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Ashfords LLP invests in next generation with new appointments

Law firm, Ashfords LLP has proudly retained eight out of its ten second year trainees who have all successfully secured newly qualified positions with the firm from September this year. These are:

Emily Bowden – Employment, Exeter

Sophie Tucker – Real Estate, Exeter

Layla Ahmadi – Employment, Bristol

Hannah Pettit – Commercial, Bristol

Iona Jones – Corporate, London

Adam Woodhouse – Trusts & Estates, London

Issy Massey – Family, Exeter

Izzy Tilley – Corporate, Exeter.




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Common online retail mistakes Exeter Businesses should avoid

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Fri, 09/13/2019 - 12:35pm

Exeter businesses have enjoyed a significant amount of success thanks to an increasing level of online exposure. Not only is it possible to reach a large virtual audience, but sellers can now market their niche products far beyond traditional geographic boundaries. While this digital momentum is impossible to deny, it should still be pointed out that costly mistakes can be made along the way. Entrepreneurs and freelancers must therefore appreciate some of of the most common pitfalls to avoid if they hope to increase their profit margins without jeopardising ongoing operations.

The Packexe Unroll for Gold Competition is being extended!

The Packexe Unroll for Gold Competition is being extended!

Authored by Paula_D
Posted: Fri, 09/13/2019 - 8:44am

Now running until December 13th 2019, Packexe have extended the competition by 10 weeks.

Since the 1st of May 2019 innovators of Protection products, Packexe LTD, have been hiding golden tickets in selected rolls of their protection film range.

James Hopkins: How I Started a Business

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 09/12/2019 - 6:43am

National Association of Building Contractors is the one of the UK’s fastest growing Trade Associations. 

National Association of Building Contractors is a growing tech community in the South West England, CEO, James Hopkins founded the business on the belief that all businesses, regardless of their size should be able to leverage the power of technology to enable them to thrive. This customer focused strategy has propelled huge growth.

Bryony Frost supports LOVE Devon’s charity dinner

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 5:16pm

One of the UK’s most famous sportspeople, jockey Bryony Frost, is supporting LOVE Devon’s charity dinner that will raise funds for the Devon Communities Together on Friday, October 4 at the Passage House Inn, Kingsteignton.

Staunch Devonian Bryony, who is a LOVE Devon Ambassador, will be joined by Simon Weston MBE, a British Army veteran known for his charity work and recovery from severe burn injuries suffered during the Falklands War, with the evening hosted by the BBC’s David Fitzgerald.

Left to right: Colin Hegarty CEO Hegarty Maths and Dan Sandhu CEO Sparx

Exeter learning tech company Sparx joins forces with HegartyMaths

Authored by Anna Pedroza
Posted: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 3:29pm

Exeter based education technology company, Sparx, has today announced that they are joining forces with  HegartyMaths,  which will increase their combined impact in the teaching and learning of maths. The new partnership brings together two of the most influential and groundbreaking education companies and is set to increase their joint reach and capability to over one million users in more than 1,300 schools.

10 best business ideas you should start in 2020

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 6:28am

3 Ways to Make Your Recruitment Strategy More Effective

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 6:07am

Human resource departments play a crucial role in the success of companies.

One of their most important roles is to identify suitable candidates to fill positions when they fall vacant. 

Rigid and outdated recruitment strategies are the biggest cause of longer hiring periods and ineffective recruitment processes. As a result, many companies end up hiring the wrong people.

In this article, we will look at some of the measures HR departments can take to make their recruitment strategy more effective.

Do you know how much water you can take?  

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 09/07/2019 - 10:43am

With river levels and groundwater falling, landowners and businesses with boreholes, wells and springs are being urged to take a few simple steps to make sure they aren’t taking too much water. 

One of the first things people should do is check their abstraction licence. Restrictions can come into force after periods of dry weather so it is important licence holders know when to stop or reduce the amount of water they abstract. They also need to be aware of any specific conditions that apply.

Teacher and student using Sparx in the classroom

Oxygen House announces further investment in learning technology company Sparx, totalling £50 million

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:54am

Sparx, a socially focused learning technology company based in Exeter, is to receive a £20 million investment from Oxygen House, an ethical and impact-centric group of companies also based in Exeter. The investment follows an initial £30 million investment from Oxygen House which helped to establish Sparx and to develop and trial the technology.

Together, the £50 million investment is thought to be the largest by a UK investor into the UK edtech sector*. 

What you need for the highest quality restaurant kitchen

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:19am

When you’re in the restaurant business, the front of house and dining area create a first impression for your customers, but the most important impression you make on your customers comes from the part of the restaurant they don’t see – the kitchen. Good quality food is what every chef and restauranteur ultimately aim for, however this is not achievable unless your kitchen is fully endowed with the following necessary equipment needed to make every meal the highest possible quality.