.6%.  

The success is particularly notable as this is the first year that all A Level results have rested solely on a final exam at the end of two years of academic study, rather than a combination of results achieved over two years. 

How to build brand awareness for your business

Authored by David Humphrey
Posted: Thu, 08/15/2019 - 7:17am

Brand awareness helps you grow your customer base, profitability, and even allows you to form new relationships with certain people. Your business needs brand awareness in order to thrive, and you have come to the right place if you want to learn how to stand out from your competition. 

You want to reach a point where people can recognise your brand simply by seeing your products and services. You desperately want people to spread the word about you to their friends and family members, but in order to reach this level; you need to build up your business profile. 

The team during one of their donations to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Devon-based Nexus Open Systems is a proud finalist in the UK Managed Services & Hosting Awards 2019

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:07am

Devon-based IT managed services provider, Nexus Open Systems, is thrilled to announce that it has been shortlisted in the UK Managed Services & Hosting (MSH) Awards, an event which celebrates the pioneers in managed IT services solutions.

The competitive MSH Awards recognises and rewards excellence in the fast-paced Managed Services and Hosting Industry.

Facing tough competition from IT providers across the UK, Nexus has been chosen as a finalist in the Most Innovative Managed Service Solution: General category.

Exeter retirees enjoy Natonal Trust talk at Pinnoc Mews

Authored by LaurenBluck
Posted: Wed, 08/14/2019 - 8:59am

Exeter retirees took the opportunity to find out more about the hidden secrets of the historic Killerton House property in Broadclyst, when a representative from the National Trust visited McCarthy and Stone’s Pinnoc Mews Retirement Living development in Pinhoe, Exeter recently.

The team from The Room Works being presented with the Andy Shinner Trophy from RGB Building Supplies’ CEO Kevin Fenlon. From LtoR: Kevin Fenlon, Dean Clarke, Jim Leisk, Mike Jordan and Will Smith

£3,900 raised for ambulance trusts during RGB’s charity golf day

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:54am

RGB Building Supplies’ annual golf day, held at Bovey Castle on Thursday 11th July, raised a fantastic £3,908 for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust. The tournament was won by a team representing RGB’s Exeter-based kitchen and bathroom showroom The Room Works.  

The day, organised in association with Exeter City FC, saw 28 teams made up of suppliers, customers and staff take part in the four-ball competition, with The Room Works team taking home the Andy Shinner Memorial Trophy. 

Business Community Launches ‘Sparetember’ Initiative for Charities

Authored by annabelplatt
Posted: Sun, 08/11/2019 - 10:45am

This September, business community tool BBX UK will be launching an initiative to generate funds for charities through its network. ‘Sparetember’ will be a month-long campaign where businesses will donate goods and services to charities through the platform.